AARP and the photographers of Magnum Photos look at older people living in new ways around the world in A New Age.

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You have a blacklight and posters all over your bedroom.  Also a strobe light and you were listening to Jimmy Hendrix and Cream. 

 

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We had so many kids in my elementary that they created a second shift for kids to attend. Unfortunately my sister was a grade ahead of me - she went in the mornings, I did the afternoons! I got to stay home and watch "I Love Lucy" and "Queen for a Day" which I really loved to do. We also went pop bottle and beer bottle hunting because they could be cashed in for money. It was a family outing and we tried to see who could find the most of them. We recycled everything! Wrapping paper was old newspapers preferrably the comic sections. Baseball cards were commonly put on bicycles for the "flipping" sound. We had stilts to walk on and roller skates that required keys to hold them on your shoes. Our TV picked up just a few stations and rabbit ears or high atteneas were required.

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I remember listening to The Phantom on the radio and using my imagination, no TV

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DA and Pixie hair cuts

Father Knows Best, Marcus Welby, The Lone Ranger, Gene Autry, Sky King, Groucho

Movies were $0.10, postage was $0.01 and outrage wher it was raised to $0.03, bread was $0.10

Delivered milk had cream on top that Momused to make whipped cream

Hand crank ice cream

Sadie Hawkins dances, poodle skirts, crinolins, saddle shoes, chimise, and sack dresses

Friday night dances that we could walk to safely

Car hops on roller skates

Panty raids in college

Green stamps, and $0.25/ wk savings book in grade school

Boys had to wear shirts tucked into belted pants and girls skirts had to be below the knee in public schools

sweaters worn with pearls and buttons down the back

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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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