Monday, May 18, 2009

The good old days--Part one!

Old Enough To Remember? Remember When?
Remember when... You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, for free, every time. And, you didn't pay for air. And, you got trading stamps to boot!
Remember when...
All soft drinks came in bottles and you could get a deposit back.
Cars had no air-conditioning.
There was "free air" at all service stations.
There were S&H green stamps.
You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time.
You could go as a child and buy your mom a pack of cigarettes.
Music was on vinyl records 45 rpm and albums were 78 rpm.
There was one light (red) on top of police cars.
There was only AM radio.
Everyone took the bus to town.
You could go and see a live Jan & Dean concert for $3.00.
Gas was .26 a gal and ethyl was way too high at .30.
Typing class was noisy.
You only had GM, Ford and Chrysler making cars in the US.
Most of the change in your pocket was pure silver.
Football helmets came without face guards.
The Network News was only 15 minutes long.
Motor oil came in metal containers.
Toothpaste came in metal tubes.
The balcony at the movie theater had the best view.
Cracker Jacks had a decent and unusual prize in it.
The only sideburns you saw were on the pictures of dead presidents.
Every one you knew had a vaccination scar.
You believed everything the Government said.
The worst you could do socially was drink a beer.
Every house had a tall outside TV antennae.
You could call a doctor and he would come to your house (the same day).
Men put on a suit, they also put on a hat.

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