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There was a time, long long ago, when people did not have cell phones. If you wanted to make a call when you were out, you had to use a pay phone.
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I found a beautifully restored 1940’s Chevy Cop Car from “Radiator Springs” in Beach Haven, NJ
My grandmother had one of these in the 1970’s. The tub was the washer. The top part was a hand cranked or powered wringer. If you never knew the origin of “Don’t get your ___ caught in the ringer” this picture should explain it.
While visiting the Tuckerton Seaport in 2009, I saw a Vintage Mercury Outboard that was very similar to one I owned.
Here is a fan before all the government safety regulations. Being able to count to 10 was a sign of superior intelligence.
The Commodore 64 computer was introduced in 1982. This was my first computer, if you could call it that. The technology of 1982 seems like the stone ages compared to what we have available now. If you want to go back in time, check out this article.
One of the games I had as a kid was “Operation”. Remember his name? Do you remember the game pieces? Read on for an Operation Nostalgia Trip.
During the 1970’s Mood rings were a huge craze.
In 1975, two inventors started making rings with a crystal that changes color with temperature. Supposedly you could tell the mood of the person by looking at the color of their ring. It beat “What’s your sign?” to a certain degree as a conversation starter. They made great Christmas and Birthday gifts.
One of the iconic television shows I grew up with was “Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea”. I even had a Seaview bathtub toy.
The show featured a futuristic submarine, The Seaview, that had nuclear missiles, a flying sub, anti air missiles, a mini sub, a diving bell. In addition there was always something or someone trying to destroy the world or at least the Seaview.
Ah, the old 8-track player. Who remembers ..