What Do You Remember From The Old Days?

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  1. Nancy Hart

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    The record reminded me of a big old clunky mahogany radio/record player console we had when I was a kid. It had a short wave radio dial on it. I used to try to listen to SW on it. I don't think it would play 45 rpms.
     
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    My first record player was a big old table top wooden cabinet also. It just played 78 RPM records and also had the radio. It had a top cover that opened for access to the turntable.
     
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    My grandfather left me a Grafanola that looked something like this. It had a secret compartment in the back, the part that would be up against a wall.
     
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    Street Sports

    Punch Ball, Hand Ball, Stick Ball, Slap Ball
     
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    Playing cricket with all my mates on the bomb-sites from WW2. Most streets that were bombed had big gaps in the terraced houses, and that's where we played. Our Mams used to give us a big 'glass' lemonade bottle with a screw top full of water .
     
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    drive-in movies
    flying kites
    glider airplanes you had to put together right or it would split
    yo-yos
    tiddlywinks
     
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    We had Green Stamps and Black Gold in Houston in the 50s
     
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    You remember the Slinky's, a wire coil that you could push off a step and it would bend over and walk down the steps.
     
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    Yes I loved the Slinky. But I could never get it to work perfectly like it did in the ad. It would go down 5 or 6 steps.
     
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    When I see an old typewriter like that, I can't help but remember James Caan & Kathy Bates in "Misery." :D
     
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    I do remember Slinkys very well. My younger sister and I would have races with them.
     
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    Everything processed so things would be easy (and bad for us:rolleyes:)
     
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    There were seven of us in our family, plus we always had guests for supper on Saturdays and Sundays, and sometimes during the week. I usually went along on the weekly shopping trips (which was the best way of getting treats), and the price was usually from $50-60. Of course, we grew or raised a lot of what we ate, too. My dad farmed, so he had about 250 acres in production. Other than a five-acre garden, he grew the same thing each year, although the crop would change from year to year, cow corn or potatoes being the most common, I think.
     
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    Someone broke into my car last week and stole $100 of groceries from the glove compartment.
     
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