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Bill Mauldin's "Crying Lincoln" was on the back page (11/23/63)

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Land-line telephones.  Damned, I was happy that Mama finally talked the Grands into getting one along about 1958 or 1959--three or four years after they agreed to television.

Private lines, if they even existed then, were much more expensive than party lines, but at least Aunt Margaret no longer had to walk down the hill (and back up again) to let us know someone had called Mama or even more rarely, her mother and father.  Neither the Grands nor their friends thought they needed advance notice about visiting--just get in the car and barge in on someone any afternoon, or during long summer light, any evening.

Every wife was expected to keep her house spifty-nifty clean and to always have on hand some refreshments for drop-in company.

I'm glad I was merely a kid back then. blankstare



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The Transister radio was my first radio I had all for myself. It was big thing not having to share my music with my sister who constantly dial up and down to catch a song before the other one was finished. It drove me crazy. LOL's

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Phone numbers being in the phone book. Not many land lines around anymore. Ed and I still have one incase the towers go down. Our Telephone lines all run under ground.smile

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Remember popping pop-corn on the stove in a big pot and shaking it constantly on the burner till all the kernels were popped. FYI- The dietician told me to go back to making it this way because there are toxins in the bags baked in the Microwave. I have always favoured popcorn over chips.  My daughter was just like me she loved popcorn.aww

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Pay telephones...I have this replica in my basement...it almost looks authentic...  

 

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Signs like these...above pay telephones (see above) and on phone booths (see below)...

I have this one on the basement wall...right above my replica pay phone...



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Wooden indoor phone booths with wooden folding doors...

The outdoor glass-enclosed models (see below) became common in the Fifties and Sixties...

 

 

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These were the phone booths that college kids "stuffed" in the late Fifties...

Very few working outdoor ones exist anymore...

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Enchanted_Unicorn wrote:

The Transister radio was my first radio I had all for myself. It was big thing not having to share my music with my sister who constantly dial up and down to catch a song before the other one was finished. It drove me crazy. LOL's

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Transistor radios hadn't come along yet during my adolescence, but both smaller plug-in radios and portable record players had, so I was able to have both on the steamer trunk shoved between my south bedroom wall and my bed.  I had to keep them turned low once Grandma came to bed.  They didn't bother Grandpa in his bedroom on the other side of the west wall, but he'd become hard of hearing by then.

Grandma wasn't hard of hearing.  If she had been, she'd have made up things anyway. aww 



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Packages of anything that wasn't triple sealed to prevent tampering.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Tylenol_murders

 

It was a simpler time.

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Packages of anything that wasn't triple sealed to prevent tampering.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Tylenol_murders

 

It was a simpler time.

hmm


 I met my first wife after she moved into my apartment building in Evanston, three years before the murders.

Prior to that move, she had been living with her parents in Des Plaines, and routinely shopped at a nearby pharmacy.

One of the poisoned packages was planted there, and it killed one of the victims. She was really freaked out.

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Parking meters.  Oh, they probably still exist in small towns, but I'm sure I haven't seen one since the last time I was in Morristown, NJ, decades ago.



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Parking meters.  Oh, they probably still exist in small towns, but I'm sure I haven't seen one since the last time I was in Morristown, NJ, decades ago.


 You've got to be kidding me. All you need to do is make a shlep down to the beach towns of South Florida.

We went to the beach after my mother's funeral. In Delray Beach, you need a goddamned TOTE BAG to hold enough quarters for an afternoon at the beach.

I think we had to put in about twenty of them every two hours. I am not exaggerating. New York and Chicago are even worse.

Don't want to drive that far? Ease on down the road to Gainesville, and the side streets across from the U. of F. campus.

They are a way of life in Cleveland and its inner-ring suburbs, and show no signs of disappearing any time soon.

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KidCharlieMane wrote:
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Parking meters.  Oh, they probably still exist in small towns, but I'm sure I haven't seen one since the last time I was in Morristown, NJ, decades ago.


 You've got to be kidding me. All you need to do is make a shlep down to the beach towns of South Florida.

 





No, I wasn't kidding, but yes, I did forget the parking meters on Beach Street in Daytona Beach, at least during the decade between 1968 and 1978 that we lived in that area.  A few other streets may have had them, too, but we had no reason to go "downtown" very often.  South Daytona and Port Orange along U.S. 1 had enough supermarkets and other retailers to fill our needs.

Our local "adventures" amounted mostly to crossing the Port Orange bridge and parking on the beach.  No meters there!

 



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Have we mentioned pay phones yet?



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KittyBiggerstaff wrote:

Have we mentioned pay phones yet?


 Yes, they were mentioned and pictured on 10/14, along with images of indoor and outdoor phone booths.

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I have not seen kids playing hop scotch now that most sub divisions do not build side walks any more. AS a kid I loved playing the game.

Same for skipping double Dutch.smile

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Yes, most games we knew and grew up with as kids are not played anymore, and are almost unknown.

Before I was born, and especially before the war, city kids played marbles, wherever there was some ground that had no grass on it. They made a depression in the ground...or just drew a circle...and shot their marbles into it...for "fun"...or for "keeps"... 

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Old-school marble players, next to their old school: Chicago, 1914


In the early Fifties, when I was five or six and still lived in the city, a handful of kids still carried bags of marbles...the little ones and the bigger ones called "boulders"...and the clear ones, both big and little, called "puries"---because you could see through them.

Don't remember any cat's-eye marbles, though. They came along a few years later, in the suburbs. We put them in the bottom of our fishbowl.

I was a crappy player. So at a very early age, I lost all my marbles. blankstare

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Jump ropes, at least for children using them.  I guess they're still part of fitness centers' activities for groan-ups.



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