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Old 01-08-2010, 06:02 PM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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Originally Posted by LauraC View Post
How many of these do you actually remember in your life. Do you think any of these or not experiencing most or many of these influence how you do things or think today compared to others who post here?

1. Only 13 TV channels and only 3 TV choices for news.
2. Getting news when you went to the movie theater, either before or between two movies (yes, two movies, one ticket).
3. Whites Only/Colored Only signs
4. The saying, "Hey, hey LBJ, how many kids did you kill today?"
5. Party line telephone in your home
6. Rotary dial telephone in your home
7. No computers in the home
8. Black and white TV shows
9. Not having air conditioning in your home.
10. Personally owning a typewriter.
11. Personally owning a phonograph.
12. Mimeographed copies in school
13. School drills in case of a nuclear bombing
14. A stay-at-home mother
15. Going "to church" at the drive in movie theater
16. Out of town homes for embarrassed unwed teenage mothers
17. Lining up for gasoline every other day depending on your odd/even license plate number.
18. The draft
19. No child car seats
20. No seat belts
21. Walking more than a mile home from school
22. When men wouldn't be caught dead wearing earrings
23. When men wouldn't be caught dead wearing thong underwear.
24. When only military and bikers had tattoos
25. When the "good guy" in a movie wasn't flawed
26. When you could buy a slice of pizza and a soda for under $1
27. Being under 18 and not having your own phone.
28. Kids in the neighborhood coming to your house and trying to earn some money shoveling snow or mowing lawns.
29. Playing in the street
30. Give us one of your own.
I remember almost every one.
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:12 PM
 
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Default A Memory Refresher

This should clean the carbon from your valves.

We Didn't Start The Fire
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:15 PM
 
Location: NE Ohio
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Originally Posted by LauraC View Post
How many of these do you actually remember in your life. Do you think any of these or not experiencing most or many of these influence how you do things or think today compared to others who post here?

1. Only 13 TV channels and only 3 TV choices for news.
2. Getting news when you went to the movie theater, either before or between two movies (yes, two movies, one ticket).
3. Whites Only/Colored Only signs
4. The saying, "Hey, hey LBJ, how many kids did you kill today?"
5. Party line telephone in your home
6. Rotary dial telephone in your home
7. No computers in the home
8. Black and white TV shows
9. Not having air conditioning in your home.
10. Personally owning a typewriter.
11. Personally owning a phonograph.
12. Mimeographed copies in school
13. School drills in case of a nuclear bombing
14. A stay-at-home mother
15. Going "to church" at the drive in movie theater
16. Out of town homes for embarrassed unwed teenage mothers
17. Lining up for gasoline every other day depending on your odd/even license plate number.
18. The draft
19. No child car seats
20. No seat belts
21. Walking more than a mile home from school
22. When men wouldn't be caught dead wearing earrings
23. When men wouldn't be caught dead wearing thong underwear.
24. When only military and bikers had tattoos
25. When the "good guy" in a movie wasn't flawed
26. When you could buy a slice of pizza and a soda for under $1
27. Being under 18 and not having your own phone.
28. Kids in the neighborhood coming to your house and trying to earn some money shoveling snow or mowing lawns.
29. Playing in the street
30. Give us one of your own.
Here are a few of my own:

The "milkman" (home delivered milk)
The "breadman" (home delivered bread, etc)
The building of "Disneyland", shown on TV, by Walt Disney.
Black and White only TV
The advent of color TV
TV with a totally round screen.
The advent of FM radio (with all classical music)
The begining of "talk radio" (70's)
The Beatles and Ed Sullivan!

There must be more, but I'm really dating myself!
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Old 01-08-2010, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Florida
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How many of these do you actually remember in your life.

1. Only 13 TV channels and only 3 TV choices for news.


5. Party line telephone in your home
6. Rotary dial telephone in your home
7. No computers in the home
8. Black and white TV shows
9. Not having air conditioning in your home.
10. Personally owning a typewriter.
11. Personally owning a phonograph.
12. Mimeographed copies in school
13. School drills in case of a nuclear bombing
14. A stay-at-home mother

17. Lining up for gasoline every other day depending on your odd/even license plate number.

19. No child car seats
20. No seat belts
21. Walking more than a mile home from school
22. When men wouldn't be caught dead wearing earrings
23. When men wouldn't be caught dead wearing thong underwear.
24. When only military and bikers had tattoos
25. When the "good guy" in a movie wasn't flawed
26. When you could buy a slice of pizza and a soda for under $1
27. Being under 18 and not having your own phone.
28. Kids in the neighborhood coming to your house and trying to earn some money shoveling snow or mowing lawns.
29. Playing in the street
30. "Clacker Remote Control"

Well, I've outlived my usefulness!!!
As to the OP question; I think the generation that hasn't experienced these things have had too much given to them and haven't learned how to do without. They expect too much. They feel entitled.
(of course that's just my opinion, I could be wrong)
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:30 PM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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I didn't read the whole thread to see if anyone put this down, but, :Saying the Pledge every morning in school, having to take a shower after gym class (this is no longer required) LMAO< hygiene is no longer considered to be necessary and can be 'embarassing" I am told.
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:41 PM
 
Location: St. Joseph Area
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Originally posted by LauraC
How many of these do you actually remember in your life. Do you think any of these or not experiencing most or many of these influence how you do things or think today compared to others who post here?

1. Only 13 TV channels and only 3 TV choices for news.
2. Getting news when you went to the movie theater, either before or between two movies (yes, two movies, one ticket).
3. Whites Only/Colored Only signs
4. The saying, "Hey, hey LBJ, how many kids did you kill today?"
5. Party line telephone in your home
6. Rotary dial telephone in your home
7. No computers in the home
8. Black and white TV shows
9. Not having air conditioning in your home.
10. Personally owning a typewriter.
11. Personally owning a phonograph.
12. Mimeographed copies in school
13. School drills in case of a nuclear bombing
14. A stay-at-home mother
15. Going "to church" at the drive in movie theater
16. Out of town homes for embarrassed unwed teenage mothers
17. Lining up for gasoline every other day depending on your odd/even license plate number.
18. The draft
19. No child car seats
20. No seat belts
21. Walking more than a mile home from school
22. When men wouldn't be caught dead wearing earrings
23. When men wouldn't be caught dead wearing thong underwear.
24. When only military and bikers had tattoos
25. When the "good guy" in a movie wasn't flawed
26. When you could buy a slice of pizza and a soda for under $1
27. Being under 18 and not having your own phone.
28. Kids in the neighborhood coming to your house and trying to earn some money shoveling snow or mowing lawns.
29. Playing in the street
30. Give us one of your own.
I remember the bold. I was born in '81, but my family was behind the curve, technologically. We got our first computer when I was 18, and bought my first cell phone when I was 25. (I've gotten much better about it, by the way.)Playing in the street still happened in my neighborhood.

And what's a mimeograph, anyway?
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I remember the bold. I was born in '81, but my family was behind the curve, technologically. We got our first computer when I was 18, and my first cell phone when I was 25. Playing in the street still happened in my neighborhood.

And what's a mimeograph, anyway?
Blue inked test papers that smelled funny
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Old 01-08-2010, 08:49 PM
 
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TV? Phones? 15 cent burgers?!

WTH!

...growing up we had to pound hydrogen and oxygen atoms together to make our water. What a pain that was...
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Old 01-08-2010, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Syracuse IS Central New York.
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Blue inked test papers that smelled funny
I remember those blue ink copies. I always wondered what really was in that stuff that made EVERY kid sniff, and I mean really sniff, those mimeograph papers.
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Old 01-08-2010, 09:26 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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There were never 13 channels. While the tv turner did go from 2-13, only channels 2,4,5,7,9,11 and 13 were actual used channels in the NYC area.
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