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Dancing Fire

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buying a candy bar for 10 cents.
gas was 20 cents per gal.
a postage stamp was 5 cents.
most TV shows was in B&W.
there were no Japanese cars on the road.
49 cents for a banana split at Woolworth.
school lunch was 20 cents
If yes then you are pretty old...
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Karl_K

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DF you make me feel old but not that old lol!
The cheapest I remember gas was 45c a gallon.
Many tvs were still black and white but many people had color tvs.
Our upstairs tv was color but the downstairs tv was b&w.
School lunch was 25c and milk was 5c
Candy bar was 15c but you could get a smaller one for 10c and 3 gumballs for a penny.
 

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6 cent popsicles! My brother and I would buy one and split it!
I also remember when typewriters has cent symbol keys! ;)2
 

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I remember when the NYC subway was 75 cents.
I remember when the payphone was a dime.
I remember when we had working pay phones.

My dh remembers when gas was 70 cents a gallon. I don't remember the price of gas. I remember the gas crisis of the late 70s when we had to wait on line to get gas on certain days. I would go with my dad (I was too young to drive) and I remember those days.

My dh remembers when postage stamps were 5 cents.

We never bought school lunches as my mom made them for us but I remember M&Ms were lesss than a dollar a bag in school. I don't remember the exact price though. I am that old as my memory is shot.:P2

I remember short dresses were all the rage in the 60s as were short hair cuts a la Twiggy.
Then it was long straight hair parted in the middle with bell bottoms. I loved each decade of fashion. I think that is what I remember most about the 60s and 70s.

40 years ago circa 1979 (my hair had been much longer down my back but I just had it cut short here)

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Talk about feeling old. A 40 year old photo :o
 

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I remember gas being 45 cents and candy bars being 10 cents.

I also remember when people started buying Japanese cars. One of my uncles had a Datsun 240Z when they first came out.
 

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6 cent popsicles! My brother and I would buy one and split it!
I also remember when typewriters has cent symbol keys! ;)2
I remember going to the Ca. state fair on Broadway & Stockton Bl..;)2
 

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I love to remember the old household items.
Glass shampoo bottles!


Who remembers Tame? It was 'creme rinse', not conditioner.


Nail polish remover in a glass bottle
 

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buying a candy bar for 10 cents. $.05
gas was 20 cents per gal. as low as $17 during gas wars
a postage stamp was 5 cents. .01 for a postcard, nickels were for letters.
most TV shows was in B&W. All TV shows were in B&W
there were no Japanese cars on the road.
49 cents for a banana split at Woolworth. My dad was a dentist, there were no banana splits for me...
school lunch was 20 cents
If yes then you are pretty old...
:lol:
Yes, but I am the youngest old man you will ever meet!
 

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I remember going to the Ca. state fair on Broadway & Stockton Bl..;)2
I don’t remember that, actually... I was still living elsewhere way back then!
 

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I remember just about everything every one has posted.

I also remember not signing up for insurance with one of my college summer jobs, as it/insurance really didn't make that much of a difference in those days. My, how times have changed. And going to the doctor back then was like going to Mcdonalds today, cheap & easy.

My sister & I used to ride our bikes to the Saturday matinees & my mom would give us a dollar. The tickets were 40 cents each, leaving a dime each for a full size candy bar.

I also recall 30-40 cents a gallon gas...egads how did i get this old!!:shock::lol:
 

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i remember when Moro bars went up from 40c to 50c
when an iceblock (popsicle) was 5c and a little bag of chips for play lunch was 5c
i remember when the newspaper was 20c and when milk went up to 20c for a pint
i remember a thing called a 20c mixture they sold at the dairy (corner shop) that was lots of looses lollies
i remember when if i was lucky enough to buy my school lunch (i usually went home for lunch) 90c brought a pie, bag of chips and a fizzy drinky
sussage rolls were 15 cents

but my favourite memory is coming home for lunch when i was 7 and finding a colour tv in the lounge
NZ had only had colour with the Christchurch commonwealth games in 1974
this was now 1978
my dad was factory manager of a firm who alongside their furniture sold appliances
you had to go on a waiting list for a colour tv but there was a cancellation and as staff, dad jumped the quee
the first thing my mum wanted to do was watch the Brady bunch to see what the kitchen would be like in colour
anyway i remember going back to school so excitted to tell my friends we had colour tv
 

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When I first got my driver's license in 1976 unleaded gas was 59 cents per gal. unleaded gas was a new product back then. I had to paid 10 cents more per gal than my friends b/c I was driving a 1975 car which took unleaded gas only. :angryfire: leaded gas was 49 cents per gal in 1976.
 

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50 cents—candy bar
98 cents—cheapest gas
20 or 25 cents—stamps
MTV had just come out a few years ago
Signs in parking lots in my Midwest GM factory town said “do not park rice burners here.”
My dad was buying some of the first Honda/Toyota in town.
Lunch was maybe 95 cents or a dollar, but I usually brought my own or didn’t eat and drank Diet Coke instead.
 

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Hey DF, how old were you when you got your first license?

Back then in Idaho we could get our daytime permit at twelve since so many of the kids lived on farms and ranches and needed to be able to drive. Had to wait until I was sixteen for my nighttime permit.

When my daughter went to the Catalan area in Spain for a summer she said all the Spanish kids were jealous that she got to drive at 16, they had to wait until they were 18.

My daughter said all the American kids were jealous that the Spanish kids could go to the pubs with their parents and have half a glass of wine or beer, even when they were way less than the legal age. She went with the family that hosted her to the pub almost every evening until 8:30 or nine, nursing her half a beer or wine, then they all went home and ate dinner by 9:30 or ten. Her host family had three kids, one her age, and the other two we're younger. All stayed with their folks at the pub and had a wonderful time talking about their days.

Sounded like a great experience to me.

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Hey DF, how old were you when you got your first license?

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I was 17 the 2nd yr in high school. It is Friday nite time to go
..:silenced:
 

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I fondly remember a Macdonald Big Breakfast with scrambled egg, sausage, toasted muffin and hash brown for only 99p in UK.

DK :roll2::lol-2:
 

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Ah yes.
I remember 5 cent Sunny Boys (a frozen orange flavored ice in a triangle shape). Also that 10 cents worth of mixed lollies was a lot of lollies. Here in Australia my favorites were Choo Choo bars (aniseed chewy type) Musk Sticks, Cobblers (chocolate covered hard caramel squares) and Sherbies.
A treat ice cream was a Splice or Golden Gaytime. Back then 1 cent and 2 cent coins were legal tender, long gone now, our lowest denomination is 5 cents and 5 cents buys nothing anymore!
 

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I remember lots of this too but not so sure about the lowest gas price I remember. . .

I remember going to McDonald's with friends and you could get a double hamburger (not on the menu anymore), fries, Coke and fried apple pie (no good anymore since they are baked) for .99 - dinner for less than a dollar!

I remember taking Coke bottles back to the store and getting .02 for each one - recycling in its early days!
 

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My grandfather owned a car dealership when I was growing up and there was a coke machine in the waiting room. It offered ice cold cokes in a glass bottle for a dime. To make it even better, my grandfather had a big bowl of dimes on his desk so that all of his grandkids could have a coke whenever they wanted. I really miss him.
 

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I remember the Prell and my sister had a bottle of the Cutex.
My then new boyfriend..now husband was in school in the service..and was staying at his grandma’s house for the weekend so he could take me out. When he kissed me I smelled Prell shampoo! Hahaha!
 

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I remember going to McDonald's with friends and you could get a double hamburger (not on the menu anymore), fries, Coke and fried apple pie (no good anymore since they are baked) for .99 - dinner for less than a dollar!
Yeah, Their fried apple pie was good :lickout: the last time I ate one was probably like 20 yrs ago.
 

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Definitely remember Prell shampoo - it was kind of harsh which meant you had to use the Tame cream rinse - lol!
 

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this was now 1978
my dad was factory manager of a firm who alongside their furniture sold appliances
you had to go on a waiting list for a colour tv but there was a cancellation and as staff, dad jumped the quee
the first thing my mum wanted to do was watch the Brady bunch to see what the kitchen would be like in colour
anyway i remember going back to school so excitted to tell my friends we had colour tv
I remember in 1972 my mom worked at a cannery for the summer and she made $425 then bought us a RCA 25" color TV for $425. This TV had been broken many yrs ago but still at my niece's house today.

 

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I fondly remember a Macdonald Big Breakfast with scrambled egg, sausage, toasted muffin and hash brown for only 99p in UK.

DK :roll2::lol-2:
I actually worked for a couple of weeks for The McDonald's in Boise at the time. This would have been around 1961 if memory serves. The double hamburger, milkshake and fries was $0.49.

The owner of the franchise worked me like a slave for my two week probationary period and when I showed up to work after my first day of school, ninth grade, he told me he had hired someone older who could work during the lunch hour. It was many years before I ever ate in a McDonald's again, and that was because my kids wanted those (expletive deleted) happy meals with toys.

LOL, not a lot of nostalgia in that memory...

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I actually worked for a couple of weeks for The McDonald's in Boise at the time. This would have been around 1961 if memory serves. The double hamburger, milkshake and fries was $0.49.

The owner of the franchise worked me like a slave for my two week probationary period and when I showed up to work after my first day of school, ninth grade, he told me he had hired someone older who could work during the lunch hour. It was many years before I ever ate in a McDonald's again, and that was because my kids wanted those (expletive deleted) happy meals with toys.

LOL, not a lot of nostalgia in that memory...

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ill give the local branch a dirty look next time we drive past
 

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I remember in 1972 my mom worked at a cannery for the summer and she made $425 then bought us a RCA 25" color TV for $425. This TV had been broken many yrs ago but still at my niece's house today.

they really were a piece of furniture in those days
our K9 is long gone but it must have looked like this
it was even made in NZ
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ill give the local branch a dirty look next time we drive past
Well, there are many here now, and I know the owner who treated me so poorly is long gone. Heck, I wish I had invested the $50 k a franchise cost back then, but as a ninth grader, I do not think I could have gotten the loan. ;-)

I will say that McDonald's has been the salvation of many a beleaguered parent needing a place to let the kids play while dinner was ordered.

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Well, there are many here now, and I know the owner who treated me so poorly is long gone. Heck, I wish I had invested the $50 k a franchise cost back then, but as a ninth grader, I do not think I could have gotten the loan. ;-)

I will say that McDonald's has been the salvation of many a beleaguered parent needing a place to let the kids play while dinner was ordered.

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my home town never got MacDonalds till i was in my 2nd to last year of high school and before that i can remember the girls volleyball team coming home after a trip to Brisbane Australia and all they talked about was going to MacDonalds

what i actually noticed was how much more rubbish was left on the streets and thrown out car windows that had not been there before
 
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