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Old 04-14-2012, 09:49 PM
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:26 PM
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This looks like Mackey's when I worked for them in 1967



I was there when the "Big Mac" was introduced and we used to make the fries from scratch (and hauled 100 lb bags of taters up and down the basement stairs!)

Waaayyyy too many familiar sights in that link, semper!
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Born in 1933 I lived all of those pictures, Wow, my life in a capsule.

79 years is a long time considering all the changes I have experienced in life.

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Originally Posted by capecuddy View Post
This looks like Mackey's when I worked for them in 1967



I was there when the "Big Mac" was introduced and we used to make the fries from scratch (and hauled 100 lb bags of taters up and down the basement stairs!)

Waaayyyy too many familiar sights in that link, semper!
I would love to have one of those cars.
My first ride was a '55 Mercury Montclair....but I wanted a Ford.
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I like the "good wife's guide". Lots of pearls in there for you women folk. I wonder what the divorce and single parent household rates were back then?

If I decide to print that out and tape on the fridge I will check in with you guys after my return from the emergency room.
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I still enjoy Sonic but remember the Mc D;s burgers back in the 60s.
Cruising ain't what it use to be and a lot of towns in NC have stopped you from ridding up and down the streets but they can't take the memory of those hot summer nights and cruising in for a burger...Dropping a dime in the pinballs, and fountain coke.
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I always wore my Davy Crockett cap when eating a Fluffernutter.. I am sure none of you guys ever tried to leave the drive-in with the speaker attached to the window, right?
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The music back then was good,listing to the oldies today is better for me ,because there is some memory with every song.----And you were dressed up to go to school. Great times.
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Originally Posted by LI Sound Grunt View Post
I always wore my Davy Crockett cap when eating a Fluffernutter.. I am sure none of you guys ever tried to leave the drive-in with the speaker attached to the window, right?
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Walking to get pop corn and drinks in the drive in movie. Don't think anyone really enjoyed walking past all those cars.... You always tried to get as close to that concession stand as you could.
How fast have you guys drove over the humps in the drive in movies.LOL
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
I would love to have one of those cars.
My first ride was a '55 Mercury Montclair....but I wanted a Ford.
I'm 51 so a little too new for most of that. My Dad has a '55 just like the one in the pic, green/white. Dreamed about it his whole life. Cool stuff.
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Originally Posted by rayteagarden1 View Post
Born in 1933 I lived all of those pictures, Wow, my life in a capsule.

79 years is a long time considering all the changes I have experienced in life.

do you see the huge changes in society/economy as they happen.. or does it take photo's like these to reflect upon and see, wow, a lot of sh*t has changed
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I saw most of this in my 61 years, although most of the 50's stuff I saw, I was too young to participate. I feel like we lived the best years there ever was, or will be. We saw amazing innovation on every level. There was a great future available for everyone, all you had to do was work towards it. Damn sure I wouldn't have wanted to be born in a earlier era, and surely not later one, the future is scary. It's been a great run for us 'baby boomers'. I had to smile on the reunion story, it was dead on!
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How fast have you guys drove over the humps in the drive in movies.LOL
How True..All I know is many a Dad's car mysteriously ended up with broken springs or other damage after those movies. They didn't have the suspension or the clearance we have now..
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Those kitchens types are a hot item now and the tennis shoes and I wear those beatle style dress shoes they're showing
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Wow..lots of memories...born in 1947, so all of that was in my heyday!!

That dashboard looks like the dash of the '57 Chevy i took my drivers test in...I borrowed it from my buddy, as the 'ol man had a 58 Lincoln Capri...hell, I couldn't see out of that thing, more less parallel park it!!

Used to work at the Dale Mabry Drive-In theater in Tampa in high school. We had a beater ol Chevy pickup we used to chase down the gate runners in. There was NO suspension left in that truck by the time we got done running around the lot in it...

No one ever drove their car in backwards in the exit did they???

Ever do a "popcorn surprise" or know what one is?? LOL

Where the hell did that "good wife's guide" come from?? Sure as hell wouldn't have worked for mine!!

I agree with Afish....I think we had the best of times. I would not want to be a teenager nowadays...
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Ever do a "popcorn surprise" or know what one is?? LOL



Same birth year Rick.. Yeah,I did the surprise a few times, varied responses.

I had a 55 and two 56 Fords and of late I keep seeing pics of those models in e-mails I receive, almost brings me to tears. Loved growin up inthat era.


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I was born in 1947 also. Thanks for the great memories. I washed many of those A&W root beer mugs in 1963 at a root beer drive-in. It gave me gas and Saturday night money for the gals!!!
I remember port-a-walls for the tires, flat top with fenders hair cuts and engineer boots with the rolled up jeans. How about a pack of Luckies rolled up in your t-shirt sleeves and had to have a Zippo lighter. Ethyl gasoline and mud flaps with the little lights on them. Those were surely the good 'ol days of growing up in the midwest.
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Ok ...1948 here..but I can only guess what a popcorn surprise was....tell us old timers with failing memories and for the youngins....Just remembered there were hang on window heaters for the winters also..

I think the best part of this time was the plain old respect and civility of the times, and as said above we were young and that alone takes on a different appreciation as we look back. I suppose because everyone was forced to communicate with each other in person as often as not. Most products and such are much better now and lets face it - life for most is much easier and there are tons more products services and things to do. Problem is we easily forget the joy and pleasure that the basic and simple things are.

I would think that there would still be a market for drive ins due to the baby boomer nostalgia craze, the increased number of youngins living at home longer and the ability to do stuff in you rcar that you can't do at home with mom and pop around...I guess its just $$$$$ - home entertaiment is so cheap?

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Wow..lots of memories...Bingo....

No one ever drove their car in backwards in the exit did they???
Nope but traded the ticket guy something for getting in, instead of paying.

Ever do a "popcorn surprise" or know what one is?? LOL
Ya Buddy....

Where the hell did that "good wife's guide" come from?? Sure as hell wouldn't have worked for mine!!

I agree with Afish....I think we had the best of times. I would not want to be a teenager nowadays...
Excuse me. Does it look to you like some of us ever grew up. LOL Still crusing, and living that dream. Back to that life don't begin till 40. After 50 it becomes a flipping blast..
You give up to easy surfer boy. LOL...........
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Holy crap I just remembered hiding in the trunk to beat the per person charge!
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