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Old February 19th, 2010, 02:48 PM
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I went to Walgreens today in search of a body powder puff. I have been searching for one the last few weeks. Target, Walmart, CVS Jewel-Osco, and a few other places along my way. Can’t find one. I was talking to the counter lady in Walgreens she was in her 50’s I’d guess. I had told her how a lot of products I use I can no longer find and how that really stinks. She agreed and said “were at the age where were outliving our products” It dawned on me as I walked to my car, I’m getting old!! This is kind of true when you think about it. What products have you outlived?
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8-track tapes ,black and white console tv's
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I spent my first paycheck on two 8 tracks The guess who and Alice Cooper

Anyone remember glass wax?? I was able to get it up until a few years ago. It sure did work good.
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Glass Wax..ahhh...we used to use it to stencil Christmas decorations on the windows as kids....That reminded me of Jubilee Polish..When we pre cruised in Florida, I used to check out supermarkets, and bring home a stash...sadly they sropped producing the cream polish, and went to spary cans..not sure if they even make that any longer....

Don't even get me started in Zweibacks I will cry...boo hoo!

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I too loved Jubilee, Trip. I was addicted to the aroma (which is probably why they don't make it any more ). It also made the fridge literally sparkle. I also found it in the spray can some years ago, but it wasn't the same.

Large console TV's here too Henry, 'cept I like the color ones. I have a 36 year old 21 inch General Electric color console that still works (I think), that I bought new, and which is ensconced downstairs in the basement den. The cabinetry while not as good as the fifties, is still pretty snazzy. The only thing is one of the speakers buzzes. I also miss the stereo consoles (I've also one of them, a German Grundig (as opposed to the Grundigs that were made in Japan) that in addition to the record changer has AM-FM and shortwave. To the best of my knowledge that still works as well.

You folks of my age group take note. There is a move to go back to vinyl as some techies think they are of superior quality when it comes to sounds. some things change, some things remain the same. You know you're of the younger set if I you've never listened to music recorded on vinyl.

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Todd,

While I don't see us going back to vinyl records, they may indeed produce a slightly better sound reproduction.

This is because they are recorded in an analog fashion (in other words with an infinite sampling rate.) Digital recordings sample the music source at a rate of 44.1 kilohertz, meaning that the sound is sampled 44,100 times per second. So, that means that some of the music is not recorded (the parts that are not sampled.)

The compact digital disc is an antiquated music format, it's 44.1khz sampling rate its main problem. Remember, the CD music disc was introduced in 1983.

With the advent of the Blu-Ray, the sampling rates could be greatly increased, producing more faithful reproductions of music.

(Sampling rate is important because the higher the sampling rate, the better the music reproduction. But higher sampling rates produce much larger file sizes, thus a really high sampling rate would need a much larger capacity disc, like Blu-Ray.)

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Barnes and Noble has been selling Vinyl for a few years . I want to go back to the days of 78's
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Since the theme seems to have turned to music ---

I remember, in the early 70's, buying a quadraphonic tuner! With 4 speakers! The first "surround" sound! And we loved listening the Doobie Brothers!
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I never throw away anything to do with music, so I have an 8 track tape player (that still works), a reel to reel tape (that still works), hundreds of vinyl records (45", 33'', 78") and most important the album covers (which I have framed and made into wall art), 3 working turntables, 3 or 4 portable record players, a radio shack $29 am radio with speakers that I had in my 59 VW beetle, a metronone from the 1950's....my son is always telling me I should put all this stuff on ebay and sell it for my grandson's college fund, I remind him it's his inheritance and he could do with it as he pleases after i pass on to the smooth jazz cruise in the sky

I still have a black rotary phone from the 50's (that still works I think), about 100 wide silk ties from the 1930's

what i really want is an old fashion juke box that you see in the old fashion diners that are scattered across the south..I have my eye on one in a country western bar that makes great too go porboys

Mean Dean..thanks for the digital lesson..
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What ever happened to American grated cheese. That stuff just disappeared. Cassette tapes and players are long gone. The floppy drives in computers. The headlight dimmer switch on the floor boards. Being safe in school.
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I never throw away anything to do with music, so I have an 8 track tape player (that still works), a reel to reel tape (that still works), hundreds of vinyl records (45", 33'', 78") and most important the album covers (which I have framed and made into wall art), 3 working turntables, 3 or 4 portable record players, a radio shack $29 am radio with speakers that I had in my 59 VW beetle, a metronone from the 1950's....my son is always telling me I should put all this stuff on ebay and sell it for my grandson's college fund, I remind him it's his inheritance and he could do with it as he pleases after i pass on to the smooth jazz cruise in the sky

I still have a black rotary phone from the 50's (that still works I think), about 100 wide silk ties from the 1930's

what i really want is an old fashion juke box that you see in the old fashion diners that are scattered across the south..I have my eye on one in a country western bar that makes great too go porboys

Mean Dean..thanks for the digital lesson..
I have my 78's ,45's and LP's .

When I was 16 my father bought me a razor that I still use to shave ,however ,I should note that I've had facial hair for 42 years .
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Todd, I heard about vinyl coming back. In fact we bought a player this past Christmas. You can Google vinyl records and read how their making a come back not just with the older crowd but the younger ones also.
I still have a ton of vinyl and now I have something to play them on. All I need is a black light and some incense
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Aerogirl, thanks for starting this thread!

I could take up lots of space with my "back in my day" posts!

One that stands out now is that when I went to school all of the boys (and most of the girls) carried a pen knife. The "hoods" carried a larger knife (maybe a switchblade?) and were allowed to smoke in the back of the school.

As a Brownie and a Girl Scout, a knife was just part of our life. I even played "mubbledy peg" (sp!) with one of my boy friends!

I've also got a lot of vinyl from the late 1960's-1970's. I loved (and still do) the "alternative" music of the time (Janis Joplin, John Prine, etc.).

I also had a light blue Princess phone. It didn't have it's own number, but my boyfriend at the time would call me when he got home after a date (he lived about 30 miles away)-I'd grab it on half of the first ring!

I could go on, and on, but I guess I won't !
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I was able to get it up until a few years ago. It sure did work good.
Ohhhh how many of us can say that !!! :o

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This brings back many memories. Does anyone remember Dr Lyons Tooth Powder? It was like brushing your teeth with chalk dust.
Ipsatol cough syrup. It tasted a bit like maple syrup and was about as effective.
We had a milkman that delivered the milk to a metal box on the back porch. United Farmers I believe was the name of the dairy.
We had Cushmans Bakery delivering baked goods.
Dry cleaners pick up and delivery service.
Soda fountains in the drugstore.
Washing machines with hand wringers.
Jiffy Pop pop corn
We had a man that made gallons of bleach in his cellar and sold it door to door. It was always bottled in glass gallon bottles.
I could go on and on with this. Love this thread!

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I'll tell you what is scary..Jack Lalane is still around and is a spokesperson for electrolux vacum cleaners and certain vitamins
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Geesh Laura, do you all bring back still so many more memories!

Other than my first post Laura, I too remember so very many things:

3 Cent stamps and mail being delivered twice a day.
Milk being delivered to that "metal box." Even daily bread deliveries.
Tooth powder as well (just was thinking about that not too long ago)
I always wanted a Bastion Blessing soda fountain when I grew up and I could enjoy an ice cream soda whenever I wanted one!
Fels Naptha laundry soap
Kaiser and Hudson automobiles
My mother's single sided heavy 78 records with original Caruso recordings.

Oh and what ever happened to bluing for the hair as well, Trip. I'm now of the age and hair color that should I'd be so inclined (I'm not), I'd really benefit from it!

You're right Laura, the list could go on and on!

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Do you remember when you would get a towel in the box of your laundry soap? Or the butter that came in the cool bowls that you would keep and use for soup,cereal or what ever.
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My Mother used to get cottage cheese in those brightly colored aluminum drinking glasses..I recently got somw in CVS, they keepr drinks really cold..

We also used to have a peddler,and I even remember his name..Assad Shabo..My Mother bought me a blue bathrobe, it cost 12.00 back then...which was pricey...I had it till I got married
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I miss Solo laundry detergent. Loved the smell it gave the clothes. Black Jack gum. I guess it's still made but I haven't seen it in years. Pop in real glass bottles. I love the Mexican Coke because it still comes in a bottle and is made with sugar. I also wish I could find Dr. Pepper in a glass bottle and made with real sugar.

I have a large number of vinyl albums but I really don't miss them. I love music but have never been really super picky about sound quality since I'm deaf in my right ear. I like the convenience of CD's and other digital music.

I remember that with my "first" tax refund I went to Radio Shack and bought a Realistic Quadraphonic Concertmate 8. It was a true quad system with a turntable, AM/FM tuner and eight track. I finally sold it at a garage sale two years ago for $20. I had replaced the speakers about 25 years ago, with the three foot tall ones, when I blew the originals out at a party. No: That's not why I'm deaf in the right ear.

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Funk & Wagnel encyclopedias that my Mom use to purchase at the Grand Union Supermarket..I think we mad it up to the TH's before it would be discontinued..that's why to this day, i don't know any meaning of words beginning with ...Ti ::
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what i really want is an old fashion juke box that you see in the old fashion diners that are scattered across the south..I have my eye on one in a country western bar that makes great too go porboys

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Venice, I used to restore juke boxes, and I still have one that I restored in the 80's. It's not the "BubbleTop" that you're probably longing for, but it is an authentic early 70's AMI that holds 100-45's, and is still working, with it's tube type amplifier I've got hundreds and hundreds of 45's, because folks who know me, know that I've got this jukebox, so when they see interesting records at garage sales, or whatever, they buy 'em and give them to me. That old box sounds GREAT, and has fidelity that no cd can match IMO.

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Ever watch the show..American Pickers? It's on the History Channel, Monday nights...these 2 guys go around the counrty looking for "stuff" Last week I saw them "pick" one of the bubble juke boxes....good show!
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I remember the small bowls or glasses that you would get in oatmeal. And speaking of encyclopedias... do they still print them?

Cap pistols -- for playing cowboys and indians
Y shaped sling-shooters
Paper dolls that you cut out with scissors
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The garbage men came twice a week and walked to the back of our house, took the can's out and dumped them in the truck, then brought the can's back.

The mailman came twice a day. Mother offered lemonade or iced tea in the summer and coffee or hot chocolate in the winter.

We walked (easily) to elementary school, carpooled to junior high, and drove to high school with our friends.

We "owned" our neighborhood, playing and riding bicycles in the backyards and in the streets. Parent's let their kids go, only calling them in for dinner or bedtime. My parent's used a cowbell (yes, a real one). When I heard that ring I went home! Other kid's parent's used a whistle, a yell, or something else that the kid would recognize. All of the parent's watched all of the kids. If someone else's parent said you were in trouble, you were in trouble!

RTGN, I can "smell" the caps from the cap pistols! My paper doll's were "punch out", but I loved playing with them.

I feel sorry for the kids today. They don't have any idea of how to "play" .
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