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I Remember When...

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posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 07:07 AM
those from the PA, MD, VA area might remember Captain Chesapeake on channel 45.

one of the best tv one liners ever - from June Cleaver to Ward,
"Gee, Ward. Don't you think you were a little hard on the Beaver last night?"

when 'penny candy' Really was 1¢

cigarettes were about 55¢ a pack

you said 'fill er up' and got change back from a ten.

going trick or treating when I was about 11-12, dressed as an old farmer/hillbilly man, with a 20ga. [empty] shotgun and having to walk sometimes a quarter to half a mile between neighbors' houses.
*try doing that nowadays*

getting into a bar to see KIX [The Shooze] with all four of us using the same paper I.D... one after the other, just passing it back as we went in.

$10 per carload at the Drive-In ... with folks climbing out of the trunk.

a case per car dirt road 'keggers' with stereos blaring, and when the local cop showed up he just made sure we picked up after ourselves.

edit on 16-1-2011 by Annie Mossity because: (no reason given)

posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 07:11 AM
I remember :

Milk glass bottles.
Drinking tap water.
Phychedelic light.
Bell-Bottom pants.
6 million dollar man.

posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 07:38 AM
I remember my dad at the gas station having a literal fit, spittle flying, his face red with anger, and the many hours ensuing rants - all because gas prices went to 50 cents a gallon.

I remember Ultra Man and Land of the Lost after school.

When you got punished if you did something wrong, and smarting off to mom was a death sentence.

When you dressed in Sunday clothes to visit someone in the hospital, or see a doctor, or to go to a funeral or court.

When I got my "Pong" game for the television.

Paying 50 cents a pack for my own cigs when I started smoking, and a pack lasted a week.

Spending 40 bucks at the grocery store filled the trunk. Bread was 50 cents for the giant loaf, milk was 89 cents a gallon, and buying ground beef for 78 cents a pound. I could feed the family on 20 - 25 bucks a week.

When gas hit a dollar a gallon..

The Shuttle Disaster, where I was.

Getting a Nintendo for the kids

Where's the Beef? Wendy's commercials.

9/11, where I was.

When gas hit 2 dollars a gallon.

When Obama got elected.

When gas hit 2.75 a gallon.

When gas hit 3.75 a gallon.

When 400 bucks at the grocery store nets you what 40 bucks used to, but doesn't fill the trunk (which is smaller).

When Coast Soap lasted for 2 months and the bar was solid, without the little carved, hollowed out bottom and made to dissolve much faster and last only a week now.

When a liter of juice really was a liter, and when they didn't keep the package the same but added air and changed the fluid ounces to read less that a liter, to trick people into thinking they were still getting the same amount of product.

posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 07:49 AM
reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe

All i ever remember is scum human being after scum human beings. Thats been my life.

Hooray for good memories lol.

posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 12:15 PM
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posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 12:23 PM
reply to post by Mike Stivic

Sounds like a theme tune for alex jones. lol.
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posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 07:53 PM
I remember the burn from a ice cold coke in a glass bottle...
I remember going to coopers store and having lunch meat put into brown paper tied with a string.
I remember being afraid of pop rocks exploding my stomach
my dad bringing in fresh milk (still warm) and having to eat my breakfast cereal with it...
Aquanet was the ONLY hairspray
getting an atari and playing it until it broke
our first satellite dish (the big ones)
first car was a year old pontiac fiero
watching knight rider in my pjs
getting a cd player and listening to the cure
skateboarders were the coolest guys in town
watching ET on the big screen
everything being sunny and lemony flavored
short shorts with white stripe binding
challenger explosion (5th grade special announcement and school letting out early)
kurt cobain dying
river phoenix dying
being fascinated with ebay before a lot people knew what it was
jolly rancher stix at lunch for 10 cents
wanting to be christie brinkley when I grew up
9/11 sitting on my couch thinking that the pilots must have been drunk (until they figured out what was happening)
obama being elected..(on the couch biting nails)

man i could go on all day...

posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 07:58 PM

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posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 08:06 PM
Great replies from everyone!

I remember when...

A sugar daddy was a yummy candy and not a dirty old man

Dad cursing as he stepped on our legos in the middle of the night
Mom making us snow cream and not worrying about it being poison
Playing outside until the streetlights came on, then crying when we had to come in
Wearing breadbags on our shoes to play in the snow
And crawling all over the car because even if you had seatbelts nobody used them

posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 08:27 PM
reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe

you know how many times we made trips from illinois to florida with 5 kids in the back and no seatbelts and NO mom would lay my infant and toddler sisters or brother down on the floorboard with a pillow and blanket..we just had to be careful not to step on them

posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 09:01 PM
I remember

Cars had no seatbelts
Girls couldn't wear trousers to school.
10 cent the bottle
Merry Melodies cartoons
The Spudnik launch
Beatles debut on Ed Sullivan show
One's word was their bond
A good reputation was more precious than gold.
Chaperoned dates

posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 09:14 PM

Originally posted by TNTarheel
I remember

Cars had no seatbelts
Beatles debut on Ed Sullivan show
One's word was their bond
A good reputation was more precious than gold.

as well I remember when colour tv came out..
testing the tubes at Radio Shack..
my dad taking pictures of the tv when the moonwalk was on..

what I really remember but miss the most though is that feeling of innocence, and never having to worry about anything...just going out in the morning and coming home before the streetlights came on in the evening..

I really miss that feeling....

posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 09:22 PM
I remember
... Sunday nights watching Bonanza and the FBI
... when the drug store had a soda fountain, and hand squeezed lemonades were served with paper straws
... Easy Rider playing forever at the theater and we all wanted motorcycles
... Cruising up and down main street with windows down and all the radios playin' FreeBird
... Watergate
... Cokes in litlle green bottles with salty peanuts poured in them
... Lawrence Welk coming on and turning the channel to HeeHaw on Sat night
... Carol Burnette and laughing out loud at Tim Conway/ Harvey Corman till I cried
... Seeing Burt Reynolds movies at the drive in
... Jaws and being afraid to swim that summer
... Babe Ruth candybars were really long
... My dad woulf fill up the gas tank, buy himself-me-and my brother a Coke...hand the man a $5 and get change
... Seeing the first man walk on the moon on a big black and white set in our school room with 3 other classes

Wow.. I feel

posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 10:09 PM
reply to post by tribewilder

Oh my yes! That wonderful feeling of security, innocence, and love of life.

I remember

catching lightening bugs (fireflies)
When outdoor privvies were the norm
My 1st school had 4 rooms..2 grades 2 each room
When most households didn't have a TV at all
No cell phones, cd players, MP3, etc..ur transistor radio was THE thing to have

Rin-Tin-Tin was my favorite show on Sat morning.

Thank you for this wonderful thread. Reading all the posts has brought back so many memories I didn't know I had's great to have them back (even if it did remind me that I'm older than
edit on 16-1-2011 by TNTarheel because: added thanks to OP

edit on 16-1-2011 by TNTarheel because: grammar

posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 11:40 PM
reply to post by TNTarheel

I am doing the same thing. Every post just about has me smiling and saying OH! I remember that! We could all use those feel good memories right about now.

I remember RC Cola and Moon Pies
Easybake ovens
Eight track tapes
Having to actually get up to turn the tv on
Jaws in 3D
And Leg warmers

posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 11:59 PM
reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe

Hula hoops
Roy Rogers
Go-Go boots (seen on Hullabaloo)
Smoky the Bear
Speedy (the Alka Seltzer avatar)
being able to feed a family of 3 on $10/wk..and feed them well

maxi skirts
Twiggy (the model who introduced the mini skirt)
"Sock it to me!"

Oh my goodness..where did the time go??!!

posted on Jan, 20 2011 @ 04:51 PM
I remember when barnabus collins was the man, riding my bigwheel thinking i was speed racer ,when your choice of sneakers was blue, black ,white or purple chucks, ginos fast food,which had kfc in it,taping the back of a walkie talkie to a stick for a makeshift hockey stick,

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