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ImageCandyce
Mar 2, 2010 4:57 PM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
If you are 30 or older, you might think this is hilarious!

When I was a kid we didn't have the Internet.
If we wanted to know something, we had to go to the library and look it up ourselves, in the card catalog!!

There was no email!! We had to actually write somebody a letter - with a pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the mailbox, and it would take like a week to get there! Stamps were 10 cents!

Child Protective Services didn't care if our parents beat us. As a matter of fact, the parents of all my friends also had permission to kick our butts ! Nowhere was safe!

There were no MP3s or Napsters or iTunes!
If you wanted to steal music, you had to hitchhike to the record store and shoplift it yourself!

Or you had to wait around all day to tape it off the radio, and the DJ would usually talk over the beginning and @#*% it all up!
There were no CD players! We had tape decks in our car. We'd play our favorite tape and "eject" it when finished, and then the tape would come undone rendering it useless. Cause, hey, that's how we rolled, Baby! Dig?

We didn't have fancy stuff like Call Waiting!
If you were on the phone and somebody else called, they got a busy signal, that's it!

There weren't any cell phones either. If you left the house, you just didn't make a call or receive one. You actually had to be out of touch with your "friends."
OH MY GOSH!!! Think of the horror... not being in touch with someone 24/7!!!

And we didn't have fancy Caller ID either!
When the phone rang, you had no idea who it was! It could be your school, your parents, your boss, your bookie, your drug dealer, the collection agent... you just didn't know!!! You had to pick it up and take your chances!

We didn't have any fancy PlayStation or Xbox video games with high-resolution 3-D graphics!
We had the Atari 2600! With games like 'Space Invaders' and 'Asteroids'. Your screen guy was a little square! You actually had to use your imagination!!!
And there were no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen... Forever! And you could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster and faster until you died!
Just like LIFE!

You had to use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your heiney and walk over to the TV to change the channel!

There was no Cartoon Network either!
You could only get cartoons on Saturday Morning.

And we didn't have microwaves.
If we wanted to heat something up, we had to use the stove! Imagine that!

And our parents told us to stay outside and play... all day long.
Oh, no, no electronics to soothe and comfort. And if you came back inside... you were doing chores!

And car seats - oh, please! If you were lucky, you got the "safety arm" across the chest at the last moment if she had to stop suddenly, and if your head hit the dashboard, well that was your fault for calling "shot gun" in the first place!

Regards,
The Over 30 Crowd
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Image1AnjL
Mar 2, 2010 11:56 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
OMGosh! okay i confess, I'm a bit over thirty and wow! I could definitely relate...well except instead of cassettes we had 8 track tapes Big Grin

A few weeks ago my daughter (in her 20s) and I were discussing hot dogs. She mentioned that she always hated hot dogs when she was little because I boiled them. She claims that NO ONE except her mom boils hot dogs, and that your not supposed to boil hot dogs because they are made for microwaving. Don't you just love it when a young adult know-it-all finds out that they were wrong?! I didn't even point out that she was wrong, I just asked her if she knew when microwaves were invented Big Grin The look on her face was priceless! Lovey dubby Whistling
All Things Hobby
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ImageCandyce
Mar 3, 2010 7:52 AM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
So funny! I can just imagine that look! I get it from my oldest granddaughter from time to time.

Speaking of hot dogs, I had a recent experience with a package of frozen hot dogs and some kids who wanted a quick snack: I put the hot dogs, still frozen, onto a cookie sheet and baked them for about 10 minutes at 350 degrees. They had a totally different flavor! Almost delicious, in fact!
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Image1AnjL
Mar 3, 2010 1:27 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
Baked is good, and fried is best....but my kids always wanted them nuked and well, yucky! I use my microwave very rarely, usually just a 10 sec spurt for softening butter for baking....but never for hotdogs! LOL!
All Things Hobby
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ImageCandyce
Mar 3, 2010 1:55 PM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
Yeah, I've used the microwave for them too.

Mostly I use the microwave for heating the veggies for dinner and for warming up my coffee!
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ImageTicker
Mar 5, 2010 2:46 PM CST
Name: Diann
Iowa
Hot dogs are best when cooked on a stick over a camp fire. Especially when the get a bit blackened. Then wrapped in a plain peice of bread with some ketchup and mustard on it. :) LOL
Image1AnjL
Mar 5, 2010 3:04 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
Ticker wrote:Hot dogs are best when cooked on a stick over a camp fire. Especially when the get a bit blackened. Then wrapped in a plain peice of bread with some ketchup and mustard on it. :) LOL


I agree but hold the ketchup for mine, and the blacker the dog, the better! Lovey dubby
All Things Hobby
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ImageTicker
Mar 5, 2010 3:05 PM CST
Name: Diann
Iowa
Ok, you can have the mustard and I'll have the ketchup and between us we'll eat the pack. :) LOL
Image1AnjL
Mar 5, 2010 3:08 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
or two Big Grin

Have you ever seen someone put gag mayonnaise on their hot dog? my DH does that and yuck! I cant even watch him eat it! Hilarious!
All Things Hobby
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ImageTicker
Mar 5, 2010 3:15 PM CST
Name: Diann
Iowa
I have a friend that puts tarter sauce on her breaded pork tenderloin. Looks really strange, but ya know, it's not that bad. :)

Image1AnjL
Mar 5, 2010 3:38 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
lol
All Things Hobby
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ImageCandyce
Mar 5, 2010 3:53 PM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
You guys are making me hungry!

I like tartar sauce with breaded chicken fingers and ranch dressing with pizza ... is that strange?
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Image1AnjL
Mar 5, 2010 3:55 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
I think tarter sauce on something breaded would be okay, but mayo on a hot dog... well, I cant do mayo at all! and definitely not on a hotdog!
All Things Hobby
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Imagedjdbeard25
Mar 6, 2010 4:45 AM CST
Name: Stephanie Beard
n.ca
Hi everyone Anjl's baby sister here and anjl I and Danika both Love mayo on the hot dogs and on French Fries it is really good I agree
Image1AnjL
Mar 6, 2010 2:41 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
eew! I am now really going to disown you both! yuck! well, okay, I cant cuz then I would have to disown DH too and well.... just don't eat that in front of me please! Whistling
All Things Hobby
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Imagedjdbeard25
Mar 6, 2010 7:40 PM CST
Name: Stephanie Beard
n.ca
Chele says Me and Danika have never done it with her around and she agrees with you! It would disgust her out too. She say's she would have to leave the room Rolling on the floor laughing
ImageButterflyChaser
Mar 11, 2010 6:10 PM CST
Name: NancyAnn
Jonesboro Ark
That's funny, Candyce. OMG, I remember all of those!

Do you remember "party lines"? Everyone in your neighborhood could listen in on your phone calls if they picked up their phones while you were on the phone--the ultimate "eaves dropping!"

Did you ever have to wander out to the outhouse and chase out a snake or wasp before you could do your business? Did you have a one-seater or a two seater? (Who wants company when they're doing that???) Did you ever have to use a "chamber pot" at night so you wouldn't have to trek out to the outhouse?

Did you ever pray for rain so you could take a shower because you had no indoor plumbing? We had a rain barrel above a stall built on the back porch so we could catch rain and shower later in the week. But when it rained, we all streaked outside with a bar of soap to bathe.

Did you ever gather up heavy glass soda bottles to cash them in for a nickel each?

I'm old enough to remember when we only got 4 channels on our black and white TV--and that was only on a sunny day. If it was cloudy or raining or the wind blew, only the local channel came in clearly. Someone, usually the youngest, had to hold the antenna so everyone else could see the picture.

I also remember before any "connect to the TV" games were invented. When I was growing up, we played hop-scotch, hide and seek, rode our bikes on gravel roads, and had races by standing on a large cable spool on its side and running on it, trying not to fall off before the opponent falls off his spool.

I also remember when a paved road was "modern technology".

I remember when popcorn was actually real corn kernels (gathered from our own garden) popped in a skillet on top of the stove and you had to stand there with it, shaking the skillet to get all the kernels to pop. But it was the best popcorn you could ever have.

I remember going out to the garden to gather our veggies. We didn't go to the grocery store for them, except in the winter. There's nothing better than popping a "tommy-toe", warmed by the sun, right into your mouth after plucking it from the vine.

I also remember when I could eat anything I wanted and not gain an ounce. We had 3 meals a day and all three of them included homemade biscuits. And two of them contained taters. All our food was fried in bacon grease and no one was fat. Boy how I miss those days!!!

NancyAnn
ImageCandyce
Mar 11, 2010 9:20 PM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
I remember ALL of those days!
I even remember using a crank telephone, where you had to turn the handle a certain number of cranks before the operator would pick it up and then connect you to whoever you needed to talk to. Try dialing 911 on that!

I remember "Kick the Can", too! Do you?
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Image1AnjL
Mar 11, 2010 9:32 PM CST
Name: AnjL/Annmarie
CA Sierra Mts
no way am I going to fess up to exactly all that I remember...someone might be able to figure out dates and well.... Whistling
All Things Hobby
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ImageCandyce
Mar 11, 2010 9:39 PM CST
Name: Candyce Fulford
N of MA, E of VT, W of ME, S o
Grandmother Extraordinaire
Aw, come on AnnMarie. We are all friends here. We won't guess! Really!
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