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I remember the Viet Nam War and soldiers didn't come home to a hero's welcome.

I was 13 yrs old when John Kennedy got assasinated and watched the funeral in black and white.

It's amazing to see how technology changed over the years such as color tvs come into existence. Then choosing different types of TVs such as plasma, LCD, LED, flat screens and now smart TVs that too was amazing.....

VHS and Cassettes tapes are a thing of the past. Now they're updated to DVDs and CDs.

Cells phones are smart phones that have pretty much anything at your fingertips.

It's intersting to see how technology has changed the world that we now live in...

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- you still listen for the dial tone before you "dial"

- you took your car to the local gas station to get fixed

      - and they pumped your gas

      - and checked your oil

      - and washed your windows

- you got up and turned the knob on the TV to change the channel

      - and your TV had an antenna ( or maybe a coat hanger)

- If you had an 8-track player you also had a book of matches

- the 8th speed was the highest gear on a bike

- you know that 714 is higher than 420

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hey, we're boomers! we built the sst and watched the sonics..

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I'm with you, born during WWII & my mother also would not allow anything hung on the walls. My picture of Pat Boone was on the mirror.
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RIGHT ON, VS88!  Yours is the best of these lists!

-david

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When you graduated from high school and John F. Kennedy was president.   Then you get the notice for your 50th high school reunion. 

The good folks at AARP have more important things to do they refuse to change my join date the true date is 12/09/2009
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I was 13 years old and a Teenybopper in the Summer of Love "66

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We used our daily newspapers to make kites.

We bought the Hit Parade magazines to know the lyrics to such songs as Wooden Heart, Crazy, and the favorites from Paul Anka, Bobby Darin, Ricky Nelson and then, the Beatles.

Issues of Marvel and DC Comics were the rage among us neighborhood boys and we'd trade them so often that oftentimes, we'd have double issues and such.  

Cracker Jacks popcorn were my favorite just to get at the toys at the bottom of the box.

Trix are for Kids cereal, jello jelatin, Tang, and Ovaltine were a luxury in my household.

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You first attended a Beach Boys concert at an area college.

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you are suddenly shocked to realize that 70, yes 70, comes after  69. Soon.

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