FILL IN THE BLANK: I'm so old that when I was a child _____________________

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    Aug 08, 2012 5:50 AM GMT
    Krankheit saidThis was the classy stereo system:

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    OMG My parents had this exactly! icon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 08, 2012 5:55 AM GMT
    In the 60's & 70's, kids could put on their pajamas and grab a blanket & pillow - and go to the drive-in theatres where you could watch a couple of films from the back seat. Parents sat in front. Your car was in a huge parking lot with poles and speakers. You put your window down part way, and hung a speaker on the window to hear the movie. (lousy sound but we didn't care). Teenagers on dates didn't watch the movies while on dates..............they were uh, busy making out - and more sometimes. I loved the darkness and being "out" at night.
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    Aug 08, 2012 6:22 AM GMT
    metta8 saidFILL IN THE BLANK:

    I'm so old that when I was a child _____________________
    some huge Mars-sized space rock bumped into the earth and created the moon.
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    Aug 08, 2012 6:31 AM GMT
    SkinnyBitch saidThe channel changer was connected to the TV with a wire.


    A wire? The adults made the kids do all the channel changing...and adjust the antenna.

    There was also only one telephone in the house with a loooong wall cord that'd reach from the hallway to the living room and the kitchen.

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    Aug 08, 2012 6:45 AM GMT
    In the 60's and 70's milk men delivered the milk, eggs, cottage cheese and other things right to your house. If your mom (or nanny) wasn't home, many houses had built-in milk boxes that could be opened from the outside, and inside. The boxes kept the milk and things fairly cold until you got home.

    Deliveries were every couple of days. Your mom chose what she wanted by selecting the tabs for each item and pointing them in the up position. We kids would go behind her and point the tabs up for chocolate milk. Loved the ice cold milk bottles. The milk men collected your empty bottles for recycling.

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    Aug 08, 2012 8:19 AM GMT
    metta8 said.... televisions had tubes



    And there was only One channel CBS and they did not even
    Broadcast early in the morning or late at night. I would turn on
    the set and see a test pattern.
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    Aug 08, 2012 8:25 AM GMT
    I used to have neighborhood kids over to play Atari.
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    Aug 08, 2012 9:33 AM GMT
    msuNtx saidThat the rest of you were already adults icon_lol.gif


    haha this is harsh but so true


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    Aug 08, 2012 9:35 AM GMT
    hey Arnold was still on...

    playstation 1,2

    Yu- Gi- OH cards

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    Aug 08, 2012 9:39 AM GMT
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    That we only had one computer in our kindergarten, and we had to take turns playing this game.
  • FireDoor211

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    Aug 08, 2012 9:45 AM GMT
    The_Dollarwine saidfraggle rock was the isht


    It sure was
  • somedaytoo

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    Aug 08, 2012 10:11 AM GMT
    We listened to mixed tapes
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    Aug 08, 2012 3:21 PM GMT
    we had rabbit ear antennae w/ aluminum foil on the top of each....
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    Aug 08, 2012 7:22 PM GMT
    ... we had a black-and-white TV; with rabbit-ears antenna; and at about 1 AM, there was nothing on. No, I mean literally nothing on TV - they played a cheesy recording of "The Star Spangled Banner" and just stopped broadcasting until about 6 AM.
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    Aug 14, 2012 1:37 AM GMT
    Some guys have mentioned color t.v.'s and I remember having them since the early 60's (pretty much all my life). Only some shows were in color, and you had a weekly T.V. Guide (a little booklet) that was kept in the den near the t.v. When you scanned the page for shows that were coming up, if there was a color program, you saw a "C" in a square box - the shape of a t.v. screen. The Disney show, and Bonanza (a cowboy show) were two I can remember before Kindergarten. The color seemed more vivid to me than it does today. The t.v.'s were beautiful - long, low to the ground, made of good wood......not the plastic of today. They were a fine piece of furniture.
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  • dabcrt

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    Aug 14, 2012 1:55 AM GMT
    My first brand new car was a Chevy Vega, $2200. With out the 8 track, or AC.
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    Aug 14, 2012 2:02 AM GMT
    My issue of Play Girl recently sold for $500! Too bad it was on Antique's Roadshow!!!
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    Aug 14, 2012 2:11 AM GMT
    ...watched the Apollo 11 moon landing on live TV
    ...watched the series premiere of Sesame Street
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    Aug 14, 2012 2:27 AM GMT
    There were only 151 Pokémon.

    I actually went to the video store to rent movies, as opposed to watching them on Netflix.

    There was no TiVo. If you missed a scene, oh well! And you had to suffer through the commercials.

    Michael Jordan was the coolest and most popular pro athlete.

    I remember being outside a LOT.
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    Nov 20, 2012 2:29 AM GMT
    Jockbod48 saidAt age 12, I had a paper route with 46 papers (the S.F. Chronicle) and got paid $25.00 per month. I spent part of it at Winchell's Donuts sometimes, where you could get a donut for 7 cents, and a creme filled bar for 15 cents. A coke cost 10 cents.

    My big purchase was a Schwinn Stingray with a banana seat, which set me back about $60.00 (which was all the money in the world to me then.)

    Mine was like this one, but blue.
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    OMG, I had that exact same bike.
    Don't remember the seat being so high, but then I wasn't very tall at the time.
    Probably the last cool set of wheels I ever had. LOL.
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    Nov 20, 2012 2:32 AM GMT
    We had beepers icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 20, 2012 2:34 AM GMT
    Beaver Cleaver is one year older than me...and i grew up with him....at least on TV, black and white, console, weighed as much as the house.....
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    Nov 20, 2012 2:35 AM GMT
    We had sling shots and would use dates from palm trees as ammo!
  • mynyun

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    Nov 20, 2012 2:37 AM GMT


    I'm so old that when i was a child life was good. Then the Black Plague showed up. I survived but many did not. Life has never been the same since then.
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    Nov 20, 2012 2:38 AM GMT
    There were no electric windows in the cars, noone had walked on the moon, and athletes were rarely millionaires.