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#1513 Jul 29, 2013
missing_goldfish wrote:
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I loved the drive in. There's still one out by the lake. And my first car was a Rambler 4 door. I loved that car.
Drive-In theaters were great! When we were young, us kids(sibs)usually wore pajamas because we'd fall asleep way before the movie was over.

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Level 7

Since: Dec 10

Nehwon

#1514 Jul 29, 2013
When Mom would go out the back door and yell "Greymouser! Dinnertime!"

And I'd yell back "Coming!" and woe to me if I didn't arrive in a few minutes.

As long as I was in yelling distance, I didn't need constant supervision.

But things have changed, I guess.

One in a million or ten million of possible tragedies is the expected now.

Fear of anything and everything is the new norm?
Hans and Fritz

Pulaski, WI

#1515 Jul 29, 2013
So, if vone of you hefty lard barrels voss on vone end of a teeter-totter, how many bags of Portland cement vould heff to be on the other end to obtain equilibrium?

“TEXAS ... SECEDE”

Since: Feb 08

REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

#1516 Jul 30, 2013
Old Sam wrote:
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...in Texas, remember how l a t e the movie started in the summertime...it was still daylight at 9pm.......remember how the speaker sounded.....remember how steamed-up the windows got.....
=]
It was the 60's OS;)... do you really think I remember, LOL ...

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Since: Feb 08

REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

#1517 Jul 30, 2013
missing_goldfish wrote:
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I loved the drive in. There's still one out by the lake. And my first car was a Rambler 4 door. I loved that car.
Heya, Goldie ... was it metallic green like all the other Ramblers that came out that year? The Drive-in was fun ... Good times ... My first and ONLY experience with wine ... my mom laughed at me when I got home ... NO! She laughed at me when I got SICK ... Strawberry Hills Forever ... NO, it was Strawberry Hill wine ... I was 16 ... My boyfriend walked me to the door, she opened it as we were walked up the drive-way ... I walked to the side of the carport and R_A_L_P_H or was it B_U_I_C_K ... IDK it all sounded the same ... Jimmy was like okay, Mrs G ... backing away real slow ... after he left my mom was laughing at me ... I was really sick, not funny! LOL ... never ever drank wine again ... dang teenagers ... I tell ya ... Then I was grounded for a week ... what a bummer!...

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Since: Feb 08

REPUBLIC OF TEXAS

#1518 Jul 30, 2013
Old Sam wrote:
<quoted text>
...in Texas, remember how l a t e the movie started in the summertime...it was still daylight at 9pm.......remember how the speaker sounded.....remember how steamed-up the windows got.....
=]
well, it didn't sound like someone speaking from ATC ... it sounded like a transistor radio or AM radio, LOL ...

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Since: Dec 09

I like it.

#1519 Jul 30, 2013
Flower-Child wrote:
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Heya, Goldie ... was it metallic green like all the other Ramblers that came out that year? The Drive-in was fun ... Good times ... My first and ONLY experience with wine ... my mom laughed at me when I got home ... NO! She laughed at me when I got SICK ... Strawberry Hills Forever ... NO, it was Strawberry Hill wine ... I was 16 ... My boyfriend walked me to the door, she opened it as we were walked up the drive-way ... I walked to the side of the carport and R_A_L_P_H or was it B_U_I_C_K ... IDK it all sounded the same ... Jimmy was like okay, Mrs G ... backing away real slow ... after he left my mom was laughing at me ... I was really sick, not funny! LOL ... never ever drank wine again ... dang teenagers ... I tell ya ... Then I was grounded for a week ... what a bummer!...
No, it was a lovely shade of pink, inside and out. Best car I ever had. I remember the Boon's Farm Strawberry Hill pretty well, too... I wouldn't touch that stuff with a broomstick now. Been there done that. Did it take you a week to get over the hangover? We liked that and the cherry vodka in 7up. Ahhhh. Good times. LOL

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Since: May 07

Vincit qui se vincit

#1520 Jul 30, 2013
Full service gas stations

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Since: May 07

Vincit qui se vincit

#1521 Jul 30, 2013
missing_goldfish wrote:
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No, it was a lovely shade of pink, inside and out. Best car I ever had. I remember the Boon's Farm Strawberry Hill pretty well, too... I wouldn't touch that stuff with a broomstick now. Been there done that. Did it take you a week to get over the hangover? We liked that and the cherry vodka in 7up. Ahhhh. Good times. LOL
Remember the white can beer that tasted really bad and left you with a bad hangover?

“100% Princess”

Level 8

Since: Jan 07

and totally harmless

#1522 Jul 30, 2013
Ricky F wrote:
Full service gas stations
and the "premiums" you would get with the gas--free glasses, plates, coffee mugs, or whatever.

Roadmaps that were on a rack in every station.

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Level 8

Since: Apr 09

Hotel California

#1523 Jul 30, 2013
Ricky F wrote:
Full service gas stations
They still have them in Oregon and New jersey, it's against the law to pump your own gas there :)

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Since: Dec 10

Homefries

#1524 Jul 30, 2013
Does anyone remember to hold the door open for the person behind them when walking into an establishment?
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Since: Dec 12

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#1525 Jul 30, 2013
DILF wrote:
Does anyone remember to hold the door open for the person behind them when walking into an establishment?
Yes! and I'm a lady.... It's the young guys who let me keep holding it who need to remember manors...

Sometimes when that happens they even have their girlfriend/wife with them.......neither of them say thank you or even take the door from me. RUDE!

I remember when everyone had manors!
B-long

United States

#1526 Jul 30, 2013
Hitesrunprincess wrote:
<quoted text>and the "premiums" you would get with the gas--free glasses, plates, coffee mugs, or whatever.
Roadmaps that were on a rack in every station.
One of my uncles ran a full service 'Phillips 66' gas station in the Texas panhandle in the '60's through the mid '70's. Delivered propane to the local ranchers/farmers to run their huge irrigation systems. Most times he had to 'carry' them on account until their crops had gone to market.
Long days-in a pretty desolate area.

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Level 8

Since: Jan 07

and totally harmless

#1527 Jul 30, 2013
B-long wrote:
<quoted text>One of my uncles ran a full service 'Phillips 66' gas station in the Texas panhandle in the '60's through the mid '70's. Delivered propane to the local ranchers/farmers to run their huge irrigation systems. Most times he had to 'carry' them on account until their crops had gone to market.
Long days-in a pretty desolate area.
I'm sure. I've heard people around here talk about the same thing--only with tobacco. One lady was telling me that after her parents sold their tobacco crop, he paid off the grocery store, and the dry goods store (pre-walmart, of course) and buy seed for the next year--and they were broke again.....

I can't say that I think those are the "good ole days"
B-long

United States

#1528 Jul 30, 2013
Hitesrunprincess wrote:
<quoted text>I'm sure. I've heard people around here talk about the same thing--only with tobacco. One lady was telling me that after her parents sold their tobacco crop, he paid off the grocery store, and the dry goods store (pre-walmart, of course) and buy seed for the next year--and they were broke again.....
I can't say that I think those are the "good ole days"
I hear that. My dad carried an account at the local general store that he paid off every couple of weeks.
Before he started getting laborer's jobs with area construction companies through the Union hall, a lot of our income was dependent on the income from our farm's crops. In 1954, the year I was born, the heat and an accompanying drought was so great, the crops burned up in the fields.
Through it all, my dad always paid his bills on time.

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Since: Oct 12

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#1529 Jul 30, 2013
Hitesrunprincess wrote:
<quoted text>and the "premiums" you would get with the gas--free glasses, plates, coffee mugs, or whatever.
Roadmaps that were on a rack in every station.
But we miss the gas prices from back then, the most...lol...

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Since: Oct 12

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#1530 Jul 30, 2013
Old Sam wrote:
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...in Texas, remember how l a t e the movie started in the summertime...it was still daylight at 9pm.......remember how the speaker sounded.....remember how steamed-up the windows got.....
=]
Friends and family were shocked to find me working my ass off, from the ages of 12-16,.....All the time, knowing that my first car and dates at the Drive-In, were in my future......lol......Or, exploring maidens, while Led Zellelin II played on 8-track....

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#1531 Jul 30, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Friends and family were shocked to find me working my ass off, from the ages of 12-16,.....All the time, knowing that my first car and dates at the Drive-In, were in my future......lol......Or, exploring maidens, while Led Zellelin II played on 8-track....
....double features were $1.75 apiece.....and didn't finish up till around 2AM...some of the cars didn't leave til they were made to....

;-]

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Since: Oct 12

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#1532 Jul 31, 2013
Old Sam wrote:
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....double features were $1.75 apiece.....and didn't finish up till around 2AM...some of the cars didn't leave til they were made to....
;-]
..I could never even remember what the first movie was about.....Here in Florida, many of the Drive-Ins, still alive....make their living with Swap Meets/Flea Markets on weekends now....

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