Do You Remember This?


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  1. BigCiX

    BigCiX Well-Known Member

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  2. saptech

    saptech Well-Known Member

    I've used a few when growing up and we would visit relatives down South! I'm sure glad those days are over...
  3. saptech

    saptech Well-Known Member

    Ayeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!


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  4. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

    Amazing thinking I am only 31, and the technology we have today, yet I still remember most of the things on this thread....
  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

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    VTech Laser 310 "Color Computer" . A Hong Kong clone of the Tandy TRS-80.
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  6. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    Now that looks just like the Xilinhot Bus Station toilet/washrooms.

    I just spent a holiday in a grasslands village staying with friends, it's just like that there. They have electricity sometimes when they need it, which comes from a generator and the water comes from a well. Coal, wood or dried sheep manure for cooking and heatng in the winter.
  7. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide

  8. Seanette

    Seanette Well-Known Member

    What is that?
  9. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide

  10. Seanette

    Seanette Well-Known Member

    Nope, honestly do not know what that object is.
  11. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    Growing up we had one of those (and an outdoor shower made from wooden pallets and rubber mats from a printing press) until I was in middle school (late 80s).

    Morse code machine/telegraph

    We didn't have a phone until I was in 4th or 5th grade, before that we had an intercom between our house and my uncles (1/8th of a mile away) and used Morse code on it.
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  12. Seanette

    Seanette Well-Known Member

    I'd honestly never seen a telegraph machine before, so thanks for the ID. ;)
  13. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide

    i never had an outhouse but family in pa did. and never had cable till 2000's when i moved to fla. got my first cell in 2009 and was born in the 60's.

    the telegraph, i thought i'd put up for fun and my neighbors in ct had party lines.
  14. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    My parents still don't have cable, they just got dial up earlier this year.
  15. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide

    sometimes i wish i never had all this technology? but then on another note i like it.
  16. saptech

    saptech Well-Known Member

    I feel that way at times also. It seems like you end up leaving home with too much stuff to carry!

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  17. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide

    this was then.



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    this is what we use them for today!!!
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  18. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    Washboards and Fels Naphtha soap worked pretty well.
  19. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    I have a wool doublet (vest) that I wear a bit and I have been looking for a washboard so I can clean it by hand.
  20. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide

    they are still everywhere, just not for the washing purpose anymore.
  21. saptech

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  22. saptech

    saptech Well-Known Member

    Black Oak Arkansas with Jim Dandy playing the washboard...

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  23. BigCiX

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  24. olbriar

    olbriar Moderator Moderator

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    Oddly enough, I had one of these hanging in the kitchen as a child. No.. I'm old but not that old. My father loved antiques and wired one of his purchases into the bell system. You could not make a call on it but you could answer a call.
    Our real phone looked very similar to this model and it set on a shelf in the hall. You had to stand there to talk.
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  25. I remember when I used to have 10-15 friends tops and we'd do stuff outside daily...now I have 500 on Facebook and indoors mostly... yep the future sure is friendly. Human interaction > fb anytime. I guess people forgot how to talk to each other.

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