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Old 12-04-2021, 01:01 PM
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Those Christmas light strings that if one burned out, the whole string of lights went out, ..you had to keep replacing each one to find the one responsible,...(it never seemed that long before another caused it to happen again.

I remember that 9at least D cell) batteries had a statement on them that if their battery leaked, they would replace the device that it damaged. I think this was before so many higher end things,...I can remember a lot of leaking zinc carbon batteries in seldom used flashlight,..and those batteries didn't last long,..and the flashlight usually were not that bright,.it wasn't long that parents would loudly say, turn that flashlight/even some toys off,..you are wasting batteries!

I can remember being fascinated by glowing tube in radios/televisions. How these things could grab information/shows out of the air and from great distances.
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Old 12-04-2021, 02:53 PM
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Old 12-04-2021, 02:59 PM
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Old 12-04-2021, 03:38 PM
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When kids played outside
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Old 12-04-2021, 04:51 PM
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I always got mad at my mother, she will tell me to put a nickle in my shoe (in order to make an emergency call from a pay phone)...I would roll my eyes and say it takes a dime to make a call.

I make it a point to show my kids a pay phone on the rare occasion we find one.
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I remember when gas was $26.9 a gal. and I’m only 68. We also had mail delivered at home in the morning and then again in the afternoon by the same mailman.
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Old 12-04-2021, 06:16 PM
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Dog did you mean $.26.9 ? I recall those days. Gas war got it down below 20cents a gallon. Of course I was working for 75 cents an hour
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Old 12-04-2021, 06:19 PM
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I pumped gas when you washed the windshield & checked the oil. I can only imagine how many cars are running on low oil today.
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