It was shocking to discover that nostalgia about the 1980's was a thing .
Nice piece."Born in 1937. Grew up in the country. Real "ice boxes". A .25c cake of ice fit perfectly."
Even thou we lived in town, well it had a population of 835, we also had an ice box.
The reason was that after the war the companies had not caught up on civilian demand yet in 1945-47. Kind of like 2021
Remember Kids would play in the discarded iceboxes and end up suffocated in them do to getting locked in?
We still have one
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Now days, some women can have a beard and a johnson!Born in 1937. Grew up in the country. Real "ice boxes". A .25c cake of ice fit perfectly. Party line telephones..nosey neighbors listened in any time the phone rang. Our entire furnace was coated in asbestos. Schools didn't close because it was hot; we just turned the fan up one more speed. Swam in the creek and made jokes about watching out for "floating cigar shaped debris". When visiting anyone's home their mom was your mom and generally were treated the same. Kids played outside or in the woods. You came home when the sun went down. In school we played dodge ball; before it became "dangerous". If you really sucked at a sport you didn't get chosen to play . . . you watched the other kids play. Everyone didn't get a trophy. Second place meant that you were the first loser. All the kids actually walked to a bus stop, my stop was about a half mile up the road. Everyone got on it at one place, unlike today where there stop at each house. "Yes Ma'am, no Ma'am, yes Sir, no Sir" were the way you spoke to an adult; no matter who they were. I was taught that men held doors for ladies; not because they were ladies but because you were a gentleman. Times have certainly changed.
everything was cheap then i should have bought lots of revolvers.Great thread! Born in 51 myself. Truly had some great times without all the wonder electronics of today. I too enjoyed the trips to the corner store for 5 cent candy bars and 10 cent bottles of tooth decaying Coke. Remember the .89 cent jackknives they always had and the fun we had stickin em in the ground. BB guns were always my dream and a Daisy 25 cost $9.95. Spent some great times in the woods. Glad I was around for those great times in the 60s and would not trade them for anything these days.
I’ve always been fascinated by time and how some periods of time seem longer than others disproportionate to the amount of time that actually passed.It was shocking to discover that nostalgia about the 1980's was a thing .