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So, old I set bowling pins for .09 cents a line.  A double shift of mens bowling league netted 5.40 cents.  

Started at 7:00 usually ended at around 12:00.  Don't even ask what we got for lawn mowing, snow shoveling or doing a paper route.

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Hey O,

Pin setting was of of my favorite 'jobs" except during the Teen league when my friends knew I was setting. Then the pins would fly. You learned to be quick...for six cents a line in my case.

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I'm so old they hadn't invented vacations yet ( or at least we were not told about it ) .

We had a galvanized bathtub witch that got set up in the kitchen we heated water on the stove, and everyone used the same water.

It was a treat when we canned peaches, we got softer TP in the outhouse.

Casey Jones and the Little Rascals were the top kid shows.

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Took typing class in high school.

I am glad I did.

The girls got the new typewriters, the boys got to use the old typewriters.

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no patent leather shoes for girls.

Virgil

Hey Virgil, I went to catholic school as young child and I recall the nuns raising he!! with the girls that wore patent leather shoes. It wasn't until years later when reading a funny book about catholic school titled "Do black petent leather shoes really reflect up' that it all made sense to me  :devil:  :devil:

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Being paddled. My least favorite was a tough old cob with a two handled paddle with holes in the paddle. He could lift you right off the ground with that sucker. Used to make you bend over and touch your toes first.
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My family had milk delivered to the door by the milkman...

...I used to help deliver milk from a horse drawn sled in the winter in Northern Quebec...at -30F, 0 dark thirty.

I am so old the only mass medium we had was the radio. Amos 'n Andy, Jack Benny, The Lone Ranger,The Shadow,  Cisco Kid and Pancho, , etc. etc. We did alright!

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Licking and putting green stamps in little booklets for my mom because I liked how they tasted.

Watching Disney along with dozens of our neighbors when they bought a color TV.

Getting $1.50 an hour on my 1st timecard job and thinking I was rich.

Charging $3 to mow yards, $5 to shovel driveways and the walks.

Thinking chicken-in-a-basket was a gourmet meal.

Power steering, power brakes and a choke-less engines were things our cars didn't have but they did have three on a tree.

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McDonalds actually had Golden Arches And the sign still hadn't reached "a million sold"

It was Preperation C  back then.   And WD 26

Steve

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I had a draft card, a 1-A Classification and a lottery number of 265, my first car was a 1949 Plymouth!

I had a 1-A classification draft card and sit huddled around our TV with 6 buddies watching the first draft lottery , 366 dates in the pot . One buddy drew #2 and joined navy next day . I waited hours to draw #356 , one of those " Don't call me , I will call you " numbers , best I remember any # less than about 170 that could walk & chew at the same time was on the short bus to Vietnam .

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