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Old 08-02-2017, 12:00 PM
 
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I don't think I'm the only retirement planning in process mule in the barn who spends time reflecting on my yesteryear past while planning my future as a retired person. I found the following video enjoyable.

My two take-aways: The old manual typewriter brought back 10th grade high school typing class memories of banging out 43 words per minute typing test performance using one of them manual beasts. A buddy and I took the class because it was loaded with girls. The other take-away was Sambos Restaurant. Did time there while on vacation in Santa Monica.

Some of those stores I don't recognize, maybe they're east coast ones.

Enjoy:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoDXTAajEzY
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Old 08-02-2017, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Yikes! Nostalgia is great. Thanks for posting that!


Library card catalogs, carbon paper and so many other things. I still use (paper) road maps to navigate - life-long habit and preference. I suppose there are a few people left using them because the AAA still prints them and provides them to members.
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Old 08-02-2017, 03:15 PM
 
Location: ☀️ SWFL ⛱ 🌴
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I bet you got more out of learning to type than out of the the girls. Or maybe not.
Guys didn't usually take typing classes and I worked with many in later years, pecking with two fingers on a keyboard.
It has come full circle now and they can text with two thumbs, back where they started.
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Old 08-02-2017, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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Typing:

I took typing in high school, probably in 1961, and I'm sure glad I did. It is not at all irrelevant in the computer age. Even as a retiree, I have to create Word documents two or three times a month, and while they are usually not longer than two pages (most of the time one page), my typing skills sure do come in handy and save me loads of time.


I do email on a computer keyboard - I can't imagine how slow it would be if I didn't know how to type. Ditto for participation in City-Data, although that is less important, being an interesting little hobby and not a requirement for life as I know it (but still....).
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:18 PM
 
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Typing:

I took typing in high school, probably in 1961, and I'm sure glad I did. It is not at all irrelevant in the computer age. Even as a retiree, I have to create Word documents two or three times a month, and while they are usually not longer than two pages (most of the time one page), my typing skills sure do come in handy and save me loads of time.


I do email on a computer keyboard - I can't imagine how slow it would be if I didn't know how to type. Ditto for participation in City-Data, although that is less important, being an interesting little hobby and not a requirement for life as I know it (but still....).
But with the infernal tiny touch screen it's back to people hunched over looking at their two fingers (or thumbs) pecking slowly away.

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Old 08-02-2017, 04:20 PM
 
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Great video. I miss phones where I had to remember numbers. Now it's just a contact list! Remember when your family doctor ran his entire practice alone?
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Old 08-02-2017, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Planet Woof
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Wow! I sure must be old but I remember most of those places and things. Life was good. Memories are sweet.
Thank you for sharing that.
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:01 PM
 
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I remember most of those. As a kid, I loved the x-ray machines in the shoe stores and would always pretend that I couldn't decide if the shoes I was trying on were comfortable or not----so I could do the x-ray and look at the bones in my feet.
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:39 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Thank you for that video. Some of those stores were on the east coast. I lived in PA near a Korvettes (department store), Gimbels (department store), and also Robert Hall, a clothing store. I don't remember having a Montgomery Ward store nearby. You could buy records cheaper at Korvettes than at the local Record Store. I think 45 singles were only 88 cents!

My high school typing class had all girls.
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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After seeing Lum's I want a hot dog. Used to go there for lunch in college.
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