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Serenak

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Icon 1 posted March 14, 2007 08:53      Profile for Serenak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I am old enough to remember the time before colour TVs..., before seatbelts were compulsory, or even motorcycle crash helmets for that matter - there were only 2 sorts of phone... the home one or the callbox one...

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... the dawn of the atomic age. Damn, that's old.
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quote:
Originally posted by ewomack:
I can remember:
4 major network channels and a few UHF ones

I remember when Roger sang about "13 channels of sh*t on the TV to choose from"

I remember when Bruce sang about "57 channels and nothing on"

And now some group called "Choking Victim" sings about "500 channels waste my life away"

Ah, Progress!

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I'm old enough to remember spending November looking through the Sears Roebuck "Wish Book" Catalog that was thicker than our phone book, looking through hundreds of pages of toys, trying to find the one thing that I really wanted for Christmas that was cheap enough that my parents could afford it.

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Erm... My siblings are old enough to have good Sierra and LucasArts computer videogames, and I'm young enough to have had the privilege of enjoying them as well [Smile]
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I'm old enough to remember being sent to the shop by my parents to get a new valve for the "wireless". [ohwell]

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Icon 1 posted March 17, 2007 16:45      Profile for The-Tech     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I remember Milk in Glass Bottles delivered to you'r front step ... In NYC. I remember childhood before there was Sesame Street and When Dark Shadows was in it's 3rd season.

Dave

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Serenak

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Icon 1 posted March 18, 2007 09:43      Profile for Serenak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hey, I still have milk in glass bottles delivered to my door, thanks. I insist on it and always have - use it or lose it I say!

I remember being sent to the shop at about 6yrs old to buy my Grandmother 40 Senior Service Unfiltered cigarettes and no one thought twice about it...

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"So if you want my address - it's No. 1 at the end of the bar, where I sit with the broken angels, clutching at straws and nursing my scars..."

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quote:
Originally posted by Serenak:
Hey, I still have milk in glass bottles delivered to my door, thanks. I insist on it and always have - use it or lose it I say!

I'm jealous ... it's been over 30 years since we had milk deliveries in NYC

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I remember being sent to the shop at about 6yrs old to buy my Grandmother 40 Senior Service Unfiltered cigarettes and no one thought twice about it...

Same here ... I was to young to cross the street but they sold me cigarettes ... these days the merchant would probably be publicly executed

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he sometimes throws them where they cannot be seen
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Colonel Panic
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I'm old enough to remember "Duck & Cover" drills.

Colonel Panic

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Serenak

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Icon 1 posted March 18, 2007 14:52      Profile for Serenak     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
That totally trumps me then...

You win! [Big Grin]

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quote:
Originally posted by The-Tech:
I remember Milk in Glass Bottles delivered to you'r front step .

Ah, but was the milk cart drawn by a big old Clydesdale?

/me crawls off into a corner to die of old age.

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quote:
Originally posted by The-Tech:
I remember Milk in Glass Bottles delivered to you'r front step ... In NYC. Dave

I remember waking up on winter mornings and realising that snow had fallen just from the change in the sound of milk bottles rattling in the crates on the milk float.

I also remember when porn happened only in magazines or places so seedy that nobody would admit to visiting them!

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I'm young, but I can remember walking to the neihbor with a pail to buy unpasturized milk. Does that win me anything in this here pissing contest?

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I remember party line phones, outhouses and carrying wood in for heat....

Wait, that was because I was poor.

I remember when it was still possible to walk alone in Watts when I was 7 or so. It was dangerous then, but not like now.

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