Are You Old Enough to Remember…?

  • all soft drinks came in bottles and you could get a deposit back.
  • cars had no air-conditioning.
  • there was “free air” at all service stations.
  • there were S&H green stamps.
  • you could go as a child and buy your mom a pack of cigarettes.
  • music was on vinyl records 45 rpm and albums were 78 rpm.
  • there was one light (red) on top of police cars.
  • there was only AM radio.
  • everyone took the bus to town.
  • you could go and see a live Jan & Dean concert for $3.00.
  • gas was .26 a gallon and ethel was way too high at .30.
  • Typing Class was noisy.
  • girls had big hair.
  • you only had GM, Ford and Chrysler making cars in the US.
  • most of the change in your pocket was pure silver.
  • no one ever heard of bankruptcy, divorce or KY jelly.
  • football helmets came without face guards.
  • the Network News was only 15 minutes long.
  • motor oil came in metal containers.
  • toothpaste came in metal tubes.
  • the balcony at the movie theatre had the best view.
  • Cracker Jacks had a decent and unusual prize in it.
  • the only sideburns you saw were on the pictures of dead presidents.
  • every one you knew had a Smallpox scar.
  • you believed everything the Government said.
  • the worst you could do socially was drink a beer.
  • every house had a tall outside TV antennae.
  • you could call a Doctor and he would come to your house (the same day).
  • men put on a suit, they also put on a hat.
  • Atomic War was a real everyday thought.
  • men carried metal lunch boxes to work.

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