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Old April 17th, 2012, 05:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Everything except #4. I'm not that old. We had a milk box, though, not a milk chute.
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The only one I knew about was a church key, but I think that was only because of boy Scouts. I guess I'm way too young for this stuff.
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I'm 11 for 11. Used to get in trouble using the milk chute for my books - stash them in there after school (no need to go inside and be handed chores) and then hop off to field a game of tackle, or the ice for ... well - anyway, I'm 11 for 11 on all of those.
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Everything but skate keys and milk chutes. There's an old apartment bldg in Nashville that has small doors in the hallway (2' x 1.5'). The girl in the office said she thought it was for milk, but I'm pretty sure it was for ice delivery for the ice box. I was just trying to remember "S & H" the other day cause I was across the street from where my mom used to cash in her green stamps.

I was delivering in that apartment building again today.
Here are the "doors" I was talking about.
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I remember everything but #4 and #8, the Milk Chute...were I grew up, I don't think the milk man delivered.

I had older brothers & sisters and we had tons of 45s and LPs. I remember always playing with the yellow tab thingy for the 45s and they would get mad at me for losing it.
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I think some of these things are/where unique to the US, e.g. milk chute and fotomat booth. I think the UK equivalent of green stamps was something called green shield stamps, also the tube tester would have probably been called valve tester, same thing though.

I certainly had plenty of 45rpm adapters though. However new 45s sold in the UK came with a small hole for record player spindles, it could be popped out though for the larger jukebox spindles. There was always a good availability of cheap ex-jukebox 45s with the large hole, that had already been popped, that's why I had those adapters.
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I remember all of them. We did not have a milk chute in our house but a lot of my friends did. We had one of those silver boxes that was lined with some sort of (probably toxic) insulation, it had a picture of Elsie the cow on it. I also vaguely remember having our bread delivered, but that stopped well before the milk delivery did.
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I must be one of those "kids" I knew about the record adapter, the pull tab, the church key, the bottle opener, the windows and the green stamps...given some I have just been told about and never seen in person...but I still use one of those wall mounted bottle openers often...
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I got them all, too. I'd add rotary dial phones to the list too.

My nephew had no idea how to use one.
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I'm claiming all 11, although the usual UK equivalent of the "milk chute" was external and bolted to the wall.

I still have a "church key" for my backpacking trips, and remember many happy hours spent competing with friends as to who could "fly" a ring from a pull tab furthest by "pinging" it with the tab part. Ahh, nostalgia.... it ain't wot it used to be!
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Church keys and pull tabs are the only 2 for me. I think growing in the 50/60s would be fun
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Now, how many of you can still remember your family's phone number from your childhood?
I am an old lady and I still remember mine 622-3059.
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The first phone # I remember from when I was a kid was OL(ney)9-something, but I think that's only because my parents still said it that way & taught it to me that way...
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I can remember mine - 2-3414

Can also remember dealing with party lines. You never could get the neighborhood gossip OFF.
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My Dad has told me hilarious stories about party lines.
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Rotary phone lock, insert into number 1 to keep kids from calling without permission.



Some may recall seeing old movies where the hero would clack the earpiece holder rapidly on a candlestick phone, hollering, "Operator, operator," and she'd answer. Little known facts - not only did that work as recently as 20 years ago, you could also tap out the number to dial on the earpiece/handset switches of any rotary phone. Last I tried it with my candlestick on a touch-tone circuit, it still worked.

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I can't wait until I get old and we can hang out and post pics of the OG Droid and SS of froyo and be like...ah those were the days...not that I'm calling any of you old or anything......I'm gonna go hide in FG again...
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My first phone number began with IVy-9. We never, ever, said/used/gave the actual numbers. Just IVy-9-xxxx. I can still hear my dad saying it...he made it into a little song so we would remember it.
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Forgot the Pennsylvania 6-5000 tune. Dad wasn't that clever, but we liked our little song just the same
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Our phone number growing up was SU9 (Sunset-9) and the last four digits was only one digit off our QSL number (Any old-time CBers out there come back?) which made for many a confusing phone call.
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I remember reading highlights when my sister had her orthodontic appts. My parents still have the same phone number so I know it. We had an African Grey parrot who knew it too
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Our phone number at the time was BRidge and UPton, before it went all number...

This was a big hit during the '60s

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I remember all eleven I'm afraid. My phone number was Jackson 4-5434. My QSL was KPH 5768. I swapped and collected QSL card. Sending as many as you could stuff in an envelope with a four cent stamp. Post cards were a penny. I still have a Coors can in my fridge that requires a church key. I remember collecting empty pop bottles for their deposit money.. two cents each. I remember the lucky few that had an air conditioner for their car... rolled up into the window. I mowed the lawn as a kid with a push reel mower. I remember when a Daisy air rifle would knock a sparrow out of the tallest tree or the back window out of the neighbors house. I remember when we got our first 45 record player. The record player we had when I was little only played 78's and was a nice piece of furniture. I was taught how to drive in my father's 1936 Ford pickup. I could go on but old men need their rest. lol
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Main reason I remember my original phone # is because I use it for my PIN everywhere, so unfortunately I won't be sharing
I'm pretty young so only the church key (but not for it's original use). We used it mostly to open those huge cans of juice like Juicy Juice and Hawaiian Punch.
We had a box for our milk deliveries, no chute. Our house was built in the late 70s, so I imagine they weren't putting them in anymore. I think I remember seeing a typewriter eraser in my dad's desk, but not sure. Anyway, cool list. It's funny to see so much "tech" devoted to beer!
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Old April 24th, 2012, 09:26 AM   #40 (permalink)
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I remember knowing all my friends numbers off the top of my head when I was a teenager; nowadays I don't even know my family's numbers, I just call through contacts!
I think that's true for most people today. We have become so dependent on technology to remember everything for us. I know some people who just adds #s to their contacts list. So when they see the numbers, they know who calls. Their way of lessening the dependency on tech.
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Old April 24th, 2012, 09:44 AM   #41 (permalink)
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I remember my 1st number, just 5-digits. It's still my father's number toady, albeit with a few more digits added over the years!

My grandmother's number when I was a kid was "'Central'28"

I remember knowing all my friends numbers off the top of my head when I was a teenager; nowadays I don't even know my family's numbers, I just call through contacts!
Yeah, in the cell phone/smart phone era, I really can't recall any numbers. My wife's, mom's, folks, siblings - nada
However, I know the numbers to nearly all my vendors off the top of my head since I have to call them from a landline. Quite sad.
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Wow, I had all but forgotten party lines! Those were too much fun, for sure! And those black and white tv's with the rabbit ears on top.

I remember when I was 10 years old, and we finally got a color tv.
The very first show I was able to watch was a show set in India, about a pet elephant (called Maya, I think) owned by two teenaged boys. One was a very attractive young Indian boy, and I think on the show his name was Raji, and the other was played by Jay North of "Dennis the menace" fame.
These memories are priceless. Thanks to OP for starting us down memory lane. It was a much simpler time then, but the wheels of technology were already starting to turn, and the Antichrist of technology had already been born, JKJK
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Old April 24th, 2012, 07:20 PM   #44 (permalink)
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We still use rabbit ear antennae or the bowtie equivalent. OTA only. Too cheap to bother with cable or satellite. We can get all the local stuff free OTA, no one watches movies/sitcoms here. Can't just get special stuff w/o the crap.
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Wow, I had all but forgotten party lines! Those were too much fun, for sure! And those black and white tv's with the rabbit ears on top.

I remember when I was 10 years old, and we finally got a color tv.
The very first show I was able to watch was a show set in India, about a pet elephant (called Maya, I think) owned by two teenaged boys. One was a very attractive young Indian boy, and I think on the show his name was Raji, and the other was played by Jay North of "Dennis the menace" fame.
These memories are priceless. Thanks to OP for starting us down memory lane. It was a much simpler time then, but the wheels of technology were already starting to turn, and the Antichrist of technology had already been born, JKJK

You got way better reception than us.

We called that Johnny Quest!
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Old April 25th, 2012, 12:03 AM   #46 (permalink)
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All of the above, and I've cranked a 1924 T Model to start it.

Then there was Aunt Edna's farm, where neighbors called each other by the crank signals on the box phone.

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Everything but skate keys and milk chutes. There's an old apartment bldg in Nashville that has small doors in the hallway (2' x 1.5'). The girl in the office said she thought it was for milk, but I'm pretty sure it was for ice delivery for the ice box. I was just trying to remember "S & H" the other day cause I was across the street from where my mom used to cash in her green stamps.

I was delivering in that apartment building again today.
Here are the "doors" I was talking about.
Longshot guess. The apartment used to be a hotel and the tiny compartments were where you put your shoes for a free overnight shine. Some European hotels still do that.
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The very first show I was able to watch was a show set in India, about a pet elephant (called Maya, I think) owned by two teenaged boys. One was a very attractive young Indian boy, and I think on the show his name was Raji, and the other was played by Jay North of "Dennis the menace" fame.
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You got way better reception than us.

We called that Johnny Quest!
Good memory - That show was called "Maya" - not to be confused with "The Adventures of a Jungle Boy" that had a cheetah as the animal co-star. "Jonny Quest" was a scientific mystery-solving show, that also happened to have an Indian orphan as one of the kid stars.
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