For the OLD Furts....remember?

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    #1 mikewint, Jun 8, 2016
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    All true Mr. Wint. I was my dad's channel changer but we only had 2 channels. I remember the doctor smoking in the office when you went in for an exam. Also, smoking was allowed in theaters.
     
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    Our first TV was a 12inch round screen Zenith. I was very sick with a BAD case of measles and had to stay in a darkened room SOOO I got Dad's new TV. Not much for kids then and broadcasting did not start until afternoon but it was a marvel nonetheless. Then Dad got suckered into a "color" filter to turn our B&W TV into "Glorious Color TV" was a 3-color plastic filter. Top band was blue (sky) middle band a neutral amber, and a botton green band (grass). Then someone told Dad that a nylon Stocking taped over the screen would convert the light coming out of the screen into color as it passed through the little holes, BUT you had to be at the exact correct distance and slowly move your head from side to side. Can still see him trying and Mom lost a lot of stockings 1950-Zenith-G2350-12in.JPG color-tv.jpg
     
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    I still use a reel mower today. No fuel, no oil, and I don't wake the neighbours on a Saturday morning. Pity I'm the only one in my neck of the woods that has one.
     
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    Ah, bliss !
    I'm wondering if, today, anyone under the age of around 30 has ever seen the sky - they always seem to be walking around, head down, sending text messages to the person they just left ten minutes before !!
     
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    Pushed that reel mower several hundred miles. Dad would not allow HIS grass to be ripped by a power mower, it had to be Scissored Gently by the reel. Remember that back WOODEN roller?
     
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    Could I just point out that it was the invention of the grass mower was behind the development of almost all todays games football (all codes) tennis cricket/baseball would not be possible without that humble instrument.
     
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    No actually. When I was growing up, I earned my 25 cents a week allowance pushing my Dad's Pennsylvania reel mower. It had a hard rubber roller and weighed a ton. It's still in his garage - and still weighs a ton.
     
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    I remember riding on the cross bar of my Dad's mower as a small boy, and later, when I was a bit older, struggling to use the thing properly, to get nice, variated lines on the lawn. It was a large, heavy, chain-driven Ransomes, with the same type of rotating blades, but it had a large, and very heavy, steel roller on the rear.
    I can still hear the sound of the blades, and smell the sweet perfume of the freshly cut grass, in the days when we had long, hot summers, ice cream could be had from a horse-drawn ice cream 'wagon', and telephones were found in red, cast-iron 'Phone Boxes' !
     
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    Don't forget Jarts.
     
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    Good stuff Mike....the good ole' days bring them Back i say...when you could leave the front door unlocked ...
     
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    Yep...used to cover textbooks with grocery bags, but who all here recalls wrapping packages with grocery bags - and then tying string around it, too?

    When Mom was preparing a package to send, she always called me to come help - I had the very important job of pressing my finger into the center of her knot so it would remain tight as she finished tying it!
     
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    You betcha Dave, using the whole bag most of the time AND carefully opening Xmas presents so the paper could be reused next year df513779.jpg
     
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    And save the string!
     
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    Wow! You guys ARE old! How many miles per hour could you get those Wolly Mammoths to go before you invented the wheel?
     
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    Aaaahh....the memories!
     
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    Jim it wasn't that easy...you know bc110924dcr.jpg history-cave-cavemen-evolve-invents-inventors-rman1385_low.jpg
     
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    You little bastards would have never made it back in my day...nosir...not at all!!

    By the way, we rode Veloceraptors to school...the mammoths came later...
     
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