Senior Memories and Information for Younger Members

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by flynbuick, Nov 6, 2019.

  1. John Codman

    John Codman Platinum Level Contributor

    I remember "Plunk your magic twanger, froggie" as from the Buster Brown show. I do know that it had a couple of iterations before that, however. Andy Devine was Poncho on the Wild Bill Hickok TV program.
    Tom, all I would have to do to find a three-speed Raleigh would be to go to our shed in the backyard. It is my wife's - she bought it new back in the '50s. I did a semi-restoration on it about five years ago. She hadn't ridden a bicycle in about 30 years and fell of it on her first ride. She hasn't ridden it since. I have, but it's a girl's bike. The gear change chain you mentioned used to be carried by virtually every hardware store in the New England area. I actually kept a spare in our basement. I didn't have a Raleigh - my bike was a James Mercury that was a Raleigh knockoff and used the same gear change components as the Raleigh.
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  2. Mark Demko

    Mark Demko Well-Known Member

    I remember those transparent vinyl numbers, my Aunts boss in North Bay Ontario had em on his ‘75 Electra Park Ave dash, “ how stupid “ I thought :p
  3. Doo Wop

    Doo Wop Where were you in '62?

    The only ones in my class to use cursive in the way intended were the girls....for some reason.
  4. rogbo

    rogbo Gold Level Contributor

    I was amazed then I saw manual reel mowers for sale at Walmart. I suspect made in china
    but still seemed funny. I guess if you have a real small yard would be handy.
  5. Jerseysky66

    Jerseysky66 Silver Level contributor

    I remember in 1977 the big thing was calculators and Mattel Football games. They did not allow either of those in school.

    Now schools give out Chromebooks :eek:.
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  6. Quick Buick

    Quick Buick Arlington Wa

    The New housing development down the road has yards so small a push mower is all you would need. In fact the lots are so narrow you cant have your kids Birthday party at your house..No room for parking unless you make arrangements with the neighbors..
  7. Bruce Hunter

    Bruce Hunter Well-Known Member

    I remember back when, uh I mean that time, Crap, I forgot what I was thinking, what were we talking about again??
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  8. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

  9. gsgngregg

    gsgngregg Well-Known Member

    Do you remember when there was a test pattern that was on the TV until &
    7am then they would play the national anthem and the tv shows would start playing
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  10. flynbuick

    flynbuick Super Moderator Staff Member

    Yes, in black and white only.
  11. bill lagna

    bill lagna Well-Known Member

    Anyone remember the radio program "the Fat man and Mr. Malone " detectives ?
    We would be on the floor around the radio listening .
    I remember the sound of a 6 cyl car drive away from the crime scene ( late 40's)
    We had a Straight 8 Buick that had its own sound !!
  12. dynaflow

    dynaflow shiftless...

    ...don't remember that one... parking brake cable rattling on torque tube...
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  13. rmstg2

    rmstg2 Gold Level Contributor

    When I was in the Army I was in military hospital in Germany due to a leg injury. I can remember the Red Cross bringing us free cigarettes, but all they had to offer were Lucky Strikes, but hey they were better than nothing!

    Bob H.
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  14. Mister T

    Mister T Just truckin' around

    I remember that as well. It was a big deal in our house the day we got our first color TV so we could see the test pattern in living color!!
  15. Jerseysky66

    Jerseysky66 Silver Level contributor

    Don't forget UHF Channels. ONE show on UHF in my area was Uncle Floyd. He did some weird comedy acts. But he had bands like Bon Jovi, ramones, blue oyster cult and more. Before MTV.

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