How many remember this stuff?


  1. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member


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  2. melim

    melim Disabled

    Everything except #4. I'm not that old. :p We had a milk box, though, not a milk chute.
  3. B2L

    B2L Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    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.
  5. Doit2it

    Doit2it Well-Known Member Contributor

    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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  6. saptech

    saptech Well-Known Member

    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.
  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好 Guide

    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.
  8. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Well-Known Member

    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.
  9. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic VIP Member

    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...
  10. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    I got them all, too. I'd add rotary dial phones to the list too.
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    My nephew had no idea how to use one.
  11. Slug

    Slug Check six! Moderator

    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!
  12. BabyBlues

    BabyBlues Trouble Just Finds Me! Moderator

    Church key and vent window are the only ones I knew.
  13. Roze

    Roze Hiding behind a mystery VIP Member

    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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  14. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    Yeah, the 1860's were a wild time :p
  15. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic VIP Member


    Wait you aren't OTD...
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  16. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum Moderator

    She'll comment on the things no one remembers from the 1460's later. :ciao:
  17. damewolf13

    damewolf13 live~laugh~love VIP Member

    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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  18. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

    1,3,5,9

    Probably would be more if I was American
  19. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    LoL you ain't no old lady, and I can prove it, you busted yourself, young thang. :D

    My phone number began WArwick 9...

    ;) :) :D

    Ancient futurists never grow up, we just wait for everyone else to grow down. ;) :)
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  20. melim

    melim Disabled

    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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  21. zuben el genub

    zuben el genub Well-Known Member

    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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  22. melim

    melim Disabled

    My Dad has told me hilarious stories about party lines. :rofl:
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  23. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Rotary phone lock, insert into number 1 to keep kids from calling without permission.

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    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.

    So much for the phone lock.
  24. Yeahha

    Yeahha Usually off topic VIP Member

    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...:angel:...I'm gonna go hide in FG again...
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  25. Clementine_3

    Clementine_3 Well-Known Member

    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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