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You Know You Are Old When. . .

By TractorDoc

3 years ago


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    #851 3 years ago

    $2.50 used to fill up my wife's Fiat..

    #852 3 years ago

    When your favorite new bands from high school are now being played in elevators and grocery stores.

    #853 3 years ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    I remember using them when I was pumping gas. But it meant an extra trip back to the building to rake the card.
    What I remember most is hearing, "A dollar's worth of regular".

    "Regular" is 87 octane unleaded right!?

    #854 3 years ago
    Quoted from mcclad:

    You go from being a young guy who wants an experienced older woman, to an old guy who wants an inexperienced younger woman.

    But you wouldn't go there anyway because you know they would laugh too hard!

    Quoted from mcclad:

    You feel bad for the "Agony of defeat" Wide World of Sports skier guy, instead of thinking it was funny.

    His name is Vinko Bogataj, and he was actually unhurt in that horrific spill.

    ...you remember when LED was always followed by ZEPPELIN!

    #855 3 years ago

    You knew when your sister was home because when you ran out your bedroom door you got "clothes lined".

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    #856 3 years ago
    Quoted from pacmanretro:

    "Regular" is 87 octane unleaded right!?

    No. It was 24.9 cents per gallon

    #857 3 years ago

    19.9

    #858 3 years ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    It was 24.9 cents per gallon

    Gas wars.

    LTG : )

    #859 3 years ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Gas wars.
    LTG : )

    Gas wars now mean how fast they can raise the price if a storm or something is on the way.

    #860 3 years ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    Gas wars.
    LTG : )

    So you all remember when there used to be four gas stations on one corner.

    Flats fixed $1.00

    #861 3 years ago

    You know you're old when your self winding watch stops by 3 PM every day.

    #862 3 years ago
    Quoted from txstargazer3:

    You know you're old when your self winding watch stops by 3 PM every day.

    Or if you are wearing a watch these days. . .

    #863 3 years ago

    I remember when there were no self-serve gas stations. Attendants would check your oil level and air for your tires was free.

    #864 3 years ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    So you all remember when there used to be four gas stations on one corner.
    Flats fixed $1.00

    I used to go to the gas station to get my inner tube patched and it was a quarter. I'd always ask for STP stickers as they were free.

    #865 3 years ago

    Anyone else put one of these on their antenna?

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    Its not all that old, but it was a freebie that I remember getting at one point.

    #866 3 years ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    Anyone else put one of these on their antenna?
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    Its not all that old, but it was a freebie that I remember getting at one point.

    I have one on the antenna of my 1964 Thunderbird convertible right now.

    #867 3 years ago

    Don't ask me why, but I have a Flaming Eyeball topper on the FJ40.

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    #868 3 years ago

    Back to the topic. . . Any gas stations out there still use one of these?

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    Cannot remember when they were phased out around here, but I miss the "Ding Ding" upon my arrival.

    #869 3 years ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    Don't ask me why, but I have a Flaming Eyeball topper on the FJ40.
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    Don't ask me why, but I LOVE eyeballs.

    #870 3 years ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    Back to the topic. . . Any gas stations out there still use one of these?
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    Cannot remember when they were phased out around here, but I miss the "Ding Ding" upon my arrival.

    Yes...Bucks Service Station, Tucson AZ

    #871 3 years ago

    I wear socks with my sandals and do not care what anyone else thinks.

    #872 3 years ago
    Quoted from Mister-Whiskers:

    I wear socks with my sandals and do not care what anyone else thinks.

    I never understood that. Its like wearing a sweatshirt under a tank top.

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    #873 3 years ago

    When you remember oil in a can

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    and you opened it with one of these.

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    When the milk truck guy sat this in metal box on your porch.

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    When you got your ice from an aluminum ice cube tray.

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    When your mom's ice box...eh...refrigerator looked like this. With that "huge" freezer space.

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    #874 3 years ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    and you opened it with one of these.

    I think I have one of those oil spouts new in the package somewhere.

    Quoted from cottonm4:

    When your mom's ice box...eh...refrigerator looked like this. With that "huge" freezer space.

    I'll go one further -- we have one of these that was the grandparents' restored at home:

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    It currently has some books stored in it.

    Speaking of books. . . (and maybe it was already mentioned) remember using the Dewey Decimal System to look up one in the library from a cabinet like this:

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    #875 3 years ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    Speaking of books. . . (and maybe it was already mentioned) remember using the Dewey Decimal System to look up one in the library from a cabinet like this:

    I miss those DDS boxes at the library. Somehow, searching on a computer is just not the same.

    #876 3 years ago

    That would be great for pinball spare parts

    #877 3 years ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    I miss those DDS boxes at the library.

    You know you are old if you haven't even been in a library since they used those things.

    #878 3 years ago

    Or if the library you went to as a kid is now a museum....

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    #879 3 years ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    I miss those DDS boxes at the library. Somehow, searching on a computer is just not the same.

    I think libraries had these -- before computers I remember having to look up part numbers for various pieces of construction equipment on Microfiche.
    I always thought the tiny little pictures on the "film" were so cool. I think we still have boxes of 'em at the family business somewhere. . . obsolete as everything is a couple clicks of the mouse on the computer now.

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    #880 3 years ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    I think libraries had these -- before computers I remember having to look up part numbers for various pieces of construction equipment on Microfiche.
    I always thought the tiny little pictures on the "film" were so cool. I think we still have boxes of 'em at the family business somewhere. . . obsolete as everything is a couple clicks of the mouse on the computer now.
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    I forgot about microfiche.

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    #881 3 years ago

    Mimeograph Machine! School days, made those blue copys. Remember? Can you smell the ink?
    We sure did.

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    #882 3 years ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Or if the library you went to as a kid is now a museum....[quoted image]

    My Junior High School is now a War Museum. The Gym and stage are still intact, everything else was changed. Exterior doors were moved, interior walls were taken out, they must of spent millions of dollars on it. The full scale dioramas are fantastic.

    #883 3 years ago

    That library got turned into a museum when the bigger, better library was built in the mid 70s.

    The museum now has an ongoing Fender exhibit for quite a few years and is pretty neat to see.

    So I guess you are old if you remember when Leo Fender used to hand build guitars a few blocks from where you grew up.
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    #884 3 years ago

    My dad had one of these but he never used it. Did anybody ever use these things?

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    #885 3 years ago

    How about those lawnmowers with the spring loaded crank? I remember my "life on the farm" grandma talking about how the local hardware guy was trying to sell her one of these. She said she told him that it just looked it would be something else to break. She said he looked at her and smiled. That was in 1966. I think these had a pretty short life.

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    #886 3 years ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    I think libraries had these -- before computers I remember having to look up part numbers for various pieces of construction equipment on Microfiche.
    I always thought the tiny little pictures on the "film" were so cool. I think we still have boxes of 'em at the family business somewhere. . . obsolete as everything is a couple clicks of the mouse on the computer now.
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    We still use microfiche today
    We also have a microfiche reader printer

    #887 3 years ago
    Quoted from cottonm4:

    My dad had one of these but he never used it. Did anybody ever use these things?

    I think I still have one. . . it was my Grandfathers.

    Quoted from cottonm4:

    How about those lawnmowers with the spring loaded crank?

    How about one of these?

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    I've never used one of the reel mowers, but the Amish around here still do. A lot of times the kids are pushing those things around the yard in their bare feet!

    I do remember using one of those Lawn Boy Mowers with two wheels close together on one side. I cannot remember if it took an oil mix gas or not. . .

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    No safety stop bar on the handle of that baby!

    #888 3 years ago

    I had a little extra time tonight and started thinking..."What was that 1st pinball machine that I played in my uncles basement?"

    He's dead and long passed now, so I had to just go through a ton of pictures...till I found this.. That's it!! (1950) woody. Wasn't very old when he got it.

    I recall it was very colorful and fun to work up the score in lights. Wish I had it, but most are dust I would think.
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    #889 3 years ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    I think I still have one. . . it was my Grandfathers.

    How about one of these?
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    I've never used one of the reel mowers, but the Amish around here still do. A lot of times the kids are pushing those things around the yard in their bare feet!
    I do remember using one of those Lawn Boy Mowers with two wheels close together on one side. I cannot remember if it took an oil mix gas or not. . .
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    No safety stop bar on the handle of that baby!

    Yup. They were two-stroke engines.

    #890 3 years ago
    Quoted from ShinyBall:

    I had a little extra time tonight and started thinking..."What was that 1st pinball machine that I played in my uncles basement?"
    He's dead and long passed now, so I had to just go through a ton of pictures...till I found this.. That's it!! (1950) woody. Wasn't very old when he got it.
    I recall it was very colorful and fun to work up the score in lights. Wish I had it, but most are dust I would think.[quoted image]

    816 were produced in May 1950. 6 pinsiders own one. 5 pinsiders want one.

    https://pinside.com/pinball/machine/bank-a-ball

    https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=171&picno=168

    #891 3 years ago

    well, Might as well make it 6 pinsiders want one now. lol thx

    #892 3 years ago

    I bought a new pack of socks last week and I am really happy with how comfy they are and how good they make my feet feel. Ahhh...

    I am only 47

    #893 3 years ago
    Quoted from pinnyheadhead:

    I bought a new pack of socks last week and I am really happy with how comfy they are and how good they make my feet feel. Ahhh...
    I am only 47

    Now you just have to buy some custom orthotics to go with those comfy new socks. I promise you, you'll seriously drool at how good your feet feel. I've had mine for 6 years.

    I am only 49

    QSS

    #894 3 years ago
    Quoted from QuickSilverShelby:

    Now you just have to buy some custom orthotics to go with those comfy new socks. I promise you, you'll seriously drool at how good your feet feel. I've had mine for 6 years.
    I am only 49
    QSS

    Agree. I got those lifts a little while ago also with my Hobbit feet I got from my Mom. The combo of the new socks and the lifts makes smile with every step. Man life is good! Thanks Hanes!

    #895 3 years ago
    Quoted from pinnyheadhead:

    I bought a new pack of socks last week and I am really happy with how comfy they are and how good they make my feet feel.

    I've been going with a wool or wool blend sock (especially in the winter months) for the last couple years and they have been fantastic. Feet stay warm even if they get wet. Comfortable too!

    I'm not to the point of wearing compression socks just yet but have a pair in the drawer -- brother in law in the medical field says they are good to wear on plane flights.

    #896 3 years ago

    20's no pills
    30's few pills in cabinet
    40's more pills
    50's pills move to night stand
    60's set alarm 1 hr early so i can take pills, to be able to get up at all

    #897 3 years ago

    You know you're old when...
    Your fun, satirical thread turns into a discussion...
    ABOUT SOCKS!

    #898 3 years ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    I've been going with a wool or wool blend sock (especially in the winter months) for the last couple years and they have been fantastic. Feet stay warm even if they get wet. Comfortable too!

    I like wool socks. I had some but the moths chewed them up. In the Navy I learned the wool dress uniform stayed warm when wet.

    #899 3 years ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    I think I still have one. . . it was my Grandfathers.

    How about one of these?
    [quoted image]
    I've never used one of the reel mowers, but the Amish around here still do. A lot of times the kids are pushing those things around the yard in their bare feet!
    I do remember using one of those Lawn Boy Mowers with two wheels close together on one side. I cannot remember if it took an oil mix gas or not. . .
    [quoted image]
    No safety stop bar on the handle of that baby!

    You're not that old if you've never used a reel mower...

    #900 3 years ago
    Quoted from Coindork:

    When your favorite new bands from high school are now being played in elevators and grocery stores.

    I can add to this with a personal, true story. Both of my parents are in assisted living now but in different parts of the same facility. Most of the time everything is fine, but there are times I am walking those hallways and the hallway music is playing classic rock from the 80's...

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