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    Default Official im old enough to remember when thread.

    I will start it off.

    Im old enough to remember when I could buy three packs of drug store brand dental floss on sale and not have to pull out a ten dollar bill, (Not Joking)

    Im old enough to remember when i was not old enough to say im old enough to remember when.....
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    Im old enough to remember a nickel for a pack of gum, gasoline at 37 cents a gallon, and cigarette machines in the High School lunchroom @75 cents a pack!

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    OK, I'm old enough to remember when you could buy a Batman comic book for 10 cents. And a candy bar for 5-10 cents. You could go to a Saturday matinee (double feature) with one dollar, pay for your ticket, buy a drink and some treats and stay to watch the film a second time!

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    I remember when Jesus was a private.

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    I am certain Jesse is old enough to remember how dirt was formed.
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    When we didn't have a whole bunch of jackasses here posting on a regular basis.

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    I remember when gas was 25cents a gallon, riding in the back of a Chevrolet Turquoise and White BelAir with a fold forward front seat for me to get into the back seat, and watching Star Trek episodes air for the first time!

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    Our first new house was 900 sqft, 3 bedroom 1 bath and cost $11,000. Our first new car was a 1971 Pontiac Catalina, it cost $3200 (IIRC).
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    Youall are old----hehehe

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    I remember going to the DRIVE IN and it was 5.00 a car load....oh it was fun :)

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    Being a kid and not required to wear a seat-belt in the backseat of a car. Leaded gasoline. Notching holes in the side of 5-1/4" single sided floppy disks so the reverse side could be used.

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    I'm old enough to remember riding in the back of a truck with a blanket for warmth on the freeway.

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    House heated by wood stoves. Outhouse. Cars did not have seat belts. Dad trading in a 47 Dodge for a 54 Chevy. 7 cent small cokes out of a machine. 1st class stamp 3 cents. Cigarettes 21 cents a pack. Spraying the cattle with DDT in the summer to kill the flies. Paint can that bragged about the amount of lead it contained.
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    I remember when we had to look up things in books. And when telephones had cords. And when we had to rewind our movies before driving them back to the video store.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jephdood View Post
    I remember when we had to look up things in books. And when telephones had cords. And when we had to rewind our movies before driving them back to the video store.
    LOL I remember the be kind-rewind stickers too. Back then it would cost more than 300 bucks to replace a lost tape as well, because the store owners would charge you for the lost revenue as well as for the lost tape.
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    Heh. Do you remember they actually sold VHS tape rewinding machines for home-use? Because some were afraid of wearing out their precious VCR's? Suckers. :-)

    Ooh. Here's another: I remember Betamax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jephdood View Post
    Heh. Do you remember they actually sold VHS tape rewinding machines for home-use? Because some were afraid of wearing out their precious VCR's? Suckers. :-)

    Ooh. Here's another: I remember Betamax.
    Um...I still have both the rewinder and a Sony Betamax that works with tapes!

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    Ashtrays in everybody's house. Smoking in college classrooms, smoking at work, in the movies, everywhere. Driving to DC on a Friday night to buy buy beer since the drinking age was 18 in DC.

    I was watching a great Bluray remaster of the original Terminator last night and laughing at the scenes where the Terminator and Linda Hamilton both went to a public phone and used the phone book. It's amazing how fast that disappeared. I also had to laugh at Hamilton's 80s hairstyle. I wish I could not remember that.

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    Original Nintendo...

    I'm not that old

    However, my first tank of gas was under a buck/gallon when I got my license in '98. My one and only sub $1/gal tank of gas
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    I remember bringing klick klacks (those round glass balls on a string that you violently shook to get them to hit one another they did get banned due to kids getting chipped particles flying off into your face), to school, along with the Duncan Butterfly yo yos, mountain dew was 15 cents a bottle and they had a picture of some farmer dude chasing a pig, that read yaa hoo mountain dew it'll tickle yer innards, plus it tasted better than todays dew. The memories.

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    Anyone up for a game of Pong or Lawn Darts?

    How about using baseball cards to make your Schwinn Lemon Peeler sound like a Harley?
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    I'm old enough to remember that I'm lucky the nonsense of my youth didn't kill me or someone else.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steveinaz View Post
    Our first new house was 900 sqft, 3 bedroom 1 bath and cost $11,000. Our first new car was a 1971 Pontiac Catalina, it cost $3200 (IIRC).
    Nice car, probably wish ya still had it. The Grand Prix SJ's were sweet too. I could retire if I had half the cars I had back then.

    I'll echo the other posters on what they remember, but I'll also add something to GG's thoughts. I remember when we used to have a frickin' gas around here without a mod being notified for every little thing.

    In my day, gas, booze, drugs, were cheap and hookers were costly. Now, hookers are cheap and you can't afford much else. Which, on the flip side....women in general were cheap back then, now.....you can't afford to date one.

    I remember when your dollar actually bought something that was worth......a dollar.
    I remember when a Mom and Dad ment a woman and a man.
    I remember when a teacher had some authority to discipline
    I remember when the ice cream truck came down the block and you didn't need to whip out a credit card.
    I remember bread carts....knife sharpening carts.....St. Joseph tables
    I remember when men were gentlemen....and women were Lady's.
    I remember the words "respect" and "personal responsibility" were a staple of modern society.
    I remember when going to college was deemed a privilege and not a "right".
    I remember we had jobs for anyone willing to work

    Most of all, at the ripe old age of 5, I remember saying to my Mom...." It hurts and it won't go down".

    She filled a rag with ice and told me to hold it there for a few minutes.

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    2 for a penny candy (bazooka gum, licorice, pixie sticks, jaw breakers)
    5 cent candy bars
    dime cokes
    19 cent hamburgers
    99 cent six-pack of beer (cheapo Regal Select)
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    I as well am not that old, but....
    I remember banana seats on bikes
    I remember marbles
    And i remember the Sunday morning dump run with my pops turning into "1 shot and 2 beers per house is what it costs me to get rid of your trash." We always did 4 houses every sunday.

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    I like to think back in terms of technology. I remember when data was stored on cassette tapes. I remember paying $300 for a 14.4k modem and being amazed that I couldn't read the text as fast as it was appearing on the screen. Blazing fast! I remember when I was the remote control for the TV, which had two giant clunky dials, VHF and UHF.

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    Smoking in grocery stores. Butts all over. Nasty nasty nasty

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    When car manufacturers used to whine that government regulations for seat belts, smog controls, air bags, mileage standards, etc. would increase prices so much that sales would decrease. Oh wait, they still whine that song.

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    I remember freaking out, because John started wearing glasses, and I thought he'd been replaced in the Beatles.
    I remember my father MAKING me watch some guy named Neil do something on television.
    I remember when when the last of POW's came home from Vietnam.
    I remember family movies being recorded on film, with a light bar that had no less than 6 floodlights!
    I remember my sister getting a Radio Shack Apollo II stereo. We played the hell out of that thing.
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