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Official Old Fart Thread!

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by Jack Straw, Jun 20, 2013.

  1. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

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    My first car ('61 Buick) did not have a radio. :) Radio, power steering/windows, auto transmission a/c were all 'options' back-in-the-day. I think white walls were also an option.

    "Reverb" - man, haven't thought about that for awhile. Hubby had one in his car when we were dating. I thought it was the neatest thing. I think we still have the reverb - stored in a box somewhere......

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    Ask them what an ice man is. We loved when he came through our neighborhood in the summer. He always would give us a shard of nice cold ice.
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  3. Shari

    Shari Minister of Fire

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    About 8 yrs. ago our teenage niece was visiting and wanted to make a 'personal' phone call. I sent her to the bedroom to use the phone in there.

    After a bit she came back and said "How do you use that phone?" Heh heh it was a rotary dial phone.
  4. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Please tell me more Luke!
  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I miss white sidewalls and two-toned cars.
  6. lukem

    lukem Minister of Fire

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    Upland down in Bloomington is bringing it back. Used to be made in Terre Haute.
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  7. woodgeek

    woodgeek Minister of Fire

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    You dudes are old. I remember rolling around in the back of the station wagon when I was a kid. And as a young man, i spent a lot of time on corners waiting for my friend(s) to show up at the appointed time. And getting lost and having to ask folks for directions. Kids nowadays have no idea.
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  8. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    I know I'm 6 months away from age 65, because apparently Edward Snowden has alerted all the folks who want to sell me Medicare Supplemental Insurance. And there are a lot of them. <>
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  9. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    It starts over every year during "open season". For life.

    Funny thing is two of our docs now have signs in their offices "We no longer accept any Medicare Advantage plans. We still accept standard Medicare.".
  10. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Back in my day, the government ONLY Investigated leftie groups. Imagine!
    ;)

    But, seriously, our local doc in Philly made house calls regularly. His office was not a glorified medical center, but the basement on the end unit of a bunch of row houses...

    Actually, the thing that freaks out most young'uns today is when you honestly and carefully explain to them how the draft worked in the 60's. It's interesting that people worry about us having LESS liberty when it seems we have MORE than ever. Realistically, what could be worse than simply scooping up millions of teens for a war which had nothing to do with defense or our security?

    My employees, who were only 10 years younger than me, didn't think I was telling the truth when I informed them of this. That is, how soon we forget!

    Such a deal folks have today. They have the internet, cell phones and cable...and tivo, and NO DRAFT.
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  11. Ehouse

    Ehouse Minister of Fire

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    Sugar Ray (the original), Carmen Basilio, Gene Fulmer, Archie Moore and Rocky (the original) on the fuzzy blue screen, brought to you by Gillett; "To look sharp.....". Watch Mister Wizard, Crunch and Des, Industry On Parade.... "Twang your magic twanger Froggy!"
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  12. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Hair over the top of your ears. Barely. The reason my girlfriend's mother made her break up with me. After I came back from the Army I stopped by and had a beer with her mom. Seems the girl ran off with a biker.

    I am finally back to the sixties after 40 years in corporate America. ;lol The ex-hippie is the one on the left.

    me and craig.jpg
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  13. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    OMG, that's a great pic! Where/when was that taken? Was this during labor/management negotiations? ;lol
  14. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Yeah. He thought by picking up that breakfast check under his hand I would give up the enhancement to the paid sick leave policy. Didn't work. It is now the original no days times four.
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  15. begreen

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    Yer darn lucky you still have hair to grow!
    Still looking good BB.
  16. Ehouse

    Ehouse Minister of Fire

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    Ah, Cracker Barrel! A sure sign of oldfartiness!
  17. webbie

    webbie Seasoned Moderator Staff Member

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    Mohammed Ali lived a couple blocks away from me - and that is when he was fighting!

    Long long time ago....

    I think I can put this all to rest by stating that we all listened to Mick Jagger when he was still in his teens!
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  18. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I'm so old that Keith Richards looked like this when the Stones recorded their first record that I purchased in 1965. Last Time.

    [​IMG]
  19. Gark

    Gark Minister of Fire

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    Toys -my avatar. Silly putty which came in an egg. Rocket Radio. My sister's doll - Betsy Wetsy. Paint By Numbers. Grow your own seahorses in the back of comics. Slinkey. Mousetrap game. Barrel of Monkeys. Gilbert Chemistry Set, which had sulpher, saltpeter and charcoal right in it....
  20. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I had one of those erection sets when I was young.
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  21. gyrfalcon

    gyrfalcon Minister of Fire

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    Hah! We went up on the roof of the apartment building to watch the 2nd Sputnik go by. Never connected it to pay TV either.
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  22. save$

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    I remember pealing asbestos fibers off from the asbestos rock and rolling mercury around in the palm of my hands in high school science class!
  23. fossil

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    Christmas morning, 1954.

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  24. gyrfalcon

    gyrfalcon Minister of Fire

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    Oh, what a great pic. We used to have a train set that ran around the Christmas tree every year when I was a kid, too, until it died. Haven't seen one in a good 50-some years now. I used to love that. Thanks for the memories.
  25. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    This was the start. My dad and I built a big outfit in the basement. Mountains, tunnels, trestles, the whole really fun deal. Long time ago. It's all long gone...except I still have that very locomotive, tender and caboose on my dresser right next to this picture.
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