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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 18, 04:51 AM Thread Starter
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For some of the older guys

A little before my time, but thought I'd share


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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old Dec 16th, 18, 05:56 AM
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that is my time frame. I remember dad's 48 chevy. mom had a mixer like the one shown, the tall light with 3 bulbs. the A&P market. we never had mc donalds. we had Mr. Eds. that sold 20 cent burgers and 15 cent fries
below is my home place and one of dads cars

I enjoyed that very much
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I remember those times very well. My wife was a "car hop" at an A&W.
Brings back memories of a simpler time when people actually talked to
each other, calculators were slide rulers, only NASA had a computer, Dad
used snow chains in the winter, he push mowed the lawn, toy's were wind
up, gas stations had attendant's and on duty mechanics, etc.
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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old Dec 17th, 18, 06:45 PM
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A&W was awesome back in the day, my favorite! I remembered so many cool cars there in NORCAL and the food was great.

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I can relate to almost every photo.
No computers or cell phones, family came first and sand lot baseball games formed friendships that have lasted a lifetime. Disney and the Ed Sullivan Show was about as risque as Hollywood would dare get. Walter Cronkite reported the news as gospel truth. The latest must see movie was The Ten Commandments!

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Wow, yep much simpler times. Still remember working the gas station - check the oil, air pressure and washing the windows while the tank was filling up. Checking the CC "book" to make sure the CC was good............
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...and stores would wrap your Christmas gifts for free if you were willing to wait or you could return later and pick them up. Bakery delivery to the house, milk delivery to the house, one received a whole lot of services for the money back then whereas now you normally get nothing but a bad attitude. Two mail deliveries per day during the Christmas holidays to handle the extra load. As a kid you and your friends could ride your bikes to the downtown movie theater without being assaulted, put it in the bike rack outside the theater and when you came out your bike was actually still where you left it. No graffiti on buildings or stolen street signs. Kids could turn on TV any time without being confronted with the kind of garbage that Hollywood now generates. Respect by children for their parents, teachers, law enforcement and adults in general. Those were good times.

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Yup... that was my world, playing stickball or football in the street in front of our NJ 2-family row houses in the early '50's, I remember my dad had a '39 Oldsmobile 4-door and a pickup. He bought a new '50 Olds rocket 88 fastback and it was so fast! Remember the 9" black & white tv/stereo, then eventually we got the first color tv on the block and all the neighbors came over to check it out. Corner ice cream parlor & news store, and then when I finally got to high school in the late '50's the first McDonalds opened in Fair Lawn. I remember our Borden's milk man delivering milk just like tat picture. Also remember the vegetable guy who for some strange reason, had a horse-drawn wagon. He'd come down the street singing out "fresh vegetables!" and all the neighborhood moms would come out and buy a bunch of stuff. Yes... those were great times.
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Very good, Doug, thank you for rattling the brain.
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Let's not forget as kids running after the milk truck on a hot summer day asking the driver for a piece of cold clear ice to suck on. And the sound of the clanging of glass milk bottles which the driver placed in the steel "milk box" on your porch. Best of all the sounds of bells signalling the arrival of the Good Humor Man.

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I too fondly remember the good ole days. But Im glad the good ole days are the old days.

I love today and look forward to tomorrow. Amazing technology, smart phones, computers, 75 flat screens for $1200, new LS engines, 6 and 7 speed manual transmissions, 10 speed automatics, launch control and 650 HP and over 20 mpg.
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What about the "Fuller Brush Man"?

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What I miss the most is the old school barber shops. After getting a fresh haircut, the barber using hot towel/lather shave cream, getting shaved with a straight-edge. the best part was when he splashed on the aftershave/neck massage. You walked out of there feeling like a new man.

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Our first TV. Had little screen, AM/FM, and 3 speed record player.
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My Father who is now past away grew up driving cars like those.
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