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See what you younguns missed out on
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Always call the place you live a house. When you're old, everyone else will call it a home.
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BobKay #364667 01/24/12 05:56 PM
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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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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.

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Ken.C #364670 01/24/12 06:07 PM
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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.

Bren R.

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J. B. #364671 01/24/12 06:07 PM
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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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CatBrat #364673 01/24/12 06:15 PM
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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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J. B. #364681 01/24/12 08:36 PM
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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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fredk #364684 01/24/12 08:54 PM
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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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J. B. #364686 01/24/12 09:20 PM
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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?

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Always call the place you live a house. When you're old, everyone else will call it a home.
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BobKay #364687 01/24/12 09:26 PM
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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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