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Official Old Fart Thread!

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

  1. fossil

    fossil Accidental Moderator Staff Member

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    Yeah, we had a backward-facing wayback seat in our big old green Plymouth station wagon...must've been a '57 or '58. Made a lot of faces at the folks in the cars behind us. ;lol

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  2. begreen

    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    We have some great windy rural roads. My kids loved to scramble into the wayback and roll around with the curves.
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    begreen Mooderator Staff Member

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    LOL, that was a flashback. I remember that too!
  4. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    The one we had. 1957 Pontiac Starchief Safari. The Pontiac version of the Chevy Nomad.

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    347ci four-barrel. The sucker would run.
  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    My first car. 1952 Plymouth

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  6. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I was out on a bike ride this afternoon and for some reason this thread came to mind and I though of all the roads that used to be gravel. This included many State highways, including the one that is near us. I remember when it was paved too and that was in 1958. It was neat because they cut out several of the crooks and turns which meant lots of construction. It was the first time I'd ever seen an earth mover except for the one I saw on tv. That time on tv was a documentary showing what Disneyland would look like and they showed some of the construction going on at the time.

    Another thing I remember and miss was the free movies. We used to go often during the summer months to several villages where they would show free movies. Naturally before the show there was always a ball game going on. For us farm kids just getting to go to town was a treat. The movies were like icing on the cake.
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    We could take some milk carton tops to the theater on Saturday morning for free movies. It was a really long walk into town to that dang theater. And twice as far back.
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    we only had glass milk bottles and they had pull off caps! Reminds me of an old joke. Two drunks in a bar. "Sorry I'm late, I got a flat tire when I ran over a milk bottle." Other drunk, You couldn't see a milk bottle in the road?" First drunk, "No the kid had it under his coat"
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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Dad had a milk route with those glass bottles. I used to ride with him and loved getting a cold bottle of chocolate milk off the ice in the back of the truck for lunch.

    He drove one of these.

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  10. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    Growing up in MD in the 70's we had a milk man and an egg man, different guys but other local farmers. Also, A-Treat soda truck would come around, lots of flavors in thick glass bottles. my mom used to let us each pick 4 bottles since there were 3 of us kids to make a case. they were capped but we had these rubber bail things we'd stop the bottles back up with. I haven't thought of that in 30 years!

    When we moved to PA we had a Charlie Chip man and a Jewel T man (like a five and dime in a panel truck). I can still get A-Treat soda but it's plastic 2 liters in the grocery....not the same :)
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  11. Backwoods Savage

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    The first time I remember going to the theater is cost $.08 because I was under age 12. For that age and up to 18 it was $.12. I think the adults had to pay a quarter.
  12. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    I think that be a Divco Wayne truck. We still have a dairy using them out of Saginaw, MI.
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  13. WeldrDave

    WeldrDave Feeling the Heat

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    My God, I caught this tread late but, hate to say it, after reading all your posts, my how it bring's back things. Here's one, my Dad had a 59 studebaker lark and we would go get ice cream at the local stand then he would get gas at the Sinclair station after that on friday night.:cool:
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  14. Ehouse

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    When I was about 5 years old, my wise elders set me upon a horse so they could take some pictures and away we went! All the way to the top of the mountain! I hugged down and clutched his mane and road it out. Horse and I sat on top of the world watching Grandad's Plymouth wind up the farm road behind the restaurant to fetch us.
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  15. Ehouse

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    Yep, Charlie Chip' s in those big round tins. My dad was a milk man so they say.....
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    My God, LOL;ex... after Dads studebaker, we had a 1962 Plymouth station wagon, I think it seated 16......." you know what I mean" It was huge..... Mom had an elastic arm and could smack any kid "ANY where in the car!!!
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    Studebakers, +1
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    Anyone remember riding in a rumble seat? I was lucky enough as a young tyke to ride with an aunt to the lake in a Model A roadster with one. Fun stuff. I also remember riding to the same Kirk Lake in the back of my dad's 1951 red International pickup. It was almost as good as riding a motorcycle. Can't do that anymore.
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    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    YES! RUMBLE SEATS! My dad restored Model A's (then later Corvairs) another memory this thread as jared loose :)
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    One of the many things that is a lot better now than those old days. The roadsides of this country were literally, should say litterly, covered in trash. Because whenever the burger or soda, or even the newspaper was finished it went out the car window.

    We have come a long way on that one.
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  21. WeldrDave

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    Brother Bart, I can agree in some places, but I must say people down here at the shore were a little more self consience about that. Yes we did have our litter bugs but they were mainly tourists. In the early 60's my mother and father were always on us kid's about bringing in your trash if you were out playing.

    I will say our beaches are "MUCH" cleaner, the fines went $$$$$$$$$$ into orbit as they should in my opinion;)
  22. Hearth Mistress

    Hearth Mistress Minister of Fire

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    This episode of Mad Men had people talking for weeks (skip to 1:36 -2:05)

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    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Along the Interstates it used to look like a garbage dump all across the country. Few people people outside of the state realize that the "Don't Mess With Texas" thing was a declaration of war on roadside litter. Not a redneck battle cry. >>

    Funny thing about that. I was doing some work at our Joliet, IL refinery. The refinery manager was from Texas too. His secretary told me that she asked him why he bought a new pickup instead of a car? He told her it was so he could throw the empties in the back when driving. ;lol She freaked.
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    Yes, I remember the garbage window, and Herons and Hawks nailed to barn doors and fence posts, much better now , but (butt) cig butts everywhere. Pigs are everywhere.
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    Oink. ;lol

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