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Do You Remember This?

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  1. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

    I'm not that old either but I remember having a phone like that, you had a cord holding you stationary???

    Do you know 500 people? I have around 50 Facebook friends. If I don't know you in real life, more than a few minute interaction, you don't get added to my friends.

  2. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide

    they have these new now. but i had one when i was younger.
    the REEL mower.

  3. TheAtheistReverend

    TheAtheistReverend Anybody want a peanut? VIP Member

    Still using one. They cut the grass much nicer :D Like a scissors instead of a machete. My lawn has become much healthier since using it. :smokingsomb:
  4. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide

    i hear you on that. they just don't cut high grass or weeds that good.
  5. TheAtheistReverend

    TheAtheistReverend Anybody want a peanut? VIP Member

    I bet this one would!
    I WANT ONE!!!
  6. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide

  7. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

    I actually enjoy using a REEL mower, that is the only way I don't mind mowing. Kind of relaxing
  8. saptech

    saptech Well-Known Member

    I made plenty of spending money, while growing up using those mowers to cut neighbor's grass.
  9. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide

    You either cut grass or you deliver papers to make money in our days. not even sure nowadays what young people do for money?
  10. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    They ask mom or dad for it.
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  11. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    We had a powered reel mower years ago. Family said it cut better than a rotary.

    Kid got an allowance and was paid extra for doing extra. She was too young for most yardwork, but we did give her an extra penny per weed she pulled. We had an influx of Russian Thistle or Tumbleweed.
  12. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide

    Pretty sad huh! I use to have to work when I was younger for what I wanted. The world might be a better place if Mom and Dad's today would do like we had to do. Kids might respect things more than they do.
  13. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    Sadly my wife and I have fallen a bit into this rut. We both had it hard growing up (some nights a single pack of ramen noodles was dinner for 4 at my house). I didn't get a lot of toys when I was a kid. Sure we had had a day in the end of December and our birthdays, but they were scant. I try not to give in every time they ask for a toy and never when they whine. But I do want them to have it a little better than we did.

    We are making a conscious effort to curb this. Now that the youngest two are in school they have been doing a lot more chores (they mow the yard with the aforementioned reel mower) to earn their coins.
  14. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide

    Sounds good and I understand. We never had kids, and it's a little too late for her to have kids now. Making them do chores and stuff is the best way to go. Hopefully they will appreciate it more. and not take everything for granted like some other people do. The bad thing is it's not the person's fault it's the parents fault that made the person or kids that way
  15. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide

    this type...


    or this type
    (this is one, that one of my family members still uses up north) the heck with that electricity works fine here.

  16. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide

    the old cox line control planes

  17. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide


    [​IMG]commodore 64

    all these were so popular and who would have thought back then we would have what we have today?
  18. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Well-Known Member

    Hey now . . . no laughing. Morse code and related technologies will save us when radio, cells and the net goes down. Code can cross the seas using very little power. Very effective indeed.
  19. isaemm

    isaemm Well-Known Member

    The first product to have a barcode on it was Wrigley's gum.
  20. danaj

    danaj Well-Known Member

    I remember all of these except the telegraph, but I did know what it was. Growing up my grandpa's house had an out house and a well, but they did have indoor plumbing too. We only used the outhouse and well pump when we were swimming in the pool.
  21. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

  22. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    Except the other thread is pretty much just about one linked article where as this thread is not.
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  23. Doit2it

    Doit2it Well-Known Member Contributor

    I always got so dizzy flying mine. I'd end up stumbling and crashing the plane. Yeah, I've never been graceful.

    But I loved the smell of the Cox fuel and the sounds. I've gotta go up to my parents and find my old trainer and flip that prop, just to hear that "plfttt" compression sound.
  24. TheAtheistReverend

    TheAtheistReverend Anybody want a peanut? VIP Member

    Things from the past, and yet they are...

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  25. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Two words - glow plug. :D

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