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Old June 25th, 2009, 10:21 AM
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A friend just sent this to me...Take a peek down memory lane...this is "my" memory lane, and so many of the pictures reflect my life.....when Nikki was a baby, I bought spoolies for her I had a d.a., and that small town square with the white church, looks like Avon center, not too far away from where I live now...What do you see that made you giggle...or even get misty.

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A friend just sent this to me...Take a peek down memory lane...this is "my" memory lane, and so many of the pictures reflect my life.....when Nikki was a baby, I bought spoolies for her I had a d.a., and that small town square with the white church, looks like Avon center, not too far away from where I live now...What do you see that made you giggle...or even get misty.

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I think "The Good Wife's Guide" should be required reading for all women. I guess women were basically servants who put up with anything the husbands dished out. I don't think my mom read it.

I also noticed that many of the kitchen appliances are once again in style. The stainless steel refrigerators, cook tops, eye level ovens (except the avocado color isn't in vogue) are all things I just looked at yesterday.r

I remember the days when you could go to the hamburger stand and eat like a horse for $1. Now you can "Supersize it" for $1 more.

I also noticed that everyone is "white". I mean really white.

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I bought 2 view masters/reels in Ebay a while back ..capri pants have been back for a while, and I want the old style car horns back,so easy to use... just talked about this the other day....the padded style is a pain in the patoot...how many time do you beep amd hit the wrong place....!!!!!
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For those who are unaware, the hamburger stand menu is from a chain known as Burger Chef.

I worked in our small East Tennessee town at the local Burger Chef shortly after it opened. We got 80 cents an hour but we could eat or drink all we wanted as long as we wrote it down (for inventory purpose). The only real competitor back then being McDonald's (that was all the way back in the days when the McDonald signs used to reflect "Over One Million Sold); the price for a hamburger, french fries and a shake was 45 cents at both chains.

I've read and watched on TV back then the "history" of the Big Mac. However, I remain unconvinced that McDonalds was the first with such a sandwich but it was rather Burger Chef that first introduced it with the name Big Chef. Burger Chef's version had a far better "special sauce" both versions being dressed with basically a version of what most would call Thousand Island dressing. Burger Chef's tasted far more like Thousand Island than does McDonald's.

I love Big Macs to this day, but I so dearly miss the Burger Chef's version.

How many out there remember when you could get a Quarter Pounder rare and when that sandwich dressed with but ketchup and chopped onion....no mustard. I could eat very rare QP's 'til the cows came home.

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Ack!!!!! I remeber them!!!! What's that song?? Do you remember these?? Does this mean I'm OLD?!?!?!?!?!?!!?!

Mike......I agree.......I can't believe how many of the old appliances are back.........too bad we didn't keep the old ones.......





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I looked at a house to buy once, that has the burners for the stove, in like a pull out drawer..I also remember, pale pink,pale yellow, turquoise and copper appliances!
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While I don't remember a lot - I do remember some - we had a drive in with those same speakers. Sled with runners - yup.
Spoolies - yes!!! My mom used them in my hair, and I in turn used them in my dd - went to dig them out a couple years back cuz dd wanted to use them and they had sorta "gooed" up - not pretty - but since they must have been over 50 years old, I guess they lived a full life.
Rotary phone - yes - same awful color as that one.

Thanks for the backward glance.
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Trip,
Yea, that brought back lots of memories, too many to remember,

I do remember the green stamps, they were great...Spent many an afternoon putting those in books :-)
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Oh my I am feeling my age after seeing this. I pretty much remember all of those things. The old wringer washer brought back many memories. That is what I used when I was a newlywed!

Todd - Burger Chef used to be the place to go for us when we were teens. It was the hot spot after high school ballgames on Friday night. I can remember my dad letting me take the old Plymoth Valiant and the Burger Chef is where we headed. $1.00 for gas and a couple of more for food and we were in heaven.

The hair gel was a must at my grandfathers barbershop. My dad owned a service station just like in the picture only it was a Gulf Oil.

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Thanks Trip, those were great memories.

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My uncle owned a filling station, too. It was Pure Oil.

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