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Old 11-27-2011, 01:09 PM   #11
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Cooking on a wood stove and putting your hand in the oven to test the temperature.

The grocery store clerk got all your items for you and totalled them up on a brown bag.

I am 72 y.o.
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Old 11-27-2011, 01:47 PM   #12
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I remember
- When a "play date" was dressing up Barbie and Ken (not Alix's ) and pretending they were going dancing!
- When moms would let their kids out the door in the mornings and we would play in whatever yard we felt like (or the hill at the end of the street) until the moms would call out it was lunch time!
- When I could go to a Saturday afternoon matinee and see Elvis movies for 25 cents and another 25 cents for a popcorn and drink!
- gogo boots and hot pants!
- Begging my parents to drive about a half hour to get to the first McDonald's in our area so I could have a Big Mac....and it was almost too big to eat!
- using clothes pegs to hold playing cards on to our bicycle spokes because the clicking sound was so cool!
- When we first moved to BC and the guy came to offer us cablevision - it gave us 4 extra channels (we had two) and we got to watch American TV!!!!
- Walking everywhere as a kid and not complaining because there was no other options!
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Old 11-27-2011, 03:12 PM   #13
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Ask your wife to darn your socks.
I was laughing about this one this week. Bought a new chair that I got for a discount because there is a tear in the back. Told hubby I can darn it, if I can find a color of thread or yarn to match. We both started laughing. Who'd bother to darn a sock now when it is much cheaper to buy them by the dozens at wal-mart or some such? I hated darned socks, anyway, because no matter how good you are at it, it's still a little lumpy feeling! Some times it is "Thank heaven the "good old days" are gone!"
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:04 PM   #14
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When you wanted to communicate with someone you either walked down the street and knocked on their door, or you called them for a chat.
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:09 PM   #15
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On Sundays when I did not go to church I had to stay inside and lick S & H Green stamps.

Getting dressed up to go into a department store.

Having my small purchases put into a box lined with tissue paper and then placed into a small shopping bag.

Metal charge-a-plates.
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:39 PM   #16
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On Sundays when I did not go to church I had to stay inside and lick S & H Green stamps.

Getting dressed up to go into a department store.

Having my small purchases put into a box lined with tissue paper and then placed into a small shopping bag.

Metal charge-a-plates.
On some Sundays, after we left church, we stopped into a green stamp store. There were gold stamps as well, but they did not last as long.
Now there are "points". Just ask Peggy.
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:44 PM   #17
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On some Sundays, after we left church, we stopped into a green stamp store. There were gold stamps as well, but they did not last as long.
Now there are "points". Just ask Peggy.
We also had plaid stamps.

My mother always used them when she needed a "cheap and flashy" shower gift or wedding present.
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Old 11-27-2011, 05:57 PM   #18
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When you wanted to communicate with someone you either walked down the street and knocked on their door, or you called them for a chat.
Communication is on demand constantly these days Alix. With cell phones, tweeting and texting one must be available 24/7. Not so long ago, people were phoned at their home, and if nobody answered you had to remember to keep trying. If the line was "busy" it meant you weren't the most important person at the time. Most of us remember when answering machines were the latest thing, now with cell phones anyone can be tracked down anywhere, anytime. Nobody knows my cell phone number and I like it that way. It's all just too much for me.....I enjoy being peacefully out of touch like the old days.

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I was laughing about this one this week. Bought a new chair that I got for a discount because there is a tear in the back. Told hubby I can darn it, if I can find a color of thread or yarn to match. We both started laughing. Who'd bother to darn a sock now when it is much cheaper to buy them by the dozens at wal-mart or some such? I hated darned socks, anyway, because no matter how good you are at it, it's still a little lumpy feeling! Some times it is "Thank heaven the "good old days" are gone!"
Both my wife and I are retired dinosaurs and not fans of the disposable mentality of modern society. Both remember the days when many folks got along fine with treadle powered sewing machines, kerosene heaters, the luxury of coal fired steam heating boilers, unheated bedrooms with big featherbeds, the water & soap saving virtues of wringer type washing machines and the charm of wood fired cookstoves. We both prefer standard transmission cars and trucks, with hand cranked windows, the long gone vertical vent frontmost window, a manual choke, throttle, and spark advance. I'm quite willing to buy merchandise that will last 3 X the Walmart type stuff, if I can be certain it will last 5 or more times the cheesy stuff.

Below is a quote from a fellow in the Smokey Mts. of N.C. gently complaining to LL Bean about their current model for merchandising. His grammar and spelling might not be the best, but I somewhat share his sentiments{

Compairing some old LL bean things to the new.I was at a older friends house ,we were looking at some of his old LL Bean stuff and some of his and my new things. As you know there is a lot of changes,the old is just made better.I have been all over the world and used and had things made for me in other countrys .The things made in the USA are just made better,not chepely as made outside the US. Your Co. started out with things made by your Co. in the U.S. Of very good quality that was your thing then. I am sorry to say ,not so today. Yes you sill make some things here ,but you import so much that is not the right size or is poorly made . I have read so many reviews about your products,and a lot of them are telling you somthing you as a Co. know . The imports are NOT as good as USA. made products, to say nothing of the loss of US. jobs. I am so sorry this letter is so strong . But you need to change your ways ,and bring it back to the USA. Before a lot of your loyal customers go to COs. that deal with products made in the USA. On a good note you have great customer service ,and your people are always so nice,they understand your problems and do there best to help. . Thank you for that.

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Old 11-27-2011, 06:16 PM   #20
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When you wanted to communicate with someone you either walked down the street and knocked on their door, or you called them for a chat.

Along the same lines. I remember when people actually wrote letters, not email.
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