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14-07-2017, 04:35 PM
RE: Old people memories
(14-07-2017 04:26 PM)unfogged Wrote:  
(14-07-2017 02:25 PM)Fireball Wrote:  When I was 7, beer cans still had to be pierced with an opener.

You mean a church key.

I have a couple of those still. I am pretty sure they belonged to my grandparents. I have one that is stamped with the Olympia Beer logo and the other one with Schlitz. I still use them to open cans of evaporated milk.

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14-07-2017, 04:39 PM
RE: Old people memories
(14-07-2017 04:35 PM)Anjele Wrote:  
(14-07-2017 04:26 PM)unfogged Wrote:  You mean a church key.

I have a couple of those still. I am pretty sure they belonged to my grandparents. I have one that is stamped with the Olympia Beer logo and the other one with Schlitz. I still use them to open cans of evaporated milk.

I carry one on my keyring and have for longer than I care to admit.

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14-07-2017, 04:43 PM
RE: Old people memories
There was no canned beer when I grew up - it was all bottled and you did need an opener too. No twist top.

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14-07-2017, 05:54 PM
RE: Old people memories
(14-07-2017 04:26 PM)unfogged Wrote:  
(14-07-2017 02:25 PM)Fireball Wrote:  When I was 7, beer cans still had to be pierced with an opener.

You mean a church key.

Yes, that is in the vernacular. But it is still a can opener.
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15-07-2017, 04:12 AM
RE: Old people memories
As a kid I remember the outside toilet, milk and coal delivered by horse and cart and the rag and bone man. He'd collect unwanted clothes etc... and give the kids a gift, usually a slingshot for boys.

Later in life I remember having a discussion in a pub about CDs. I said that they would never catch on, that vinyl records would remain and win out in the end.

Betamax v VHS video tapes. A friend of mine came across a small consignment of blank Betamax tapes (they fell off the back of a lorry). I managed to find a buyer and we sold the lot. I often wonder what that guy did with the tapes as VHS became the market leader just after that. Ah, the good old days..

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15-07-2017, 06:05 AM
RE: Old people memories
(14-07-2017 05:54 PM)Fireball Wrote:  
(14-07-2017 04:26 PM)unfogged Wrote:  You mean a church key.

Yes, that is in the vernacular. But it is still a can opener.

It was just a nod to the theme of the thread

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15-07-2017, 06:51 PM
RE: Old people memories
Wrist watches

Being forced to serve as slave labor for a neighbor's garden, shelling peas in exchange for what had to have been the best sweet Silver Queen corn on the face of the earth. What I wouldn't do for an ear of that corn now...

When school buses were required to stop at railroad tracks, the door would open and a sacrificial child had to run across the railroad tracks before the bus could cross. Whatever kid was chosen that day would NEVER look for trains so looking back, I have to ask WTF were they thinking? Whose bright idea was THAT?

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15-07-2017, 06:57 PM
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Popcorn made in a cast iron skillet...drizzled with real butter. Drooling

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15-07-2017, 07:00 PM
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Flashback!

JIFFY POP!

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15-07-2017, 07:13 PM
RE: Old people memories
(15-07-2017 06:51 PM)outtathereligioncloset Wrote:  Wrist watches

Being forced to serve as slave labor for a neighbor's garden, shelling peas in exchange for what had to have been the best sweet Silver Queen corn on the face of the earth. What I wouldn't do for an ear of that corn now...

When school buses were required to stop at railroad tracks, the door would open and a sacrificial child had to run across the railroad tracks before the bus could cross. Whatever kid was chosen that day would NEVER look for trains so looking back, I have to ask WTF were they thinking? Whose bright idea was THAT?

That train thing must be from your area of the country. I've NEVER seen that, or I'd remember it! That's felony stupid, to make a kid do something like that.
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