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#896997 - 03/05/02 07:31 PM Re: Here's a fun little test
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 Quote:
Originally posted by pique:
was your childhood like that, jgoo? ;\)[/b]


No. I am a life-long resident of Seattle (thus far. As I said, I'm only 16) and consequently had no country side to run around and play in. My friend from next door and I just stuck to the ally behind the house, and a very small wooded area above the yard. When I move out from home, I really want to move to Point Roberts, Washington. I love it there. I've visited many times there, and have lots of family history there.
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#896998 - 03/05/02 09:12 PM Re: Here's a fun little test
Norbert Offline
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Hey..isn't Point Roberts part of...er..B.C.?

Sure gotta travel through it to get there,eh!
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#896999 - 03/06/02 09:10 AM Re: Here's a fun little test
Samejame Offline
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Loc: NL, Canada
14 for me.

How about...

Tobo Gigo "Eddie, kiss me good night!"

Gertrude and Hecliff.

Black and white photos with the date stamped on the top border.

Photo albums with the little red stick on corner pieces for holding the photographs.

Brownie Cameras.

8mm home movie cameras.

The six ounce bottle of Coke.

Royal Crown Cream Soda. (may be just Canadian)

Jawbreakers and jelly beans sold loose at the corner store, 4 for a cent.

Double Bubble bubble gum, 2 for a cent.

Portable phonographs with built in speakers, the multi record centre stick which would automatically drop the next record into place for playing, and of course, a 78 rpm speed setting (along with 33-1/3 and 45), and the little plastic puck insert for 45's.

Hockey Night in Canada, on wednesday and saturday night, in B & W, with the original 6, and Foster Hewitt. (definately Canadian).

I can recall more, but I'm beginning to scare, and date, myself.

Jamie
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#897000 - 03/06/02 12:30 PM Re: Here's a fun little test
Nina Offline
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Registered: 08/13/01
Posts: 6467
Loc: Phoenix, AZ
Hi, my name is Nina and I am older than dirt... :rolleyes:

What's worse, here's a ditty that I remember from childhood radio ads, although I have trouble remembering our new phone number.

(to be sung in that fakey ad-jingle voice)
"For 15 cents,
a nickel and a dime,
at Burger Chef
you'll eat better every time.
For a nickel and a time will get you:
French fried potatoes
Big think shakes
And the greatest 15 cent...
Hamburger yet!"

Our local public TV station has been doing an "Arizona Memories" series in honor of Arizona's 50th anniversary. The kicker is the oldsters they have interviewed for their nostalgic memories are younger than me, and have lived in Az less than me.

Now I'm totally depressed, will go off to play various Largos...

Nina

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#897001 - 03/06/02 05:35 PM Re: Here's a fun little test
Stanza Offline
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Registered: 01/18/02
Posts: 1458
Loc: Chapel Hill, NC
Larry did we grow up together? I remember 22! I am really not that old I just have a really good memory!

Also
Mattel guns with shootin shells and greenie stickum caps
"Time Bomb" and "Mousetrap" games
Sears Roebuck deliveries
No or unused seat belts in cars
"Friday Night Fights" sponsored by Gilette
The "20th Century" hosted by Walter Cronkite
M-80s, Silver Salutes, and Cherry Bombs

Finally, who would have thought that many of our current celebrities such as Andree Agassi, Michael Jordan, the Governor of Minnesota, etc. would adopt the style of...........MR CLEAN!

\:D
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#897002 - 03/06/02 06:43 PM Re: Here's a fun little test
the artist Offline
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Registered: 02/05/02
Posts: 757
Loc: Tulsa, OK
WOW! -- This brings back a lot of memories!

& Derick's Statement:
"And who could forget those little toy pianos whose actions were worse than their tone. "

...reminded me that I in fact do NOT have possession of my first piano, but rather my second! -- My first was a little toy piano like Derick describes..
...Purchased by my mom with GREEN STAMPS!!
-Brad

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#897003 - 03/06/02 07:22 PM Re: Here's a fun little test
Larry Offline
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Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 9217
Loc: Deep in Cherokee Country
I'll bet no one remembers Estey organs. My first organ was an Estey. It was transistorized, but it wheezed like a reed organ. I went through 6 of them before the dealer finally gave up and let my mother have a used Hammond M-3 for the same price.

And does anyone remember the Emenee organs? They actually *did* have an air motor and reeds.
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#897004 - 03/06/02 11:54 PM Re: Here's a fun little test
Steve Miller Offline
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Registered: 05/26/01
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Loc: Yorba Linda, CA
Ugh.

I remember 20 and I am only 46 - I swear!

Worse than that, I still use a lot of those things, and grandma still uses her wringer (which is a thrill to get parts for)
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#897005 - 03/07/02 07:47 AM Re: Here's a fun little test
Samejame Offline
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Registered: 06/01/01
Posts: 808
Loc: NL, Canada
Larry,

You've brought back a couple of long forgotten memories. Does anyone here recall "Bontempi" reed chord organs - again with the little blower motor and reeds, a small keyboard for the right hand, and major and minor chord buttons for the left.

How about the melodica? I remember my sisters taking melodica lessons in school. For those who don't know, it's basically a mouth organ with a keyboard. Also, my early school music teachers (nuns - I'm Catholic) were big on autoharps - a string instrument that's strummed like a guitar but also had chord buttons. Oh man, I gotta stop this - to much is coming back to me.

Jamie
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#897006 - 03/07/02 08:08 AM Re: Here's a fun little test
DT Offline
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Registered: 06/01/01
Posts: 1478
Loc: Illinois
I still have my Mattel snub-nose 38 that shot the plastic slugs from casings with a spring inside. I ran out of the stick on caps, tho. Our grade school had a pump organ in the basement and a crank 78 rpm record player. That was our AV room.
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#897007 - 03/07/02 11:03 AM Re: Here's a fun little test
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 6959
Loc: The Evergreen State (WA)
Marvel the Mustang!

He's almost for real -
just saddle him up,
with spurs on your heels-
no windingggggggggg,
no batterieeeeeeeeeeees...
(I can't remember the rest, but I REALLY wanted one! :))
Jodi

[ March 07, 2002: Message edited by: jodi ]

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#897008 - 03/07/02 11:23 AM Re: Here's a fun little test
Dwain Lee Offline
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Registered: 05/25/01
Posts: 2419
Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Oh yeah, I remember Marvel, too. My brother had one. And I can hear the jingle too, except for the end, just like you Jodi! \:\)
Of course, now it's going to be running through my head all day today...

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#897009 - 03/07/02 10:15 PM Re: Here's a fun little test
Dwain Lee Offline
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Loc: Columbus, Ohio
Well, it's been going through my head all day, Jodi. And while sitting at an elementary school "night with the arts" tonight, it was running through my head. On about the fiftieth looping of the song in my head, I remembered the end of the jingle, simply enough:

"...Marvel the Mustang,
We love you."

\:\)

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#897010 - 03/07/02 11:05 PM Re: Here's a fun little test
JBryan Offline
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Registered: 01/19/02
Posts: 9798
Loc: Oklahoma City
Man, you all are OLD!!! Trouble is, I REMEMBER ALL OF THESE THINGS!!!

I think some of you are laying back a little and pretending not to remember some of this stuff. I am only 47 and the only thing in Larry's list that I did not remember was the words for the phone number prefix. I grew up in a town so small you only had to dial the last five numbers of the phone number.

How about flubber and nickel candy bars or The Man From U.N.C.L.E. or can anyone finish this:

"From out of the blue of the western sky comes...."
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#897011 - 03/08/02 12:01 AM Re: Here's a fun little test
Larry Offline
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Loc: Deep in Cherokee Country
Actually it was "out of the clear blue of the western sky comes"....

Sky King.......

\:\)
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#897012 - 03/08/02 12:02 AM Re: Here's a fun little test
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 Quote:
Originally posted by JBryan:
[QB]Man, you all are OLD!!! Trouble is, I REMEMBER ALL OF THESE THINGS!!! [QB]


So do I. Not one I missed.

"Look, up in the sky. it's bird! It's a plane! No it's Superman!

Yes it's Superman. Strange visitor from another planet who came to earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men.

Superman. Who can change the course of mighty rivers, bend steel in his bare hands.

And who, disguised as Clark Kent, mild-mannered reporter for a great metroplitan newspaper, fights a never ending battle for truth, justice and the American Way!"

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#897013 - 03/08/02 12:10 AM Re: Here's a fun little test
Palindrome Offline
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Registered: 12/22/01
Posts: 3914
Loc: Chicago, IL USA
24 out of 25 (I've never seen a cork pop gun, just drawings of ones in cartoons). This is the first time I've really felt old, except for the time I came across my WWII ration stamp book.
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#897014 - 03/08/02 07:07 AM Re: Here's a fun little test
JBryan Offline
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Registered: 01/19/02
Posts: 9798
Loc: Oklahoma City
 Quote:
Originally posted by Larry:
Actually it was "out of the clear blue of the western sky comes"....

Sky King.......

\:\)[/b]


Larry,

I really don't remember it this way but, in light of this discussion, that may be a good thing. \:D
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#897015 - 03/08/02 09:11 AM Re: Here's a fun little test
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Registered: 06/15/01
Posts: 5484
yeah,
and i remember the marvel the mustang song ending like this:

"..marvel the mustang
DO we love you."

(emphasis mine)

now was that great jingle writing or what? probably no one reading this is going to be able to get that tune out of their head for the rest of the day.
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#897016 - 03/08/02 09:50 AM Re: Here's a fun little test
JBryan Offline
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Posts: 9798
Loc: Oklahoma City
Unfortunately, I DO remember That ending that way (Emphasis mine).
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#897017 - 03/08/02 11:55 AM Re: Here's a fun little test
DT Offline
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Registered: 06/01/01
Posts: 1478
Loc: Illinois
I'm surprised that Roy, Dale, Trigger, Buttercup, and Nellie Bell haven't come up.

Seems like Blackjack (and Clove) gum were around long after Ipana toothpaste disappeared. Don't you want teeth like Bucky Beaver? And does you chewing gum lose its flavor on the bedpost overnight?
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#897018 - 03/08/02 12:25 PM Re: Here's a fun little test
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Registered: 01/21/02
Posts: 585
Loc: central oregon
 Quote:
Originally posted by pique:
oh, DT, you are killing me with the recollection Saturday tv fare. [yeah, we had a little b&w tv, too]. i remember lassie, and mighty mouse, popeye, and tom terrific cartoons. and captain kangaroo. we watched a double feature of dennis the menace and walt disney every saturday (or was it sunday?) night without fail. and these were NOT reruns.

and your opie childhood comment reminds me of how safe it was when we were kids. we roamed the countryside far and wide in the summer, from dawn to dark, and nobody knew where we were or what we were doing, and nobody worried, as long as we were home by supper.

was your childhood like that, jgoo? ;\)[/b]


Pique, wow, all my favorite TV shows when I was growing up! We were the first family on the block to get a color TV and all the kids in the neighborhood came over to see it. There were only 2 or 3 shows that you could get in color back then.

We also "roamed the countryside" far and wide all day without our parents worrying about us. And I grew up in Los Angeles!

Larry, thanks for this entertaining thread. I'm not that old (really) but I can remember 17 of these items. However, I can't seem to remember what year my kids were born in (I was there, too) or what comes next when I'm trying to play a piece from memory. Maybe I'm a geezer after all.

[ March 08, 2002: Message edited by: nancyww ]

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#897019 - 03/08/02 12:52 PM Re: Here's a fun little test
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 201
Loc: KY
Well, no one seems to be hitting my generation yet, so I offer this.


Monchichi, Monchichi
Oh, so soft and cuddly
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#897020 - 03/08/02 03:18 PM Re: Here's a fun little test
JBryan Offline
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Posts: 9798
Loc: Oklahoma City
My dad used to tell us, "We have a color TV. It has two colors, black and white".
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#897021 - 03/12/02 02:47 AM Re: Here's a fun little test
David Burton Offline
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Registered: 05/28/01
Posts: 1757
Loc: Coxsackie, New York
Geezer here, I remember all of Larry's list.

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Originally posted by pique:
omigod. i remember 20 of them! this is really weird 'cause i could swear i'm only 16 years old. ;\) maybe it was from a previous life that i encountered these items? [/b]


It WAS from a previous life. One of the things that has changed most in this country is the notion that one has one life to live. We each have many that we can live in serial order. The most common variety of this phenomenon is serial monogamy. When I was a kid in the 1950's, younger than ten, only certain types were divorced. Kids from "broken homes" were rare and usually troubled. Dad always did the same kind of work all his life. Mom always stayed home.

How many of these TV personalities do you remember?

Perry Como
Liberace
Les Paul and Mary Ford
Art Linkletter
Ernie Kovacs and Edie Adams
George Goble
Lawrence Welk
Jackie Gleason
Red Skelton
Ceasar Romero and Imogene Coca

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#897022 - 03/12/02 08:04 AM Re: Here's a fun little test
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All of them. I've Got a Secret. What's My Line. The Real McCoys. The Bob Cummings Show (Love that Bob.) Richard Crenna as a high school kid. Warren Beatty and Tuesday Weld on the The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis. George Carlin with short hair and wearing a suit/tie.
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