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Old 07-04-2015, 01:47 PM   #81
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Got the cases and the empties covered Bob. I have Coke, Root Beer and soon, bottled Squirt in the cooler. The cooler also has beer in it too, Schlitz!!!! but that between you and me ..........
Funny pop/soda was so much better from the little glass bottles from the "pull" machines...
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Old 07-04-2015, 01:59 PM   #82
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Funny pop/soda was so much better from the little glass bottles from the "pull" machines...
You betcha!!!!!!!!!!!!! and it still is. Can't wait to get my Squirt. It's a three hour drive one way to get it where it's sold.
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Old 07-04-2015, 02:00 PM   #83
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31, you made my day, along with the fact thet i didn't wake up daid!!
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This has been a fun thread. It really kicks out some old, old memories. THANKS !
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This has been a fun thread. It really kicks out some old, old memories. THANKS !
I agree and like Model As, I hope it's resurrected now and then. Memory comes and goes as we have seen with Bill's contributions!!!!!
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Calendar arrived today, first thing I did was turn the pages over to Sarah's birth month before I hung it. Other items haven't arrived yet.

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Im only about a 1/3 of some of your ages but i remember there were 2 stores near us that were like a 5 and dime. I mostly remember penny candy they had (swedish fish, small tootsie rolls, ju ju bees, gummy coins, sixlets, etc) stores had everything from arts and craft supplies, plumbing parts, electrical stuff, plastic models, hotwheels, etc.

My favorite candy is still the candy cigarettes (target, round up, lucky strike, etc) luckily i can still find them for about a quarter a pack...still feel weird waiting in line to pay while everyone else is buying real cigs and scratchoffs and here i stand with like 10 packs of candy cigs haha.

And yes soda (yes its soda around here not "pop" or "coke") still does taste better from glass bottles.
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...And yes soda (yes its soda around here not "pop" or "coke") still does taste better from glass bottles.
Years ago I was helping a guy load up his household goods in a move. When we took a break, he asked the group; "Can I get you a Cok'cola?" Proceeded over to the frig and continued "we have Orange, Dr.Pepper & 7up"
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Picking up my Squirt this Saturday. I found a place a lot closer and more direct that gets a case every Friday. If you're in the area, stop in for a Squirt...IN THE BOTTLE while you read a Grit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Plenty in my modern frig...............
Red wine in the fridge? Really......
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Well, Ian, I got "BAREFOOT WINERY"---Sweet, White, MOSCATO I'm a little worried about thet "BAREFOOT" thing??????
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Red wine in the fridge? Really......

My modern frig is set on room temperature!!!!!
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Well, Ian, I got "BAREFOOT WINERY"---Sweet, White, MOSCATO I'm a little worried about thet "BAREFOOT" thing??????
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See!!! I knew you were my long lost dad, I must have got my like for Moscato from your genes. Mitch drinks Mogan David so think twice about claiming him as a yougin of yurs!!!!! He just doesn't have the class like you and I have, pa!!!
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Not sure when they came out but I sure remember the "pine" tree air fresheners and key chains on cards where my Dad traded in the 50s and early 60s. Always a few Gates fan belts and radiator hoses in popular sizes.
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See!!! I knew you were my long lost dad, I must have got my like for Moscato from your genes. Mitch drinks Mogan David so think twice about claiming him as a yougin of yurs!!!!! He just doesn't have the class like you and I have, pa!!!
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And he is my dad I can prove it
Hey!! Watch it, I'll start telling family secrets like how I don't charge Pa for his daily Grit newspaper but you charge him to read it to him!!!!!
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The desk telephone, Western Electric 202 set was developed in 1920 and widely available in the 1930's, known as an "H Set" to Telco people and The FDR Phone to many. The wall set represented with the flip in the coin return was a late 1960s development.
In reference to the ubiquitous slide credit card machine, BANK AMERICARD was the first of the bank cards, available in 1958. Credit cards were unheard of at the Long Island gas station I worked in during the late 1950's and early 1960's. The $ 0.40 oil bottles were refilled nightly from bulk oil containers.
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My earliest recollection of a credit card was a Texaco card that my Dad used. It was a paper card, and all the information had to be transferred to the paper credit slip by hand.

That was the same era (early '50s) that the grocery store had individual charge books for each of it's customers.
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"I sure remember the "pine" tree air fresheners and key chains on cards..."
Stuff on cards! I remember combs, Hav-a-hank handkerchiefs,, chap sticks in rows, and the air fresheners...but there were more cards up there in the gas staions that were flogging sales of stuff on the wall to supplement gas profits. What else do you remember on the wall on cards?
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The desk telephone, Western Electric 202 set was developed in 1920 and widely available in the 1930's, known as an "H Set" to Telco people and The FDR Phone to many. The wall set represented with the flip in the coin return was a late 1960s development.
In reference to the ubiquitous slide credit card machine, BANK AMERICARD was the first of the bank cards, available in 1958. Credit cards were unheard of at the Long Island gas station I worked in during the late 1950's and early 1960's. The $ 0.40 oil bottles were refilled nightly from bulk oil containers.
-and did you know that the flip coin return was to foil thieves, who would stuff paper up the previous design open return slot and come back later for their loot.

and you confirmed something I kinda suspected: that the candlestick phone was more a device of the 'teens than the twenties.
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