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Old 06-05-2008, 10:55 AM
 
Location: California
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I agree with Aksarben!
Remember those typewriters! those were lifesavers too!
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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Coffee
Toilet paper
Radio
Coffee
Telephone
PCs
Coffee
Toothpastes
Self-sticking postage stamps
Coffee
Paperclips
Power windows in cars
Coffee
I think you forgot to mention coffee..
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Arizona, The American Southwest
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Coffee
Toilet paper
Radio
Coffee
Telephone
PCs
Coffee
Toothpastes
Self-sticking postage stamps
Coffee
Paperclips
Power windows in cars
Coffee
LOL... Aksarben, I think you may have had too much coffee this morning..

Cell phones and airplanes, I know Wilbur and Orvile Wright (The Wright Brothers) where the first in powered flight, but I wouldn't give them a "smackaroo smooch", I would just shake their hands.

Livewire mentioned cell phones - They actually started out as having "Mobile Phones" for your car in the 1980's, and I've seen what Motorola called "The Brick", because when they first came out, they looked like a brick, and they cost around $4000! I also heard not too long ago, that it was a company in Israel that helped make such phones much smaller, and much more affordable.
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Old 06-05-2008, 11:45 AM
 
Location: on the coast of somewhere beautiful
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toilet paper
indoor plumbing
refrigerators and freezers (so I can enjoy ice cream at two in the morning )
the internet and my lovely computer
AND...of course...CHOCOLATE *SMOOCH*

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Old 06-05-2008, 12:03 PM
 
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Wow...so many wonderful answers!!! I second them all!
I'd have to say that the best are:
Indoor plumbing...I can't even imagine what it would be like without that...nor do I want too.
Disposable diapers...definitely a big one!! I have 5 children. I wouldn't have wanted to live without those!!
Have to agree with the coffee... and Iced tea also.
Electricity...must have.
Fridge, stove, really all kitchen appliances...couldn't do without those.
A/C...I too am from Texas, couldn't live without that!!
Oh, and toilet paper....definite must have!!
Gee, this could get really long...better stop now.
So Many wonderful inventions.....I'm glad I wasn't born before these things existed!!!
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:14 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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I'm gonna give a big smooch to the inventor of a flat iron and Aveda AntiHumectant. Without you, I would be a curly frizzy mess in this North Carolina humidity. I'd also love to give a smooch to the inventor of mascara because without you, I would always get the question "are you tired?" or "you look really pale". And last, but certainly not least, I would like to thank the inventor of the minimizing bra because without you, the buttons on my shirt would forever be bulging.

<kisses>
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:23 PM
 
Location: The Circle City. Sometimes NE of Bagdad.
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I like all of them. I can't think of any to add at this point cuz you guys have beaten me to them.
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Old 06-05-2008, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Karla I wanted to answer this question but everything I thought of I keep picturing kissing the person that invented it.
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Old 06-05-2008, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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Did I mention the pot?












Coffee pot that is.
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Old 06-05-2008, 02:25 PM
 
Location: Looking over your shoulder
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LOL... Aksarben, I think you may have had too much coffee this morning..

Cell phones and airplanes, I know Wilbur and Orvile Wright (The Wright Brothers) where the first in powered flight, but I wouldn't give them a "smackaroo smooch", I would just shake their hands.

Livewire mentioned cell phones - They actually started out as having "Mobile Phones" for your car in the 1980's, and I've seen what Motorola called "The Brick", because when they first came out, they looked like a brick, and they cost around $4000! I also heard not too long ago, that it was a company in Israel that helped make such phones much smaller, and much more affordable.

What about gun powder?
AksarbeN
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