The way it used to be...

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  1. tubed

    tubed Lunatic Member

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    Today, Hansen Dam offers recreations such as year round camping.
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  2. HarmanKardon

    HarmanKardon Tubes still smell funny Subscriber

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    Playing with the neighbour's kids outside until sunset. Then coming home having bread with butter and a big glass of milk.

    I think that is it. And not staring 18 hours daily at the smartphone.
     
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  3. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    - Stuckey's restaurants situated along the interstates and, in even longer ago times, along such "low" highways as Route 66.
     
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  5. Jack Lord

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    Everything. I miss everything.

    The Waltons is on Amazon Prime. Lately the wife, kid, and I have endeavored to do an ole fashioned family TV hour watching an episode per night. Nostalgia for a TV show from the 70s featuring a family from the 30s.
     
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  6. Pio1980

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    And I-70 and others. Are/ is there a 'Stickey stop' left open anywhere?
     

     

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  7. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    Before leaving the US (2014) I hadn't seen one there in years.
     
  8. Pio1980

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    Iirc, I think I was in one coupled with a DQ not that long ago. Don't recall seeing one self standing in a long time being the qualifier.
    https://www.wideopeneats.com/stuckeys/
    Otherwise, my parents weren't candy store stop folk and so no childhood memories of them.
     
  9. Mystic

    Mystic We're all born mad

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    We didn't stop @ 'em either, just remember seeing 'em and then, um, not seeing 'em any more.
     
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  10. 2011etec

    2011etec Super Member

    Another fogging truck stalker here.In the winter time playing hockey ,be it with my team at the rink,on the road or the backyard rink from 9am till after dark on weekends and same after school on weekdays and never wearing out.For the first 17 years of my life in the 60 and seventies I lived on Canadian military bases and loved every minute of it.There was always tons of stuff for kids to do and lots of kids to do it.Swimming holes,bike adventures to other towns and fishing holes .My friend or friends knocking on the door to see if I could come out and play at dinnertime and mom telling them as soon as I was done eating it was ok or maybe asking them if they would like to join us .All meals were homemade, no instant junk like today.Punch a bug!
     
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  11. hjames

    hjames ... SPRING forward? Where's that Cake? Staff Member Moderator Subscriber

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    real Buttermilk to enjoy with cornbread -
    that stuff they sell now isn't the real deal!
     

     

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  12. Pio1980

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    How to tell when buttermilk goes bad? Old joke.
    Dad was a farm kid with a taste for buttermilk. I learned to like it in the Army, it was plentiful in the field because few would drink it.
     
  13. 604man

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    a Costco was built on the site of Kiddie land.

     
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  14. rebellovw

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    I miss the Bay Area of the 70s and 80's. It was a great place to live and grow up (KTVU, KSAN, KFOG, KBHK 44, Bob Wilkins Creature Features..columbo french bread) - you could drive anywhere in about 15-20 minutes. Great middle class place to be - Berkeley, SF, Alameda, Oakland, San Mateo.

    Those days are gone.
     
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  15. biscuithead

    biscuithead Me likes the eargasm retroplasm... Subscriber

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    Perhaps I’m wrong, maybe when I was younger, I just wasn’t as aware...

    I miss a more honest world. A world that I didn’t always have my guard up.

    A world where I wasn’t constantly trying to figure out the scam that was just proposed to me.

    A world that didn’t crown the scammers and hustlers and cons with the moniker of “good businessmen” and exonerate their lies because it made them rich.

    A world where greed was not good.

    Am I naive?



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  16. Yamaki

    Yamaki Not For Hire Subscriber

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    Real drive-in restaurants

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    The cars!

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    The bicycles!!!

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    Playing outside until dark

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    Drinking from a hose

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    Family dinners

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  17. Tom Brennan

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    Riverview, yes. I recall the African Dip. Not many people miss that kind of thing from the old days, nor polio and women who “know their place”. Or maybe they do.
     
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  18. 604man

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    I visited Riverview many times , but I don't recall the African Dip . ??

    It was a fun place , and cheap too.
     
  19. Rockyhill

    Rockyhill In the meantime, which is a groovy time Subscriber

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    Being at a friends house playing outside and hearing my mother call my name to come home for dinner from our front porch.
     
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