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Favorite childhood toys and youthful memories


By Mr68

4 years ago



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#4101 2 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

Carpet in the bathroom? Big mistake. My Mom did our bathroom in plush shag back in the 70s. I came home one night in my College years full of Stroh’s and Rumple Minze and hurled all over it. That sent all that plush into the dumpster in a hurry.

I tried selling vacuum cleaners in 1977-78. I about starved to death but that is another story

When showing sweepers in homes back then, shag carpet was everywhere. One word for shag carpet: Nasty.

#4102 2 days ago

Especially after people shag on it!

At a microscopic level, ALL carpet is nasty. I'm gradually removing all of it from my home.

#4103 2 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

Carpet in the bathroom? Big mistake. My Mom did our bathroom in plush shag back in the 70s. I came home one night in my College years full of Stroh’s and Rumple Minze and hurled all over it. That sent all that plush into the dumpster in a hurry.

Or think how many times you missed the target!

#4104 2 days ago
Quoted from mooch:

Carpet in the bathroom? Big mistake. My Mom did our bathroom in plush shag back in the 70s. I came home one night in my College years full of Stroh’s and Rumple Minze and hurled all over it. That sent all that plush into the dumpster in a hurry.

Should also mention peeing with a drunken aim would be 50/50. And hell to pay if you forgot to lift that fuzzy lid.

#4105 2 days ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

Especially after people shag on it!
At a microscopic level, ALL carpet is nasty. I'm gradually removing all of it from my home.

I ripped my carpet up 25 years ago and polyurethaned my wood floors. No regrets ever.

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#4109 2 days ago

Loved my Chevy Van T-Shirt !

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#4110 2 days ago

Anybody else mount these VCR sized radar detectors on their dashboards back in the day?
My teenage brain figured I needed the biggest and brightest detector I could fine in hopes to impress the ladies in my totally bitching’ 82 Z28 : )
Surprisingly my dumb ass plan didn’t attract any girls ....
but sure did attract a lot of police.

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#4111 2 days ago

Breaker, breaker one nine!

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#4112 2 days ago

I remember at xmas time visiting older relatives homes and seeing and eating bowls full of these type of candies.

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Invariably they would be stuck together in giant clumps.

#4113 2 days ago
Quoted from dmacy:

Breaker, breaker one nine!
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My handel was The Boogieman

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#4115 2 days ago
Quoted from Mr68:

My handel was The Boogieman

Having a last name starting with a Q, I was somehow dubbed with the CB moniker "Quacko."

#4116 2 days ago
Quoted from zombywoof:

I haven't played any of those variants. Looks challenging. I did have a tri-dimensional chess set like Mr. Spock's:
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Of course I remember that 3D chess set well. But after looking at this posted pic, it really struck me how cheesy that thing looks. The chess pieces look like they came from $2 plastic chess set, and the rest of it looks so rickety it would fall apart in a few plays. The prop department spared no expense on that one!

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#4118 1 day ago
Quoted from dmacy:

Breaker, breaker one nine!

Oh hell yeah ... I still use one in my LandCruiser for trail rides (just about ready to switch to 2m Ham)

Back in the days before cellphones car phones were actually two-way radios connected to a landline and pretty rare. I found a Radio Shack CB that looked like a phone ... thought I looked really cool chatting with my CB buddies D80A7AFB-982A-489B-94FC-E64D68CB6386 (resized).jpeg

#4119 1 day ago

Of course the “gateway drug” to CB was the walkie talkie (even if they could barely reach the neighbor kid’s house)
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#4120 1 day ago

A cap from 1980. Loverboy opened for Z Z Top in Knoxville.

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#4121 1 day ago

And before Walkie Talkie's, a tight string between two cans. Which I never did but heard about.

I think the earliest form of distance communication was smoke signals. Not a toy, waaaay before my time and I'm not sure why I bring it up.

#4122 1 day ago
Quoted from Mr68:

And before Walkie Talkies they used a tight string between two cans.

Stringed cans? That highly technical device is best left for the use of trained professionals!

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#4124 1 day ago

The daily papers : )

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The SUNDAY papers : (

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#4125 1 day ago

I started at the age of 9, delivering NY Daily News. Up at 6 AM, 1-1/2 hours a day. Snow and rain, then walked to school.
I made $3 to $4 a week. Christmas got me ,25 cent tips, and I reached $10.
Worked a whole year for a Trumpet.
Next 2 years was a pinball.
Baldwin Harbor.

#4126 1 day ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

I started at the age of 9, delivering NY Daily News. Up at 6 AM, 1-1/2 hours a day. Snow and rain, then walked to school.
I made $3 to $4 a week. Christmas got me ,25 cent tips, and I reached $10.
Worked a whole year for a Trumpet.
Next 2 years was a pinball.
Baldwin Harbor.

Our local town paper came out only once a week on Monday. Got $3 to deliver. I was 12 I think, hated that job and held it only as long I had to before my parents said uncle as they got tired of goading me every week. Switch to lawn mowing did that by myself for a few years, then with a partner for several years and 30 lawns or so before getting a "real" job with the local pharmacy. That was the best job in town, I "handed" it down to my younger brother when I left for the Army. Managed stock, delivered drugs to the nursing homes, engraved items in the Hallmark store, just about anything that needed done.

#4127 1 day ago
Quoted from Mr68:

And before Walkie Talkie's, a tight string between two cans. Which I never did but heard about.

Why ? You only have one can ?

LTG : )

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#4128 1 day ago

Library before the internet. Grandma making sure I read during the summer. Also liked to go there after school to do homework and meet girls from other schools.

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#4129 1 day ago
Quoted from littlecammi:

Stringed cans? That highly technical device is best left for the use of trained professionals!

Especially this version, looks pretty high tech to me! (Mine.)

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#4130 1 day ago
Quoted from bssbllr:

Library before the internet.

I always looked at the old due dates. I thought it was interesting to see how often the book was borrowed by others.

#4131 22 hours ago
Quoted from bssbllr:

Library before the internet. Grandma making sure I read during the summer. Also liked to go there after school to do homework and meet girls from other schools.
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A Dewey Decimal System card file?!? That thing is an antique and I'm feeling especially old right now. (It's also inspired a future post for this thread when I have more time).

I Googled as I always do and found that the Dewey Decimal Classification lives on today as WebDewey.

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#4133 6 hours ago
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