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I Am So Old...

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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'm so old I remember going on family trips in a Rambler Station Wagon.

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I'm so old, I remember a potbelly wood stove as the only heat in the house.  On cold mornings we'd rush in the kitchen to gather around it.

 

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Buying a chocolate frappe at the Woolworths in my downtown in the late 60's with my paper route tips. They were so good!

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I'm so old...

 

I remember Bozo the Clown, Captain Kangaroo and the Mickey Mouse Club on tv, AM radio stations, and having a coal furnace to heat my house.  

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@BarbaraK414  Your post reminded me of Jack LaLanne in his red jumpsuit doing exercises on his show.  Also Romper Room,  Romper, bomper, stomper boo.  Good memories.  A funny little trivia fact, Jack LaLanne's wife was Elaine LaLanne, love it!

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I forgot all about Jack Lalanne!  lol  What a great name his wife had. 

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We recently moved, and I'm still getting to know the neighbors. I can't remember the husband's name of one couple, but his wife is Elaine, and I seem to remember her name, because I say Elaine LaLanne in my head.  If only her husband was Jack! 

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I Am So Old...

 

I remember when cars had Rumble Seats

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I’m so old, I remember having a milk man deliver dairy products.

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And in glass returnable milk bottles.  The cream always rose to the top and had to be mixed before using.

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Did Chrysler's PT Cruisers remind anybody else of the Milk Delivery Trucks?

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I am so old, I remember when manners were the norm

Shari
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I am so old I remember standing up when a lady entered the room or rose from the table. I stopped when they started asking me where I was going.

 

I remember it was easy to open doors for ladies because they expected it. Now I have to race them to get there first.

 

 I remember when we congratulated grooms and gave our best wishes to brides. I still do that. Congratulating the bride for getting married is an insult. I would never... man, I'm old.

 

 

 

Thank you so much, covfefe, and good night!
-- Anna Kendrick
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Wow Shari!  Isn't THAT the truth!   

I am so old, I remember:

When respect was the norm.

When the corner store had hardwood floors and penny candy at the cash register.

When ladies wore hats and gloves.

When swear words were not a part of everyday, normal conversation.

Wringer washers and drying clothes outside on the clothesline.

Never having "snow days" or "starting school 2 hours later." 

Wooden sleds and snow boots with metal buckles.

 

 

 

 

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I Am So Old...

 

I remember when the ice house and the swimming hole were the best places to cool off in the summertime.

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I am SOOO old....

 

I remember when "Common Sense" was "COMMON".....


If you routinely express intolerance, please consider the definition of "bigotry".
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I Am So Old...

 

I remember waking up to the sound of metal garbage cans.

Thank you so much, covfefe, and good night!
-- Anna Kendrick
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I Am So Old... I remember when "child-proffing" your home meant telling the kids NO!"

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I Am So Old...

 

I remember when Automatic Transmissions in cars were the exception not the rule...and cost extra.

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I remember column shifters for manual transmissions, "3 on the Tree". And I taught all of my kids to drive a manual, they all learned on a tractor..... 

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And the gear shift on the floor?

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I Am So Old...

 

I remember when people covered their hardwood floors with shag carpet.

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I Am So Old...

 

I remember when polyester was the hight of fashion.

 

 

Thank you so much, covfefe, and good night!
-- Anna Kendrick
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I Am So Old...

 

I remember when planning a roadtrip meant figuring out where to get off the Interstate Highway and then back on to get past the unfinished parts.

 

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@EricC227821 wrote:

I Am So Old...

 

I remember when planning a roadtrip meant figuring out where to get off the Interstate Highway and then back on to get past the unfinished parts.

 


How about the days before the interstates?

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...and you used a Thomas Guide.

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@MMinSoCal wrote:

...and you used a Thomas Guide.


Or you could get free maps from gas stations...My favorite was those from Esso...either for one state or regions.

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I Am So Old...

 

I remember high-fashion to be bell-bottoms, the wider the more fashionable. Today, skin-tight is in, and my doctor just refuses to endorse them as a substitute for compression stockings. 😖

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I remember when a tear in your bell-bottoms meant you patched them.  Now, kids actually buy their jeans already ripped!   

I remember miniskirts, maxi skirts, and hot pants!!

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