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Re: I’m So Old I Remember When......

Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:56 am

WaJim wrote:
NWGunner wrote:
anyshorty wrote:Silva Thin cigaretts I thought the guy had the coolest sun glasses I told my parents I wanted those sun glasses to be just like him.


Welcome to the forum, fellow Des Moineser :thumbsup2:

:cheers2:



How about candy cigarettes....they kinda tasted odd.

The pink buble gum cigars were awesome...could feel your teeth rot.

Yeah those candy cigarettes weren’t very good. They did have a red painted tip though, to emulate a lit cigarette, and that was cool

Re: I’m So Old I Remember When......

Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:01 am

Heck I tell my kids about buying Bazooka Joe bubble gum---complete with a comic!---with the two pennies I found on the ground outside and their minds are blown. Nothing in their world costs less than $0.50 and $20 is a decent amount to hit the toy section with. I remember my maternal grandparents (both born around 1920) expressing shock they had spent $30 on a Transformer for me for Christmas (Defensor, #7 below). Some years later they spent $200 on a Discman, but I think by then they understood the "new" cost of things.

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And back when Electronic Arts wasn't a soulless micro-transaction focused shit company. I stacked several cords of firewood to pay for this game...which wasn't really a game at all, it was work and when you were done building a game you had something really cool, but ultimately a bit deflating since you knew how to solve all the puzzles and missions you'd built. Such is the life of a game developer...

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Re: I’m So Old I Remember When......

Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:52 am

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Metal Erector Sets and Creepy Crawlers

Re: I’m So Old I Remember When......

Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:11 pm

Hah!
Lincoln logs.

Re: I’m So Old I Remember When......

Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:13 pm

Every stick in our yard was a rifle and every tree was a fort to be defended!

Re: I’m So Old I Remember When......

Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:26 pm

I remember when it was ok to give junior his very own axes to play with!
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Re: I’m So Old I Remember When......

Fri Sep 25, 2020 12:38 pm

WaJim wrote:............

Metal Erector Sets


Like this! :wink05:
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Re: I’m So Old I Remember When......

Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:30 pm

Old Growth wrote:
WaJim wrote:............

Metal Erector Sets


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Wow!

Re: I’m So Old I Remember When......

Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:40 pm

I remember when going trick or treating on Halloween was a huge event in the surrounding neighborhoods. It's pretty sucky it's dwindled into nothing. I loved going and taking part in scaring people at my friend's highly decorated home.

Re: I’m So Old I Remember When......

Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:20 pm

Caveman Jim wrote:
vic_b wrote:How about those movie albums? Like huge cd’s


I still have most of mine from the 60’s & 70’s... :bigsmile: :bigsmile: :bigsmile:

Ooppsssss, thought you meant LP albums... Note to self, need mo coffee before posting... :popcorn:

I’ve never done that lol

Re: I’m So Old I Remember When......

Fri Sep 25, 2020 4:32 pm

AM and PM mail deliveries on Monday's

Re: I’m So Old I Remember When......

Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:25 pm

hillyard wrote:AM and PM mail deliveries on Monday's

I’ve never heard of that

Re: I’m So Old I Remember When......

Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:20 pm

Jimi, Janis and Iron Butterfly on AM radio.

Re: I’m So Old I Remember When......

Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:21 pm

Old Growth wrote:
WaJim wrote:............

Metal Erector Sets


Like this! :wink05:



And Lincoln Logs!

Re: I’m So Old I Remember When......

Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:22 pm

WaJim wrote:............

Metal Erector Sets and Creepy Crawlers




There was a later developement in the Creepy Crawler repertoire: Incredible Edibles (which were anything but incredible or edible)
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