I'm so old I can remember....

Discussion in 'The Refreshment Lounge' started by bupton52, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. Bill Lins

    Bill Lins Moderating Staff Staff Member

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    Oh, YEAH! :wink:
     
  2. jwhoff

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    OH NO :48:!!!

    I actually covered the Hartford Whalers of the old World Hockey Association in a former life!

    I did say ... "I'll get back with you if I detect any developing trends." :blushing:


    I REFUSE TO GET ANY OLDER! :31:
     
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  3. RedTemplar

    RedTemplar Johnny Joe Combs Premium Member

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    Home delivered milk
    Fresh-churned butter
    The smell of a moonshine still
    an old country store baloney sammich
    a swinging bridge
    a hog killing
    Dinner on the ground with hell, fire, and brimstone preaching.
    people selling their vote for $2 and a pint of whiskey or if you were a good Christian woman some gingerbread would do.
     
  4. RedTemplar

    RedTemplar Johnny Joe Combs Premium Member

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    Home delivered milk
    Fresh-churned butter
    The smell of a moonshine still
    an old country store baloney sammich
    a swinging bridge
    a hog killing
    Dinner on the ground with hell, fire, and brimstone preaching.
    people selling their vote for $2 and a pint of whiskey or if you were a good Christian woman some gingerbread would do.
     
  5. jwhoff

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    They called them "dinner on the ground with hell, fire, and brimstone preaching" Camp Meetings back home in Louisiana. They had to be non-denominational. I suppose all the local clergy got a slice of the take.

    I think I remember being a little kid with a starched shirt and pants on, swinging my legs in those uncomfortable folding chairs, sweating my 'arse off, watching all those ladies "wagging their lips" and fanning themselves with those hand fans telling me to straighten up and be quiet.

    Hell, I liked it better when I got a chance to slip off to the parking lot and listen to all the men talk about all the ladies gossiping and crap about the damn preacher going from town to town every time he heard the boy's had gotten a new paycheck. They all b*+@#ed about the mosquitoes but showed up every night for the show.

    Ole T-Gib was a little "touched" in the head but had lots of stories and took us down to the bayou to cane poll fish and throw rocks at the turtles and snakes before it would get dark. They all said he was "touched," but he made considerably more sense to an elementary school kid that did that damn preacher.

    Yep ... them was the days when the old folks hauled us city kids down to the bayou country during the hottest part of the summer to catch a little down home hell, fire, and brimstone every-night-go-to-meeting homecoming socials. Of course, this was before there was an Interstate 10 and every road was a two lane, bridge hopping, nightmare. I too remember sleeping up behind the back seat by the rear window. There were actually stars in those days!

    I drift.

    Still, it's always good to hear from you Red Templar. Go 'Cats!
     
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  6. Plustax

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    Vic20. With 5k external RAM on a cassett.
     
  7. Plustax

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    C-rats with cigarettes pks
     
  8. JTM

    JTM "Just in case" Premium Member

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    I was walking through Wal-Mart today and they still sold CD players. I thought "WTF?" but immediately felt old.
     
  9. crono782

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    Cheers
    Danger Mouse
    Gumby
    Mr Rogers
    Bob Ross
    When Pat Sajak's hair was real.
    5 1/4" floppy disks
    ALF
    the pilot episode of Star Trek: TNG
    Excitebike
     
  10. widows son

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    Def leopard
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    Viva puffs
    Who wants to be a millionaire?
    Rip Torn
    Will smith's big willie style
    SCTV
     
  11. jwhoff

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    Red Hot Chilly Peppers
    Presidents of the United States of America (prophetic hit: We're Not Going To Make it)

    come on guys ... I had nieces and nephews in the day. :40:
     
  12. crono782

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    When MTV showed music videos. ;P
    All in the Family
    Married with Children
    Tales from the Crypt
    Flintstones push pops
    Planters Cheez Puffs
    Creepy Crawlers
    Snoopy sno-cone maker
    Current Affair
    21 Jump street
    the NFL pencil craze
     
  13. ThanatosTA

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    Linclon Logs
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    The BeeGees
    Those blow up boxing gloves
    Watching Star Wars in the movie theater (The only way to watch movies at the time)
    The Bananna Splits
    REAL Saturday Morning cartoons
    The original "Dark Shadows" series
    Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots

    BTW, this is a great post bupton52, thanks!
     
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  14. widows son

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    Gas station attendants
    The princess bride
    MAD TV
    MAD magazine
    Jack LaLanne
    Mad about you
    Animaniacs
     
  15. Bill Lins

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    "Sky King"

    "Highway Patrol" with Broderick Crawford

    "Gunsmoke" & "Bonanza" when originally aired

    The original "Three Stooges"
     
  16. crono782

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    CHiPs
    Dallas
    Three's Company
    Polaroid cameras
     
  17. jvarnell

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    Did I ever see on this list Black and White TV. More especially with vice grips on the tunner because the nob broke.
     
  18. widows son

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    Lol. It's funny cuz I had a tv that fits your description. I think everyone does or did. Anyway...

    When Conan O'Brien wrote the Simpsons.
    When I used to be able to buy smokes for my dad.
    The never ending story.
    In the heat of the night.
    "Super-fly" Jimmy Snuka
    El Camino's
    Old UFC
    Mr. Bean
    True Romance.
    The Mighty Morphing Power Rangers
    DC and Marvel comic books from the 80's to the end of the 90's
    When the Toronto Maple Leafs made the playoffs.
    When the Bills won the Super Bowl
    "By Mennon"
     
  19. Bill Lins

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    And tin foil "flags" on the "rabbit ears"!
     
  20. JJones

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    Anyone remember 50 cent sodas?!
     

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