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Old 12-26-2019, 06:36 PM   #351
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I had a letter slot in the door and would, as a young teen, watch out the letter slot for my friends/dates to show up...froze my eyeballs some nights...
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Old 12-26-2019, 10:44 PM   #352
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Was the letter slot low down or eye height, winter4me ? I picture you having to bend down to see their feet!
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Old 12-27-2019, 06:59 PM   #353
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I had to be on my knees.
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I'm not able to get on my knees currently--and maybe never again!

Do you all remember toy trucks and cars made out of metal? None of this plastic stuff.

And when Barbie and Ken dolls first came out? And we were blessed if we just had one of each--or just a Barbie?
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We used to have a penny candy store across the street from school. Girls weren't allowed to wear any type of pants in the public schools just skirts/dresses. In the winter in grade school we would wear our snow suits which we would take off and hang up in the coat closetvwhich stretched across the back of the classroom but still no pants allowed for girls.

In Jr High we had to sometimes kneel in the hallway for a skirt lenth check. Couldn't be above your knees.

Sorry. I don't remember the gas shortages. I was an adult by then and stationed in a different country in the military.

During grade school and maybe later the air raid signal went off every day at noon for testing.
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Also, when we got sick as children the doctor made house calls.

You could buy codeine cough syrup from a shelf from the RxAll (sp?) drug store, no prescription.

Movies at the theater cost 15 cents to get in.

It was a big deal to me when my allowance was raised to a quarter.

And again in late college when working the minimum wage was raised to $2.00 and the older people working with you were complaining about it because of all the time they had to work and here you were suddenly getting that $2 an hour.
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How about riding on streetcars?

Also I lived in the city. The road I lived on was made of yellow bricks. Many of the other roads were cobblestone.
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Looking back I can see where my parents were among what, today, would be referred to as the "working poor" although we never thought of ourselves that way. I had an aunt & uncle who were better off & were, kind-of, "big fish in a small pond" as the saying goes.

During my teenage years they tried to set me up with a girl my age from one of the more well-to-do families in town. One time they decided to take the two of us to a drive-in movie. But, not realizing what movie it was they were taking us to see, they took us to see... "Irma la Douce" with Jack Lemon & Shirley MacLaine! In the end the relationship between myself & the girl fizzled. But I still remember the movie!
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