I remember when.....

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    Pumping gas that cost $0.29 per gallon

    Looking at the sticker from my mom's brand new '67 convertible Camero ($2327)

    Little red caps, made of paper...and rubbing them off with my fingers and getting black powder burns.

    The Jewel Tea man....and those wonderful coffee cakes he would sell to my mom.

    The milkman delivering to our house with real glass bottles of milk!

    Anyone else?
     
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    Cheapest gas I remember was 39.9 cents.

    I remember when the Slinky Commercial was new...

    You know the one (What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs...)

    Does that count?
     
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    Pumping gas that cost $0.89 per gallon

    Looking at the sticker from my dad's brand new '79 F150 ($78xx)

    Little red caps, made of paper...and rubbing them off with my fingers and getting black powder burns.


    that's about it. :(
     
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    All those except gas was $0.49.

    Your behaviour was a reflection of your parent's ability to be parents.

    It was safe to go outside and play in the neighborhood. I would leave the house at 8 a.m. - home at lunch - then back out until the street lights came on. Parents never worried.

    You could eat everything that was in your Halloween bag.
     
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    I remember when toy guns looked like small copies of the real thing and bringing one to school meant only that you were going to play "Cops and Robbers" or "Cowboys and Indians" not that you would be expelled for hurting somebody else's feelings by forcing them to watch you play such a "violent" game.
     
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    I remember getting the crappy game "Operation" for my birthday. But I think that was in 1981. i had a "Speak and Spell" too, but I don't think it worked right!
    Chips were a quarter around the same time.
     
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    Cheapest gas I remember is $0.69 a gallon.

    I remember when your choice of gas was regular (leaded) or unleaded.

    The wierdest thing Michael Jackson did was wear one glove.

    Soda cans that you had to pull the tab completely off to drink it.

    The Pledge of Allegiance being just another part of the school day.

    Saying a prayer before a football game without wondering if it would lead to a court case.

    Being a little shocked when I heard the word "sucks" used on prime time television.

    Putting a quarter in an arcade game and playing for about an hour.

    I also remember when I didn't have to go to work at 3pm in the afternoon.

    :bye1:
     
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    Watching Mom pump gas at .59 per gallon.

    My parents buying a brand new '84 Ford Mustang... convertible!

    Scooby Doo on vinyl!

    Being the only kid in my neighborhood with an Atari 5200... everyone else had the 2600.

    Van Halen 1984 was a new release.
     
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    Those books that came with a record. (Ding! Turn the Page!)

    Our TV had to warm up before we could watch it, there were only 4 channels that we could watch and one was always fuzzy.

    Cartoons were only on Saturday.
     
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    I don't remember the gas prices, but I am sure they were only in the 30 to 40 cent range... Put it this way, I remember when putting $1 of gas in your car would get your some place!

    Gilligan's Island

    Twisting the antenna outside while my dad would holler "the other way".

    Cowboy Antennas (we would have to use a BIG antenna to pick up the Cowboy game from Waco whenever the Cowboy game wasn't sold out in Dallas)

    party lines

    using letters to dial the phone and there only being 5 or sometimes, 6 digits. (one or two letters followed by numbers)

    When Ben Stiller's mom and dad hosted some show on HBO (watched it one summer when visiting my relatives in LA)

    Stamps cost.... I think 12 cents...

    Ed Too Tall Jones trying to be a boxer...

    Shag carpet
     

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