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#364663 - 01/24/12 12:46 PM See what you younguns missed out on
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#364667 - 01/24/12 12:56 PM Re: See what you younguns missed out on [Re: BobKay]
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I have to wonder what we played with that will be looked at with such ... surprise? shock? agog-ness? in 20 years...
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#364668 - 01/24/12 12:57 PM Re: See what you younguns missed out on [Re: BobKay]
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in the early 50's, milk was 17 cents a quart, a can of soup was 10 cents, a bag of potato chips was 10 cents and a serving of french fries was also 10 cents.
in the 60's, a "today's special" (complete meal) in a restaurant was $1.00 and a 200 mile round trip by bus from the city where i lived to Montreal was $4.00
Gas prices hovered around 30 cents per gallon...
and greyhound busses would do 80-85 MPH on the highway.


Edited by J. B. (01/24/12 12:59 PM)
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#364670 - 01/24/12 01:07 PM Re: See what you younguns missed out on [Re: Ken.C]
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Originally Posted By: Ken.C
I have to wonder what we played with that will be looked at with such ... surprise? shock? agog-ness? in 20 years...
Slap bracelets for one.

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#364671 - 01/24/12 01:07 PM Re: See what you younguns missed out on [Re: J. B.]
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In the 60's I could drink and drive. When pulled over by a cop with beer in hand, the cop would tell me to be careful with that, and let me go.

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#364673 - 01/24/12 01:15 PM Re: See what you younguns missed out on [Re: CatBrat]
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That didn't become illegal in TX until the late 80'S! That's also when they closed all the drive-thru bars.
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#364681 - 01/24/12 03:36 PM Re: See what you younguns missed out on [Re: J. B.]
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Originally Posted By: J. B.
in the early 50's, milk was 17 cents a quart, a can of soup was 10 cents, a bag of potato chips was 10 cents and a serving of french fries was also 10 cents.
in the 60's, a "today's special" (complete meal) in a restaurant was $1.00 and a 200 mile round trip by bus from the city where i lived to Montreal was $4.00
Gas prices hovered around 30 cents per gallon...
and greyhound busses would do 80-85 MPH on the highway.

And everybody knew you could hide from a nuclear nucular bomb by ducking under your desk. Ah, the good old days...
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#364684 - 01/24/12 03:54 PM Re: See what you younguns missed out on [Re: fredk]
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i bet those are the ones who survived in Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

a great example of governments manipulating the people's minds.
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#364686 - 01/24/12 04:20 PM Re: See what you younguns missed out on [Re: J. B.]
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Originally Posted By: J. B.
i bet those are the ones who survived in Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

a great example of governments manipulating the people's minds.


Did Canadians have "duck and cover" drills?

It had a catchy little tune that went with the instructional 8 mm film....Duck!...and cover, Duck!... and cover. Where's Jack when I need him?


Edited by BobKay (01/24/12 04:29 PM)
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#364687 - 01/24/12 04:26 PM Re: See what you younguns missed out on [Re: BobKay]
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I used to buy chocolate cigarettes all the time when I was a kid. I think there was another kind of candy cigarette too.

Isn't a Tootsie roll a kids version of chewing tobacco?
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