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Old 03-20-2008, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I'm so old, I remember our first microwave.

I remember TV without a VCR or remote control.

I remember Pong and Atari.

I remember the Flip Wilson show and the Sonny and Cher show.

I remember when Disney was only on Sunday night at 7pm.

I remember when Happy Days, Little House on the Prairie and The Waltons were in prime time.

The first president I remember is Nixon and Watergate.

I remember when my favorite music was The Best of Bread on 8 track.

I remember Esso gas stations.
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:34 PM
 
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I'm a little older than you. But these two incidents will make you feel old.

--The other night we were watching a movie with the kids and a character mentions an ash tray. My youngest son, 8 years old, looked up at me and asked, "What's an ash tray?"

--Two years ago, I took the kids to Office Depot. My 11-year-old daughter comes scampering up to me and says, "Dad! Dad! Come look at this." She drags me to the electronics section of the store and takes me to...a typewriter. I have to thread in a sheet of paper, and start typing to show how it works.
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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I'm a little older than you. But these two incidents will make you feel old.

--The other night we were watching a movie with the kids and a character mentions an ash tray. My youngest son, 8 years old, looked up at me and asked, "What's an ash tray?"

--Two years ago, I took the kids to Office Depot. My 11-year-old daughter comes scampering up to me and says, "Dad! Dad! Come look at this." She drags me to the electronics section of the store and takes me to...a typewriter. I have to thread in a sheet of paper, and start typing to show how it works.
Now thats funny. I remember when they sold cigarettes in machines.

I remember when there was no white out, you had those little white sheets you had to back up the typewriter and type over this white paper the same letter that was a mistake to blot it out.
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:02 PM
 
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Uh,

Black and white TV

The plastic sheet you placed over it during Captain Kangaroo so you could color on it. It was blue across the top, clear in the center, and green across the bottom.

Crusader Rabbit

Pinky Lee

Jack Paar (the original Tonight Show)

Ernie Kovacs

Sid Caesar

My parents buying A Kaiser

No indoor plumbing (yes an out house and a water pump in the back yard)

Coal furnace

Curbliners

Polio

BTW, we still have our 30 year old microwave and it is in prime condition. Wish I had bought two. This one might not last until I die. But then again it might...

Just to be mean I'm not explaining any of it. You have to look it up on Google. So there.
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Dude, your OLD.

lol
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:13 PM
 
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Yeah, but I'm cute. I'm told that's the only reason she keeps me around...
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:36 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks Alaska
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I owned a Kaiser Jeep!

curb feelers.

Red Skelton!

Lawrence Welk

Blow torches,

Brace and Bits.
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Independence, MO
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I remember my dad buying a Studebaker, then trading it a year or two later for a brand new 57 Chevy.

Driving from the midwest to the east coast on 2 lane highways. no interstate.

Digging in the bottom of my purse for change, finding a couple bucks in change to put gas in the car then driving around town for hours on Friday or Saturday nights.
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:51 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
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Old 03-20-2008, 09:52 PM
 
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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You guys are talking all MODERN stuff. I recall the Ice Box with 25 or 50 lb blocks of ice on top of the fridge. Bread man, Milk man, Ice man,Farmer wagon with fresh Fruit & vegetables all being pulled by a HORSE. Milk bottles with cream at the top. Going to the closed local bakery back door and pay the baker .09c for a loaf of hot bread. Going down the basement and turning the wine press full of grapes to make cider towards making WINE. Cider was delicious. One dip ice cream cone for .03c, double dip .05c, triple dip for .10c. GOOD old days. NOW you know what OLD is really like. Stefhen
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