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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicolas View Post
    I am so old that my Men In Black promotional T-shirt is light grey (unless the wife finally convinced me to throw it away).
    I'm so old I thought they used a lot of that "new fangled" CGI thingamajigs when they made that movie.

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    I remember when it was illegal to buy anything except food on Sunday.

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    For me it was only drugstores being open on Sunday, but I could buy candy bars there.

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    My first comic books cost a quarter.
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    I remember when there were no "Fun Size" or "Snack Size" candy bars. The only exception was miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups...which were only sold in a box (of 48? can't recall #).

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    My first comic book cost 10. A candy bar was 5. I don't recall the price of a miniature Reese's cup. Maybe it was sold by the pound. I still eat them today. A 2 pound bag costs $10.99 at supermarkets.

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    I remember when you could buy soda in actual glass bottles from a machine that had a bottle opener bolted to its front. And it would only accept coins.

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    I remember cigarette vending machines.

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    I remember when the $2 bill came out. Also the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin, the one that looked too much like a quarter. And having Kennedy half dollars, though they came out just before I was around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redshifter View Post
    I remember when you could buy soda in actual glass bottles from a machine that had a bottle opener bolted to its front. And it would only accept coins.
    For a while there you had to be careful with soda bottles, some had converted to twist tops, but you could tear your hand up trying to twist off the caps of the older style bottles.

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    I remember paying $160.00 for a four function desktop electronic calculator, in 1970's dollars.

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    I remember when we had NINE planets!
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    I remember when Jupiter had only 12 moons.

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    And pagers. I remember people using pagers.

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    I recall a time when Saturn was the only planet with a ring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Noclevername View Post
    I recall a time when Saturn was the only planet with a ring.
    One time, when I was little, I asked my mom if they had known about Pluto when she was my age, she said they had, so then I asked if they'd known Jupiter had rings and she said she didn't know. (Assuming I was eight at the time, she was eight in 1966, so the answer would have been no.)

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    All of the three digit chemical elements were discovered in my lifetime.

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    I remember when alarm clocks went from regular face and hands, to digital LED numbers.

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    Silver dimes and quarters were still being minted during my lifetime.

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    When I was a kid, people aged 40+ referred to their TV as "a color TV," to distinguish from original black and white.

    A lot of middle-aged men whistled while working (delivering mail or behind a service counter). It seems a very lost art.

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    Edwin Hubble was still alive when I was born.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    I remember when alarm clocks went from regular face and hands, to digital LED numbers.
    When I was a child, circa 1960, my grandmother had a digital clock in her kitchen. Mechanical, of course, but the digits were on cylinders, and they rotated into place on cue. I was fascinated by that thing, and would often watch it for extended periods, waiting for say, 9:59 so that I could see four digits click into place at once next minute. (I especially enjoyed New Year's Eve at her house, watching the clock as the others celebrated.) It was so much batter than those other clocks upon which I was supposed to be learning half-past-three or twenty-to-four and that kind of nonsense.

    Of course, the adults thought I was crazy, and they may have been correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buttercup View Post
    When I was a kid, people aged 40+ referred to their TV as "a color TV," to distinguish from original black and white.

    A lot of middle-aged men whistled while working (delivering mail or behind a service counter). It seems a very lost art.
    In Chicago, the expression was always "colored teevee." Don't know why.

    (When my baby brother once colored the screen with crayons, he got a spanking.)

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    DonM435 -

    I remember when a new kind of store was being built in our little Midwestern town: A "convenience store." Adults (and kids like myself) wondering what such a store was. We were told "It will carry items like milk, bead, soda, cigarettes, toilet paper, snack items, and gasoline pumps; will stay open until 10 p.m." Oooooo. No attendants; people pump their own gas now!

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    We had a Walgreen's store a block from my house in Chicago (actually, on the far corner of the same block -- I could get there through the alleys without crossing a street! I remember when (circa 1960) they installed this electrical mat that caused a gate to swing open when someone stepped on it -- no hands, like magic! All it did was lead to another section of the store, but we kids were fascinated by it. We'd hang around to watch people go through it, and of course after awhile one couldn't resist activating it. When one kid inevitably tried to go through it backwards, the managers chased us out of there.
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    I'm older than The Church of Scientology.

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    I am so old that I predate the breakup of The Beatles by four months.

    And I can remember when email was all about white goods.
    Last edited by paulie jay; 2013-Dec-12 at 02:11 PM.

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    I remember when Spam was a reference to a canned meat product.

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    I remember when Pittsburgh had a professional basketball team.

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