February 8, 2011 12:52 am at 12:52 am #769838AinOhdMilvadoParticipant
I remember RIGHT BEFORE the Yom Kippur War in ’73, gas in New York City was 35 cents per gallon. The arabs started an embargo, and overnight it went up to 98 cents per gallon.
Of course by comparison to today’s prices, that still seems very cheap, but for THEN, it had almost tripled in one shot! People were SO angry and upset! Imagine if tomorrow the price of gas went to $8.50 per gallon and you’ll get the idea.February 8, 2011 1:06 am at 1:06 am #769839
We still have tapes–we call that sound “squirelling” the tape!February 8, 2011 1:35 am at 1:35 am #769840rabbiofberlinParticipant
the new york times was fifteen cents, a token for the subway was fifteen cents, a slice of (kosher) pizza was fifteen cents…the chinese laundry would not give you your shirt back without a ticket…and a danish was fifteen cents…a pack of cigarettes was thirty five cents…(thank g-d i never smoked) and, eureka, you could still take a date by subway!!!February 8, 2011 1:41 am at 1:41 am #769841
Even the word “Eureka!” is considered “old”.February 8, 2011 1:55 am at 1:55 am #769842yossi z.Member
Sister bear: squealing the tapes!!!! Hahahaha that was so much fun!! And thank you
🙂 Zuberman 🙂February 8, 2011 2:01 am at 2:01 am #769843Sister BearMember
You know those baby books that have like what is the price of a loaf of bread, a bottle of milk…in them?
Now I know the reason why people do it, so their kids can feel really old!!!February 8, 2011 3:46 am at 3:46 am #769844
This is for all the 90’s kids out there… Tamigatchis (no idea how to spell it, sorry), slap bracelets.
Dial up internet, walkmans (I think they stopped making them pretty recently).
I’m getting very nostalgic now, thanks guys.February 8, 2011 4:08 am at 4:08 am #769845chayav inish livisumayParticipant
i remember when houses costed 50grandFebruary 8, 2011 4:09 am at 4:09 am #769846
kapusta–was that the “virtual” pet that you had to “feed” and “nap” at certain times?February 8, 2011 4:21 am at 4:21 am #769847February 8, 2011 4:29 am at 4:29 am #769848
One day I’m gonna come up with a trend for kids!
However crazy it is,ple.will buy ’em!May 24, 2011 9:36 pm at 9:36 pm #769849Shticky GuyParticipant
Someone’s grandfather said he remembers when his parents could send him down to the local store with a dime and he would come home with 3 breads, butter, eggs, meat, chicken, cookies, chocolates, drinks, oil, rice, milk and a newspaper. But you cant do that nowadays; there’s too many security cameras around.
Ps Excuse the ignorance but whats IIRC?May 24, 2011 10:44 pm at 10:44 pm #769850
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