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1978 Cost of Living
 

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Those were the days ....
 

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McDonalds Menu 1972 :wow:
 

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If only some dealers could roll back prices to 1957.

1957 Chevrolet Ad:
 

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luvs

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yep-- too well--
-stone-washing jeans,-- w/ pleats
-neon
-spandex
-hi-tops
-sweatbands
-bad bands
-hair involving so many tall bangs & a can of hairspray
-perms
-i've fallen, and i can't get......' ads (yet, they play 'em here, 2018)
-nintendo, sega-- luv 'em all
-wesson oil ads
-hi-top sneakers
-fraggle rock, that made my 80's, as well as my family & pals
 
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Remember pricing a PC with a huge 10 megabyte hard drive. :wow:
 

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Fotomat . . .
 

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Detroit . . .
 

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Childhood . . .
 

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FrancSevin

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Childhood . . .


I was reminded of this today at Christmas. My Kids/grandkids opened Nintendo, Pokémon games and gimmicks of which I had no experience or clue.

Remember when it made you proud and happy to see you children and grandchildren excited to get the same kind of toys and gifts that you did when a child?

You know, like bicycles, Chutes and Ladders and Red Rider BB guns.:unsure:
 

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One Christmas money was really tight. I made wooden toys for the three kids and got them a refrigerator box(remember them?) to make a playhouse. They enjoyed those as much if not more than store bought toys.
Mike
 

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One Christmas money was really tight. I made wooden toys for the three kids and got them a refrigerator box(remember them?) to make a playhouse. They enjoyed those as much if not more than store bought toys.
Mike

One year my grandfather took an appliance box, painted it with aluminum paint and a red nose cone. He made a Flash Gordon spaceship with portholes and ray guns. We wore that thing out.

The next year he painted a similar box army green with yellow tank treads on the sides, cut big holes in the middle so we could get inside and see where we were going. It was no more than a big tube of painted cardboard but,,,;When you crawled on hands and knees it went forward.:clap:

A little physical effort mixed with imagination and the tank could ram any enemy. Even take out the space ship. :clap:Those were great gifts with which one could not possibly interest todays kids.
 

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I must be old. I remember most of these.
 

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1950s Sears Runabout ? w motor/trailer $1299!
 

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Men's 70s fashion.

Guy on the left looks like he's listening to directions.
Guy in middle looks bored senseless.
Guy on the right is like, yeah.. I know I got it goin on.
Lol


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Remember Rack component stereo systems. I still have one ....I did take the bodacious cassette player out of it though (know anyone that wants to buy a top of the line cassette player)
 

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Doc,

Maybe you should hang onto that cassett deck..

Remember when turntables were worth nothing? Have you priced a top of the line turn table lately, from back in the day? Prices are going up think. So has the price of old records. I think there are new ones being made today as well.

Cassett tapes actually do a pretty good job of copying music, if you are talking top of the line tapes anyway... Who knows, could there be a day when lots of folks want them once again? Nostalgia perhaps???? It is how ever true today isn't that day lol....

Just my 2 cents..

Regards, Kirk
 

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1950s Sears Runabout �� w motor/trailer $1299!

Remember??/ Hell yes I remember
The Boat pictured was an Arkansas traveler build with an Elgin outboard motor. Arkansas traveler was the Chevy of boats often equipped with Scot Atwater outboards. This Sears version was simply rebadged.

Sears Roebuck brought recreational boating to the general public as they sold 'em by the thousands

At one time Chrysler marine owned Elgin Motors and had boats badged Chrysler built by LoneStar. I still own a 55 HP and a 100HP Chrysler motor

I worked at a JCCA summer camp in the 60's teaching water skiing/sailing/canoeing. We had a fleet of four of those boats as pictured in the ad. I also was the mechanic who had to keep things running. The Elgin motors were crap.

I convinced the camp director to switch motors to 40 HP Johnsons in 1965. By 1967 we had tri-hull "bass boats" with pedestal steering. With a rear facing bow seat and low gunnels, they were ideal for teaching waterski sports. The rear facing observer made it safe for the skipper and skier. Plus they kept the bow down for faster "out of the hole"achievement of plane.

That said, the Arkansas travelers repowered with Johnson 28's were used as chase boats on our Lake of the Ozarks canoe'rs for years. Well built tough little boats.

Thanks for reminding me of the best summers of my youth.
 

FrancSevin

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Doc,

Maybe you should hang onto that cassett deck..

Remember when turntables were worth nothing? Have you priced a top of the line turn table lately, from back in the day? Prices are going up think. So has the price of old records. I think there are new ones being made today as well.

Cassett tapes actually do a pretty good job of copying music, if you are talking top of the line tapes anyway... Who knows, could there be a day when lots of folks want them once again? Nostalgia perhaps???? It is how ever true today isn't that day lol....

Just my 2 cents..

Regards, Kirk
Siting in my late father's abandoned house is a virtual copy of that rack component set. I think I'm gonna retrieve it.
 

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Awesome Superman poster from the 50's that could still be used today.
 

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Bet that no one remembers this!!
 

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How about a 67 Camaro for 2200 dollars. :wow:
 

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Remember Rack component stereo systems. I still have one ....I did take the bodacious cassette player out of it though (know anyone that wants to buy a top of the line cassette player)

give him a break (my Dad) ; he's w/ God--
 

luvs

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dammit doc, u said 'bodacious'-- i'm looking to gain snooze, not lose my mind & snooze to reminiscing over 80's/90's items--
u rock-- i luv 80's items
namely, golden girls stuff &, well, not my Mom's tresses--
 

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Older than dirt quiz.

I wonder about the premise of this quiz. If you were really older than dirt you would not remember any of this as your memory would be goneski. :th_lmao:

Don't recall a 5 and dime but we did have 5 and 10 stores as in Ben Franklin 5 & 10. Or am I losing it?
 

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Oh, crap. I'm older than dirt.
Butch wax and Studebakers were a little before my time but I knew of them.
Roller skate keys - Don't recall those but didn't roller skate much.
 
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