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Old 08-21-2010, 01:34 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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My early interest in radio led to my FD career because I wanted to know what the hell was going on when that volunteer fire siren blew, so I figured out a way to tune them in. Then I started hanging around the firehouse. Then... bla bla bla.
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Old 08-21-2010, 03:11 PM
 
Location: El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de los Ángeles del Río Porciúncula
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My early interest in radio led to my FD career because I wanted to know what the hell was going on when that volunteer fire siren blew, so I figured out a way to tune them in. Then I started hanging around the firehouse. Then... bla bla bla.
And now you're an OF firefighter and I'm an OF engineer!
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Old 08-21-2010, 03:25 PM
 
Location: GLAMA
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A gimpy, Advil-popping OF former firefighter.
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Old 08-22-2010, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I took my three oldest daughters to their first Dodger game today. Prompted me to remember something you don't see there any more: the end of game throwing of all the blue seat cushions. I remember it vividly from the 1970s, all these blue seat cushions raining down onto the field after the game.
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Dalton Gardens
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You're making me feel really bad. I remember when God first started making dirt...

We all started wondering, what next? Detergent? Washing machines? Procter & Gamble? Looking cool on a date just because your clothes were clean?
And I remember when 8-Tracks became the OUT thing and cassettes were IN!
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Old 08-22-2010, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Dalton Gardens
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I remember all those or most: heck I made mom buy Olvatine because I wanted the Capt Midnight secret decoder..I remember going to the Pasadena Playhouse to see Edgar and Charlie one time (I was just a little kid then) but I will have to confess to Lovehound, I don't remember when PandG was started and we always had a washing machine, of course it was a wringer one with the ability to catch every little girls braids in the wrinker at least once while they were growing up..
I feel left out now! I'm too young, damn it! LOL! But hey, my dad was born in 1920 and my mom in 1930, so at least I got to hear eye/ear-witness accounts about the old radio shows, early tv, and learned to enjoy and appreciate some very cool music from an earlier era
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Old 08-23-2010, 10:38 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Is it me or did it seem like there were a lot more people "thumbing it" back in the 1970s?


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Old 08-23-2010, 11:14 AM
 
Location: Dalton Gardens
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I thumbed a ride once and I never did it again. It was a pretty scary experience, LOL!
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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I feel left out now! I'm too young, damn it! LOL! But hey, my dad was born in 1920 and my mom in 1930, so at least I got to hear eye/ear-witness accounts about the old radio shows, early tv, and learned to enjoy and appreciate some very cool music from an earlier era
Don't feel too out of it, I didn't even know 8 tracts went out til hubby told me about 3 years later. Then came CDs and I could not understand why I couldn't find cassettes anymore. About 4 years ago I went to Best Buy at Christmas to get a couple of cassettes for hubby. The kid working there just stared at me, after a couple of seconds he said, well you might get something like that at maybe Wal-Mart or Target...

Nita
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Old 08-23-2010, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Thumbing? I think it was about the late 70s when it became pretty much a thing of the past. We used to pick up hitch hickers all the time when I was a kid and even college age..

Nita
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