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11-07-2017, 02:49 PM
Old people memories
So at times I feel I am getting old because of some specific things that just aren't a thing anymore really.

Here are a few things from my teenage years that I still remember fondly.
* CD booklets that had the lyrics printed - discovering that a song or a line was missing or different than on the CD.
* Bellbottoms! Damn I loved those. So comfortable. I'd walk around with them nowadays if I could buy them. I don't give a flying fuck if people would look at me weirdly. Bellbottoms are great.
* War between fans of Backstreet Boys and Fans of NSynch
* Discmans. You know? Like Walkmans but more annoying because the CD keeps hopping when you walk Big Grin I was so happy I had one. And I fondly remember walking to work every morning, listening to my favourite music.
* Mc Donalds Veggie Burger Meal. They soon removed it from the menu. But at least where I lived, it was a thing for a short while and I loved it.
* Grabbing my guitar and my friend, going to a park, and sitting down in the park making music. And as we played the guitar, hearing another group of people with bongos starting to drum along with our music.
* Worrying about grades. School or College. You know the funny thing? Those fucking grades are important for school only. Was a real bummer when shortly after I received my certification, nobody gave a flying fuck about my grades anymore. Big Grin
* Discovering the internet after moving out. We had no internet at home. Boy a new world open up when I moved out and got the Internet. > Walking into a PC equipment store and asking for a static IP Facepalm

You got any fond old-people memories that you want to share?

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11-07-2017, 03:19 PM
RE: Old people memories
* Writing/receiving letters.
* The absence of phones outside houses and payphones.
* The town in which l spent most of my childhood summers. It's completely abandoned now and has fallen to ruin. (l'm a fossil Sadcryface )
* Running around in the woods after dark.
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11-07-2017, 03:40 PM
RE: Old people memories
The discovery of fire.

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11-07-2017, 03:40 PM
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Summer - getting out my bicycle in the morning, collecting the other kids and riding off into the blue yonder. Usually hunger brought us home for lunch, but sometimes we packed lunch and ate it someplace out in nature. We did have to be back home by dark. The wind in our hair, speeding along country roads on our bikes... Oh what glorious freedom! (We lived at the edge of the city - no suburbs yet to spoil the experience).

Later - the invention of the transistor radio. Small and inexpensive. I wasn't allowed to have one in my early teens, but I got one anyway, and cut a hole in one of my many books and hid it in there.

Reading at night with a flashlight under my blanket so the light could not be seen by my parents. Suspenseful books became so much more suspenseful that way...

I could go on and on... but I suppose the most wonderful thing was to be footloose and fancy free. I can't imagine growing up today, under constant supervision. The feeling of freedom was the most precious part of being a kid - and you don't see it again until after retirement.

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11-07-2017, 04:25 PM
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@ M. Lingoge - Oh, I agree with writing and receiving letters! I miss that and look so forward to the one handwritten letter I get from an old friend each Christmas (actually more like Thanksgiving...she is always way ahead of the game).

@Leela - I just donated a bunch of bellbottom jeans last weekend.

As a followup to letters - handwritten Thank You notes.

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11-07-2017, 04:36 PM
RE: Old people memories
Shiiiit......


Try being excited because I got a crystal radio set for Xmas...

No batteries required.

So there I was, an 8 year old lad, firing up the soldering gun so I could put that puppy together so I could put on my earphones and listen to WLS outta Chicago at night and hear them new boys from England - The Beatles......

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11-07-2017, 04:39 PM
RE: Old people memories
(11-07-2017 04:36 PM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Shiiiit......


Try being excited because I got a crystal radio set for Xmas...

No batteries required.

So there I was, an 8 year old lad, firing up the soldering gun so I could put that puppy together so I could put on my earphones and listen to WLS outta Chicago at night and hear them new boys from England - The Beatles......

I also remember listening to WLS.

And KAAY out of Little Rock...it used to be a rock station we could pick up late at night but it apparently found religion and changed formats. Undecided

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11-07-2017, 04:42 PM
RE: Old people memories
(11-07-2017 04:39 PM)Anjele Wrote:  
(11-07-2017 04:36 PM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Shiiiit......


Try being excited because I got a crystal radio set for Xmas...

No batteries required.

So there I was, an 8 year old lad, firing up the soldering gun so I could put that puppy together so I could put on my earphones and listen to WLS outta Chicago at night and hear them new boys from England - The Beatles......

I also remember listening to WLS.

And KAAY out of Little Rock...it used to be a rock station we could pick up late at night but it apparently found religion and changed formats. Undecided

And WCFL.... They were the bad boys for a while... With Bob Sirott........

He later "defected" to WLS...

.......................................

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11-07-2017, 04:49 PM
RE: Old people memories
(11-07-2017 04:42 PM)onlinebiker Wrote:  
(11-07-2017 04:39 PM)Anjele Wrote:  I also remember listening to WLS.

And KAAY out of Little Rock...it used to be a rock station we could pick up late at night but it apparently found religion and changed formats. Undecided

And WCFL.... They were the bad boys for a while... With Bob Sirott........

He later "defected" to WLS...

KAAY had kind of a deep cuts format late at night...stuff like Deep Purple and Humble Pie. Of course the weather had to be good and you had to hold your transistor radio just right. Tongue:

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11-07-2017, 04:56 PM
RE: Old people memories
(11-07-2017 04:49 PM)Anjele Wrote:  
(11-07-2017 04:42 PM)onlinebiker Wrote:  And WCFL.... They were the bad boys for a while... With Bob Sirott........

He later "defected" to WLS...

KAAY had kind of a deep cuts format late at night...stuff like Deep Purple and Humble Pie. Of course the weather had to be good and you had to hold your transistor radio just right. Tongue:

The really cool station was " the X" , XERF outta Mexico, with The Wolfman.......

It's come in pretty good some nights....

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