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Old 07-06-2016, 09:31 AM   #1
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I am so old....

That I dialed wall mounted rotary phones with long cords and phone numbers had names such as Liberty or Forest and 4 digits to remember,and phones had shared party lines, while watching black and white 13" tv with aluminum foil on the antenna during the hours from 6 am to midnight only, after which is when the test pattern came on, listening to 45 RPM records or am radio,sometimes picking up radio stations from far away late at night, your mail only had 2 digit zip code and milk was delivered to your door. Your vegetables and fruit were sold in the rear alley by horse drawn vendors who would also sharpen your knives or your reel mower, which had 5 blades and actually cut the grass when pushed. Your streets were cleaned by a man who pushed a cart and broom swept clean and in the evening another man would come around and turn up the street lights which were gas operated. The good ole days......but then Escape Trailers did not exist, only the aluminum ones.

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Old 07-06-2016, 09:43 AM   #2
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I am so old....

Yup. Nobody bought water, you used to get your shoes repaired instead of replaced, and didn't have to lock your doors at night. My grandsons don't seem to believe me....

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Old 07-06-2016, 09:46 AM   #3
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That's why we love Escape so much: no dishwasher, and some have to use the outhouse!!
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:47 AM   #4
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Jim, I needed my walker to take that stroll down memory lane. Yep that takes me quite always back and was fun to read. However, your eastern upbringing allowed you to enjoy the technological advances of the day. We had a wall mounted phone with a crank, to phone us it was two longs and two shorts. No TV, just the Atwater-Kent radio looking for clear channel stations. Our wind up Victrola played 78s. No mower, we used sheep to keep the grass down. Just kidding. I've learned from many conversations with like aged boomers that many of us had very similar upbringings. Or as they say today, you're my brother from another mother. Have a great day
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:53 AM   #5
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Being city folks, we didn't have the veggie guy in the back alley, just grocery stores, where they carried your bags to the car for you. Had a bread man though, like the milk man. Remember when color tv was the 3 color plastic sheet you hung over the B/W. I remember the national anthem just before the test pattern came on. Got all of 3 channels and a few fuzzy UHF ones, and that was with the rotary antenna.
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Old 07-06-2016, 09:56 AM   #6
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Old 07-06-2016, 10:06 AM   #7
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Few homes had televisions ....an ice man came with ice for the icebox .....kids were free range ....
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Old 07-06-2016, 10:27 AM   #8
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Not to mention the social part: always hanging out with neighbours and friends playing...
No computer, I pad, cell phone, or texting.
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I'm young enough to still want to..
and old enough to know better
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Old 07-06-2016, 10:39 AM   #10
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Older that Dirt!!!

Hi: cpaharley2008... We had a combo TV, radio, and record player. A rotary dial black bakelite phone in the "General" exchange... on a party line.
Here's a pic of the refrigerator too!!! Alf
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