Do You Remember This?

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  1. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide

    old style phones you were mobile back then and didn't need a pay phone or home phone, WOW HOW COOL WAS THAT!!!!

    the beeper

    back in the day when you got a beeper that could do more then just recieve beeps, you felt like you were on top of the world and now look what we got. what next?

  2. TheAtheistReverend

    TheAtheistReverend Anybody want a peanut? VIP Member

    still see beepers every day :O
  3. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    Are you in the medical field, drug dealing or work in a pawn shop?
  4. TheAtheistReverend

    TheAtheistReverend Anybody want a peanut? VIP Member

    Two out of three could be applied to my work environment.
    I work in a hospital.
  5. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    I"ve still got and use IBM Clicker keyboards. Only keyboards the kid couldn't kill. Very heavy handed.
  6. TheAtheistReverend

    TheAtheistReverend Anybody want a peanut? VIP Member

    Can anyone finish this rhyme?
    Little Willy, dressed in sashes, caught on fire and burned to ashes...

    1950s era poetry :D
  7. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Well-Known Member

    when candy came in a tin wrapper instead of these little hard to open plastic baggy things.

  8. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide

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  9. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide

    yeh, hate them hard to open plastic bags.
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  10. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

    I really can't understand why the medical industry won't let beepers die. As much money as they make you think they could afford to upgrade to at least a dumb phone

    Are kit kat still packaged like that?
  11. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    I am sure it has to do with reliability, both of device and signal
  12. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Well-Known Member

    I agree the bags are garbage no idea why they switched to them unless they where cheaper.
  13. HotRoderX

    HotRoderX Well-Known Member

    No there not they use the baggy things like everyone else
  14. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide

    It might be because the baggy preserves it better. The foil was not airtight so bacteria and stuff can get into it so it must be safer to have it in a baggie now.
  15. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide

    these used to be everywhere, nickle a call then 10 then 25 cents. they still have some here in fl in poor areas for people that have no phones in the house. like ma community pay phone.

  16. MacFett

    MacFett Well-Known Member

    There is a pay phone at a 7-11 up the street from us, it does not have a coin slot. It only accepts prepaid calling cards and credit cards.
  17. saptech

    saptech Well-Known Member

    Remember these also...

  18. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Well-Known Member

    I remember all of them. I have had them all, I should think.

    I also love Sen-Sen for the breath. Do you remember Teaberry, Black Jack, Beeman's and Clove gum? Wax lips? Old school Fizzies in the long strips of foil? Candy dots? How about Barley sugar pops?

    One of my favorites is C. Howards gum. Especially their violet gum.

    I fond a few web sites that sells candy from the past. Ordered the above gums a few years ago. I found a site that created gift baskets based on the year. A nice assortment of candy old farts remember and kids never knew existed.

    Thanks for the pictures.
  19. Bob Maxey

    Bob Maxey Well-Known Member

    Seems to me that a beeper saves time. No chit chat. Perhaps the better signal/reception is a good idea. I want my doctor to have 1245 bars when I am dying on the O-Table or in the E-Room.
  20. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide

  21. Seanette

    Seanette Well-Known Member

    My DH HATES those miniature spares, and has been known to buy another full-size wheel for the car and have a tire put on it, so he has a full-size spare.
  22. saptech

    saptech Well-Known Member

    I remember the first time I bought a used car from a car dealer and noticed the doughnut spare tire in the trunk. I went back to the dealer and told the salesman that I had the wrong spare tire, that I got a volkswagen spare.

    He said let him see it and when I did, he told me that is the type of tire that comes with cars now days. This was around late 1980s and the car was a Pontiac Bonneville.
  23. cwhatever

    cwhatever Life Goes On Guide

    pretty crazy but is what it is now. unless you have a 4x4 truck.
  24. kevincott

    kevincott Well-Known Member Contributor

    Things I remember ...

    - The smell of gas: from gas stations and everyones' garage
    - AT&T as a land-line monopoly: you had to rent your telephone
    - Dog ears on the TV antenna
    - Carburetors in new cars
    - A door-to-door salesman trying to sell my parents a 'cassette tape' player
    - Saturday morning cartoons
    - Not owning a microwave
    - Encyclopedias and White-out

    - Learning BASIC at the DOS prompt in high school
    - 5 1/4 inch single sided floppies (before you hole-punched)
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