You Know You're Getting Old When  You Can Remember...

 

 


Being sent to the drugstore to test vacuum tubes for the TV.
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When Kool-Aid was the only other drink for kids, other than milk and sodas.
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When there were two types of sneakers for boys.
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When boys couldn't wear anything but leather shoes to school.

When it took five minutes for the TV to warm up.
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When all your friends got their hair cut at the kitchen table.
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When nearly everyone's mom was at home when the kids got there.
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When nobody owned a pure-bred dog.
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When a dime was a decent allowance, and a quarter a huge bonus.
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When you'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.
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When girls neither dated nor kissed until late high school, if then.
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When your mom wore nylons that came in two pieces.
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When all your teachers wore either neckties or had their hair done, everyday.
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When you got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped,
without asking, for free, every time. And you got trading stamps to boot!
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When laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the
box.
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When any parent could discipline any kid, or feed him, or use him to carry
groceries, and nobody, not even the kid, thought a thing of it.
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When it was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a
real restaurant with your parents.
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When they threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed--and did!
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When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate
that awaited a misbehaving student at home.
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When women were called, "Mrs. John Smith," instead of their own name.