Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Are You Old Enough To Remember?
Re: Are You Old Enough To Remember?
Blaine S Nay
Thu, 26 Aug 1999 21:40:57 -0700
On Fri, 20 Aug 1999 12:32:11 -0500 "Charles W. Pourciau"
>Are You Old Enough To Remember?
> ..cars had no air conditioning.
We had a sort of swamp cooler in the car window. It was a cylinder about
8-10 inches in diameter and as long as the window was wide. Air would
rush through a hole in the front end, get cooled by water in the
cylinder, then discharge into the car.
> ..there was only AM radio.
> ..the Network News was only 15 minutes long.
> ..every house had a tall outside TV antennae.
I remember our Den Mother (no Den *Leaders* back then) letting us watch
Superman on her black and white TV after the den meeting was over. None
of us boys had TVs at home yet. We got ours in '58!
> ..you only had GM, Ford and Chrysler making cars in the US.
What about Studebaker, Packard, Hudson, Willys....?
> ..motor oil came in metal containers.
With a screw-on lid!
> ..all soft drinks came in bottles and you could get a deposit back.
> ..Cracker Jacks had a decent and unusual prize in it.
I once bought 25 cents worth of candy. My buddy and I couldn't eat all of
it. Now, a nickle candy bar costs 75 cents!
Blaine Nay, NL7EL, Silverdale, WA, USA