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You Know You Are Old When. . .


By TractorDoc

1 year ago



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    #601 1 year ago

    This was a hit... and porn to an 8 year old

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    #602 1 year ago

    When this guy needs no introduction

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    And you can finish this sentence: "It's got a good beat and you can.........................."

    #603 1 year ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    When nice houses were affordably priced.

    they never were, 20% interest rates, sure the prices were lower but pay was also lower. Houses have always been difficult to get. You always need to be willing to sacrifice if you want real estate.

    #604 1 year ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    When this guy needs no introduction
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    And you can finish this sentence: "It's got a good beat and you can.........................."

    dance to it.

    #605 1 year ago
    Quoted from Marvin:

    they never were, 20% interest rates, sure the prices were lower but pay was also lower. Houses have always been difficult to get. You always need to be willing to sacrifice if you want real estate.

    Yes. Most people have had to save and struggle to save up a down payment to geo off of the renters' rolls. I agree.

    In 1973, my dad and step mom bought a house for around $22,000.00. Nice house. Standard frame home, 3 bed room, 2 car garage, no basement. And my step mom was always bitching about the $220.00 per month house payments. In 1977, I had a job that did not pay too bad so I was on the hunt for my own house. What I could afford was the standard 2-bedroom 1-car garage that were selling in the $14,000.00-$16,000.00 range. My job went away and so did my house buying effort.

    Sometime between 1976 and 1979, house prices doubled. In 1979, I once more had a job that would let me go house hunting. The only difference is the little house that had been selling for $14K-$15K had doubled in price. I finally got a similar house but had to pay $34,000.00. My oh my, what a difference 2-3 years made in house prices.

    In 1983, my dad and step mom sold their $22,000.00 house for $66,000.00. It was just luck and catching the wave. They made out. I suppose that house now would probably be in the $150,000.00 range for this part of the country. And it can be yours for just $1,500.00 per month ! It is insane.

    We won't even start talking about house prices in California. And the Dallas-Ft. Worth area is going nutty with house prices shooting to the moon.

    #606 1 year ago

    Plano, Dallas' most important suburb......

    #607 1 year ago

    When you are discussing who is better, The Rolling Stones or The Beatles.

    #608 1 year ago

    When you are discussing who is better. Mozart or Salieri.

    LTG : )

    #609 1 year ago

    When you get excited about buying a new vacuum cleaner. ("Look at the carpet! Feels so good on my feet now.")

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    #610 1 year ago

    ... you've been in an electronics store that had a large selection of replacement record player styluses.

    ... your local drug store that you frequented had a tube tester and all the replacement tubes necessary to get your TV working again.

    #611 1 year ago
    Quoted from VampireKangaroo:

    When you get excited about buying a new vacuum cleaner.

    Not quite a vacuum cleaner, but sort of had the same thoughts when looking at a new grill. Thinking of trying a Weber Performer and adding in the PizzaKettle add on for making pizzas. . .

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    Not something I was really into in my 20s but food is one of the things I look forward to/enjoy as I age.

    #612 1 year ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    ... you've been in an electronics store that had a large selection of replacement record player styluses.

    This is true. "They've got 100 different styluses on display, but not the one that fits our Packard Bell"

    #613 1 year ago

    Bah, who needs a new stylus. Just stack more pennies on it.

    #614 1 year ago

    Vacuum cleaner?

    When it was a door to door salesman that sold your parents their vacuum cleaner.

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    #615 1 year ago

    If you've ever hosted or attended a Tupperware party.

    #616 1 year ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Vacuum cleaner?
    When it was a door to door salesman that sold your parents their vacuum cleaner.[quoted image]

    Don't forget the encyclopedia your parents bought from door to door salesman...

    #617 1 year ago

    And the milk man came everyday and left a quart on the doorstep.

    #618 1 year ago
    Quoted from poppapin:

    Don't forget the encyclopedia your parents bought from door to door salesman...

    We had a Fuller Brush man instead.

    #619 1 year ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    Not quite a vacuum cleaner, but sort of had the same thoughts when looking at a new grill. Thinking of trying a Weber Performer and adding in the PizzaKettle add on for making pizzas. .

    If you remember when there were no propane grills, and still to this day refuse to use one.

    #620 1 year ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Vacuum cleaner?
    When it was a door to door salesman that sold your parents their vacuum cleaner.[quoted image]

    My dad sold Kirby Vacuums for 22 years and made a decent living at it. I tried it and sucked at it. I lasted 6 months.

    Quoted from o-din:

    We had a Fuller Brush man instead.

    My friend's dad sold Fuller Brush. That SOB made real good money.

    #621 1 year ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    My friend's dad sold Fuller Brush. That SOB made real good money.

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    #622 1 year ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    When it was a door to door salesman that sold your parents their vacuum cleaner.

    You had a friend who sold door to door and hit a state there they had green river laws.

    LTG : )

    #623 1 year ago
    Quoted from o-din:

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    you recognize a young Red Skelton...

    #624 1 year ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    You had a friend who sold door to door and hit a state there they had green river laws.
    LTG : )

    Man, I wish they could get some Green River Laws that would work on all of these spam callers. The Federal Do Not Call List does not work for my cell phone.

    #625 1 year ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    The Federal Do Not Call List does not work for my cell phone.

    It doesn’t work on my land line either!

    #626 1 year ago
    Quoted from chippe01:

    It doesn’t work on my land line either!

    No, it doesn't.

    #627 1 year ago

    I know I am old when I get more excited about the furniture instead of the cars on The Price is Right showcase....

    #628 1 year ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    Not quite a vacuum cleaner, but sort of had the same thoughts when looking at a new grill. Thinking of trying a Weber Performer and adding in the PizzaKettle add on for making pizzas. . .
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    Not something I was really into in my 20s but food is one of the things I look forward to/enjoy as I age.

    You won't regret getting a Performer! I don't even use my gas grill, (Weber), since I picked up my Performer 4 years ago. I got the Deluxe with propane ignition which makes it super easy to start.

    #629 1 year ago

    ..........When you pass along a lead on a scarce pin. Washington state is just too far for me to travel any longer. Have at it folks...

    https://www.estatesales.net/WA/Olympia/98501/2024817

    #630 1 year ago
    Quoted from DennisDodel:

    When you pass along a lead on a scarce pin.

    Cyclopes. Nice lead.

    LTG : )

    #631 1 year ago
    Quoted from DennisDodel:

    ..........When you pass along a lead on a scarce pin. Washington state is just too far for me to travel any longer. Have at it folks...
    https://www.estatesales.net/WA/Olympia/98501/2024817

    Quoted from LTG:

    Cyclopes. Nice lead.
    LTG : )

    Very Nice Lead. I got to play a Cyclopes 2-3 months ago before it was sold at auction. The first night I played it I was like, " This is fun to play, I might bid on it." I got to play it again three nights later. Yes, I know Roger Sharpe designed this pin. But after I played it again I started to tire of it and knew if I owned it I would be bored with it in short order. And then it sold for an ungodly amount of money at auction. Cool ass back glass.

    #632 1 year ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    I got to play a Cyclopes 2-3 months ago before it was sold at auction.

    I think I played the same Cyclopes from the guy that bought it at that auction. Reminded me of the other Game Plan Super Nova I owned. Sort of a neat and different game with a cheap overall feel to it.

    The captive ball shot at the upper left of the playfield was pretty fun, so I did that a few times, then I was over it.

    #633 1 year ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    I think I played the same Cyclopes from the guy that bought it at that auction. Reminded me of the other Game Plan Super Nova I owned. Sort of a neat and different game with a cheap overall feel to it.
    The captive ball shot at the upper left of the playfield was pretty fun, so I did that a few times, then I was over it.

    Interesting. The auctioneer would not reveal the buyer or break confidence in any way, but someone else, who would/should know, led me to believe the Cyclopes that sold here went to the east coast.

    I think it is a cool looking pin. I'd love to have that back glass to hang on the wall. And if had not already played one I would probably be lusting for this one, as I am certain many others are doing. If I could buy the rarity and flip it and make money---OK. But I don't want to own it.

    #634 1 year ago
    Quoted from shock_me:

    You won't regret getting a Performer! I don't even use my gas grill, (Weber), since I picked up my Performer 4 years ago. I got the Deluxe with propane ignition which makes it super easy to start.

    Acquired one and fired it up for the first time the other night -- mixed my charcoal with a few slivers of cherry wood with excellent results.

    When younger I barely had enough time to wait for something in the microwave -- I am convinced that time passes quicker as we get older so slowing down for a couple hours to cook dinner only makes sense.

    #635 1 year ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    Acquired one and fired it up for the first time the other night -- mixed my charcoal with a few slivers of cherry wood with excellent results.
    When younger I barely had enough time to wait for something in the microwave -- I am convinced that time passes quicker as we get older so slowing down for a couple hours to cook dinner only makes sense.

    When I was younger we did not have microwaves

    #636 1 year ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    When I was younger we did not have microwaves

    Beat me to it!!

    #637 1 year ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    When I was younger we did not have microwaves

    Quoted from poppapin:

    Beat me to it!!

    They have been around for some 70- 80 years. You guys must be old.

    #638 1 year ago
    Quoted from fiberdude120:

    They have been around for some 70- 80 years. You guys must be old.

    The first microwave I ever saw was in the Greyhound bus station in downtown St. Louis in 1970. It was a wonder to behold.

    #639 1 year ago

    Yes, there was a microwave in the little tackle store at the boat launch in the back bay where my dad kept his Hunter around 1970. It did a great job on those hot dogs they sold there. And still not a bad way to heat one up.

    #640 1 year ago
    Quoted from DennisDodel:

    The first microwave I ever saw was in the Greyhound bus station in downtown St. Louis in 1970. It was a wonder to behold.

    Yes, it was. It was one of those "what'll they think of next" moments for me.

    And some people would not use them because of what it might do to their food. And their pacemakers.

    And it was called a radar range.

    #641 1 year ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    Yes, it was. It was one of those "what'll they think of next" moments for me.
    And some people would not use them because of what it might do to their food. And their pacemakers.
    And it was called a radar range.

    I forgot about all of the Pacemaker warnings.

    #642 1 year ago
    Quoted from DennisDodel:

    The first microwave I ever saw was in the Greyhound bus station in downtown St. Louis in 1970. It was a wonder to behold.

    I remember when my dad brought home our first Amana radar range around that time but they were being used in commercial places earlier than the 70s.

    #643 1 year ago

    When I was a kid I lost the pliers and we could not change the channels!

    #644 1 year ago

    You know you are old when you enjoy shopping for heating pads.....

    #645 1 year ago

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    #646 1 year ago

    You know you're old when you get home, realize you have the house to yourself, and watching porn isn't the first thing on your mind.

    #647 1 year ago
    Quoted from DennisDodel:

    ..........When you pass along a lead on a scarce pin. Washington state is just too far for me to travel any longer. Have at it folks...
    https://www.estatesales.net/WA/Olympia/98501/2024817

    Quoted from LTG:

    Cyclopes. Nice lead.
    LTG : )

    Quoted from cottonm4:

    Very Nice Lead. I got to play a Cyclopes 2-3 months ago before it was sold at auction. The first night I played it I was like, " This is fun to play, I might bid on it." I got to play it again three nights later. Yes, I know Roger Sharpe designed this pin. But after I played it again I started to tire of it and knew if I owned it I would be bored with it in short order. And then it sold for an ungodly amount of money at auction. Cool ass back glass.

    Quoted from o-din:

    I think I played the same Cyclopes from the guy that bought it at that auction. Reminded me of the other Game Plan Super Nova I owned. Sort of a neat and different game with a cheap overall feel to it.
    The captive ball shot at the upper left of the playfield was pretty fun, so I did that a few times, then I was over it.

    To any who are interested, I was watching the auction for the Cyclopes pin. Sold for $3000.00 to an onsite bidder. That is $2200.00 less than the one I watched sell for $5200.00. Pretty wide spread.

    #648 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinzrfun:

    You know you're old when you get home, realize you have the house to yourself, and watching porn isn't the first thing on your mind.

    I guess I'm not as old as I thought I was.

    #649 1 year ago
    Quoted from pinzrfun:

    You know you're old when you get home, realize you have the house to yourself, and watching porn isn't the first thing on your mind.

    the question was when your old, not dead.

    #650 1 year ago

    When you know what this is and you know that is not called a can opener and it is not a bottle opener but goes by a different name.

    Good times down fishing at the riverbank.

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