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Going back to the picture of the old aluminum ice tray - - - boy did I ever hate those things. We live where the water has high mineral content, and those things were practically impossible to pry open. We'd end up melting a lot of the ice to get them open. The flexible plastic ones worked a little better so long as they weren't filled too full. I was oh so happy to have a fridge with ice maker, and haven't used an ice tray in about 25 years or so!

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@LydiaN586309 - You mean the car peddles? clutch, brake, gas. Oh, let me tell you, the youngsters know well how to use them! They still drag race their sports cars on the streets. Cat Wink

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 Okay now!   Who remembers this.......

 

Image result for PICTURE OF THE CLUTCH ON THE FLOOR OF A CAR

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Hello,n566192l!

You know Nancy, we are really showing our ages.  But those ice trays really worked well.  I often have to struggle to get the ice cubes out of the trays now.  Bang, bang, bang on the counter!  Out pops the cubes--on the counter, in the sink, and on the floor. 

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The picture is of an old aluminum ice cub tray .You pull the lever up to release the ice cubes ice.

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I believe the picture you posted is a picture of a weep hole. I recently got a handout from my Association asking the homeowners if we had repos and to make sure that they were not covered

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Yep.  You are correct.  

 

But do you think young people would know what this is or how to use it?

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LydiaN586309

I believe the picture you posted is a picture of a weep hole. I recently got a handout from my Association asking the homeowners if we had repos and to make sure that they were not covered

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Dip or nib ink pens, fountain pens, ink cartridge pens. Doubt kids would know what to do with any of these unless they are into art or calligraphy.

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Image result for weep holes in windowsNow, can anybody tell what this is?  I know it's not much of a clue.  But if you've seen one, you've seen 'em all.  Smile.

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Brava,  Ladies!

 

Nancy,  you identified those root cellars.  Surely most young people have never seen or heard of a root cellar.  But they really came in handy back in the day especially since for many people, that was the only way to keep food cool, dry, and from spoiling.

 

And MaVolta, you knew a lot about the old wash tub and washboard.  I remember helping my grandma and mom wash clothes and things with the washboard and having to ring them out by hand.  It was a lot of work for sure.  So glad we have the conveniences of indoor plumbing and washers and dryers today!

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