Does anyone remember?

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#1618 Aug 24, 2013
greymouser wrote:
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.
And also back then, SNL's Weekend Update countered with Day 26, and Spain's President, Francisco Franco is still dead....lol...

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#1619 Aug 24, 2013
skybobbie wrote:
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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!
I looked them up, and they aren't as many as years ago....7-8 stores, one in Hawaii and the rest around California....we went to one in Miami, years ago...I ordered this huge Sundae, called a Trough....when i finished, they all came out and made a big commotion over my, Making myself a Pig at Farrells....Even got a medal that said that...lol...

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#1620 Aug 24, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>I looked them up, and they aren't as many as years ago....7-8 stores, one in Hawaii and the rest around California....we went to one in Miami, years ago...I ordered this huge Sundae, called a Trough....when i finished, they all came out and made a big commotion over my, Making myself a Pig at Farrells....Even got a medal that said that...lol...
I remember the "Trough" too! Nobody I know ever finished it. I didn't know that there were stores still around. I'll have to go visit one sometime. Calif. isn't too far from me. Thanks for the info.!

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#1621 Aug 25, 2013
skybobbie wrote:
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I remember the "Trough" too! Nobody I know ever finished it. I didn't know that there were stores still around. I'll have to go visit one sometime. Calif. isn't too far from me. Thanks for the info.!
That's funny, and i hope you get there...I was probably too big of an ice cream fan, not to have finished....Anyway my medal said, "I made a Pig of Myself at Farrells"....lol...

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#1622 Aug 25, 2013
greymouser wrote:
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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.
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I love the blue moon or 5. Sweet! When I was young, my two sisters and I received one toy at Xmas and a pair of jammies. I thought I was so incredibly rich as a child. I had 65 acres to play on, all the good foods I could eat from five different gardens. The cows were my favorite toys in the worlds. Them and the wee bunnies in the rabbit hutch, which was more like a building. My grandfather's beagle was my best friend in the world and every now and then a praying mantis would come along for hours of entertainment, we'd feed it crickets and stuff.

My grandfather would find a huge button and string, he'd send the string through both holes of the button and then, I'd swing it around and around till tight, then pull it for ever as the button spun and spun. Great toy.

We went to the store once a month if that to get some stuff that couldn't be grown or made on the farm.

Sure do miss all that. Was such a wonderful breath of fresh air.

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#1623 Aug 25, 2013
DC tells it like it is wrote:
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I love the blue moon or 5. Sweet! When I was young, my two sisters and I received one toy at Xmas and a pair of jammies. I thought I was so incredibly rich as a child. I had 65 acres to play on, all the good foods I could eat from five different gardens. The cows were my favorite toys in the worlds. Them and the wee bunnies in the rabbit hutch, which was more like a building. My grandfather's beagle was my best friend in the world and every now and then a praying mantis would come along for hours of entertainment, we'd feed it crickets and stuff.
My grandfather would find a huge button and string, he'd send the string through both holes of the button and then, I'd swing it around and around till tight, then pull it for ever as the button spun and spun. Great toy.
We went to the store once a month if that to get some stuff that couldn't be grown or made on the farm.
Sure do miss all that. Was such a wonderful breath of fresh air.
A lot of good stuff there that made me smile.

I remember as a kid, a ball and the kids making up rules was all you needed for the afternoon.

There were a lot of bruises, minor cuts and scrapes. Very rarely a broken bone (two I know about including me. The other was poor sled piloting).

Good thing kids heal faster.

With age comes wisdom - the wisdom you can't heal as fast so you don't do stupid stuff like that anymore. ;)

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#1624 Aug 25, 2013
ah, so sad that I am the only one that remembers...will have to keep this truth alive by telling my kids and grandson

such is history shared, and has been through the ages, storytelling by elders

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#1625 Aug 26, 2013
Does anyone remember corderoy pants?.....and ones with built-in knee pads for kids so they don't wear a hole in them?

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#1626 Aug 26, 2013
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Does anyone remember corderoy pants?.....and ones with built-in knee pads for kids so they don't wear a hole in them?
Was alway's embarrassed by the swooshing sound they made when they were new....like the episode of Seinfeld, with George on the job interview...lol...

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#1627 Aug 27, 2013
I remember the iron-on patches Mom would put on the inside at the knees. They bothered the heck out of me!

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#1628 Aug 27, 2013
skybobbie wrote:
I remember the iron-on patches Mom would put on the inside at the knees. They bothered the heck out of me!
The Sears "Toughskins" jeans.

Yeah, I wore a few of them out.

Creek sneaks.

Those 5 dollar Converse canvas bo-bo shoes lasted four times longer than the Nike 30 dollar shoes.
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#1629 Aug 27, 2013
Charles Whitman

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#1630 Aug 28, 2013
Does anyone remember Stan Freberg?

I loved,'Werewolves in Gray Flannel Suits'

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#1631 Aug 28, 2013
greymouser wrote:
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The Sears "Toughskins" jeans.
Yeah, I wore a few of them out.
Creek sneaks.
Those 5 dollar Converse canvas bo-bo shoes lasted four times longer than the Nike 30 dollar shoes.
Those $5 Converse are still around, but they are now $50!!!! My daughter wants a pair.

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#1632 Aug 28, 2013
Tennessee Ernie Ford recorded Sixteen Tons in 1955 as the b-side of his cover of the Moon Mullican standard, "You Don't Have to Be a Baby to Cry". With Ford's snapping fingers and a unique clarinet-driven pop arrangement, it quickly became a million seller.[1] It hit Billboard's Country Music charts in November and held the #1 position for ten weeks, then crossed over and held the number 1 position on the pop music charts for eight weeks.



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#1633 Aug 28, 2013
In High school, i lived in a pair of Chuck Taylor's All-Star, Indoor Track shoes....thought i was fast as the wind.....bet they weighed only 10-12 ounces a pair.....

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#1634 Aug 29, 2013
DILF wrote:
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Those $5 Converse are still around, but they are now $50!!!! My daughter wants a pair.
Excuse me while I pick up my jaw there.

Out of curiosity, I did some number plugging into an inflation calculator.

Those $5 shoes should be less than 18 bucks now. Supposing inflation is being low-balled, I added a fudge factor by doubling that. It's still around $35.

Who's getting the other $15 per pair of shoes?

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#1635 Aug 29, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
In High school, i lived in a pair of Chuck Taylor's All-Star, Indoor Track shoes....thought i was fast as the wind.....bet they weighed only 10-12 ounces a pair.....
still have a vintage pair (also have a few newer styles, including a 'kimono' pair I found at a second hand store!)

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#1636 Aug 30, 2013
greymouser wrote:
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Excuse me while I pick up my jaw there.
Out of curiosity, I did some number plugging into an inflation calculator.
Those $5 shoes should be less than 18 bucks now. Supposing inflation is being low-balled, I added a fudge factor by doubling that. It's still around $35.
Who's getting the other $15 per pair of shoes?
...probably the marketing department.

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