I'm Older than Dirt...do You Remember these?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with WHISPERING PINES REALTY 20398180

A trip back in time...Hope you enjoy this first installment!

McDonalds 15cent hamburgers.  A friday night treat for us!

Gas at apx 20cents and then they gave you a glass or some other tableware.  I remember gas at 16 cents and still getting the glass!

45 rpm records and 45 spindels

Alka Seltzer jingle...Plop plop, fizz fizz, oh what a relief it is!

Aluminum Christmas trees with the color wheel.  (We had two color wheels and the had to match colors or get rid of it...per MOM)

Plastic Army men...I won't even get into what replaced these Hero's!!!

The simple Humor of Beany and Cecil.  Not only do I remember these guys, I remember this issue!

There you are, trip one down memory lane.  Those of you who can remember these, have truely lived!!!

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Rainmaker
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Renae Bolton
Marketing 4 Realtors - Garfield Heights, OH
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Ok, I can't say that I remember all of these because I believe I am too young.  However, at 39.5, I DO remember 45s and spindels, the Alka Seltzer commercial and plastic army men!

~Renae

Aug 06, 2008 12:44 PM #1
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Rita Sinclair
Alain Pinel Realtors - Hillsborough, CA
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I do so remember, gosh we are getting old, thanks for the trip down memory lane.

Aug 06, 2008 12:46 PM #2
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Richard Weisser
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers - Newnan, GA
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Bill...

As you know, we had 12 in our family counting mom and dad. Mom sent me into McDonalds with a FIVE DOLLAR BILL for 20 burgers and 12 fries.

20 burgers X $0.15 = $3.00

12 Fries x $.012 = $1.44

Total = $4.44 and I got change from the five dollar bill!

Aug 06, 2008 12:46 PM #3
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Randall Schrader
Competitive Insurance of Dundee - Dundee, FL

I know them all, but some were before my time and I saw archives or re-runs.  Where did you find the pics?  Remember Jarts?

Aug 06, 2008 12:51 PM #4
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Fred Chamberlin
Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA - Oak Harbor, WA
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The funny thing, was the 15 cent McDonald's burger was better than a Big Mac. More fun than talking into a metal box that neither of you can understand the other. Remember real car hops?

Aug 06, 2008 12:53 PM #5
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Terry Lynch
LAR Notary and Closing Services - Saint Clair Shores, MI

I remember the twenty cent gas. And even at that price they came out and pumped it for you, real service from a service station.

Aug 06, 2008 01:02 PM #6
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Peg Silloway
The Silloway Press - Beaverton, OR

Nah, we're not old - we're classics!  Yes, I remember the 45's and wish I could figure out what happened to mine - I'd be on eBay with them now. The Statler Brothers had a song a while ago about all the things from the good old days. And those gas station glasses? I still have one!  Thanks for the memory joggers.

Aug 06, 2008 01:10 PM #7
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Randy Prothero
Island Style Realty Inc. - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

I remember most of them, except the burgers were 23 cents and gas was 32 cents a gallon when I came up.  I did hear gas was about 18 cents in Iowa at the time.

Aug 06, 2008 01:28 PM #8
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Kim Harris
Sound Realty - Kirkland, WA
Broker/Owner/Sound Realty

  Some of this stuff I don't think I want to remember..those color wheels got very hot as I recall. Most burger joints in the Bay Area were 19 cents,  gas was 25 cents and smokes were 27 cents.

Aug 06, 2008 01:31 PM #9
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Renea...39.5  You for got days and min.LOL

Rita...Rmemeber, I feel as thought i invented.

Richard...you ol dog, I knew you would remember!  Same order would be almost $100 today.

Vertical lending...I do Remeber Jarts!!  If I was younger I would be able to remember who sent these!

FreD..I do rmember the car hops.  I still know of a drive in in Lacrosse WI...still uses carhops on skates if I remember right!

Terry...your right, plus checked your oil, washed windows and checked tires.  ALL with a SMILE!

Peg...I am getting to be such a classic, that people don't remember me.

Randy...16 cents was a gas war!  And the stations were still making money!

Kim...When smokes were 27 cents and went to thirty, people sadi that when the hit 35 cents they would have to quit because they wouldn't be able to afford them!

Aug 06, 2008 01:46 PM #10
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Mike Saunders
Lanier Partners - Athens, GA

William - I remember when I first saw "Over 1 Million Sold"

I remember seeing Skelly stations but I don't ever remember seeing gas les than 19 cents a gallon (perhaps because that is the least I ever paid)

Aug 06, 2008 02:07 PM #11
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Alright sir I remember them all and I remember the $.05 cup of coffee and when it went to a dime we thought the world was coming to an end.

Don R.

Aug 06, 2008 08:39 PM #12
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April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

Bill, I remember quite a few of those.  Remember the 45's on the back of cereal boxes? LOL

Aug 07, 2008 10:03 AM #13
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John Guiney
Keller Williams Realty - Quincy, MA
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April - I still have a copy of one of those 45's It's Sandy Koufax teaching how to throw a curve ball! Which I could have thown it like he did!

Aug 07, 2008 10:17 AM #14
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Stacy Jones
West Little Rock Title Company - Little Rock, AR

I remember quite a few of these, especially the silver Christmas Tree and the McDonald's signs.  LOL

Aug 07, 2008 10:23 AM #15
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Rich Jacobson
Keller Williams West Sound Realty - Poulsbo, WA
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William:  Unfortunately, I remember each and every one......yikes!  "I'm coming Beanie Boy!!!"

Aug 07, 2008 11:10 AM #16
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Jon Wnoroski
America's 1st Choice RH Realty Co., Inc. - Green, OH
Summit County Realtor

I remember each of these also.  When in high school we would go to McDonald's (before it was referred to as Mickey D's) and get 15 cent burgers, 10 cent fries, and 15 cent milk shakes.  You sure could get a lot for a buck!  Some advertising carries on through the generations.  Once, when I was teaching a fifth grade class (in the late 60;s) and talking about advertising I mentioned Alka Seltzer and my class responded in unison "plop, plop, fizz, fizz, oh what a relief it is!"  It just goes to show you the power of advertising!

Btw... do you remember those frogmen you could get by sending in a boxtop to Battle Creek, MI that dove and raised in water if you put baking soda in them?  I sure do  lol

Aug 07, 2008 11:55 AM #17
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Vern Eaton
Askov, MN
Realtor 320-630-6995

Whoa...we are going way back.  When are you going to show the civil war equiptment that "you" used back in the day!

Aug 12, 2008 11:20 AM #18
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Lynn Afton
Greenridge Realty Oakmont - Big Rapids, MI
REALTORĀ® Near Big Rapids, MI, Mecosta County

Suddenly, I feel like my mother... and have an irresistable urge to tell my kids about the good old days! :)  I think they all know about the 22 cent gas, but not the rest of the really important things!

Aug 12, 2008 11:18 PM #19
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