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tacon1    Posted 10-11-2004 at 14:25:08       [Reply]  [No Email]

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MadMallard.....NY    Posted 10-11-2004 at 16:38:40       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I remember my Dad worked for RCA as TV repairman. One day he brought home a tv that had been brought into the shop repairs. Seems the set was one of the first color tv's in the area. I remember the only thing in color was Howdy Doody. That set made the rounds, every repairman had to check it out!


deadcarp    Posted 10-11-2004 at 16:12:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
yep, i remember most of them. i traded comic books and we bet on gopher fights after school. dean and i would find a couple healthy trapped ones, resnap them on a leg and goad them into a fight, then bet on the winner.

i used to get 10 cents for pocket-gopher tails, that bought more traps, snares and 22 shells for the streaked gophers which were great targets but only brought a nickel. and i'd empty the 22 at the school bell 1/4 mile away - hit it sometimes too! sounded funny in the sticks - all of a sudden "boong" and nobody's near the thing. :)


MadMallard.....NY    Posted 10-11-2004 at 16:06:29       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Yes! Them was shinin' times.


KatG    Posted 10-11-2004 at 15:57:03       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I remember them all...and yes I would like to just go back for one day and see what a differece it is now...KAtG


Dave Smith    Posted 10-11-2004 at 14:57:38       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Where can I get some of that new fangeled stuff?
Dave <*)))><


Willy-N    Posted 10-11-2004 at 14:32:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
All of it and my allowance was .10 cents and I could buy a lot of candy with it!! Mowed Lawns for $1.00 and thought I was rich when I got paid too! Mark H.


tacon1    Posted 10-11-2004 at 14:45:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
All of it for me too. Never got any allowance, but on Saturdays I mowed the neighbors two lawns, weeded the flower beds, and shined ten pairs of shoes all for a total of a quarter! Of course, I'm a bit older than you. I also ran down to the candy store and loaded up!


Willy-N    Posted 10-11-2004 at 16:44:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
I used to go into the Farmers Feilds and pick the stuff the tractors missed and sell it door to door. They did not care cause it would rot any way. Made good money doing that. I even sold Fuller Brush and Watkins Products boy those were hard sales to get. You could take trips as kids anywhere you wanted to and not worry. We used to have parades on our street. All the kids would fix up there bikes with stuff and dress up. The parents would sit out and watch as we went down the road. You also knew who your neibors was and the Milk Man used to put our milk in the fridge. If you got hurt our Doctor would come to your house to fix you up. I got a few stiches in the bedroom befor by him when I cut myself. I remember his Black Doctors Bag just like in the movies, I do miss those days. Boy things sure have changed over the years. Mark H.


toolman    Posted 10-11-2004 at 15:01:04       [Reply]  [No Email]
yup i remember, i made 2 bucks a week filling the pop machine at the chineese resturant, then 80 cent an hour baggin groceries at the local grocery store.the sixty,s the best decade ever i would think.for me anyways.


Bob/Ont    Posted 10-11-2004 at 15:40:57       [Reply]  [No Email]
No that was all before my time Toolman. Our first TV was an instant on, no need to warm it up.
Later Bob


Willy-N    Posted 10-11-2004 at 16:33:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
We had a TV with a Remote!! It had a long cable and it turned the channel with a electric motor. You just held the button till it turned to the right one all three of them! Mark H.


Bob/Ont    Posted 10-11-2004 at 17:13:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
You folks in Cal had everything Eh Mark. I think when my grandparents got the TV they had four channels. Three out of Buffalo and one out of Toronto then Toronto got another one in 1960. It was good watching back then, now people with cable and dishes say the have 105 channels of junk. I sure need to fix that rotor soon, the rabit ears just don't pull in a good signal at all.
Later Bob


toolman    Posted 10-11-2004 at 16:15:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
uhuh bob your getting confused with the first instant on radio,lol.


KatG    Posted 10-11-2004 at 16:21:09       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I remember when the radio had to warm up...think we might have been poor and I did not know it...lol..KAtG


toolman    Posted 10-11-2004 at 16:28:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
i can remember, when all we had was radio and on sat.nights my mom would listen to weeling west virigna , something like that and the opry,and we were poor, and i remember when they sold tv,s and the plastic film to put over the screen so ya had colour, not sure why they did all that as i was just a little kid then ,in a coal town in nova scotia and yup we were poor.


Chas in Me    Posted 10-11-2004 at 17:31:53       [Reply]  [No Email]
Toolman, I also remember Wheeling West Virginia. WWVA
I can't remember the name of the show though. We were in Northeast Maine, so that signal must have gotten to us about the same time as it did you. That was back in the late 40's/early 50's.
It sure was different back then.

Chas, wondering where the time went, up here in Maine.


Bob/Ont    Posted 10-11-2004 at 17:03:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
Hey toolman, where can I get one of those plastic sheets for my TV? It would be nice to have colour TV.
Later Bob


toolman    Posted 10-11-2004 at 17:06:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
i use the wrappers of the fiberglass pink when im doing the winter windows just poke lots a pin holes in them.or get some that plastic off easter candy.


Gerrit    Posted 10-11-2004 at 16:35:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
We didn't have TV when I was a kid... My dad, a math and physics professor, was against it. Bad for the education or something...Thank God, my grandpa lived close by and he had TV..I was allowed to visit grandpa after my homework was done and I did the assigned chores in the house..
Always had a great time with my granddad ( my grandma died relatively young ) Grandpa was a retired baker and always had fresh homemade cookies..mmhh! I still remember the taste! Sure miss the old man...


Bob/Ont    Posted 10-11-2004 at 17:01:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
My dad was a farmer and a grade 7 graduate but he thought the same way. We never had a TV untill I finished school and started working. Also had to watch it at my grandparents place. When we got one I watched it a lot for the first week or so.
Later Bob


Gerrit    Posted 10-11-2004 at 18:01:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
As far as I remember, I never really missed it.. It was kinda special to go to grandpa and TV was part of the magic...


KatG    Posted 10-11-2004 at 16:41:30       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I can remember visiting Grandpa and Grandma...they had this old TV...we sit right in front of it on the bare florr and waved goodnight to LAssie when she held her paw up...I miss my grandpa also...wish he could see my little farm...know he could tell me things that need doing and how to do them...KAtG


Clod    Posted 10-11-2004 at 16:58:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Only the unfortunate do not remember those days because they arrived afterward.Nothing will ever be as good as the good ole days.Not on this planet.


toolman    Posted 10-11-2004 at 17:02:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
your right clod just look at what we drive now compared to the good ole days and no seatbelts back then,and gee we survived.


Clod    Posted 10-11-2004 at 17:13:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Yes Toolman. I used to drive those things like they was rockets and they were safe cars unless you hit a big tree. The newer ones are made of beer cans and are dangerous to drive. I dont like front wheel drive cars.There is nothing in the back,, All the weight is under the hood.


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