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I Am So Old...

(this is the theme)

 

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

 

 

(No politics!)

 

 

 

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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

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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".....


"FAKE 45 #illegitimate" read a sign at the Woman's March in DC, 1/27/2017
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I Am So Old...

 

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

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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.

 

 

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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 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 the Channel Selector on the TV only went to 10

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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

 

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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.