When I was a kid.....

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Putting peanuts in our cherry cokes and playing juke box right from our booth. 5 cents or 6 songs for a quarter.

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Remember, when you got gas, they would check your oil, tires and clean your windshield...plus give you a nice glassware or Ginsu knife.....
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Remember, when you got gas, they would check your oil, tires and clean your windshield...plus give you a nice glassware or Ginsu knife.....
I also remember the S & H stamps they would give you when you got gas. You'd paste them in little booklets, and when you collected enough of them you would go to their spacial store and pick out what you wanted from the shelve or catalogue.
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I also remember the S & H stamps they would give you when you got gas. You'd paste them in little booklets, and when you collected enough of them you would go to their spacial store and pick out what you wanted from the shelve or catalogue.
I remember saving up s&h stamps from sinclair gas station and I got a fire hat and a sinclair dinosour
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<quoted text>I remember saving up s&h stamps from sinclair gas station and I got a fire hat and a sinclair dinosour
I got one of those push-pedal jeeps that I rode all around the neighborhood!(does Sinclair even exist anymore?)
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I got one of those push-pedal jeeps that I rode all around the neighborhood!(does Sinclair even exist anymore?)
I think arco bought out sinclair a while back.There might be a few stations left in utah.I think our country would be better if it got back to that slower pace life style back then.But they say ya can never go back.
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<quoted text> I think arco bought out sinclair a while back.There might be a few stations left in utah.I think our country would be better if it got back to that slower pace life style back then.But they say ya can never go back.
..and the world just keeps turning faster! I'm afraid that some day I'm going to be obsolete to my employer. The young "Bucks" are not only moving faster than me, but they think faster too.(Maybe from all of the fast paced games that I can't stand to play on those "smart" phones?! LOL!

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I worked in a grocery store that gave green stamps. A lot of people didn't want them and would give them to me. Made out like a bandit.
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skybobbie wrote:
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..and the world just keeps turning faster! I'm afraid that some day I'm going to be obsolete to my employer. The young "Bucks" are not only moving faster than me, but they think faster too.(Maybe from all of the fast paced games that I can't stand to play on those "smart" phones?! LOL!
They may move faster and think faster but at a cost.I think they dont enjoy their work like in the sixtys.We use to build houses and at the end of the day look back at a shell standing there where a pile of lumber once was and felt like we accomplished something with pride.Now days its all quotas and phony dinner meetings and trying to impress eachother.Thats why there are so many divorices today.These last few generations are walking around feeling un fullfilled and hollow inside.
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I worked in a grocery store that gave green stamps. A lot of people didn't want them and would give them to me. Made out like a bandit.
I remember green stamps too.
I was just too young to remember how my Mom got them. I think she was one of those that gave them back!

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skybobbie wrote:
<quoted text>I remember green stamps too.
I was just too young to remember how my Mom got them. I think she was one of those that gave them back!
After awhile we got machines that dispensed them. A real time saver.
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After awhile we got machines that dispensed them. A real time saver.
Do you remember when McDonalds was take-out only? In our town you ate your burger outside on those hard concrete chairs. There was no inside seating. Burgers were 15 cents.

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When i was a kid, i played Labyrinth till i mastered it....also Space Invaders, till it would eventually shut itself down.....lol...I loved Labyrinth....

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skybobbie wrote:
<quoted text>Do you remember when McDonalds was take-out only? In our town you ate your burger outside on those hard concrete chairs. There was no inside seating. Burgers were 15 cents.
Yep, had right down the street. Large mike shakes were 25cents and fries a dime. Had red and white tiles and two walk up windows. Down here we have Checkers which are quite reasonable.
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Yep, had right down the street. Large mike shakes were 25cents and fries a dime. Had red and white tiles and two walk up windows. Down here we have Checkers which are quite reasonable.
We also had a "Q P" (I don't remember the spelling) restaurant that had that "Wendy's " taste long before Wendys. Also had a "White Hut" drive in restaurant where the girls would come out to your car on roller skates wearing skirts!(Even as a kid I remember them girls being sexy!) My Dad had an old 62 Ford Galaxi station wagon, and us kids would sit in the very back and fight!

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My mother and father left!

Bummer....huh?

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Dog N Suds Root Beer -- It was so cold and good :)

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My mother and father left!
Bummer....huh?
not all memories can be happy ones... Sorry to hear that.

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ESADAH wrote:
Dog N Suds Root Beer -- It was so cold and good :)
Me too....and the A&W's too.....The thick glass mugs, i still see them at antique malls......Chilidogs, just aren't the same at home.....

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