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My mind, or what's left of it, is wandering tonight. Thought I'd start a thread on things we remember when we were kids (no politics please).

Who had a milk box at the side door of the home they grew up in? Did you have a milkman and baker that stopped at your house?
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We had a milkman.
a doctor that came to our house.
only 2 tv channels both black & white.
I remember the taste of dust on a metal window screen.
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Had an UTZ Chip guy who would deliver chips in large paint can style chip tins

Delivered Penny saver newspapers as a boy.

The regular newspaper delivery guy would collect each week with these tear off tabs from a binder thing

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Don't remember much until I was a about 12. (don't ask) Milk delivered, paper boys, collecting bottles to return to the store to get the deposit (wish they still did that) Boy scout paper drives. Party lines on phones. Listening to the Lone Ranger and other shows on the radio. Black and white TV. The first Stereo we bought. First time we got a color TV. 1958 VW First one in our neighborhood.

My wife grew up in NYC. Going to Central Park to play. Sailing little boats at the pond in Central park. (I'm sure she could come up with a lot of things)
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Originally Posted by Marlinmate1 View Post
Had an UTZ Chip guy who would deliver chips in large paint can style chip tins

Delivered Penny saver newspapers as a boy.

The regular newspaper delivery guy would collect each week with these tear off tabs from a binder thing
Charlie's chips delivered when I was a kid, got the tin of chips and tin of pretzels.

Rotary phone, and the day my mom got her first microwave, our first VCR and the cable box with all the channel buttons on it
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Avon lady... she was a large woman and broke our couch.
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I remember when I was six or so (mid 1950's) my great uncle Mort visiting. He showed me his WWI wooden trunk that had a shovel and a gas mask in it. I'll never forget
how bewildered I was when he told me the Germans gassed him a number of times in the war.
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Originally Posted by Walleye Guy View Post
My mind, or what's left of it, is wandering tonight. Thought I'd start a thread on things we remember when we were kids (no politics please).

Who had a milk box at the side door of the home they grew up in? Did you have a milkman and baker that stopped at your house?

Still have a milkman.
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Originally Posted by dssmith View Post
I'll never forget
how bewildered I was when he told me the Germans gassed him a number of times in the war.
Wow. No kidding.

I remember my grandfather’s stories of being on troop transports across the Atlantic worrying that the Nazis would torpedo them 24/7.


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Originally Posted by Jersus View Post
Still have a milkman.
Wow! I thought they were a thing of yesteryear.

Now I'm remembering the Ragman (guy on a horse drawn wagon collecting old newspapers and what else I can't remember). Also had the knife sharpening guy pushing a 2 wheeled cart come through the neighborhood. I was scared of both these guys.
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Originally Posted by Walleye Guy View Post
Wow! I thought they were a thing of yesteryear.

Now I'm remembering the Ragman (guy on a horse drawn wagon collecting old newspapers and what else I can't remember). Also had the knife sharpening guy pushing a 2 wheeled cart come through the neighborhood. I was scared of both these guys.
they are rare but this local company is top notch.

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I remember everyone on my Grit newspaper route. I spent most of the morning on Saturday’s delivering only 27 papers. Those folks, most of them old back then, were so fun to talk with and listen to their stories. Many of them were here before electricity or phones and a couple were WW1 vets. The oldest person was born only 20 or so years after the civil war. He was 88 years old In the mid 1960’s and told stories about working in the lumber camps as a teenager.
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milkman- coal delivery man--iceman for the icebox- icecream in a Dixie cup--blackjack gum-
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I was raised on the mill hill, I remember going to the Health Department getting a Polio shot before starting school, we started in the first grade, no pre school or kindergarten
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I remember Partyline phones, with special rings. We were 1 long and 1 short, others shared the line. 2 shorts, 2 longs.

We lived way out. School bus didn't come up our road. Mom or the neighbors would drive us down to where the bus came, it was several miles.
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We had not only a milkman but also a garbage man. Had the little pit near the driveway and the G-man would come in w/his garbage can over his shoulder, pop the lid on our nasty in-ground pit and transfer the contents into his can. Always full of maggots and stunk to high heaven. Also remember walking home from 1st grade early the day JFK was shot. It was a big deal to get picked by the teacher to use the boathook-style pole to open the transom windows in our classroom. Old cars & outboards that run when they feel like it.
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I remember before the days of computer, a girl in my 3rd grade class getting polio(1950's). There was a brown speaker box on the teachers desk with a toggle switch. I'm not sure how it worked but it was probably one of the first remote learning classes.
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Originally Posted by jubal View Post
Wow. No kidding.

I remember my grandfather’s stories of being on troop transports across the Atlantic worrying that the Nazis would torpedo them 24/7.
We think we have problems
I have a copy of my Great Grandfathers DD214 or whatever they called it back in 1919. He was gassed and received treatment two times by the Germans in June and July of 1918.
Funniest part There is a spot on the form asking if the soldier was mounted or Unmounted. Pretty crazy in 80 years we’went from riding horses on the battlefield to a bomb dropped from 6 miles up hitting a 3rd floor window.

I remember not having to dial the area code for local calls and that wasn’t too long ago.
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We had the vegetable man. Pickup truck loaded with fresh fruits and vegetables. Cold drinks. If good we might get a Nehi.

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