Skip to comments.How's This For Nostalgia?
Posted on 03/26/2016 11:08:59 AM PDT by V K Lee
How's This For Nostalgia? All the girls had ugly gym uniforms
(Excerpt) Read more at whs65.org ...
I miss walking straight across the tarmac from the gate without having to go through metal detectors and being searched.
Thanks Islam, for those contributions to “culture”
Reminded me of growing up...
Also miss cigarette machines.
You never get to live in the country you grew up in.
Now that TV's are computers, it takes them almost that long to boot up.
I remember when Memphis was the nation’s cleanest city, it’s quietest city, and it’s safest city, for its size(in the 50’s).
That tractor looks like an F12 Farmall. We had one. Hand crank to start it (on the rare occasion when it actually did start).
Have yet to travel by air since that was introduced. Traveling by auto, not arriving rapidly, but certainly more enjoyably. Even with the traffic on the roads and by-ways. Auto travel brings back the nostalgia bug - the family would take 3-week vacations throughout the countryside, camping, fishing, visiting relatives. All in the old station wagon, back seat laid flat for sleepy time youngsters.
Sigh, those are fond memories.
Living in western Michigan in the 80s, 99.99% of that list were still normal parts of life since we were one of the last places new trends made it to. I really do miss the pop machines with glass bottles. The sound of them falling and clink-clanking was part of the sound of summer.
We still have a small town near me where they don’t lock their doors and still leave their keys in their cars. Amazing......
No way I’d leave the house without locking the door. I’d come home to an empty house.
Actually, it was communists who brought us the metal detector. Hijacking planes to Havana.
The muslims brought us cavity searches, and backscatter x-rays.
Remembering the soda machines w/glass bottles. There were two different types. The standing models (like a refrigerator) and the chest type, which resembled a rat-maze in a chest by which you moved the bottle through the rails which would hold the bottle cap above the rails and you would guide it to the exit point.
Strange that, bottled drinks are still favored over soda fountain type drinks. Will drink from a can but seldom from a soda fountain paper cup
I’m about ten years older than the author of the PDF, I think, so I remember all that and more -—
When war wasn’t just a card game; Hitler was another name for the devil.
The TV was a huge console with a tiny screen, if you were lucky enough to live in a town that had TV and you owned a set.
Saturday afternoon at the movies was for kids. It cost nine cents, there was a serial, and your feet stuck to the floor from all the sugary drinks spilled there and never cleaned up.
Saturdays also were not for cartoons, but for cathedral radios tuned to Big John and Sparky, Space Patrol, and the Buster Brown show.
You didn’t leave the keys in your car because you didn’t have to. You could take the keys out of the ignition without it locking. Anyone could start the engine without the key.
We never went out to fancy restaurants, period. Luckily, my favorite supper was beans and cornbread. We had that a lot!
I remember when this saying actually had meaning:
“Don’t make a federal case out of it.”
(I only stepped on your toe . . . )
The only tractor I ever rode was so long ago. At the time was too excited about just riding along with the driver than to consider exactly what make it might have been.
Not far from us, a new high going in - the vacant property along the side. One entrepreneur has taken it upon himself to place decades old, restored and freshly painted John Deere’s and various other models. Great job on the restoration and always look to see what new ones might suddenly appear.
” which resembled a rat-maze in a chest by which you moved the bottle through the rails which would hold the bottle cap above the rails and you would guide it to the exit point.”
I remember those! They were rare when I was a kid, but I vaguely remember them.
And the horizontal and vertical hold buttons that always had to be adjusted......
I was at the tail end of that....
I remember race riots, vietnam protests, and the end of the steel mills.
The gold coast of Buffalo was a sight to behold in it’s day. Five steel mills ( Bethlehem, Hanna, Republic, and two smaller specialty mills), two coke producers, chemical plants, Ford stamping, GM’s Tonawanda Motors, ARCO’s refinery, Mobil Refinery, Trico, Ralston Purina Mills, Pillsbury Mills, General Foods Mills, Cargil Concrete, Continental Can, Westinghouse, American Standard....
Then came the democRATS and they have turned Buffalo into a smaller version of Detroit.
Western NY was once a great place to live. There were thousands of small towns that had their own industries from logging, cutlery, paper, to furniture. Now the cities and small towns are empty, or full of fat white women and their nappy headed offspring. It’s repulsive.
My dad was a contractor and had a Ferguson tracker with a front-end loader bucket. He let me sit in the bucket once and raised it ten feet above the grand, giving me a little ride up there while my younger brother sat in Dad’s lap ... then reached over and pulled the dump lever. I hit the ground and almost got run over by the tractor. Hmmpf.
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