When I was YOUR AGE!!! COME ALL!!

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  1. Batesmotel

    Batesmotel

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    Oh to have had a new fangled 8-track. My first car had a 4-track under dash. Almost like 8-track but mono and the tapes were slightly different.
     
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    This was the first one that I fit into, and i'm only 29! What, is the original poster 10 years old?
     

  3. Glocks and Garands

    Glocks and Garands CLM

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    I was the remote control for the 16" black and white TV. I better not turn the dial too quick or the tuner would be damaged (right after my rear).

    The neighbor had one of the first color TV's and there was only one or two shows that were in color.

    DDT was used everywhere and when the DDT spray truck came to the neighborhood during the summer to spray for mosquitoes we used to race behind it on our bikes to get the full effect of the spray.

    We practiced duck and cover twice a day at school during the Cuban Missle crises.

    Sabin on Sunday for Polio

    I used to buy cigarettes for my parents from the vending machine.

    I better not get into trouble at school because it was going to be a whole lot worse at home. The witness protection program had not been instituted.

    People didn't use lawn mowers as hedge trimmers.

    Police were known peace officers.

    Zero tolerance was not the way things were handled.

    Pocket knives were taken to school and were not considered a weapon.

    If you were involved in a fight at school the teacher, or principal, made you shake hands after the tussling was over.
     
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  4. Batesmotel

    Batesmotel

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    No Happy Meals or combo meals. You had to order the fries and drink separately. And you had to go in or wait for the girl to come out to your car.

    The biggest drink in town was the 7-11 32Oz big gulp and 7-11 always had .177BBs in stock.

    Tires had inner tubes and trucks had split rims.

    The guy who pumped your gas had to reset the pump with a big key.

    Mimeograph fluid.

    Carbon paper.

    TV went off air at night.

    Ink Bottles.

    Slide rules.
     
  5. Hipneckonwheels

    Hipneckonwheels

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    When I was your age people believed dinosaurs were descended from lizards and ruled the earth millions of years ago. Now we believe they evolved from birds and lived with Adam and Eve sometime before World War II.
    http://www.merrystandish.com/dinosaurs.html
     
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  6. RonaldG29

    RonaldG29 Noah's Hero

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    When i was your age, Ninja turtles were my heroes! and HBO was porn.
     
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    We shovelled driveways on snow days for $5, mowed lawns in the summer, for $5. Try to find a 10yr old to mow or shovel for $5 now. Got my ass kicked by my Dad at school in front to the principal, he'd be in jail now.(I did deserve it) Left the house at 0800 on Sat morning with a fishing rod and a baseball glove on my Schwinn, not to be seen until 1800 for dinner. Now I watch my child cross the street to her friends house and ensure she makes it inside. Times, they are a changing.
     
  8. marv

    marv Millennium Member

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    We sat in the living room and listened to the radio if the battery was up. Or we read the paper and Collier's Magazine by lamplight.
     
  9. TuxthePenguin

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    Black people used the back door.
     
  10. THEPOPE

    THEPOPE Nibb

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    "...beta testing DIRT..."....

    Tha's good, that's good....

    .23 a gallon gasoline, regular...

    Bought a 50 dollar auto-mobile that RAN very well....

    had "wing windows" on most cars and trucks...

    .25 smokes, that we were required to run to the local bar to retrieve...

    never saw us after summer break began, until fall classes started again, hell, they forgot our names....

    dogs ran loose, yes, in the CITY...

    movies were .25 for two, and a cartoon, featuring Bugs Bunny, or some such getting shot at by Elmer Fudd, or smashed by an anvil.....

    Elvis was considerred DANGEROUS.






    A good weeks pay was around 80 bucks...( which explains most of the prices for the things, when I was your age.....)

    I am OLden and OuT........:cool:
     
  11. 9mmXRAY

    9mmXRAY IDPA MW2 GSSF

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    Yeah my granny remembers when electricity was something you went in town to aww at.

    I love this thread... Reading everyones responses really goes to show...
    Just recently I have come to realize my neice is 14 and she doesn't know a world without the internet or terrorist attacks.

    She knows how to use the internet but she doesn't care how it works... Apparantly none of them do... they just care it works...

    When I was 14 we were using ISA TV/tuner cards hack into higher than 56K speed internet for FREE!!!! This was YEARS!! before cable modems it was actually a government test that was being conducted through like MIT or some crap.

    Now I get F-ING bugged about "The wireless router is broken"

    I have to repeat... "No its not... reset your netbook!"

    Basically I wanna say "Cmon WTF kid we were writing code for those devices when I was your age and GIVING it away for FREE!!!"
     
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  12. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    When I was your age, we only had 18 letters in the alphabet.
     
  13. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    That was back when McD's only had 8 or so items on the menu.

    Big Mac
    Hamburger
    Cheeseburger
    Shake
    Soda (one size - small)
    Fries (one size - also small)
    Cherry pie
    Apple pie (Wow. I GUESSED 8. Guess it was just 8.)

    No happy meal. No nuggets (partz is partz!). No Royale w/cheeze. No wraps, ice cream or salads.

    Heck, the jokes comedians used to tell about people thinking about what to get at McD's was when they had less than 15 items. ROTFL!!! Now you actually DO need to look at the menu to figure out what bizarre creations they've added this month.
     
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  14. jeager

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    I was a Nixon Youth!
    Was Senior Patrol Leader (actually ran the troop)
    We had campouts every month
    wento Lutheran Catecism twice a week
    (it was HELL with all those blonde-and-blue girls in miniskirts!)
    Dressed-out for PE every day
    Studied german
    Played soccer, ran track and cross country
    ...And STILL complained about "Nothing to Do" !
     
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    deadmonkey90 Pro Bass Angler

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    If you said ambalamps in class your hand got hit with a yard stick.
     
  16. Royo

    Royo BCPD

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    I can remember driving to the next town to go and eat at McDonalds and that was BIG THING!

    $100.00 of groceries would fill up the trunk of my Mom and Dad's 72 Impala and part of the back seat and I remember my mom saying $100.00 doesnt buy as much as it used too.

    Thinking that taking a ride in the bed of Dad's pickup was the best thing in the world.

    Mom buying REAL COCOA COLA and not something like VESS was a big deal .
    ( VESS Cream Soda was pretty good stuff though)
    Your dog really was your best friend and yours was the best one in the world. (Still is)

    All your buddies in the world were living just around the corner or down the block

    i got a new pair of shoes for school every fall ( and they were not atletic shoes) but I got a new pair of CONVERSE ALL STARS every spring.

    Cut off my jeans to make me a pair of shorts when summer started.
     
  17. GlockerMike

    GlockerMike God Help Us

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    We had "gas wars." I can remember .18 cents a gallon.
     
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    first job i got a raise to minimum wage $1.25 at McDonalds. I remember cheap gas and my last carton of cigaretts cost $2.10 including tax
     
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    byf43 NRA Patron Life Member

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    At 16 I also had a 4-Track tape player.
    Classics IV, Temptations and Mommas and Papas tapes.

    I remember seeing a gas war, back in January, 1972. (I was 17. Sinclair Gas Station in Greeneville, TN, had gas for 1.9 cents per gallon!!!!!!)
    Dad had just filled up our '67 Pontiac Catalina at an Esso for 14 cents per gallon!

    At 16 I was the remote control!
    At 16 cigarettes were 10 cents a pack.
    McDonald's hamburgers were 3 cents, cheeseburgers were 5 cents. A coke was 3 cents.
    We didn't have 'snow days'. I remember going to school and the snow was over a foot deep.
    At 16 we didn't have a 'color' television. Magnavox 25" B/W.
     
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    What's a McDonalds?

    WWII was about to end.