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Favorite childhood toys and youthful memories

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#6351 23 days ago

I know Pop-Tarts have the name recognition, but these are what we had at my house growing up. They were much better in my opinion, a real pastry rather than a sugary slab of dry wall. Strawberry and apple were my favorites.

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#6352 23 days ago
Quoted from Azmodeus:

I will if I have to. There is rarely shame in the way the magic pizza cheese enters my mouth.
Pizza!

Especially when a fresh hop pie is set down in front you and the cheese and toppings want to slide off into your lap. Fork time. But by the time I am reaching for slice #2 fork no longer needed.

#6353 23 days ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Who eats pizza with a fork?

In the Chicago area deep dish pizza from Lou Malnati's or Pizzeria Uno is usually eaten with a fork.
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#6354 23 days ago
Quoted from Rezdog:

Anybody else waste maybe a little too much time labeling your cassette tapes?

I scan and resize pics to create full covers in Photoshop for my jazz compilations on DAT (digital audio tape).
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#6355 23 days ago
Quoted from zombywoof:

I know Pop-Tarts have the name recognition, but these are what we had at my house growing up. They were much better in my opinion, a real pastry rather than a sugary slab of dry wall. Strawberry and apple were my favorites.
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Sweet Lemons ?

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#6356 23 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Sweet Lemons ?

Did they make a lemon Toastette? I never tried one, but it sounds good. I liked these, too:

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#6357 23 days ago
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#6358 23 days ago

My favorite was cottage inn pizza in Ann Arbor. Out here in Cali, there is no such thing as deep dish. But we have a couple good alternatives.

They aren’t as good as cottage inn.

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#6359 23 days ago
Quoted from Rezdog:

Anybody else waste maybe a little too much time labeling your cassette tapes?
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I didn’t get that fancy, I used one of those black/white label maker things to label them. But I spent way more time making cassettes from LPs so I could play them from the car than I care to admit to. I had dozens of them, maybe even a hundred or more, all stashed away in alphabetical order in those cheap carrying cases. If you told me then that one day I would have a microSD card the size of my fingernail with 10,000+ songs on it, I would have scoffed you big time.

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#6360 23 days ago

We would put these in the fridge, and then eat all the chocolate off, and see who could unroll the pastry best.
Eventually because of the mess, others came home. Devil Dogs, Funny Bones, and Ring Dings!

My after school snack, along with the Gong Show!

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#6361 23 days ago

pass the pigs, we were just playing that recently

Quoted from Azmodeus:

My favorite was cottage inn pizza in Ann Arbor.

Cottage inn is pan pizza, which is not the same as deep dish.

Pan Pizza is typically not eaten with knife and fork, like deep dish is

#6362 23 days ago
Quoted from Azmodeus:

. Out here in Cali, there is no such thing as deep dish.
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The hell you talking about?
Zelda's in Sacto is the real deal.
B

#6363 23 days ago

Are those Yodels any different from these? Is it just a regional name? I peeled and unrolled my Ho Hos the same way.

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#6364 23 days ago

Darker Chocolate on the Yodels, as well as a darker cake.
Ho Hos, had a sweeter cake, but I liked Yodels creme better.

In 1973, when I moved from NY to Florida, we had no Drakes Products.
At that time, I revolted against Ho-Hos, (aside from my brothers teasing me I was eating a Ho!)
I finally gave in. by 1975, Drakes showed up, along with acne and girls, (that girl is still my wife, 46 years later)
So the Yo's and Ho's went away.

We owned a Party Good Store Off Park avenue by Rollins College in the 70s, and heres a pic of Lisa and Myself, Age 17.

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#6365 23 days ago

Out here in the Philly burbs we had these. I liked the others but Tastykake pies (Tasty Klair was the shiznit!) Krimpets and Kandy Kakes were in my school in the 80’s.

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#6366 22 days ago

Remember when Jeno’s Pizza Rolls were a new thing? They first appeared in the late 60s as a spin-off of Chun King Egg Rolls. At a party, each batch would get gobbled up in seconds after coming out of the oven.

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#6367 22 days ago

Did you ever go to a party in high school where the girls started up a kissing game like “Spin The Bottle” or “Post Office?” That sure livened things up!

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#6368 22 days ago

My teacher at school will never know I have a cap gun. It’s cleverly disguised as an ordinary lighter and cigarettes.

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#6369 22 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

Remember when Jeno’s Pizza Rolls were a new thing? They first appeared in the late 60s as a spin-off of Chun King Egg Rolls. At a party, each batch would get gobbled up in seconds after coming out of the oven.
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Jeno's was the shit then I think it was in the late 90s they became Totino's and they just weren't the same.

Costco carries Pappalo's and they must have the original recipe because they are great. Usually $9.99 for a box of 2 50 count bags but they go on sale for $6.99 all the time. I know they aren't exactly healthy so I only have a few every month or so but damn they are good.

#6370 22 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

My teacher at school will never know I have a cap gun. It’s cleverly disguised as an ordinary lighter and cigarettes.
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My high school had a courtyard in the center where you could smoke until the early 80s.

#6371 22 days ago
Quoted from ZooDude:

The hell you talking about?
Zelda's in Sacto is the real deal.
B

I do live in Southern California. I never had a chance to experience the Sacramento pizza scene, that is four hundred miles from me. Looks good.

#6372 22 days ago
Quoted from Azmodeus:

I do live in Southern California. I never had a chance to experience the Sacramento pizza scene, that is four hundred miles from me. Looks good.

I’d be willing to try to eat some deep dish without a fork. I think we need a pizza thread.

#6373 22 days ago
Quoted from littlecammi:

I scan and resize pics to create full covers in Photoshop for my jazz compilations on DAT (digital audio tape).
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What DAT deck are you using?
I’ve got (2)Sony 75ES and a Tascam. Unfortunately Paul the owner Pro Digital in broomall Pa passed away about a year and a half ago. He was known world wide as running one of the best pro audio repair shops. He serviced my DAT and cassette decks for almost 30 years. When I had a machine serviced back in 2019 he told me parts were almost impossible to locate. I have almost 600 DAT tapes mostly live Rock,Blues and Jazz.

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#6374 22 days ago

When my grandfather died back in the 1990’s I did most of his home clean out. I found these in a drawer.
The ashtray says made in Japan on the bottom. Pic is edited for pinside.
The Melton film viewer is pretty cool.
Unfortunately there were only two films “Daring darlings” and “Talent”.
He was a real character. At his 80th birthday party someone asked if there was anything he thought attributed to his long happy life. He took a long pause and responded “ I ate a lot of P*say when I was younger”.
It was Hilarious!

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#6375 22 days ago

Here we have Swiss Rolls….and yes; we also unrolled them to eat.

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#6376 22 days ago
Quoted from zombywoof:

I know Pop-Tarts have the name recognition, but these are what we had at my house growing up. They were much better in my opinion, a real pastry rather than a sugary slab of dry wall. Strawberry and apple were my favorites.
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Quoted from cottonm4:

Sweet Lemons ?

Quoted from zombywoof:

Did they make a lemon Toastette? I never tried one, but it sounds good. I liked these, too:
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No. Sweet Lemons. The other side Sour Grapes. The power of rationalization that allows you to think Pop-Ups were better than Pop-Tarts

https://www.anitakeij.net/personal/sour-grapes-and-sweet-lemons

#6377 22 days ago
Quoted from HFK:

My high school had a courtyard in the center where you could smoke until the early 80s.

I was kicked out of high school for smoking. Twice ! One week each time. For the first time, I did not know the school sent a letter in the mail to my parents. Busted !

The 2nd time around, I watched that mailbox like a hawk and made the interception

#6378 22 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

I was kicked out of high school for smoking. Twice ! One week each time. For the first time, I did not know the school sent a letter in the mail to my parents. Busted !
The 2nd time around, I watched that mailbox like a hawk and made the interception

I got written up twice at my old job for smoking in a vehicle, someone complained there were ashes on the floor. I went to my boss right away to let him know and was told not to worry about it, he said the vehicles were usually so dirty how would anyone know. The person who was in charge of vehicles was an old bitter drunk woman and her only joy in life was making things difficult for others. She passed away from drinking about a year after she was fired.

Never had a problem with smoking in school, one teacher even told me the best place to smoke at.

#6379 22 days ago

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#6380 22 days ago
Quoted from Azmodeus:

I do live in Southern California. I never had a chance to experience the Sacramento pizza scene, that is four hundred miles from me. Looks good.

All good, I was just ribbing ya. Zelda's is super cool, unchanged since the 60's, you gotta wait for days for your pie and the waitresses take no shit, it's an experience. Real deep dish tho, brought my family from Chicago there and they approved, but it's true that it is damn hard to find decent deep dish in Cali.
B

#6381 22 days ago
Quoted from ultimategameroom:

What DAT deck are you using? I’ve got (2) Sony 75ES and a Tascam.
Parts are almost impossible to locate. I have almost 600 DAT tapes mostly live Rock, Blues and Jazz.

I stuck my Sony DTC-75ES back in the box when my tech couldn't get parts for it.
Running a Tascam DA-40 in my pinball room and have (4) Tascam DA-30 MK II decks in my music room.
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#6382 22 days ago

The magic/joke shop always had funny mugs.

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#6383 22 days ago
Quoted from bssbllr:

The magic/joke shop always had funny mugs.
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Been hanging out in Spencer's Gifts, have you ?

I had not been into a Spencer's for long time. A few weeks ago I went in to look around and check out lava lamps. Spencer's Gifts has turned into a sex toy shop in the mall. Amazing what is being sold in that shop. In the mall.

But keep your kids off the internet

#6384 22 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Been hanging out in Spencer's Gifts, have you ?
I had not been into a Spencer's for long time. A few weeks ago I went in to look around and check out lava lamps. Spencer's Gifts has turned into a sex toy shop in the mall. Amazing what is being sold in that shop. In the mall.
But keep your kids off the internet

It was edgewater packing company in Monterey ca. In the 80s. Arcade magic shop big wooden carousel inside, now gone for more retail space.

They use to package sardines back in the days in this warehouse.

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#6385 22 days ago
Quoted from Luckydogg420:

Here we have Swiss Rolls….and yes; we also unrolled them to eat.

Not just a childhood memory - still getting these for a guilty pleasure today. They have grown smaller as I have grown older, so they remain a right-sized snack

#6386 22 days ago
Quoted from ReadyPO:

They have grown smaller

Keeping up with the competition

#6387 21 days ago

#did not know that

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#6388 20 days ago

DAT is fascinating to me. I recorded a lot of LPs to cassette, but I leapfrogged over DAT to a CD recorder. Honestly, I didn’t use it very much. I sold it to a guy in England who was really happy to get it. How do the DAT tapes hold up after a few decades?

#6389 20 days ago
Quoted from bssbllr:

It was edgewater packing company in Monterey ca. In the 80s. Arcade magic shop big wooden carousel inside, now gone for more retail space.
They use to package sardines back in the days in this warehouse.
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I had to look this up. I've only been to Monterey once back in 1998, and I don't remember seeing this.
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#6390 20 days ago

I loved Ding Dongs as a kid, now they are nasty, but we have a pizza place called Mod Pizza that sells a no name cake that is a Ding Dong but 10 times better. I have been know to buy and consume quite a few of these at one time.

#6391 20 days ago

Half moons are the craze around my parts. Not gonna lie haven’t had but a little piece of the chocolate but they come in all the flavors red velvet, vanilla,chocolate,all different types of icings and colors to match the seasons. Here is me with a pic of an extra large one a few years ago.

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#6392 19 days ago
Quoted from HFK:

My high school had a courtyard in the center where you could smoke until the early 80s.

Yeah, it blew my mind that despite the legal smoking age, our high school had a smoking area for the children! This was for 9th and 10th graders! (We had a grades 9-10 HS and a grades 11-12 one.)

Well, that was the official smoking area; there was another, unofficial one, under the trees by the soccer fields, for slightly more illegal smoking...

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#6393 19 days ago

I lived in Zone 'B' when this brochure was distributed in 1955. I now live in Zone 'C' so I feel a little bit safer.

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#6394 19 days ago

Growing up, we were 15 miles from what was rumored to be the third largest stockpile of nuclear weapons in the US.
KI Sawyer air base in Michigan's Upper Peninsula was not that far from the Soviet Union if you fly straight over the North Pole.
They had B-52's and fighters that we would see flying over once in a while.
A B-52 flying low for practice is pretty impressive.
We always figured that if things went bad, we would just be vaporized and wouldn't even know what happened.

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#6395 19 days ago

Spent time in the Pac NW growing up as a kid, parents owned a small house near this site:

https://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/news/the-nike-base/

In junior high, I learned a cool tidbit about Boeing and 'camouflage' during WWII:

https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/from-the-archives-how-boeing-hid-its-bomber-factory/

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#6396 19 days ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Spent time in the Pac NW growing up as a kid, parents owned a small house near this site:
https://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/news/the-nike-base/
In junior high, I learned a cool tidbit about Boeing and 'camouflage' during WWII:
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospace/from-the-archives-how-boeing-hid-its-bomber-factory/
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Here are all kinds of pics of WW II camo for military factories.

https://www.bing.com/images/search?q=wwii+camouflage+west+coast+town&qpvt=wwii+camouflage+west+caost+town&tsc=ImageHoverTitle&form=IGRE&first=1

#6397 19 days ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

Yeah, it blew my mind that despite the legal smoking age, our high school had a smoking area for the children!

That one confused me too. Hopkins when they were all gung ho on underage smoking, the high school had a designated area for the kids to smoke.

And around that time the sun sailor newspaper had articles about problems at the school.

Well when you can't control the kids, no surprise.

LTG : )

#6398 19 days ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Spent time in the Pac NW growing up as a kid, parents owned a small house near this site:

https://www.vashonbeachcomber.com/news/the-nike-base/

I grew up less than a mile from Nike missile site C-93. It was active until I was a junior in high school, 1974. We would occasionally see the missiles as we drove by on the highway when they had them lifted up out of their bunkers.
It's crazy that they actually had nuclear warheads, ready to launch, stored right next to suburban neighborhoods.
This did have a big effect on the worldview of many of us who grew up in those days.

#6399 19 days ago
Quoted from DennisDodel:

I lived in Zone 'B' when this brochure was distributed in 1955. I now live in Zone 'C' so I feel a little bit safer.

That civil defense pamphlet is an interesting time capsule. Thanks for sharing it. I presume that the two hour advanced warning they anticipated was based on Soviet bombers rather than ICBMs. Living on the coast, we always knew that with a sub-based launch there could only be a couple of minutes warning at best.

Quoted from RCA1:

We always figured that if things went bad, we would just be vaporized and wouldn't even know what happened.

Yeah, growing up during the cold war I had a similar notion. There are just so many targets in close proximity:

DELETED. It’s all public info, but why make it easier for a pinball enthusiast with a dirty bomb?

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#6400 19 days ago

Ate one in 8th grade.
Long memorable aftertaste is an understatement.

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