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    Finish this sentence! I remember a time when.............

    It cost a dime to use a pay phone.
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    Yeah, I love cast iron cookware.

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    gas was .29gal
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    you could get a hamburger and a coffee for 30 cents.
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    Cigarettes were .69 and good for you.

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    a candy bar cost a nickel.

    (GRUMPA beat me to my first thought. Five dollars would fill my '56 Plymouth's tank. Would charge my buddies a quarter each, for Friday night cruising.)

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    When political correctness wasn't running rampant. At 34 the lowest I ever saw gas was $.98

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    The BIG bottles of coke in a machine cost ten cents. My girlfriend then (wife now) always had a dime and we would share!
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    When I was worried aboit a red invasion instead of having to fight my own government in my back yard.

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    I could remember anything!!! Mike(I think)....

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    ...when .22 bullets were cheap. Heck ammunition in general.
    ...when I got change back from a $20 to fill my car with super.

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    you could tell car's apart from one another.

    I remember sitting in my front room playing 'what is it 'with a friend of mine. we would guess the engine make [ford, chevy, or dodge] by the sound it made coming down the street.
    internationals were too distinctive to be allowed in the game.
    it's all an educated guess,,,, till the trigger is pulled.

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    The high beam switch was mounted on the floor and foot operated.
    Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. - Albert Schweitzer

    Yeah, I love cast iron cookware.

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    I actually worked as a mechanic at a gas station in the late '60s and early '70s. I can remember gas wars where the price of gas would get down to about 12/gal.

    I also remember when McDonald's advertised that you could get a burger, fries and a drink and get change back from your dollar.

    Movies were about 50 and the concession stand sold candy bars for 5.

    My parent's house (the house that I currently live in BTW) cost $12,000

    My very first car (that didn't actually belong to my parents), a 1969 Chevelle with a worked over 350ci engine, cost me $1200.

    I bought a Colt Python for $150 and pitched, bitched and moaned over the cost of the damn thing (still have it though)!

    Flight lessons at the local airport were $15 hour (first lesson was $5).

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    When my sister could take my .303 Enfield to school for her "how to clean a rifle" demonstration speech in 7th grade. Slung it over her shoulder walking to school, left it in her homeroom until needed for the speech, and carried it the same way home. Nobody died, got suspended or upset about the whole thing. This was in 1972.
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    ...I would see 80 deer the first day of buck season!

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    When i had a bunch of girlfriends.

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    ...when kids would ride in the back window of the car and wave at traffic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunoil View Post
    When i had a bunch of girlfriends.
    Now, there's a problem I never had....

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    when we only had 3 channels on tv and there was something actually worth watching once in awhile.

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    A Plymouth Duster had nothing to do with housework.
    Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. - Albert Schweitzer

    Yeah, I love cast iron cookware.

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