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Without stating your age: How old are you?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by gggGary, Feb 26, 2020.

  1. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I'll start: I'm 5 digit phone numbers and party lines old.
    Don't worry it's not a one-up or who's oldest thing, just interesting to see how different the world looks, is remembered for different folks. "where we are coming from"
     
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  2. 59Tebo

    59Tebo 59Tebo Top Contributor

    I remember where I was when Kennedy died.
     
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  3. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    When Apollo 11 splashed down I was in 1st grade watching it happen in the school class room on a black and white tv
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    USA !
     
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  4. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    I owned a pair of Beatle boots in 5th grade,
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    and rode a sting ray bicycle with ape hangers, a banana seat and a stick gear shifter , it was electric green! I thought I was hot stuff, you should’ve seen me wheelie! :laugh2:
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  5. Machine

    Machine Race the wind Top Contributor

    "Green Machine" by name ? "Apple Crates" were red ? My Stingray was a one speeder with the small front sprocket. Garage sale special..
     
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  6. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    By the way, who knew those rediculous little bikes would shoot up in value so much!
     
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  7. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    The first TV show that I remember was the Eisenhower inauguration and the Pinky Lee show. By the time the Stingray series bikes came along I was old enough for my first car. (not old enough to legally drive it though) but I did have a 58 Schwinn Corvette that`s still hanging in pieces on the wall of my basement. Beatle Boots?? Still got a new pair in my size just in case the fad comes back.:thumbsup: Too bad their not Desert Boots.:(
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  8. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I remember watching Alan Shepard's launch.
     
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  9. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    My first trip across "the big pond" did not involve the use of jet engines.

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  10. ThatXS650Guy

    ThatXS650Guy More Sparky than Speed Racer XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I installed an 8-track in my first car.
     
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  11. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    My ride to boot camp during the Vietnam war also didn't involve jets...

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  12. Greyandridin

    Greyandridin Got nothing to do and all day to do it XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I thought our phone # had 6 numbers as in BL1234? party line
    Born in a basement house (now would be called earth sheltered home :laugh:)complete with outhouse in a town of 7,000 plus people
     
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  13. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Jim that really brings back memories. I flew from Shitburg (Topeka) to El Paso for basic training on a Lockheed Constellation. My first time in a airplane. I still have my "orders" and airline ticket from that day.:thumbsup:
     
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  14. motormike

    motormike XS650 Junkie XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Pot belly wood stove... heat....cook….( I know how long it takes to cut a cord of wood ) one stall " facility " about 30 yards out the back door..( dang cold in central Oregon )… at school...each roll of desk was a different year...
     
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  15. Team Junk

    Team Junk XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I had a party line at this house when I first bought it. My neighbor is still on it it. He's the only one on it now. I think he told me it costs $9.00 per month.
     
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  16. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    Our first phone # was 39028. It was a 2 party line and ours was 1 ring. Tom & Neva Martin were the other party with 2 rings. This was in 1953. When they all became single party lines it changed to Central (CE39028) then to Wyman (WY35033) then the prefix was dropped and it was 3795033 then area codes came along and it was 785 379-5033. I dropped the land line in Jan of last year because of too many Robot calls. Don`t miss it a bit.:thumbsup:
     
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  17. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    When I was a kid, my family went for long drives most Sundays, they were new to Arizona and wanted to see it all.
    These canvas water bags were ubiquitous all over Arizona, hanging off the front bumpers or grills. Back in those days , cars overheated easier and it was often a long ways between towns, let alone a gas station.
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  18. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

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    XS650 Guy mentioned 8 track player. My first new car was a 1965 Impala (Red, black interior & ET mags). I installed a Muntz under dash open top 4 track player. Only had 2 tapes, Smothers Brothers and Beach Boys. My parents had to sign for the car because I wasn`t old enough. When my dad noticed I had cut 4 holes in the lower door panels for the speakers it was "Game Over" :yikes:.
     
  19. Mailman

    Mailman Hardly a Guru Top Contributor

    When you pulled into a gas station you heard Ding Ding! And a man in uniform came running out to take care of you.
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  20. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    :D
    I was one of those men boys attendants that came a runnin' when I heard that Ding ding.
    "fill 'er up sir? Check your oil?"
     
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