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mcallister3200
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RogerKint
October 14th, 2020 at 10:55:51 AM permalink
Quote: DRich

To this day, my mother has never pumped gas.


Iíd bet darkoz hasnít either.
EvenBob
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October 15th, 2020 at 9:26:00 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

Only part that surprises me a little is the gas. As a kid in the early 70s I remember we only pumped it about half the time and my mother never ever when she got gas at all. She hated having to do it.



It changed in the early 70's.
In the 60's if you even touched
the nozzle they would come
out screaming at you because
you were trying to steal gas.
It was a real pain because you
had to wait your turn till the
pump jockey got done checking
the oil and tire pressure of the car
in front of you.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
EvenBob
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October 15th, 2020 at 9:28:30 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

It took forever for my mother to do it.



My GF in Santa Barbara refused to do
it. She drove all the way to the outskirts
to the one place that still pumped gas.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
lilredrooster
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October 18th, 2020 at 1:54:00 AM permalink
Nehi sodas - loved them as a kid
these flavors - Dr. Nehi, Nehi Chocolate, Nehi Root Beer, Nehi Lemonade, Nehi Wild Red, Nehi Blue Cream, and its more classic flavors Nehi Orange, Nehi Grape, and Nehi Peach.
my favorite was Nehi Grape - delicious - lots of sugar to keep you interested
they sold out and got to Royal Crown and then Dr. Pepper and stopped making the flavors
worst soda ever made IMO - "cream soda" - yuk


𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘵: 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵............. ᴍᴀʀᴋ ᴛᴡᴀɪɴ
billryan
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October 18th, 2020 at 7:32:34 AM permalink
I love cream soda. It's been years since I had one, but it will always be my favorite.
A close second would have been Nedicks Orange Soda. I'm not sure if it was national as Nedicks was a local NYC institution. It was Starbucks before Starbucks.
They must have had close to 100 different locations, all around transportation hubs or shopping districts. At a time when dirty water dogs ruled NYC, Nedicks hot dogs were grilled, and served on a toasted buttery roll with spicy mustard with just a hint of relish.
In the early 1970s, it was one of the few places that served hotdogs for breakfast.
Strangely, you could not buy Nedicks Orange soda at a Nedicks, only from delis and supermarkets. The stores sold Nedicks Orange Drink instead.
terapined
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October 18th, 2020 at 7:54:18 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

I love cream soda. It's been years since I had one, but it will always be my favorite.
A close second would have been Nedicks Orange Soda. I'm not sure if it was national as Nedicks was a local NYC institution. It was Starbucks before Starbucks.
They must have had close to 100 different locations, all around transportation hubs or shopping districts. At a time when dirty water dogs ruled NYC, Nedicks hot dogs were grilled, and served on a toasted buttery roll with spicy mustard with just a hint of relish.
In the early 1970s, it was one of the few places that served hotdogs for breakfast.
Strangely, you could not buy Nedicks Orange soda at a Nedicks, only from delis and supermarkets. The stores sold Nedicks Orange Drink instead.



I'm travelling around the country in my RV
I did part of the route 66 tour, the Mother road
I visited Pops in Arcadia OK. Its on route 66
Largest selection of soda pop I have ever seen
I wanted to try something different since the choices were overwhelming
Had sarsaparilla.
"Everybody's bragging and drinking that wine, I can tell the Queen of Diamonds by the way she shines, Come to Daddy on an inside straight, I got no chance of losing this time" -Grateful Dead- "Loser"
EvenBob
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October 21st, 2020 at 11:28:01 PM permalink
1962 3 am, and the phone rings at my house. It
was one of those old 1940's phones
with the double bells that was so loud
you could hear them ringing in houses
when you were on the sidewalk.

The phone is in the kitchen and so it rang
10 times before my dad staggered out
there. The whole family was behind him
because in those days nobody ever
called at 3 am with good news. As soon
as my dad said "I accept the charges' my
mom started to wail. Somebody had died,
my grandmothers father, 96 years old.

To me it was a mystery that he was still alive.
He was born the year after the Civil War
ended. He was older than rocks. My dad
was very upset and I was pissed that we
got woke up. I made the mistake of saying
that wouldn't he be just as dead in the
morning, why didn't grandma wait till
then to call. My dad shot daggers at me
with his eyes.

We got a similar call at dinner time 3
years later that his dad had died. The
big deal with that was my dad flew
back east for the funeral. Nobody flew
in 1965, it was monumental. It's the
only time my dad ever flew, My mom
never did.

Everybody had this phone. They were
indestructible, they never stopped
working. You can find them at antique
shows or Ebay and they still work.
People had them for decades.

"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
josephrevell
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October 22nd, 2020 at 12:14:29 AM permalink
Wow, that's really nice!
Have you composed it by yourself?
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lilredrooster
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October 23rd, 2020 at 3:47:41 AM permalink
Space Invaders was my favorite arcade game by a longshot
I wasted lots of time with that baby

Pac Man was 2nd - but not really a close 2nd





𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘰𝘵: 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘤𝘢𝘯 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳 𝘭𝘰𝘶𝘥𝘦𝘴𝘵 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘦 𝘪𝘴 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘭𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵............. ᴍᴀʀᴋ ᴛᴡᴀɪɴ
EvenBob
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October 24th, 2020 at 12:14:40 PM permalink
Quote: lilredrooster

Space Invaders was my favorite arcade game by a longshot
I wasted lots of time with that baby

Pac Man was 2nd - but not really a close 2nd



I had Space Invaders and Ms Pacman
in the bar around 1980. What money
makers they were. The drunks would
get a roll of quarters from me and
play all night. I made enough off
those games every month to
pay the utility bills, the insurance,
and my home utility bills. Owning
a bar is like owning a money printing
machine.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal

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