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Old 03-23-2008, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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We still have them here.
I remember seeing them when I was there a few years back, it was like a blast from the past.

When I was a kid there was a Sinclair down the road also but I haven't seen one of those since the 70s.
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Old 03-23-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Log home in the Appalachians
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I remember seeing them when I was there a few years back, it was like a blast from the past.

When I was a kid there was a Sinclair down the road also but I haven't seen one of those since the 70s.
With the green dinosaur...
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Im going to say this only one time because I dont want tears coming to your eyes.

I remember in the 60s there was a gas war in town and the price per gal. dropped to 9 cents. The state tax on a gal was 10 cents and every time you pumped a gal the station owner lost money having to pay the tax on it.

Normally gas sold for 35 ~ 39 cents a gal then. Please take me back to the good old days!
I remember the good old days, I had a 55 chevy and could fill the tank with a $5 dollar bill. Now it takes about $80.00 to fill my pick up....what's wrong with that picture. lol
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Old 03-23-2008, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Reading these post brings back a lot of old memories, I remember our only barber shop in town had a big sign out front " haircuts .35 "
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:09 PM
 
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#1 fuel oil (heating) $.17
#2 fuel oil (heating) $3.43 --------(last week)
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:41 PM
Status: "60th anniversary of the polio vaccine! Hail to Pitt!" (set 9 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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We still have home delivery of milk. It is homogenized though. I remember when polio shots first came out. I remember my mom taking my brother and I to the dr to get them. I remember when my family got a TV, then a color TV.
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:48 PM
 
Location: Alabama!
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SS Kresges had wooden floors that creaked when you walked on them and when you went in the store smelled wonderfully of the popcorn and hot nuts that were for sale there.
Ours did, too!! If I was loaded that week (after getting my 50 cent allowance), I would get 10 cents worth of sugar wafers!
Ha Ha, some of you guys are older than me! Not many, though.

My grandparents had NO indoor bathrooms. In fact, my grandfather was dead-set against them being in the house. Thought it brought germs in. They had electricity - single bulbs hanging from a wire in the middle of the ceiling - but often saved on electricity by using their kerosene lamps. And grandmother cooked on a wood stove. She was lucky. Grandfather had installed a pump for her, right at her kitchen sink, so she did not have to carry it into the house! We took baths at her house...she'd get out the big ol' tub...close all the doors into the kitchen to warm it up good, and heat water for the bath on that wood stove...I'm so glad I don't have to do all that!!
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Old 03-23-2008, 11:51 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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I remember when tv had no picture ~ only sound and they called it "radio".
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:02 AM
 
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WOW! You guys are OLD!
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Old 03-24-2008, 12:24 AM
 
Location: Woods of Missouri with many Critters
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I remember when all of our teachers in grade school were single...'old maids'. And then when I was in 5th grade the 6th grade teacher announced that she was getting married! Wow! That was the talk of the whole school for a long time.

My dad always wore a hat when we went anywhere. No, not a baseball cap, a real hat! A fedora. And he wore an 'overcoat'. I remember every week in school being given a publication called 'The Weekly Reader'. This wonderful little newspaper covered the 'latest' news, puzzles, games, sme geography, etc. We never had snow days. School was open and you went!

At the grocery stores you could but things such as a single pork chop. Nothing came prepackaged.

My tennis shoes cost $1.00.
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