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« Reply #25 on: June 07, 2006, 11:30:45 PM »

6 volt batts
( three on the tree )  see previous

6-volt automotive electrical  systems
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« Reply #26 on: June 08, 2006, 12:39:01 AM »

service station attendants giving your car a quart of oil from glass bottles

Black Diamond guitar strings

Mauser rifles at Sears for 20$

beer cans without pop tops

leaded gasoline

wire antennas on the family AM radio

TV sets with round picture tubes

shooting at the rifle range at my school

Dad's ARC-5 station

toy soldiers made of lead

Horne and Hardart (the automat)

railroad car diners

playing "army" with rocks and BB guns

tree houses

falling out of tree houses

baseball cards

Radio Flyer sleds

milk in glass bottles

the milkman

the morning prayer in (public) school

the America we grew up in

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« Reply #27 on: June 08, 2006, 02:22:00 AM »

Okay...now I'm reminiscing [my apologies if there is some overlap]:


16-2/3-RPM records

3- and 5-speed bicycles

33-1/3-RPM records

45-RPM records

8-Track tape

A "bad air day" was when someone ate beans or Mexican food the night before

A "bad fit" referred to clothing or shoes

Adjusting a radio, TV, etc. meant turning a knob -- not pushing a button

Aluminum Christmas trees [couldn't use light-strings, for safety -- had to use a small flood-lamp with color-wheel]

AM Broadcast radio that was more music than pi**-and-moan, I mean, talk

AM car radios with one speaker [luxury cars had two!]

AMC Gremlin [my sister had one in 1979, she should've never sold it]

American Flyer trains

An "uncomfortable workplace" was either too hot or too cold

Archer Space Patrol walkie-talkies [27 MHz]

A used anything still had years of trouble-free life remaining, because people took better care of things then

Automakers who "won [races] on Sunday, sold [cars] on Monday"

"Bowling For Dollars" [locally-produced TV program]

"Bozo's Circus" [with Larry Harmon's Bozo The Clown, licensed and performed in many metropolitan TV markets, including Dallas]

"Captain Kangaroo" [childrens' TV program]

CB radios, when everyone had and used them -- at home and in the car

"CD" meant Civil Defense, not a type of savings account or music / data storage medium

Chevrolet Chevy II / Nova [the real one, not the Toyota-built version of the mid-1980s]

Chevrolet Corvette [when it was a sports car, not a yuppie-status-symbol]

Chevrolet Luv pickup [built by Isuzu]

Chevrolet Vega

Children were never left in the car alone, especially in the summer

Children's games / toys that didn't need batteries

"Coke" was Coca-Cola

Computers were inconceivable as automotive controls

Computers were inconceivable as household items

"Cool McCool" [cartoon, a parody of James Bond / Derek Flint / Maxwell Smart, et. al.]

"Crack" was something in the sidewalk, on the wall, or on an egg

Disney's "Wonderful World Of Color" [when color TV was still a "new" thing]

Disputes were settled with discussion, or physical action if necessary -- not in court

Druggists actually mixed preparations, not merely dispensed them

Duct tape was used only for ducts and other AC / heat needs

"Easy-Bake" oven [girls' cooking toy]

Elvis Presley's death

Evel Kneivel's death-defying motorcycle jumps [and crashes]

Five-and-dime stores [Mott's and M.E. Moses here in Dallas]

Ford Courier pickup [built by Mazda]

Ford Escort [before it went "upscale"]

Ford Falcon

Ford Fiesta [which looked like a re-badged Fiat Strada, IMHO]

Ford Granada

Ford Maverick

Ford Pinto [seems ever so often, Ford would come out with a new "people's car"]

Ford Thunderbird [the real one, not the yuppie-status-symbol]

Full-service gas stations -- where the attendant would fill your tank, check oil, wipers, tires, etc. and clean windows

Gasoline trucks had chains dragging the pavement to bleed off static electricity [to prevent explosions]

Glass pop bottles with 5-cent deposits [picked up from around the neighborhood and returned to buy batteries for pocket radios, see below]

Going to the "mall" was a not-too-commonplace experience

Groceries were bagged in paper sacks

Having an "alternative lifestyle" meant that you lived in a mobile home [which was called without shame, a "trailer"]

"Johnson" was a US president or a radio -- not a male body part

Kids were taught in school -- not said to be "hyperactive" and medicated into a stupor to keep them quiet

Kids would be home by a certain time

Kids would go outdoors and find something creative and fun to do -- and not get arrested, in trouble, injured, kidnapped, or killed

Laser- and CED videodiscs [they were 12 inches in diameter!!]

Leaded gasoline -- in "Regular" and "Ethyl"

Lionel trains

Locally-televised professional wrestling that didn't look fake [Dallas area: Fritz Von Erich and sons]

Low-to-mid-market stereo equipment that was halfway-decently built

"Made In Japan" -- and better than today's other Asian offerings

Mechanical clocks -- analog and digital

Mini-bikes [with the infamous Briggs & Stratton 3-1/2 HP engine, fast enough]

"Mister Peppermint" [childrens' TV program; especially at the beginning -- he was based out of Dallas]

Mobile telephones that looked like a telephone ["common carrier" -- and you could legally listen to them on a VHF scanner!]

Movie special-effects were photographic, not computerized

Open-reel tape recorders

Pagers were called "beepers" and actually beeped [and the only people with them were medical and legal professionals…and drug dealers]

Parents could spank their misbehaving children without fear of arrest or legal action

Parents didn't worry about violence in cartoons [because the average child didn't like falling from a chair or bike -- never mind a 300-foot cliff]

Passing airplanes would cause your TV picture to flutter or have "ghosts"

Pocket AM radios [if your parents were affluent, it was AM/FM]

"Ports" were for ships and airplanes, not computer connections

President Johnson's funeral

President Nixon's resignation

Putting aluminum foil on the ends of "rabbit-ear" TV antennas, to improve reception

Radio / TV shops

Record-changers were more prevalent than "turntables"

"Ripcord" [both the TV program and the school prank -- untying someone's tennis shoes]

Rotary-dial telephones

S&H Green Stamps [given with purchases at the supermarket; collected and redeemed for merchandise]

Sapphire styli [needles] that came with your record player -- which you upgraded to diamond when the original was worn out

"Sea Hunt" [TV program]

Sears & Roebuck's annual catalog [the infamous "Wish Book"]

Slot-cars [the real Aurora Model Motoring / AFX -- not the cheaper Tyco]

Spam was something you ate

Spraying ether or pouring a bit of gasoline down a carburetor to start a stubborn engine

The American hostages held in Iran for 444 days [one was a Marine from where I live]

The Hemi [the Chrysler engine, not the yuppie-status-symbol]

The only controls on a car's steering column were the turn-signal and gearshift

Tubes [and tester!] at the Eckerd / Sun Rexall / Skillern's drugstores, and Radio Shack

Tube-type radios and televisions -- and one could get them back to working just by replacing tubes

Turner "+2," "+3," "Road King 70," and "Super Sidekick" microphones

TV-channel indicators on the channel selector, not the screen

TV stations came on-air at 5 or 6 AM, and went off-air at midnight, with the National Anthem

"Whirlybirds" [TV program]


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And I'll put a call out to Wavebourn:  Tolly, let's hear of your memories, growing up. Grin
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« Reply #28 on: June 08, 2006, 08:48:27 AM »

Then there were the 'DX' gas stations.  I had an uncle who worked at one when he was a teen, and he gave me the shirt/uniform he wore there - pinstriped, name embroidered on the pocket, and the big 'DX' patch on the chest.  I occasionally wear that shirt during corn-test weekends......
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« Reply #29 on: June 08, 2006, 10:27:57 AM »

              Fizzies....Yes, yes yes - very sick taste

    --   as previously stated about soda/pop dispensers  all one needed was a glass and a "can" opener.... free soda
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« Reply #30 on: June 08, 2006, 12:13:28 PM »

Did we forget the BEATNIKS?Huh
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« Reply #31 on: June 08, 2006, 12:18:31 PM »

that was covered in Doby Gillis??
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« Reply #32 on: June 08, 2006, 04:10:29 PM »

Do you guys remember the above ground nuke tests.
I remember my Mother telling us to not eat white or yellow snow when that was going on.
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« Reply #33 on: June 08, 2006, 09:21:34 PM »

Don't you remember
The fizz in a pepper
Peanuts in a bottle
At ten, two and four
A fried bologna sandwich
With mayo and tomato
Sittin' round the table
Don't happen much anymore

We've gotten too complicated
It's all way over-rated
I like the old and out-dated
Way of life

Back when a hoe was a hoe
Coke was a coke
And crack's what you were doing
When you were cracking jokes
Back when a screw was a screw
The wind was all that blew
And when you said I'm down with that
Well it meant you had the flu
I miss back when
I miss back when
I miss back when

I love my records
Black, shiny vinyl
Clicks and pops
And white noise
Man they sounded fine
I had my favorite stations
The ones that played them all
Country, soul and rock-and-roll
What happened to those times?

I'm readin' Street Slang For Dummies
Cause they put pop in my country
I want more for my money
The way it was back then

Back when a hoe was a hoe
Coke was a coke
And crack's what you were doing
When you were cracking jokes
Back when a screw was a screw
The wind was all that blew
And when you said I'm down with that
Well it meant you had the flu
I miss back when
I miss back when
I miss back when

Give me a flat top for strumming
I want the whole world a humming
Who just keep it coming
The way it was back then

Back when a hoe was a hoe
Coke was a coke
And crack's what you were doing
When you were cracking jokes
Back when a screw was a screw
The wind was all that blew
And when you said I'm down with that
Well it meant you had the flu
I miss back when
I miss back when
I miss back when
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« Reply #34 on: June 08, 2006, 09:36:32 PM »

huz,
I thought my Mother invented fried bologna...you ate it too
Man that was good with mustard and relish after it sat on the shelf all morning in school before lunch with the bread all moist. You could crush it and fit 1/2 a sandwich in your mouth at a time.
I ate it so much that I don't care for it today.

then there was the fluffer nutter..........
my mother was a good cook so school food was pretty nasty.

The all time show stopper I threaten my kids with LIVER AND ONIONS yuck
every now and then my mother would get a wild hair and make it

top that one tom vu with gay super heros
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« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2006, 11:06:36 PM »

Wasn't it the Geritol commercial that coined the phrase: "My wife, I think I'll keep her"?

Remember ads in the newspaper for a "Gal Friday"?

When "Elevator man" was a job title as was "computer". Men were elevator operators and women were computers. "Pullman car Porters" were always men!

When all of the waiters, waitresses, and domestic help in the big Atlantic City,NJ hotels were "mullatos".

Speaking of Atlantic City,NJ, how about the diving horse at the "Steel Pier"? The General Motors "Autorama" that previewed all of the new models?

That was back in the good old days when air was clean and sex was dirty...............

My how things have changed!

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« Reply #36 on: June 08, 2006, 11:10:18 PM »

Don't forget the Sunday shows like  Its About Time, Its About Space

Mike(y) - You have a good memory! To my recollection, that show only lasted the 1964-1965 season. It was hillarious!

Whilst we're on the subject of TV shows, how about "My mother the Car"?
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« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2006, 10:38:56 AM »

My mother made it straight up and we hated it.
She died about 30 years ago and I have not had it since.
piss flavored rubber sure trashed a good onion.
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« Reply #38 on: June 09, 2006, 11:30:29 AM »

Quote
Do any of you remember Fizzies?

Sure do !
 Root Beer Fizzies straight on the tongue !!!
 
http://www.fizzies.com/
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« Reply #39 on: June 09, 2006, 12:01:20 PM »

[When are you making liver and onions again? I LOVE liver and onions...that's my usual Saturday evening fare out here! I usually make it German style, frying a little bacon with the onions, dipping the liver into flour, browning it, then adding a little water to make a nice gravy.

Anyone for Rindsrollade to go with it? Or stuffed, roasted beef heart?

Ja wohl, Phil.  Das schmeckt sehr gut!! (If it's prepared properly Frank--it should not taste like piss flavored rubber--it should be tender and juicy.)  And Phil, my mother used to go into Krug's Butcher Shop in Buffalo and ask for two calves hearts.  Inevitably, the old German butcher would hold two hearts up in the air and break out in song:  Zwei Herzen in dreiviertel Takt.......

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« Reply #40 on: June 09, 2006, 03:08:18 PM »

deer heart sliced and cooked with bacon (fat) .... A OK...  da Ichi
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« Reply #41 on: June 09, 2006, 05:00:17 PM »

And:

Those little converters so your car's AM radio could get FM.
Lear FOUR-track tapes.
Draft cards
Conelrad
Drug store tube testers.
Those pneumatic tubes department stores used to ship orders around to different departments.
Lunch counters in drug stores
Buying opium-laced cough syrup without a prescription.
Legally being able to drink a cold beer while driving, so long as you weren't intoxicated. (CO, TX, WY, maybe elsewhere).
The Fuller Brush Man and Avon Calling.
Michael Jackson when he was a cute kid.
Spiro Agnew.
Large outdoor telephone bells that could wake the dead.
Party lines.
Police cars with one big rotating red light on the roof and a mechanical siren.
Railroad employees that waved at you from the caboose.
Slot cars.
UHF TV converters.
Your first ride on an interstate highway.
Housewives hanging laundry outside to dry.
Oil can spouts.
Dry cells without a steel sleeve that leaked as soon as they wore out.
Elevator operators.
Matches with the striking surface on the front side that you could light with one hand.
Motors rated,   110 VAC 25-60 CPS / 110 V. DC. " (When did 25 Hz power go away?
Who used it last?)
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« Reply #42 on: June 09, 2006, 05:30:39 PM »

fold the match back over and you can still strike it                 "three pack klc"
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« Reply #43 on: June 09, 2006, 06:23:22 PM »

When are you making liver and onions again? I LOVE liver and onions...that's my usual Saturday evening fare out here! I usually make it German style, frying a little bacon with the onions, dipping the liver into flour, browning it, then adding a little water to make a nice gravy.

Anyone for Rindsrollade to go with it? Or stuffed, roasted beef heart?

Or maybe chitterlings? (pronounced "chitlens") Or menudo?  And blood sausage?

If not, there's always the option of a little fried roadkill.
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« Reply #44 on: June 09, 2006, 07:20:50 PM »

Don, I had chitlins not long ago at a Chicago soul food restaurant. And cornbread, beans and greens braised in bacon or ham grease. Sounds gross but all very tasty.
A lot of folks around here eat menudo, it's supposed to be a cure for a hangover. I've been too cowardly to try it.
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« Reply #45 on: June 09, 2006, 10:32:05 PM »

Rocky Mountain Oysters?
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« Reply #46 on: June 09, 2006, 10:39:28 PM »

Colt 45
Night Train Express
Old English "800"
"Sneaky Pete"

What's the word? - Thunderbird. What's the price? - Fifty twice!
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« Reply #47 on: June 09, 2006, 10:55:40 PM »

Does anyone remember the cigarette machines that dispensed 23 cent butts? There was two pennies in the clear package wrapper as change. They were a non-filter type like Luckies or something.

How about the 25 cent quart of milk machines?

How about the pack of smokes rolled up in your undershirt sleeve?  (And the guys who stood with their hands under their biceps to make them look bigger?)

Or wearing a black leather motorcycle jacket with a rabbit foots hanging down to school?

Babe Ruths were 5 cents each. Now those 7-11 robbers want $1.25 sometimes. I feel like kicking em in the gawd damed BA's.... Grin

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« Reply #48 on: June 09, 2006, 10:58:10 PM »




Kind of taste like liver...
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« Reply #49 on: June 09, 2006, 10:59:08 PM »




Kind of taste like liver...

Smells like fish? Tongue
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