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  • #595177
    TheGoq
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    Whats on your mind ? want to talk about the good old days?

    #863567
    Tums
    Member

    Surely you jest. You hit 40 Goq?

    #863568
    deiyezooger
    Member

    can i be included anyway?

    #863569
    mamashtakah
    Member

    We’re beyond 40. Who remembers? 🙂

    #863570
    aries2756
    Participant

    The good old days when people weren’t so rude and sarcastic?

    #863571
    ZeesKite
    Participant

    I remember whe <OOPS.. to young for this thread>

    #863572
    TheGoq
    Participant

    hard to believe isnt it tums?

    #863573
    mamashtakah
    Member

    A friend on FB the other day posted something about “who remembers when you had to walk to the TV to change the channel?” I asked her why she was asking, and she said she worked with a bunch of 20-somethings who had no idea TV used to be like that.

    #863574
    canine
    Member

    What’s TV?

    #863575
    ☕ DaasYochid ☕
    Participant

    What’s FB?

    #863576
    haifagirl
    Participant

    The good old days? You mean when people were taught spelling and grammar in school? And their parents reinforced it at home?

    #863577
    TheGoq
    Participant

    haifa if your over 40 u need to change your screenname

    #863578
    TheGoq
    Participant

    I remember our family going to a my parents friends house every thanksgiving before such things became taboo

    #863579
    canine
    Member

    TheGoq, when’d you hit yer 40th milestone?

    #863580
    TheGoq
    Participant

    been a couple years

    #863581
    haifagirl
    Participant

    haifa if your over 40 u need to change your screenname

    Sorry. In my community someone is called a girl until she gets married.

    #863582

    My first job included proofing data punched on paper cards. Who knows what I am talking about?

    #863583
    canine
    Member

    In my community someone is called a girl until she gets married.

    That’s abuse of language. Surprising to have that coming from the enforcer.

    #863584
    TheGoq
    Participant

    punchcards? yes i remember those

    #863585
    always here
    Participant

    My weekly consultation invoices were submitted typed with a carbon copy for myself 🙂

    #863586
    haifagirl
    Participant

    I remember punch cards, but my first data entry job was with diskettes. They were eight inches, I think.

    #863587
    haifagirl
    Participant

    In my community someone is called a girl until she gets married.

    That’s abuse of language. Surprising to have that coming from the enforcer.

    Would you have us call every female who is post-bas mitzvah a woman?

    #863588
    canine
    Member

    Merriam-Websters defines a girls as “a female child from birth to adulthood.” I recall you objecting to the modern usage of the word gender, even though the dictionary lists it as an acceptable usage.

    #863589

    The first campaign buttons I remember said I like Ike

    Who was Ike?

    #863590
    always here
    Participant

    are you being serious, cuz I don’t know?

    Ike = Dwight D. Eisenhower

    #863591
    TheGoq
    Participant

    Ike was Dwight Eisenhower, who was his vice president?

    #863592

    Nixon

    What was Ike’s pastime?

    #863593
    phillybubby
    Participant

    golf?

    #863594
    oomis
    Participant

    Nixon was the VP then. Do you remember victrolas?

    I remember being able to walk to the local grocery store at age six and a half together with my five year old sister (crossing one little corner that was not heavily trafficked), to pick up a loaf of bread and a container of milk. In those days people could actually do that and not fear for their children’s safety. We were sent outdoors to play ALL DAY LONG, only coming in for lunch or bathroom breaks (and in those days we could go a long, long, time without needing the latter – halevai the same were true today).

    #863595
    TheGoq
    Participant

    we also would play with our neighbors kids even if they werent jewish

    #863596

    I remember RCA’s logo of a dog & victrola but not the actual machine

    #863597
    Tums
    Member

    we also would play with our neighbors kids even if they werent jewish

    we also would eat with our neighbors kids even if it wasnt kosher

    #863598
    TheGoq
    Participant

    nipper was the dogs name

    #863599
    apushatayid
    Participant

    So, who wants to talk colonoscopy?

    #863600

    And playing in playgrounds that didn’t all look identical. When we skinned our knees, we had a boo-boo, not a lawsuit.

    #863601
    wanderingchana
    Participant

    Rotary phones on a short cord, no voice mail (it just rang and rang), black and white TV, 13 channels for VHF and 50something? for UHF (or maybe the other way around), record player in a huge cabinet to play 16/33/45/78s, no AC, library books with a card in a pocket that got stamped with a due date, library cards with your name typed on it, running around the neighborhood and in and out of friends’ houses for hours, hearing the bell that meant YOU had to go home, bathtub with feet and no shower head, putting a bag of ice on the thermometer in our 3rd floor apt. of an 1800s house because we were freezing, listening to the radio for school closings, paying cash for everything and when you ran out having to go to the bank between 9-3 to withdraw more with your passport book, paying a penny for a piece of candy, a dime for a phone call from a booth on the corner, having to ask for unleaded regular instead of leaded regular gas…

    In Jr. High I played on my mom’s work computer when she worked as a secretary, although she still use a typewriter and correction fluid. I first used a computer in college, on an Apple IIe with two 5.25″ disks (one for the program). Dot matrix printers, form feed paper, form feed paper jamming and having to start your print job over from the beginning and wasting all that paper. Buying hard tickets for a concert that were kept in a drawer, one complete set for each performance.

    #863602
    TheGoq
    Participant

    havent had one yet what do have to look forward to?

    #863603
    Tums
    Member

    I remember when we replaced our outhouse.

    #863604

    What is an IBM S/360?

    Answer w/o Google

    #863605
    ZeesKite
    Participant

    Probably some huge building with a million wires in it, hooked up to one little console.

    #863606

    some huge ROOM with a million wires in it, hooked up to one little typewriter consoles were not in yet. The Operating system communicated with the operator via typewriter.

    For some pix & desc see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_System/360

    The computer room was always air conditioned I remember one summer day the a/c in the office was out & we all moved in to the commuter room because that was on an independent system

    #863607
    canine
    Member

    Any more war stories?

    #863608
    wanderingchana
    Participant

    APY – I was knocked out for mine. Did you have to bite on ice cubes?

    #863609
    wanderingchana
    Participant

    I almost forgot – 8-track tapes!

    wmbb – I got a big kick out of that article. Anything before DOS was before my time.

    #863610

    DOS was just the breaking news when I started working

    #863611
    Health
    Participant

    WC – “having to ask for unleaded regular instead of leaded regular gas…”

    HAha. You paid more than me, I got leaded gas.

    #863612
    Tums
    Member

    Anyone else here remember driving the Model T?

    #863613
    mom of a few
    Member

    Who remembers colored stencils in school for our tests? Delaney cards for attendance. The first casio digital watches with an alarm–what a novelty

    #863614

    Any one remember switching delaney cards on subs?

    You do? Care explaining the joke to our juniors?

    #863615
    commonsense
    Participant

    i still like colored stencis, you were able to give out colored sheets for the same price, today all sheets are black and white because they are photocpied. Teachers still use delaney books. Banks open after 3 what a shock, we all catered to bankers hours instead of the other way around.

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