Something that a young person would not understand...

Saw this on Facebook today ....Without revealing your age...say something that a young person today would not understand:

"Going to listen to my favorite singer today on the radio....His name is Perry Como!"

joyful joyful
Apr '21

"Make sure you bring a dime with you!"

Courtney1 Courtney1
Apr '21

“Kill them with kindness.”

Mickey 21 Mickey 21
Apr '21

Don't sit so close to the TV it will ruin your eyes.


Operator, I want to place a station to station call, please.

Mr. Resident Mr. Resident
Apr '21

"so-and-so is calling, will you accept the charges?"

JeffersonRepub JeffersonRepub
Apr '21

Maps

summerrain1 summerrain1
Apr '21

"Six of one, half a dozen of the other"

dan l dan l
Apr '21

Go look it up in the World Book....

summerrain1 summerrain1
Apr '21

NO................


We walked there....

Stymie Stymie
Apr '21

Will you turn the rabbit ears a little to the left? The picture is still fuzzy.

Mr. Resident Mr. Resident
Apr '21

I read about it in the paper.

3wbdwnj 3wbdwnj
Apr '21

"Do you have a pencil?" "I need to rewind this tape.."

joyful joyful
Apr '21

I forgot to wind my watch...

3wbdwnj 3wbdwnj
Apr '21

Party line.

Lonesome Dove Lonesome Dove
Apr '21

"Pass me the clicker"

dan l dan l
Apr '21

No, I don't want to switch my long distance carrier!
(click)

DogDayAfternoon
Apr '21

Asking the operator to make an emergency break through


Using a rotary phone

Bug3
Apr '21

Listening to an 8 track.

NJHokieFan NJHokieFan
Apr '21

Going to a soda jerk

LibertyThinker LibertyThinker
Apr '21

A pension, social security, and Medicare.

dodgebaal dodgebaal
Apr '21

Sock Hops

Spring fever Spring fever
Apr '21

Phone call me collect.

The Hipster The Hipster
Apr '21

Pay phone.

magpie magpie
Apr '21

How to not act like an entitled individual.

Calico696 Calico696
Apr '21

Pass me the TV Guide.

Mickey 21 Mickey 21
Apr '21

Car breaking down on Rt. 80 and running along shoulder to use one of the every 1/2 mile "Emergency Phone", only to find out that it didn't work - lol!

luvlife
Apr '21

I wish the DJ would stop talking before the song is over! He's ruining my mixed tape!

LV_momof3
Apr '21

“Winkie Dink” plastic cover on the tv screen so you could use special crayons and draw on the tv.

Spring fever Spring fever
Apr '21

Ooooh that reminds me, Spring Fever...Shrinkie Dinks!!

3wbdwnj 3wbdwnj
Apr '21

Spring fever, I used to get in trouble for forgetting to put the plastic screen on the TV. Nice to see someone in my age bracket LOL.


Re: Something that a young person would not understand...

Image the look of a young person looking at this...

Jim F Jim F
Apr '21

MK...I got in trouble too, for the same thing... ; )

Spring fever Spring fever
Apr '21

Financial security and opportunity.

Joyceway Joyceway
Apr '21

When making a phone call we would pick up the phone, and the operator would say...
"number please". Then you would tell her the number you were calling. Also there were party lines. Lines you would share with other people. So if you wanted to make a call, you'd pick up the phone, and if there was another person using that line, you'd have to hang up and try again later.

Martha Martha
Apr '21

Collecting Katie Keene and Archie and Veronica comic books.
Playing jacks during recess on a black-topped playground.

Spring fever Spring fever
Apr '21

TV antenna on the roof

Mickey 21 Mickey 21
Apr '21

A phone book

Crank windows

Black and white tv (and no remote!)

Really??? Really???
Apr '21

Warch crown. Just read this yesterday in a watch review:
"....the majority of the Reverso watches are still hand-wound. That means you have to twist the crown to activate the movement, and while it may seem odd at first, it means you don’t need batteries, and it’s an oddly satisfying thing to set your watch and hand-wind it."

OnTheEdge OnTheEdge
Apr '21

TV networks going off the air at midnight-just after the national anthem was played.

summerrain1 summerrain1
Apr '21

Dads or Grand-dads putting up screen windows for the summer months and taking them down in the fall. No air conditioning... just window fans.

Spring fever Spring fever
Apr '21

...hating someone because they’re different.

Roywhite Roywhite
Apr '21

I'm going to a block party dance

thehazguy thehazguy
Apr '21

Dial-up Internet

What a surprise
Apr '21

Having to hide dirty magazines somewhere your mom wouldn't find them...

ianimal ianimal
Apr '21

Getting excited about Saturday morning cartoons...

ianimal ianimal
Apr '21

Garbage Pail Kids lol

Weebiekins Weebiekins
Apr '21

Your favorite show or band on your lunch box and that groovy thermos.

DogDayAfternoon
Apr '21

Spanky and Our Gang

Dick, Jane and Sally

Mickey 21 Mickey 21
Apr '21

Pickup sticks, Slinky, (can you hear the song?) Silly Putty and “copying” Sunday comics onto it, going to buy penny candy, records skipping, Fluffernutter, the Fruit Stripe gum zebra. I could go on forever

Local Gal Local Gal
Apr '21

Saddle shoes and
White Bucks....Dog collars worn around right ankle if you were going steady...

joyful joyful
Apr '21

The Stroll, Watusi, Jerk, Swim, Fish, Mashed Potatoes, Pony, Hand Jive - memories

justwondering justwondering
Apr '21

American Bandstand from Philadelphia after school on the black and white TV.

Techie
Apr '21

Only having the "network" stations....ABC, NBC and CBS. NO 100+ stations to watch at all hours of the day/night!

SS2cats SS2cats
Apr '21

Hopscotch anyone? Drawing a roller skating rink with chalk in the street outside my house in Newark! "Walking" everyplace we had to go; Church, groceries, school, to a friend's house to play.

Mrs. Pipes Mrs. Pipes
Apr '21

Stoop ball with a Spalding, skate key around your neck, a church key, a johnny pump and jimmies,

justwondering justwondering
Apr '21

Sandy Becker, Sony Fox, Officer Joe Bolton and Captain Jack McCarthy.


Omg , I love this post.

Donny Osmond -Puppy Love

Goldie Goldie
Apr '21

Dittos

Roywhite Roywhite
Apr '21

Sky King


Allison Steele "The Night Bird", on WNEW FM 102.7 New York.


Bring your checkbook, in case they don’t accept credit cards. Always keep some cash available.

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
Apr '21

School house rock

LibertyThinker LibertyThinker
Apr '21

Cousin Brucie and that little transistor radio.
Channel 77 ( I think ) on AM radio.

JBJSKJ JBJSKJ
Apr '21

Buying a piece of bazooka bubble gum for a penny!

FarmerJake FarmerJake
Apr '21

Lincoln Logs, Tonka trucks, and playing with the little green army men! :-)

Rob Durana Rob Durana
Apr '21

The approaching bells of an ice cream truck

Spring fever Spring fever
Apr '21

" It's make believe ballroom time" - Martin Block

put the milk in the ice box


Joyful - thanks for starting this trip down memory lane ..... You mentioned white bucks, I was a big Pat Boone fan and was in our local chapter of the Pat Boone fan club. I asked for a pair of bucks for Christmas. It was one of my best gifts ever and of course I got many since. I wore them proudly for a long time.

justwondering justwondering
Apr '21

penny loafers and saddle shoes

4catmom 4catmom
Apr '21

“The checks in the mail...”

Stymie Stymie
Apr '21

@ justwondering: I also received my first pair of white bucks as a Christmas gift along with a white wool blazer which we high school girls wore along with our pleated skirts and thought we were the "cat"s meow". I was a cheerleader in high school and the saddle shoes were for that...If you wore a special guy's highschool sports sweater with the School Letter on it...that signified that you were going steady with him...

joyful joyful
Apr '21

MTV actually played music videos.
Video games with crappy graphics and you had to have one of those switch things attached to a gigantic tube TV to play them.

Metsman Metsman
Apr '21

Can-can skirts. Poodle skirts. Poodle perm. DA haircut.


Flag Flyer shoes

Bernie Bernie
Apr '21

Erector set, Captain Kangaroo, Mr Magoo, Davey and Goliath, riding bikes....."just be home before dark!"


Having to pay extra for soft drinks in deposit bottles--then collecting them all and returning them for money.

Mr. Resident Mr. Resident
Apr '21

baseball cards held by cloths pins attached to the back wheel of your bike, clicking through the spokes as you ride


Wringer clothes washing machines....Clotheslines filled in the beginning of Fall and end of winter with Dad's longjohn winter underwear....

joyful joyful
Apr '21

Somehow, we lost the "young person" angle... I'm damn near 50 and have no idea what half of you are talking about (-;

ianimal ianimal
Apr '21

Lost my roller skate key!

NJDeb NJDeb
Apr '21

Ianimal You are a "whipper snapper" to some of these things and memories.

Bernie Bernie
Apr '21

Metal sliding boards.

auntiel auntiel
Apr '21

I can't wait for the thread of things boomers won't understand

alpha1beta alpha1beta
Apr '21

Don't throw out the Baby with the wash water!

Mr 4paws Mr 4paws
Apr '21

There's a Tim McGraw song from years ago about sayings that the now-generation wouldn't understand. How they were said years ago has a different meaning now.

Does anyone know which song it is?

MansfieldVillager MansfieldVillager
Apr '21

Playing records on the Hi-fi.

summerrain1 summerrain1
Apr '21

slide rules, phone booths, pay phones,45 rpm records, picture tubes on tv, tube radio, transistors, tooth powder, hot wheels

jay waldstein jay waldstein
Apr '21

Folding papers with a rubber band and doing your paper route.

Stymie Stymie
Apr '21

Found it. This song has many!!!

Back When
Tim McGraw
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Don't you remember
The fizz in a pepper
Peanuts in a bottle
At ten, two and four
A fried bologna sandwich
With mayo and tomato
Sittin' round the table
Don't happen much anymore

We got too complicated
It's all way over-rated
I like the old and out-dated
Way of life

Back when a hoe was a hoe
Coke was a coke
And crack's what you were doing
When you were cracking jokes
Back when a screw was a screw
The wind was all that blew
And when you said I'm down with that
Well it meant you had the flu
I miss back when
I miss back when
I miss back when

I love my records
Black, shiny vinyl
Clicks and pops
And white noise
Man they sounded fine
I had my favorite stations
The ones that played them all
Country, soul and rock-and-roll
What happened to those times?

I'm readin' 'Street Slang For Dummies'
'Cause they put pop in my country
I want more for my money
The way it was back then

Back when a hoe was a hoe
Coke was a coke
And crack's what you were doing
When you were cracking jokes
Back when a screw was a screw
The wind was all that blew
And when you said I'm down with that
Well it meant you had the flu
I miss back when
I miss back when
I miss back when

Give me a flat top for strumming
I want the whole world to be humming
Just keep it coming
The way it was back then

Back when a hoe was a hoe
Coke was a coke
And crack's what you were doing
When you were cracking jokes
Back when a screw was a screw
The wind was all that blew
And when you said I'm down with that
Well it meant you had the flu
I miss back when
I miss back when
I miss back when

MansfieldVillager MansfieldVillager
Apr '21

Writing in cursive

JrzyGirl88 JrzyGirl88
Apr '21

ANYTHING before 2010. Literally!


LOL. Literally doesn't mean literally anymore.

Roywhite Roywhite
Apr '21

Mimeograph....the smell

AnacondaQ2 AnacondaQ2
Apr '21

S&H Green stamps

thehazguy thehazguy
Apr '21

Saving cereal box tops to send in for prizes.

Mr. Resident Mr. Resident
Apr '21

Silver quarters and dimes

Stymie Stymie
Apr '21

Gregg or Pitman Shorthand

joyful joyful
Apr '21

Driving a stick shift

Jenny Jenny
Apr '21

Taking tubes from the TV and going to the drug store to test them.

Mr. Resident Mr. Resident
Apr '21

Getting up to change the channel, candy cigarettes, cool prizes in a crackerjack box!


"doctor shirts' from Ben Casey & Doctor Kildare TV shows, go-go boots, nehru jackets, desert boots, violet candy. making bell bottom pants from straight legs by splitting the seams and sewing in scraps of material. Hip huggers, hot pants. mini & maxi skirts.


2-stroke dirt bikes

ianimal ianimal
Apr '21

Rabbit Ears

bflat4u bflat4u
Apr '21

8-tracks, K-tel, 78's

bflat4u bflat4u
Apr '21

Who killed JR

auntiel auntiel
Apr '21

Penny candy

joyful joyful
Apr '21

Sunday newspaper comics

Stymie Stymie
Apr '21

Murray the K, Pinky Lee, the Peanut Gallery, paperbag book covers

4catmom 4catmom
Apr '21

Getting the paper doll from McCall's magazine when visiting Grandma

luvlife
Apr '21

How the Beatles changed popular culture forever. Also, Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd and David Bowie.


Sting Ray Bikes, Thom McAn shoe stores, Robert Hall's

NJHokieFan NJHokieFan
Apr '21

New shoes taken to shoemaker to put metal taps on heels and toes. Brothers spit shining shoes before going on dates. Going to 5 & 10 cents store and register had tax box attached to it.

justwondering justwondering
Apr '21

Stretching the Phone cord - to the bathroom - or to your bedroom, thus tying up the phone line. If you were lucky, and had another phone, someone in your household could pick up the same line, and interrupt your conversation because they had to make a phone call.

HtownNewbie HtownNewbie
Apr '21

Does anyone remember Odd Ogg, a large, plastic frog where you can rolls balls into his mouth! ? or Shoots and Ladders board game? or hop scotch or jacks?

MansfieldVillager MansfieldVillager
Apr '21

Bruce Jenner

bflat4u bflat4u
Apr '21

Five and dime store.

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
Apr '21

Chutes and Ladders never went away. My 6- and 7-year olds have it.

ianimal ianimal
Apr '21

Pop a balloon for a penny Banana Split.
( heard they were there, but never won one)

Stymie Stymie
Apr '21

The definition of the words “nazi” and “racist.”

Consigliere
Apr '21

Stymie.......I popped a balloon for a penny banana split at Woolworth’s counter and I actually did win !!

Local Gal Local Gal
Apr '21

“I’ll bet you dollars to donuts.”

Now donuts cost more than a dollar each!

Consigliere
Apr '21

Arthritis, dementia, erectile dysfunction, urinary incontinence.

callitlikeIseeit callitlikeIseeit
Apr '21

Leaded Gas

LibertyThinker LibertyThinker
Apr '21

Local Gal-you and my brother- but never me.

Stymie Stymie
Apr '21

Cousin Brucie


Uncle Floyd

Phil D. Phil D.
Apr '21

Ice box


The Sears Christmas Catalog: Today's Amazon.

Mr. Resident Mr. Resident
Apr '21

Doctors and Insurance Men coming to your home....

joyful joyful
Apr '21

Herb Oscar Anderson, Harry Harrison, Ron Lundy, Dan Ingram, Scott Muni and Bruce Morrow and other ABC 1960 Top 40 Radio DJs, Dave Herman and Allison Steel WNEW FM DJs, transistor radio, LPs, 45s (the records, not the weapons), playing war after watching Combat (and when serving in a war realizing just how untrue the TV show was), during the summer having breakfast then going outside to play and being told not to come back into the house until lunchtime, having the Good Humor man stop by the beach every afternoon and Mr. Softee driving through the community in the evening, riding bicycles off of the 10 foot high dive, going into the woods and bringing home a bag of garter snakes (my Mother never recovered from that one), bowling in a facility that had 8 lanes and the ball return was above the lanes, having the fire siren sounding off at 4 PM every Saturday so the volunteer firemen could meet at the local bar for a couple, Palisades Park, going to summer camp for 8 weeks for 10 summers and still having friendships with other campers 50 years later, being dragged to New York and having to sit through an opera, Bertrand Island, not being ejected from a private school but having the headmaster tell my parents not to re-apply for the next year. I had a pretty good childhood.


Formica Counter Tops

Mickey 21 Mickey 21
Apr '21

Cloth diapers and a diaper pail!

Mickey 21 Mickey 21
Apr '21

Mickey 21

...and the strong smell of ammonia IN the diaper pail!

Phil D. Phil D.
Apr '21

Penny Candies


stoop ball and maybe hop scotch
hide and seek

4catmom 4catmom
Apr '21

Flexible Flyer sleds with steel rails and a wooden deck. We would sop up the rails for better speed.

The Sound Guy The Sound Guy
Apr '21

Summer Camp?
I don’t recall.

Stymie Stymie
Apr '21

Say your prayers before going to bed....

Getting dressed properly to go shopping.

Smoking in the waiting room at a doctors office.

Smoking in your bed while at a hospital stay.

Embryodad Embryodad
Apr '21

In Long Valley, when dialing from area code 201-876-xxxx to another 201-876-xxxx, all you had to do is dial 6-xxxx.

No need to dial the first five digits of 201-87.

Jonathan Stone Jonathan Stone
Apr '21

Pensions, job security, gold watch and party at retirement. Buying a house for 15k.

dodgebaal dodgebaal
Apr '21

Kick the can , playing marbles. For Halloween, notches on wooden spool to make noise on someone's window, tipping the outhouse, removing someone's gate.


Double Dutch jump rope, with 2 ropes.

Hackresident Hackresident
Apr '21

@Hackresident......Used to be the school champ at Double Dutch. We played it with the two ropes on the school playground at recess...

joyful joyful
Apr '21

Suffering through "Modern Farmer" while waiting for the Saturday morning cartoons to start.


Atari game system.

Countryside
Apr '21

Tom terrific Saturday mornings put your vinyl panel on tv and draw with TOM


small grey plastic submarine use to come in ceral boxes.Fill with baking soda or powder cant remember which. play in tub or sink.use to rise and sink a few times


Joyful: that took a lot of practice to get that down pat. Congrats!! :-}

Do the young girls these days draw Hop Scotch boards on the black pavement with colored chalk?

Hackresident Hackresident
Apr '21

Gas under .30 cents a gallon

thehazguy thehazguy
Apr '21

Double clutching and grinding the gears.

Mr 4Paws Mr 4Paws
Apr '21

Power-shifting...


This is a great thread. Funny, interesting, ironic....but let's flip the script :
New Thread: "Things that older folks don't understand"

DM "that's Lit" TicToc... Swipe right...Grimes

The Hipster The Hipster
Apr '21

Typewriter ribbons

Gasoline lines.......and even and uneven days for buying gas.

Dressing up for airplane flights

dial-up internet

polio vaccine on sugar cubes

summerrain1 summerrain1
Apr '21

Pong, Space Invaders, Converse Suede Sneakers, Bell Labs.

NJHokieFan NJHokieFan
Apr '21

https://www.converse.com/shop/suede-shoes

ianimal ianimal
Apr '21

"wait till your father gets home!"
girls and women only in dresses and skirts- gloves if going to the City
snowpants

4catmom 4catmom
Apr '21

Cutting the lawn with a push mower.

Stymie Stymie
Apr '21

waiting to get your pictures developed.

2 cents
Apr '21

the milkman delivering glass bottles of milk

4catmom 4catmom
Apr '21

Our Parents telling us when we went to visit relatives or friends that we are to be seen and not heard....and never show disrespect or poke fun of others.. especially to your parents and elders...

joyful joyful
Apr '21

A livable wage, pay that rises with cost of living or even inflation, going to school and NOT having an active shooter drill, a husband able to work one job and pay for an entire family including house/car/ins./a child/etc..., ability to leave work at work and not be contacted on a Sunday at 10am demanding you fix your bosses error before start of work Monday, having household appliances last more than a few years, vacations, not knowing every cops name in town and where they live, anything resembling a community, funerals where everyone was allowed to attend and not limited by the government, etc.....

youngen youngen
Apr '21

Wow!! Good one: youngen

joyful joyful
Apr '21

Test Pattern on TV

the excitement of hearing Mom listening to John Gambling (for snow closing notices)

5wilds 5wilds
Apr '21

Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop, Soupy Sales, Howard Cosell and Cassius Clay (later on,
Mohammed Ali), Jack LaLane and his calisthenics workouts, Peewee Herman, Mitch
Miller,Leslie Uggams and chorus, Lawrence Welk, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Steve
Lawrence and Eydie Gorme', Judy Garland, Jack Paar.

Does anyone remember those drills in elementary school, where you were supposed
to line up in the hallways, on your knees, bent over, head down, facing the wall? This
would supposedly protect you in the event of an actual nuclear bomb attack.

Chris S. Chris S.
Apr '21

.....@5wilds. LOL, Good one!!! Now that is something a lot of folks wouldn't recall.
That brings back great memories except it was my dad that was listening.
......rambling with Gambling.

TheSoundGuy TheSoundGuy
Apr '21

...or, how about just listening to
“We Didn’t Start The Fire” by Billy Joel

Stymie Stymie
Apr '21

How about the Ed Sullivan Show in the 50s and 60?

do you know this is on Channel 238 on Comcast i discovered a month or two ago!?

Hackresident Hackresident
Apr '21

i forgot to put: The Ed Sullivan Show is on weekdays from 7-8 pm. Check it out. i saw Tom Jones on it when he started; Lisa Minnelli, the Beach Boys, and many others. very cool !

Hackresident Hackresident
Apr '21

Murray the K and the Swinging Soiree

4catmom 4catmom
Apr '21

How to hook up a "wiffletree"

Eugene. Dauch,Sr. Eugene. Dauch,Sr.
Apr '21

mood rings

3wbdwnj 3wbdwnj
Apr '21

Drive in movies, reel to reel tape recorders, high beam switch on car floor.


Floppy Disks, respect for cops, teachers and elders, parents that discipline.

NJHokieFan NJHokieFan
Apr '21

Jello 1-2-3 (a pudding-like dessert that became three layers of pink as it settled); searching for the little adapter that you put on the turntable “stick” on the record player to make 45’s fit; stacking a few records on the stereo and sliding the lever over to play one album after another; blue denim three-ring notebooks; games around the neighborhood with teams divided by “shirts and skins”; one air conditioner in the house (if you were lucky) and it was usually in mom and dad’s bedroom; putting that orange liquid (mercurochrome?) on a cut; tilting your head back and filling your mouth with Pixy Stix powder!

Friend Friend
Apr '21

Be kind, rewind


The Dewey Decimal System!


The Lawrence Welk Show

The Three Stooges

Spanky and Our Gang

Mickey 21 Mickey 21
Apr '21

The Bowery Boys on Saturday morning
Abbot and Costello on Sunday morning

Great Meadows2 Great Meadows2
Apr '21

The orangish liquid I remember was called Betadine... not sure if it was a brand name for mercurochrome or a different product altogether.

ianimal ianimal
Apr '21

Super Elastic bubble plastic.

Guilty-Remnant Guilty-Remnant
Apr '21

Microfiche

Mervin
Apr '21

Saturday morning cartoons

LibertyThinker LibertyThinker
Apr '21

Using thumb tacks and putting up pictures of your favorite Movie stars(heartthrob).. from Movie magazines on your bedroom wall like wallpaper...

joyful joyful
Apr '21

Silly Putty

Stymie Stymie
Apr '21

How about Saturday morning TV starting with “Modern Farmer” followed shortly by Roller Derby?
Starring “Ronny Robinson—son of Ray Sugar Ray..”

Stymie Stymie
Apr '21

chiclets
bubblegum

4catmom 4catmom
Apr '21

Fondue pots, martini pitchers and shag carpet...

ianimal ianimal
Apr '21

Mille Bornes...

Coup-Fourre'!!!

ianimal ianimal
Apr '21

no idea what those are, ianimal

4catmom 4catmom
Apr '21

Defrosting the freezer with hot water

Mr. Resident Mr. Resident
Apr '21

Mille Bornes was a French card game (based on a road race that you needed to be the first to 1,000 miles) that was popular in the '70s.

"Coup-fourre" was what you yelled when you had the reparation card for a damage card that your opponent played against you.

Silly stuff... not unlike fondue pots and shag carpeting (-;

ianimal ianimal
Apr '21

If your family owned a car with power windows,a riding mower and a color tv, you were "well off".


Only 2 area codes in all of New Jersey.


"The Lawrence Welk Show" -- That's extra old...


Going to the movies and always seeing double features.

Mr. Resident Mr. Resident
Apr '21

Mervin

Microfilm too!

"Dropping a dime" on someone. Of course, while it has two meanings, the main one selects the person and in the second meaning, fate (or chance) selects them.

Phil D. Phil D.
Apr '21

Dragnet
putting coin in vending machine for pack of cigarettes and getting change back inside the wrapper
garters, jitterbug
Hopalong Cassidy


A phone booth.

Countryside
Apr '21

The word "NO'.

Countryside
Apr '21

Queen for a day show.My mom would watch while cleaning up the house that her four kids messed up.

janster
Apr '21

Sweater sets, babushka, neckerchief, petticoat, half slip, brown lunch bags re-used for a week, fancy patches sewn on back pocket of jeans, Popular Club Plan, Spiegel's catalog, watching news reel before the movies.


Girls could not wear pants to school.


Small bottles of ink that one would use to refill empty ink pens.

Spring fever Spring fever
Apr '21

Hitchhiking

Stymie Stymie
Apr '21

I don't think anyone that wasn't 18 in the 1960s understands hitch hiking

Bug3
Apr '21

Bug3

Better extend that to the 70's. I didn't turn 18 til then.

Phil D. Phil D.
Apr '21

Cap Guns with Holster


Trick or Treating (without adult supervision) until you dropped and being able to eat the candy without paranoia.

Stymie Stymie
Apr '21

pea shooter, sling shot, spit balls, galoshes, engineer boots, clod hoppers, clam diggers, capris, pedal pushers, dungarees, comb in back pocket.


Teacher checking kids heads for lice...School cafeteria helpers being able to take home leftovers from school lunch....

joyful joyful
Apr '21

Getting out the shovel when it snowed and making M-O-N-E-Y!!!

Stymie Stymie
Apr '21

Why old people feel so entitled to everything.

Soup Nazi Soup Nazi
Apr '21

OR, why it’s so important to vote.

Stymie Stymie
Apr '21

That if something happened before they were born its not important.


Lassie and Rin Tin Tin

4catmom 4catmom
April 25th

Storing winter clothes in moth balls, black & white tv.


I'll take you like Grant took Richmond!

Gary J. Kuipers, Sr. Gary J. Kuipers, Sr.
April 30th

Burning trash and papers in a 55 gallon burner barrel in the back yard.

Gary J. Kuipers, Sr. Gary J. Kuipers, Sr.
April 30th

Playing the game "stick knife" with our friends.....(Cannot believe we actually did that!)


Pull tabs on steel and aluminum beer and soda cans


Having to get a polio shot in school

Spring fever Spring fever
May 2nd

Spring Fever..... We didn’t get a polio shot. We stood in line at school to get the Polio vaccine in a sugar cube

Local Gal Local Gal
May 2nd

Children of parents that had or passed from Turburculosis (sp) "TB" having to be tested (patch tests) to make sure they did not have it as well...

joyful joyful
May 2nd

Neighborhood trucks with bells...Ice Cream truck, knife sharpener...

Stymie Stymie
May 2nd

Mosquito spray fog showers. When the truck came around to spray the neighborhood lots of kids went out to run through it.

The flavored Ice Truck in NC. The guy had a unique sound, different from the Good Humor Truck's jingling bells. There was a speaker on top belting out the same tune. I still don't know what it was, but if I heard it again I'd know it!

Phil D. Phil D.
May 2nd

chalk boards

4catmom 4catmom
May 2nd

Sit up straight, hands folded on the desk, raise your hands to ask or answer a question.


gymsuit

hummingbird56 hummingbird56
May 3rd

Pencil sharpeners.
Pencil boxes.
Cars with no seat belts.
Using your arm to signal turns and stops while driving.

Waiting for the TV to warm up before you could watch without rolling or sideway pictures. 'Adjusting the Horizontal Hold.' to correct it!

Embryodad Embryodad
May 4th

Big back TVs, cassette tapes in tape recorders, rotary dial phones, VCR tapes.

and i heard vinyl records are coming back!

when we didn't have Garmins or Magellin's; and when we never thought we'd have cell phones (vs. walkie-talkies).

Hackresident Hackresident
May 4th

If it's any consolation, "young" people have no idea what a Garmin or Magellan is, either (-;

ianimal ianimal
May 4th

Math without a calculator.

Stymie Stymie
May 4th

How to use a sliderule

Bug3
May 4th

Silver change.
REAL silver quarters and dimes.
What I wouldn’t give for my paper route now for just a month!

Stymie Stymie
May 4th

$2 bills!


My kids get a $2 bill from the Tooth Fairy for every lost tooth. The $2 is in current circulation; you just need to request them from your bank.

ianimal ianimal
May 5th

One time during the 50's, when our company employees cashed their checks, it was all in $2. bills. It wasn't a lot, as we only got paid $1/hour.


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