Reflections; a new year. How things change!

Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Reflections; a new year. How things change!
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Tue, 01-03-2012 - 10:47pm

In 2011 I spent a month's income to replace a central AC unit that I could not live without.

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Registered: 10-17-2000
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 10:57pm
Hmm, can't think of what to add, but I know there is


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Registered: 10-17-2000
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 11:10pm
Darn iPad -- posting when I don't want it to! Plenty to add. Just a few comments...my first "boyfriend", first grade, so '69 or '70, broke up with me 'cuz he said I tripped him & broke his thermos when we were holding hands & running to "our spot" to eat lunch. I was better off without him...I didn't feel obligated to clean his desk that he drew all over, when our two classes watched a movie together. I saw the metal lunch box (campus queens) I had in second grade at an antique store a few years ago -- they wanted $260 for it & I'm sure it didn't even have the magnetic playing pieces for the game!! I miss those L'eggs eggs!! Great for craft projects!! I miss making IBM card Christmas wreaths, too... I know something that has changed...back in the day, we only had a few tv channels, but they were free & there was actually something to watch, now I pay $70+ a month & there is rarely anything on!


Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Tue, 01-03-2012 - 11:32pm

Oh YES, the TV channels.

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Wed, 01-04-2012 - 2:18am
I vaguely remember getting our first color tv...maybe '68, I'm not sure. We had 5 channels most of my childhood. Remember when they signed off, test patterns, Saturday morning cartoons. We looked forward to Saturday to be able to watch cartoons, since they weren't on 24/7!! My dad didn't let us watch Laugh-in, but we did watch Hee Haw.


Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Wed, 01-04-2012 - 12:03pm

There were no reruns back when we only had 3-5 channels on TV.

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Registered: 10-17-2000
Wed, 01-04-2012 - 5:52pm
I didn't even think about no recording, but yeah, I remember faking being sick when I was a teenager so I could stay home & wouldn't miss the Bay City Rollers on the Mike Douglas show. I always like the Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday nights. Wow, really? 50 bucks for a veg-o-matic? I'm sure your mom appreciated your sacrifice very much!!


Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Wed, 01-04-2012 - 7:28pm

We did not have a dishwasher or a clothes dryer.

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Registered: 10-17-2000
Thu, 01-05-2012 - 12:03am
Our laundry area was in the kitchen, also, but in a closet. It wasn't quite big enough to hold a washer & a dryer, so we just had a washer for many years. Periodically my dad would remeasure & shop for dryers again, finally one day he found a dryer that would squeeze into the closet!! He passed away 25 years ago this coming March & we had that dryer for a few years before that...the dryer finally died 2 years ago!


Community Leader
Registered: 02-27-1999
Thu, 01-05-2012 - 12:26pm

Last spring I finally sold a harvest gold dryer that I bought used in 1978.

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