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    Re: To the Kids who survived the 30's-70's

    "singersp" wrote:
    There weren't any cordless phones & most were dialed instead of push buttons.
    You say that .... recently my nephew bought an old dial phone and wanted it cleaned up and converted so that it could be used in a phone socket. I did this for him one afternoon when my daughter was over - being 12 she has only ever known push button phones and was taking a real interest in what I was doing.
    When I'd done that I needed to try it out, so plugged it into my phone line to test it and was going to call my nephew using it. " I'll do that for Dad " she said. Then there was long pause as she looked at it and then said " what do I do ?? "
    Boy did I suddenly feel old in a big way ! :lol:
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    Re: To the Kids who survived the 30's-70's

    Wehad the 200 lb TV balanced on the flimsy TV tray.

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    Re: To the Kids who survived the 30's-70's

    "VikingNed" wrote:
    No,

    We had rabbit ear antennas with aluminum foil wraped on them, to pick up those hard to get stations.....All 3 of them...LMAO
    :lol:

    Either that or your dad would send you outside, open up the window and yell at you to slowly turn the outside antenna until the picture came in clear (for those families too cheap to purchase a TV antenna rotory motor)!!!
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    Re: To the Kids who survived the 30's-70's

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    "VikingNed" wrote:
    No,

    We had rabbit ear antennas with aluminum foil wraped on them, to pick up those hard to get stations.....All 3 of them...LMAO
    :lol:

    Either that or your dad would send you outside, open up the window and yell at you to slowly turn the outside antenna until the picture came in clear (for those families too cheap to purchase a TV antenna rotory motor)!!!
    What is this rotary motor you speak of??? Damn you mean I didnt have to spend hours outside in the middle of winter turning that damn antenna??

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    Re: To the Kids who survived the 30's-70's

    You might want to add this to the list as well, smoking in public places, although most states/cities have not jumped on the trend yet.

    The first time I expierenced a smoke free bar was a few years ago in California, it was amazing how much better one can feel in the morning (and I've always blamed it all on the beer).

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    Re: To the Kids who survived the 30's-70's

    "MnFan_in_Canada" wrote:
    "cajunvike" wrote:
    "VikingNed" wrote:
    No,

    We had rabbit ear antennas with aluminum foil wraped on them, to pick up those hard to get stations.....All 3 of them...LMAO
    :lol:

    Either that or your dad would send you outside, open up the window and yell at you to slowly turn the outside antenna until the picture came in clear (for those families too cheap to purchase a TV antenna rotory motor)!!!
    What is this rotary motor you speak of??? gol 'darnit you mean I didnt have to spend hours outside in the middle of winter turning that gol 'darnit antenna??
    :lol:

    Your dad was a cheapskate!!! :lol:
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    Re: To the Kids who survived the 30's-70's

    "VikingNed" wrote:
    Man, those where the days...

    I really had fun growing up, and still am..

    I think the best part was, I made some really solid friendships, friends I still have and see on a regular basis today..

    I also like the fact, I'm still making solid friendships today, some of them close by and others far away..

    I can mention 3 names I put in that catagory today...SingerSP, Shockzilla & His lovely Wife, and Caine.........My friends in MN.....

    Life is a grand journey for sure.....
    Thanks Ned, I feel the same way about you! **sniffles**

    Yeah "way back then" we actually had to make up things to play with or about. And no one has mentioned the fact that there wasn't always a remote control for the TV - I remember having to constantly get off the couch or chair I was in and turn the knob on the TV to change the channel...*sighs* The fact that I don't have to do that anymore could be one explanation for why I'm such a "big" guy... Remore controls will be the death of me yet!!! :lol:
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    Re: To the Kids who survived the 30's-70's

    How did all you oldtimers survive??

    I get the most pissed off looks from people with my VKG 4 LFE Wisconsin license plate, and I LOVE IT!!

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    Re: To the Kids who survived the 30's-70's

    I remember as a kid when TV first came to Fargo. They had a test pattern on for three days before the broadcasting began. It was the talk of the school...
    "Did you watch the test pattern last night? Wasn't that Indian head neat?"
    Here's a picture of that test pattern:
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    Re: To the Kids who survived the 30's-70's

    We still get BB guns for our birthdays. I got one for my 8th birthday. I still got it to and it still works. They are kind of fun to have.

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