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A New Game For A New Year, Everyone Can Play

I Am So Old...

(this is the theme)

 

I remember during ballads at concerts people held up Bic lighters instead of smartphones.

 

 

(No politics!)

 

 

 

Thank you so much, covfefe, and good night!
-- Anna Kendrick
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I remember when the Channel Selector on the TV only went to 10

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And you had to get up and physically turn the knob to change the channel! The noise would wake dad out of his doze on the couch!

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I remember people with sports cars would buy tires with raised white letters:

Goodyear Eagle GT

Firestone Wide Oval

BF Goodrich Radial T/A

 

Thank you so much, covfefe, and good night!
-- Anna Kendrick
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I remember asking the operator to "please connect me to"  .........

 


All Man learns from History is that Man learns nothing from history
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I am so old I remember when cars only had:

 

am radios

one side mirror on the driver's side

the original push button starts for cars -- that little primer button that put some gas in the carburetor.  

lock-free gas caps, before the gas crisis and locking gas caps became a thing.

two keys -- one ignition and one door.

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I'm so old...

 

I remember when phones numbers really had to be dialed.

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...by rotary dial, even before the push-button kind ones.

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Remember "number please" when you picked up the handset?

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I remember and I also had a party line (4 lines interconnected with different rings) - honor system - no listening!

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But we all did.....

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...Gotta add...this topic could be really good for Politics and Society...It would be a record of social changes and If it catches on as a long running topic it could serve to build a sense of community. 

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Right! That was the plan. That's why I wrote (No Politics!). But they moved it because they missed the point.

 

I even removed my political sig line before posting just to play nice. There was a chance to get everyone in that category on the same page. But they blew.

Thank you so much, covfefe, and good night!
-- Anna Kendrick
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Back to The Porch...What Gives?

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I Am So Old ...

 

I remember another use for the pencil...to wind cassette tapes.

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I remember when the city used to put public-use barrels of rock salt on neighborhood street corners in the winter.

 

...Gotta add...this topic could be really good for Politics and Current Events...It would be a record of social changes and If it catches on as a long running topic it could serve to build a sense of community.  Why not give it a try and if trolls run amuck then, maybe, consider moving it....but at least give it a chance.

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If I wanted this under our front porch I would have put it under our front porch. Please put it back where I know people and they know me.

 

The topic is politics and current events. The new year is a current event.

 

People there don't always get along well so I thought this might lighten the mood. Geez.

 

 

Thank you so much, covfefe, and good night!
-- Anna Kendrick
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I remember when gasoline cost less than a dollar a gallon...Every Day.

 

...Gotta add...this topic could be really good for Politics and Society...It would be a record of social changes and If it catches on as a long running topic it could serve to build a sense of community.  Why not give it a try and if trolls run amuck then, maybe, consider moving it....but at least give it a chance.

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@EricC227821 wrote:

I remember when gasoline cost less than a dollar a gallon...Every Day.

 


How about regularly around 29¢, or as low as 10¢ during gas wars...seen any of those lately?

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And "service stations" where they checked your oil and tire pressures and after the gasoline fill, you would get green stamps?

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@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

@EricC227821 wrote:

I remember when gasoline cost less than a dollar a gallon...Every Day.

 


How about regularly around 29¢, or as low as 10¢ during gas wars...seen any of those lately?


The cheapest I ever saw was 54 cents around 1980.

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@ManicProgressive wrote:

@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

@EricC227821 wrote:

I remember when gasoline cost less than a dollar a gallon...Every Day.

 


How about regularly around 29¢, or as low as 10¢ during gas wars...seen any of those lately?


The cheapest I ever saw was 54 cents around 1980.


 

My father owned a gas station and gas in NC did reach 10 cents a gallon during one gas war. Tax was 12 cents a gallon. He lost 2 cents for every gallon sold.

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@ManicProgressive wrote:

@TxGrandpa2 wrote:

@EricC227821 wrote:

I remember when gasoline cost less than a dollar a gallon...Every Day.

 


How about regularly around 29¢, or as low as 10¢ during gas wars...seen any of those lately?


The cheapest I ever saw was 54 cents around 1980.


Cheapest I remember (but too young to take advantage of) was in South Carolina in 1969 - 3 stations on corners of a 4 way stop - $0.19 a gallon. 

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This was in the late 1950's.  One station was always in gas wars....and they gave trading stamps, with double for fill-ups...  Remember trading stamps (S&H stamps and Top Value stamps.  When stationed in the DC area I worked part-time when off-duty in one of the Top Value redemption centers. 

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A friend and I used to hang out at the local grocery store and collect Bascarts that were left in the parking lot.  We returned them and pushed them through a machine that gave us Top Value trading stamps.  When we had collected enough we would trade them in for tickets to the local amusement park.

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I Am So Old ...

 

I remember having milk in a glass bottle at school with a paper stopper.

Posted by Dave the Lighthouse Keeper
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I'm so old, I remember just three channels on the TV, ABC, CBS, and NBC.

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