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Old 07-10-2015, 06:27 PM   #121
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I do appreciate those links but I found Dr Pepper cheaper here:

http://soda-emporium.com/FRESH-Case-...-P2356971.aspx

But!!!!! You found for me something that I have been looking for since the late 60s. When I would fly into Saigon, I'd walk over the Aussie transport hut where the Diggers would be arriving in and leaving Nam. They had a soda machine in there and there was an orange soda that I'd die for. Here is it...and thanks much, I owe ya!!!



http://www.sodapopstop.com/products/detail.cfm?link=969

Cool, glad i could help! That Aussie blood orange does look tastey, rather dark orange looking. how does it taste in compared to orange crush?
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I only drink 1930's H2O.. It's better for ya
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Cool, glad i could help! That Aussie blood orange does look tastey, rather dark orange looking. how does it taste in compared to orange crush?
At the moment, I can't remember the taste but I do remember the orgasms drinking it!!!!!!! at my age now, I might have a heart attack drinking the first bottle!!!!!!
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I got some good ole Schlitz for ya!!!!
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AND, whut does this have to do with the GLORIOUS Model A?
I'll betcha' that an EASY 60% of our business was Model A's, once in awhile, a RUBBER TIRED wagon with MULES would come in for AIR or a FLAT repair, or to buy a USED tire. Sometimes they would trade GAS STAMPS, for an old car at home, that was BROKEN, BAD!
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Anyone remember the kind of clock that was in your neighborhood service station?
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AND, whut does this have to do with the GLORIOUS Model A?
I'll betcha' that an EASY 60% of our business was Model A's, once in awhile, a RUBBER TIRED wagon with MULES would come in for AIR or a FLAT repair, or to buy a USED tire. Sometimes they would trade GAS STAMPS, for an old car at home, that was BROKEN, BAD!
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Bill, I only remember one farmer that still farmed with horses, Biesemeyer was his name and he had a hard time getting help to put up his alfalfa. I do remember when he did get a tractor and a baler and we all thought things would change but nope!!! He would cut in the morning, turn it in the afternoon, bale it the next morning and put it up that afternoon....GREEN and he wanted it stacked on edge and salted down....and again, he had a hard time finding kids to help him put it up. He had no car and still came to town in horse and buggy. I remember two As that were made into hotrods back then but most of the cars were late 30s early 40s....for the po' folks, 50s for the others but that was maybe one or two....the BIG farmers. Darr's Garage always kept old tires when they changed them out for the farmers when they came around looking for an upgrade for their wagons.
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Bill, I only remember one farmer that still farmed with horses, Biesemeyer was his name and he had a hard time getting help to put up his alfalfa. I do remember when he did get a tractor and a baler and we all thought things would change but nope!!! He would cut in the morning, turn it in the afternoon, bale it the next morning and put it up that afternoon....GREEN and he wanted it stacked on edge and salted down....and again, he had a hard time finding kids to help him put it up. He had no car and still came to town in horse and buggy. I remember two As that were made into hotrods back then but most of the cars were late 30s early 40s....for the po' folks, 50s for the others but that was maybe one or two....the BIG farmers. Darr's Garage always kept old tires when they changed them out for the farmers when they came around looking for an upgrade for their wagons.
Chiefs' station was in the '43 to '45 era, in a small S.E. Oklahoma town, small farmers with tractors, was RARE, MANY mules & wagons were used to go do Saturday shopping. The County strived to provide a "scraped" lane alongside the road, to accommodate them & to have RUBBER tires was "special"!
I've even seen MULES & a WAGON, towing a conked out car into town for repairs. Chief had quick access to Ford Parts, the dealership was just across the street, built of HUGE River Rocks, I'll ask Uncle Henry if it's still there. It was owned by Bill Ogan, Chiefs' Buddy from Grammar School. I gotta' STOP, I culd go on FOREVER, this is GREAT FUN!
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Chiefs' station was in the '43 to '45 era, in a small S.E. Oklahoma town, small farmers with tractors, was RARE, MANY mules & wagons were used to go do Saturday shopping. The County strived to provide a "scraped" lane alongside the road, to accommodate them & to have RUBBER tires was "special"!
I've even seen MULES & a WAGON, towing a conked out car into town for repairs. Chief had quick access to Ford Parts, the dealership was just across the street, built of HUGE River Rocks, I'll ask Uncle Henry if it's still there. It was owned by Bill Ogan, Chiefs' Buddy from Grammar School. I gotta' STOP, I culd go on FOREVER, this is GREAT FUN!
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Next time I drive over to my old home town, I'm going to look through the windows of Darr's Garage and see if there is anything still in there. Would love to have a souvenir from that place of memory!!!
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Old 07-15-2015, 11:36 AM   #130
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Well!!!! I want to thank everyone that contributed to this thread. I asked for memories and I got many. A lot of great ideas were mentioned and I went with a few suggestions.

Someone suggested Wrigley's Spearmint gum and it was a toss up between gum or Life Savors, I went with Life Savors mainly because of the heat and the longevity. Someone suggested a cash receipt spike, found a nice restored one. I already had the phone, 202 dated between 1930-34 and ashtrays were mentioned also. I remember the pistons being used to either hold pens or ashes, I already had a tire ashtray from Chicago dated 1934.

There was no way around not having a cash register so I finally found one, 1927 model, that was worth the money and someone who would ship it. Unfortunately it arrived with one pane of glass broke but that can be replaced but it works perfectly. One thing I came across quite by accident was a Revere Rubber Co glass business card desk holder. It has a patent of 1889 on it. I dated it somewhere late 20s/early 30s I haven't received that yet, Friday maybe. All in all, it's everything I was hoping to acquire, also the 1931 Rexall calendar and.............I dug out of my trunk my 1934 framed photo of me and my wife, Grace Grit. Her maiden name was Grit and she was the heiress to the Grit Newspaper empire, talk about a kid going from that scruffy newspaper boy to head publisher!!! A rags to riches story for sure. Thanks to everyone and their brain....that still worked!!!!!!!!






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Sorry, can't seem to delete that last photo, it's what making everything screwed up, maybe it can be deleted by Paul.
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I have two other items coming, 1920s/30s related baseball. How many here can remember the Knothole Gangs????? or the Boys Brigade????
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Didn't see them mentioned. Do you remember S&H Green Stamps. We used to give them out at the station I worked at. I believe the started giving them out in the 30's.
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Didn't see them mentioned. Do you remember S&H Green Stamps. We used to give them out at the station I worked at. I believe the started giving them out in the 30's.
As a newly married person in the early 60's, we furnished our first apartment with furniture we "bought" with S&H Green Stamps.
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Didn't see them mentioned. Do you remember S&H Green Stamps. We used to give them out at the station I worked at. I believe the started giving them out in the 30's.
I remember them quite well. I do have a sign that says, S&H Stamps Offered Here. As for as having some for customers, no but I can get them. I might get a sheet, an early sheet and lay them on the cash register or inside the drawer.
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31 Model A, very nice avatar photo of you as kid ,
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31 Model A, very nice avatar photo of you as kid ,


I haven't aged at all either...............
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I haven't aged at all either...............
Yeah, by my calculations, it would be rather difficult!

"Here I am in front of Todd's Grocery in 1932 selling Grit."
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just don't add up!
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Yeah, by my calculations, it would be rather difficult!

"Here I am in front of Todd's Grocery in 1932 selling Grit."
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"I dug out of my trunk my 1934 framed photo of me and my wife, Grace Grit."

just don't add up!
MMMMM!!!! I need to make some changes, that me in ...1928!!! Yeah! That's it!!! and I can prove it too, just give me a week or so.
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Anyone here from Winona, Texas or there abouts?????????????
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