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#1 posted May 3, 2017 at 3:50pm (EDT)it was legal to burn leaves in your yard in the fall? (Answer, then post a new "Do you remember when..."
#2 posted May 4, 2017 at 9:09am (EDT)Absolutely.
Do you remember when cameras needed film?
#3 posted May 4, 2017 at 2:57pm (EDT)Yes, still have such a camera.
Do you remember when a pack of cigarettes was 35 cents? (They're $11.00 a pack here now)
#4 posted May 4, 2017 at 3:08pm (EDT)Yes back when I was in high school in 1975
#5 posted May 4, 2017 at 3:10pm (EDT)Do you remember when a loaf of bread was .29 cents?
#6 posted May 5, 2017 at 11:47am (EDT)Nope, but I'm pretty sure minimum wage was lower back then too.
Do you remember when women had to get abortions from back-alley doctors who often ended up killing them?
#7 posted May 5, 2017 at 3:16pm (EDT)Yes, I've heard of that.
Do you remember when Twinkies were 5 cents?
#8 posted May 6, 2017 at 10:29am (EDT)No, but they might have been a quarter when I was a kid.
Do you remember when it was legal to discriminate against gay people?
#9 posted May 6, 2017 at 2:05pm (EDT)Yes the Right Wing Evangelicals
Do you remember when candy bars where .5?
#10 posted May 8, 2017 at 3:04am (EDT)Yes. Heck I remember when they were 10 cents.
Do you remember when phones had only dials?
#11 posted May 8, 2017 at 1:11pm (EDT)My first phone had a rotary dial. A few years ago I was watching a showing of Pretty in Pink at a park here, and at some point Molly Ringwald's character's old rotary phone rings, and some young person in the audience goes, "Is that a PHONE?!"
Do you remember when interracial marriage was illegal in some states?
#12 posted May 8, 2017 at 2:57pm (EDT)Yes
Do you remember when as a kid you weren't allowed to play with kids from other churches?
#13 posted May 9, 2017 at 7:02am (EDT)No, but I do remember there being a hullabaloo when a black family came to our church.
Do you remember going outside as a child and your parents basically didn't know where you were playing all day?
#14 posted May 9, 2017 at 2:43pm (EDT)Hah, sure do. I just had to be in by dark.
Do you remember playing kick the can?
#15 posted May 9, 2017 at 10:00pm (EDT)No, no one played kick the can when I was a kid.
'Member when South Park wasn't full of messages and all their episodes were self-contained and you didn't have to watch the previous few episodes to know what is happening. I 'member.
#16 posted May 10, 2017 at 8:19am (EDT)I do, yes. Back when it was funny.
Do you remember when boys were boys and girls were girls?
#17 posted May 10, 2017 at 3:30pm (EDT)Yes I do.
Do you remember having to register for the draft?
#18 posted May 11, 2017 at 10:39am (EDT)Yes, it was kind of a right of passage.
DYRW people were proud of their country?
#19 posted May 11, 2017 at 2:58pm (EDT)Yes
DYRW it was bad to be homosexual and you were told to be afraid of them?
#20 posted May 12, 2017 at 7:43am (EDT)Yes.
Do you remember when you could smoke in retail stores and malls?
#21 posted May 12, 2017 at 2:50pm (EDT)Yes, and smoking at work in the office
DYRW most women didn't work and were housewives?
#22 posted May 16, 2017 at 8:18am (EDT)Yes, I think my Moms generation was pretty much the last.
DYRW people would dress up to travel?
#23 posted May 16, 2017 at 3:15pm (EDT)Yes, my wife is still like that
DYRW vehicles didn't have seatbelts?
#24 posted May 17, 2017 at 8:57am (EDT)Yes, and we restore them. People get freaked out and have us install belts in cars that weren't born with them.
edited May 17, 2017 at 9:00am (EDT)
DYRW you had to stick your telephone handset into the modem to get on the interwebs?
#25 posted May 17, 2017 at 3:48pm (EDT)Yes and it took forever
Do you remember when a Commodore 64 was the latest thing?
#26 posted May 18, 2017 at 8:35am (EDT)Ha! Yes.
DYRW the 5.25 floppy was replaced with the higher capacity, yet smaller, 3.5 disc?
#27 posted May 18, 2017 at 2:49pm (EDT)Yes, and my computer has a 3.5" floppy drive.
DYR shooting things with a slingshot?
#28 posted May 23, 2017 at 10:46am (EDT)Ha! Absolutely!
DYRW cars didn't all look alike?
#29 posted May 23, 2017 at 6:28pm (EDT)Yes, I knew the names of every car when I was a kid. Now you don't even know what they are without names and just symbols.
DYR catching fireflies in the summer?
#30 posted May 25, 2017 at 8:21am (EDT)I do yes... putting them in jars.
DYRW only people that needed pick up trucks owned pick up trucks?
#31 posted May 25, 2017 at 3:22pm (EDT)Yes, hardly anyone drove one.
DYRW there were very few foreign cars, and they were generally undependable?
#32 posted May 30, 2017 at 11:20am (EDT)A: Yes, yes I do.
Q: DYRW there were soda jerks?
#33 posted May 30, 2017 at 3:03pm (EDT)Yes
DYRW car hops on roller skates brought food to your car?
#34 posted May 31, 2017 at 8:52am (EDT)A: Yes, and they were usually hot! Well the girls anyway.
Q: DYRW a tape player in a car was considered a luxury?
#35 posted May 31, 2017 at 2:58pm (EDT)Yes, and mine was an 8-track player.
DYRW cars had vent windows?
#36 posted June 1, 2017 at 7:41am (EDT)Absolutely.
DYRW smoking cigarettes was cool?
#37 posted June 1, 2017 at 3:12pm (EDT)Yes. It's still cool but very expensive here.
DYRW TV stations signed off at 2am every night?
#38 posted June 6, 2017 at 9:54am (EDT)Yes I do.
DYRW radio shows were popular?
#39 posted June 6, 2017 at 3:14pm (EDT)Yes, I have as soon as 10 years ago
DYRW there was no such thing as diversity?
#40 posted June 6, 2017 at 7:39pm (EDT)cerealkiller wrote:
That is such a loaded word. I googled it and the definition said "the state of being diverse; variety" and "a range of different things". My experience with the word is much more corporate and forced, and it gives me negative feelings. I'm not sure if I remember or not. I really wonder what you mean by the question.
DYRW you went to a separate store for each different thing (meat, sundries, groceries, hardware, clothing, etc.)?
#41 posted June 7, 2017 at 9:13am (EDT)You mean like a shoe store? <grin> Yes I know what you mean, and yes I do.
DYRW people weren't so easily offended?
#42 posted June 7, 2017 at 3:45pm (EDT)Yes, and my previous question was living when there was a lack of racial diversity
DRRW gay meant happy?
#43 posted June 7, 2017 at 8:34pm (EDT)There are streets near me called Gay Way and Gayheart. There was talk in the 80s of changing the names, but it never happened.
DYRW K@t3 had like a brazilian profiles with elaborate personalities who all interacted? That was fun.
#44 posted June 8, 2017 at 6:03pm (EDT)Actually no I don't remember that.
DYRW no one ever thought about terrorists?
#45 posted June 12, 2017 at 7:53am (EDT)A: Barely, but yes.
Q: DYRW you first rode a bike without training wheels?
#46 posted June 12, 2017 at 2:59pm (EDT)Vaguely.
DYRW coffee came in metal cans?
#47 posted June 14, 2017 at 7:42am (EDT)You mean it doesn't anymore? huh.
DYRW fish were fish and horses were horses?
#48 posted June 15, 2017 at 3:15pm (EDT)Yes, but what are they now?
DYRW Captain Kangaroo was your favorite TV show?
#49 posted June 15, 2017 at 8:12pm (EDT)No, but we had Uncle Al here. I didn't watch him either. My cousin was on the show once though.
DYRW WGN played The Bozo Show out of Chicago?
#50 posted June 16, 2017 at 4:01pm (EDT)Yes, that was on for years.
DYR the Garfield Goose show?
#51 posted June 20, 2017 at 2:01pm (EDT)No, never heard of it.
DYRW people cooked with lard?
#52 posted June 20, 2017 at 3:02pm (EDT)Yes and some still do
DYRW postage stamps were one cent?
#53 posted June 21, 2017 at 8:10am (EDT)No... well maybe...
DYRW you knew your postman by name?
#54 posted June 21, 2017 at 6:53pm (EDT)No, but we never really saw him much
DYRW milk and eggs were delivered to your house and left in an insulated box?
#55 posted June 22, 2017 at 7:39am (EDT)Yep, and it lasted into the 80's, but then we lived in a rural farming community.
DYRW most cars had manual transmissions?
#56 posted June 22, 2017 at 3:24pm (EDT)Yes. Soon it will be extinct to have a manual transmission. At least in cars and pick-ups.
DYRW Whip 'N Chill was a popular dessert? Kinda like pudding but better.
#57 posted June 23, 2017 at 8:58am (EDT)
DYRW Google didn't run the world?
#58 posted June 27, 2017 at 7:20pm (EDT)Yes
DYRW you could buy candy cigarettes?
#59 posted June 29, 2017 at 7:08am (EDT)We loved candy cigarettes. We would also color the end of dried spaghetti and pretend they were cigarettes.
DYRW there was a newspaper thrown into the driveway of nearly every single house each morning?
#60 posted July 3, 2017 at 9:04am (EDT)Ha! Yes I do.
DYRW you couldn't wait to get the Sunday Comic section?
#61 posted July 3, 2017 at 3:40pm (EDT)Yes, that was the only part of the paper I ever read.
DYRW a car wouldn't start unless the seat belt was buckled? (That didn't last long)
#62 posted July 5, 2017 at 8:26am (EDT)No, that sounds like a pain in the ass though.
DYRW they used to test the Civil Defense System?
#63 posted July 5, 2017 at 3:20pm (EDT)Yes, and when I was a kid they sounded the town siren every Tuesday at 10:30 am
DYRW passenger airplanes all had propellers?
#64 posted July 6, 2017 at 7:30am (EDT)The mighty DC-3! And who can forget the Ford Tri-Motor?!
DYRW people dressed up to travel?
#65 posted July 6, 2017 at 3:26pm (EDT)Yes
DYRW vehicles didn't have air conditioning?
#66 posted July 11, 2017 at 10:39am (EDT)Barely.
DYRW the microwave oven came out?
#67 posted July 11, 2017 at 3:07pm (EDT)Yes
DYRW people burned their leaves in the fall?
#68 posted July 12, 2017 at 10:05am (EDT)They don't anymore?
DYRW people didn't get all butt hurt over small things?
#69 posted July 13, 2017 at 3:19pm (EDT)Sure
DYRW you had to pay extra to get an automatic transmission in your car?
#70 posted July 18, 2017 at 8:52am (EDT)Yes!
DYRW there were honest politicians?
#71 posted July 18, 2017 at 3:39pm (EDT)No, I can't recall any
DYRW you weren't allowed to play with kids of another church?
#72 posted July 19, 2017 at 8:03am (EDT)I never went to church, we were busy farming.
DYRW getting a flat tire wasn't uncommon?
#73 posted July 20, 2017 at 3:21pm (EDT)Not really. Been driving almost 50 years and only two flats in all that time
DYRW it was unheard of for couples to get a divorce?
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