Does anyone remember?

Blue_Eye_Gemini
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#1596 Aug 20, 2013
Every year when he was younger I would buy 2 Hess trucks, 1 for him to play with and the other to keep in the box. Now he has outgrown them, but I still buy 1 every year for him to keep for when he has children of his own! So when November comes around, I get excited to see what the new Hess trucks looks like!

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#1597 Aug 21, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Before i met her and while she was in highschool, my wife woked in an S&H Green Stamp Store in Fort Lauderdale....They actually had really nice stuff you could get.....My Grampa also saved the coupons that came with Raleigh Cigarettes.....
Is a shame they do not do that anymore. Am sure it would help a lot of folk. But as time goes by...society has learned to be dependent upon others. Sad stuff. But yet...they are doing it so well.

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#1598 Aug 21, 2013
Hippichick wrote:
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I DO! When I lived in Georgia, there was a Hess station down the street that sold them at Christmas time. Of course, that was in the late 80's/early 90's.
We don't have Hess stations in OK, though, but I do remember!
Are these Hess cars like Matchbox toy cars? This is the first time I have ever heard about Hess service stations.

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#1599 Aug 21, 2013
Blue_Eye_Gemini wrote:
Every year when he was younger I would buy 2 Hess trucks, 1 for him to play with and the other to keep in the box. Now he has outgrown them, but I still buy 1 every year for him to keep for when he has children of his own! So when November comes around, I get excited to see what the new Hess trucks looks like!
Cool! You're a good mom, Gem!

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#1600 Aug 21, 2013
MPk_Kid wrote:
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Cool! You're a good mom, Gem!
Thanks!

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#1601 Aug 21, 2013
Blue_Eye_Gemini wrote:
Does anyone remember the Hess trucks growing up, that you can buy at the Hess gas station? Every year a buy a Hess truck in November for my son as a collection!
My cousin has about 25 years worth of Hess trucks in boxes. My uncle used to buy him one every year but he was never allowed to open them.

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#1602 Aug 21, 2013
MPk_Kid wrote:
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Are these Hess cars like Matchbox toy cars? This is the first time I have ever heard about Hess service stations.
Way bigger than matchbox cars. They were replicas of the gas delivery trucks with a detachable trailer and everything. Here's a link to see what they look like. I only remember the gas trucks. This site has ALL kinds of Hess stuff that I didn't even know existed!
https://www.google.com/search...

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#1603 Aug 21, 2013
ShadyBits wrote:
<quoted text>My cousin has about 25 years worth of Hess trucks in boxes. My uncle used to buy him one every year but he was never allowed to open them.
That would be so Awesome to see them all!

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#1604 Aug 21, 2013
DC tells it like it is wrote:
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Is a shame they do not do that anymore. Am sure it would help a lot of folk. But as time goes by...society has learned to be dependent upon others. Sad stuff. But yet...they are doing it so well.
I was also recalling, back when Clark gas, in the midwest, used to give away Ginsu steak knives or glassware...with each fillup and even throw in checking your oil, tires and cleaning the windshield, and all at 36 cents a gallon...lol...

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#1605 Aug 21, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I was also recalling, back when Clark gas, in the midwest, used to give away Ginsu steak knives or glassware...with each fillup and even throw in checking your oil, tires and cleaning the windshield, and all at 36 cents a gallon...lol...
~laughs~ You know, I remember stuff like that also. Which means ...we are darn lucky to have our memories about us. For that was a while back.

You remember..maybe. A pack of smokes/cigarettes was only 20 cents and young people could buy them. For their mother...of course.
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#1606 Aug 21, 2013
DC tells it like it is wrote:
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~laughs~ You know, I remember stuff like that also. Which means ...we are darn lucky to have our memories about us. For that was a while back.
You remember..maybe. A pack of smokes/cigarettes was only 20 cents and young people could buy them. For their mother...of course.
~cringes the lightening bolt~
Not really, but i recall buying like 5-6 cartons at a time, in the Convenience store....i had to quit a coupla years ago....still miss them...lol...One's too many,and a million aren't enough.....

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#1607 Aug 21, 2013
DC tells it like it is wrote:
s&h green stamps?
How about their competitor - Top Value yellow stamps?

Nowadays, we just call them credit card "reward" programs.

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#1608 Aug 22, 2013
greymouser wrote:
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How about their competitor - Top Value yellow stamps?
Nowadays, we just call them credit card "reward" programs.
I've never heard of, Top Value yellow stamps. What part of the country were they from.

Yes, but a credit card 'reward' comes with a hefty interest payment.
Debit is the way to go. I believe my bank is coming up with a 'rewards program' for them. Haven't really looked into it yet.

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#1609 Aug 22, 2013
DC tells it like it is wrote:
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~laughs~ You know, I remember stuff like that also. Which means ...we are darn lucky to have our memories about us. For that was a while back.
You remember..maybe. A pack of smokes/cigarettes was only 20 cents and young people could buy them. For their mother...of course.
~cringes the lightening bolt~
OMG. I remember my mom sending me to the Great American with a note to get her a pack of Marlboro lights, I awlays felt weird doing that. Then again, I remember seeing cigarette butts all over the grocery store floor because ladies would smoke while shopping and the highschool had a smoking break room for the students as well.

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#1611 Aug 22, 2013
ShadyBits wrote:
<quoted text>OMG. I remember my mom sending me to the Great American with a note to get her a pack of Marlboro lights, I awlays felt weird doing that. Then again, I remember seeing cigarette butts all over the grocery store floor because ladies would smoke while shopping and the highschool had a smoking break room for the students as well.
I believe there are still Commercial Jets on some airlines, that still have ashtrays in the armrests and in the lavatorys....lol...almost an invitation....It was'nt that long ago, that the joke at restaurants was your order would show up, as soon as you lit up...lol...

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#1612 Aug 22, 2013
Does anyone remember Elvis Costello?



went to see him in Berkley, ca and for some reason he was angry and refused to perform

unusual back in those days, there was a lot of milling about and eventually dispersal (we all got refunds)

enjoyed a great ice cream place there....

http://www.fentonscreamery.com/

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#1614 Aug 23, 2013
Does anyone remember, Farrell's Ice Cream Parlors....all with 1890's decor and they would sing about their customers....Bob Newhart Show, even did a joke about them....

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#1615 Aug 23, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Does anyone remember, Farrell's Ice Cream Parlors....all with 1890's decor and they would sing about their customers....Bob Newhart Show, even did a joke about them....
Yes I do!-my 8th grade class all met there after we "Graduated".
Wendy (a classmate) asked if I was going to go there too. I had no idea that someone was interested in me. I remember hating it when the whole staff sang "Happy birthday" to customers!- so embarrassing! LOL!

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Nehwon

#1616 Aug 23, 2013
DC tells it like it is wrote:
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I've never heard of, Top Value yellow stamps. What part of the country were they from.
Yes, but a credit card 'reward' comes with a hefty interest payment.
Debit is the way to go. I believe my bank is coming up with a 'rewards program' for them. Haven't really looked into it yet.
OT
Not sure how widespread Top Value yellow stamps were. I saw them in the boondocks of PA and it did influence where my grandmother shopped.

For her, it was Green Stamps.

One of the childhood entertainments was having the grandchildren fill the books to keep them busy. And it was fun because then you'd look through the catalog to see what you could redeem the books for.

Similar to a Xmas wish list.

And once in a blue moon or 5, I did get something from the S&H store.

/OT

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Nehwon

#1617 Aug 23, 2013
The Iranian Revolution and hostages were taken from the American Embassy?

And every day, the news started off with...

Day 2 of the hostages...
Day 43 of the hostages...
Day 136 of the hostages...
Day 288 of the hostages...

The news at it's worst. They were trying to force exciting action so they could have a headline for the next day.

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