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Old 05-26-2008, 06:39 AM
 
Location: NE Florida
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Good morning everyone
Memorial Day greetings from NE FL
Where it is going to be a beautiful 81 today
Today's ? is probably going to be one of the weirdest I have yet to ask
I was having a discussion with Mr Karla this morning on the subject and his amazement and "must of been before my time" comment made it necessary to become

Todays question:

How many of you remember "pay toilets" ?
or
How many of you, like Mr Karla are going to say "They couldn't of had them , must of been before my time" ?

Quintuple credit for those that will admit to sneaking under the door



rofl I warned you
I know you are saying "Karla, you have been locked up in the house playing nurse to long, you have way to much time on your hands "


Today in history:
May 26, 1937 San Francisco Bay's Golden Gate Bridge opens
May 26, 1977 Movie "Star Wars" debuts - hmm I have never seen this movie
May 26, 1978 1st legal gambling casino opens in Atlantic City - If I remember correctly it was Resorts International I "paid" my first visit therein the fall of 1978

Word of the day
:
vehement \VEE-uh-muhnt\, adjective:
1. Characterized by intensity of emotions or convictions, or forcefulness of expression.
2. Characterized by or acting with great force or energy; strong.

Today is:
Memorial Day
National Blueberry Cheesecake Day
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
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Todays question:

How many of you remember "pay toilets" ?
or
How many of you, like Mr Karla are going to say "They couldn't of had them , must of been before my time"?
"They couldn't of had them, must of been before my time"
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Looking East and hoping!
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Morning Karla and hope today your patient is feeling much better.

Yes I remember pay toilets-what the premise was I don't recall but heaven forbid you had to go and didn't have the required change.

Happy, safe Memorial Day all.
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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OMG! I VEHEMENTLY tell you that I do remember pay toilets. Believe it or not, they were declared unconstitutional years back - something about life, liberty and the pursuit of....well, never mind.

Anyway, yes, Granny forced us kids to crawl under the door when we went to the bathroom with her. Now does everybody understand why I'm the way I am??? Yep, Granny was a bit on the "frugal" side. Oh, alright....she was cheap, ok? Who can blame her, tho? She raised 3 kids thru the Depression.

I had blueberries for breakfast, does that count?? I would have liked a little cheesecake under them, but what can ya do?

Enjoy the day.
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:56 AM
 
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I remember the pay toilets because I was one to crawl under the door! Another way to get around it was my mother would pay and then each one of us kids would use the toilet. There are six kids in the family and back then it was alot of money to use the bathroom. I guess that's why mom always asked "make sure you go the bathroom" before we leave the house.
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:57 AM
 
Location: Finally made it to Florida and lovin' every minute!
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Oh, I meant to share a poem with you all today in honor of Karla's ? o' the day. I actually remember this from a toilet stall.

"Here I sit, broken hearted.
Paid my dime and merely farted.
Next time, think I'll take a chance,
Save my dime and s**t my pants."

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Old 05-26-2008, 07:10 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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I am so sorry, but that must've been before my time.... lol!
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Old 05-26-2008, 07:22 AM
 
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I guess they wanted to "squeeze" every last dime out of you.

Yes, I remember them. I think they were at Greyhound and at Grand Central in Los Angeles in the very early 60's. I don't remember crawling under them, sorry. Guess my dad kept a "just in case" dime in his pocket.
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Old 05-26-2008, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Black Hammock Island
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"May 26, 1977 Movie "Star Wars" debuts - hmm I have never seen this movie " What??????!!!!!! Well now, I'll just have to fix that!

um, yeah, ok, I'll admit my age .... I remember pay toilets and yes slithering under the door. Not all stalls were "pay only", but supposedly one would prefer to pay because they were purportedly cleaner than the free ones (and personally, I don't remember much difference).

And I do remember that poem! Today's generation wouldn't understand it now would they.
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Old 05-26-2008, 07:25 AM
 
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I remember pay toilets, I never crawled under the door, but I do have a story to share.

Seems that back in the early 1950's (before pay toilets, they came along mid-to-late 60's), my parents took my older siblings to the Ohio State Fair. For those of you familiar, there is a large restroom building across from the entrance to the grandstand. This particular day, some entertainer that they didn't care for was performing at the grandstands. They decided to take advantage of the relative peace and quiet during the performance and visit areas of the fair that were normally more crowded.

Just before the show ended, my mother commented that they should all use the bathroom before they got too busy. My dad was still looking at something, so my mother took my older brother, who was about five or six in with her and the girls. The bathroom was completely empty except for the four of them. My mother was done first and called to the others that she would wait at the door (I suspect to make sure Daddy didn't find something else to look at and wonder off!). First one sister appeared and then the other other. They waited, but my brother never came to the door. They called, but he did not answer. Mother sent my sisters over to stand with Daddy and she went back in to find my brother. She knocked on the door of the stall (the first stall in the row) he had gone into, no answer. She looked under the door. No feet. As she righted herself, my brother appeared, crawling out from under the door of the very last stall. Seems he was quite mesmerized by the the locking mechanism on the doors. He had crawled under the partitions from stall to stall, locking each door behind him as he went. Just then, my mother heard the thunderous applause from across the walk as the show ended. Can you imagine her panic? Two dozen locked doors and thousands of "full" fair-goers?!? My mother dragged my brother out of the restroom, I don't think he even got to wash his hands. She ordered my dad to bring the girls and they beat a path out of there so fast it would make your head spin!

Now you know the history of the Michigan-Ohio rivalry! LOL!
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