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Some things I recall #4487522
08/13/17 03:59 PM
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So, dad was down here today in his new to him 89' Dodge Ram with its 5.9 diesel. We were talking about days gone by. I still
recall buying coffee in a steel can. I can remember the local Nics Hot Dog Shoppe in our town; buying 2 hot dogs with the "works" for $2.50 smile

Anyone else remember things like this?

HAPPY SUNDAY FOLKS



Re: Some things I recall [Re: 53' Stude] #4487525
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Dude, coffee still comes in steel cans and hotdogs with the works are 2 for $2.00.
Not sure where your at but alot more changed than that.



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Re: Some things I recall [Re: 53' Stude] #4487533
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I remember wallering out my unleaded filler on my truck so I could buy the cheaper leaded gss.


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Re: Some things I recall [Re: Panzerman] #4487536
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Originally Posted By: Panzerman
Dude, coffee still comes in steel cans and hotdogs with the works are 2 for $2.00.
Not sure where your at but alot more changed than that.


Yeah, the real old days was when Oscar Meyer was in town once and had hot dogs for 25 cents each. I think that's basically their cost or actually below cost at the time.

Re: Some things I recall [Re: 53' Stude] #4487537
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Originally Posted By: car51
So, dad was down here today in his new to him 89' Dodge Ram with its 5.9 diesel. We were talking about days gone by. I still
recall buying coffee in a steel can. I can remember the local Nics Hot Dog Shoppe in our town; buying 2 hot dogs with the "works" for $2.50 smile

Anyone else remember things like this?

HAPPY SUNDAY FOLKS


I still get hot dogs fur around $1 in expensive NJ.

We bought coffee in a steel can the other week.

I do like that classic ram body style. That is one thing you can't get anymore.

Re: Some things I recall [Re: 53' Stude] #4487543
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I remember cigarettes at $2 per carton, leaded regular Mobil at 6 gallons for $1 (Tennessee in 1971), Prestone antifreeze at $1.50/gallon, 5 MacDonald's hamburgers for $1, hamburger mixed with soy protein for $0.60/pound (ate it in grad school), Kraft Mac and Cheese at $0.20 a box......

I remember when a can of coffee was a real pound of coffee! I bought my first new car in 1971 for $1700 including tax (AMC Gremlin!!!). That was also the same amount my last year in a private liberal arts college cost (BOTH semesters including room, board and tuition). Placde is now close to $50,000/year!


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Re: Some things I recall [Re: 53' Stude] #4487547
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I remember a burger, fries and a drink, and getting change back.
Gas was 19.9 a gallon. Smokey Bear reports were constant on the CB.
And I was using Valvoline Racing Oil in my Pinto. No air, no power anything, and a 4 speed. 0-60 in about a day and a half.


Last edited by beanoil; 08/13/17 04:20 PM.

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Re: Some things I recall [Re: 53' Stude] #4487550
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Remember these days with your Pop. They are priceless...
Nothing else matters...

Re: Some things I recall [Re: 53' Stude] #4487554
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Originally Posted By: car51
So, dad was down here today in his new to him 89' Dodge Ram with its 5.9 diesel. We were talking about days gone by. I still
recall buying coffee in a steel can. I can remember the local Nics Hot Dog Shoppe in our town; buying 2 hot dogs with the "works" for $2.50 smile

Anyone else remember things like this?

HAPPY SUNDAY FOLKS


I remember a coin operated hog dog machine along the parkway in CT that would push two prongs through the wrapper, bun and hot dog to cook it. A minute or two latter it would drop into the slot below and you have a hot dog to eat. I would guess 1960s.


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Re: Some things I recall [Re: 53' Stude] #4487556
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I remember the TV stations signing off at night and looking at a circle with the channel number in the middle of it. And people waiting on line for gas during the odd even rationing days. Fortunately I never had to wait, and could fill up anytime I wanted. smile I could go on and on...


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Re: Some things I recall [Re: 53' Stude] #4487557
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Take your Dad to Costco. Hot Dog and refill soda for $1.50.


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- mistakenly attributed to Mark Twain
Re: Some things I recall [Re: 53' Stude] #4487561
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I recall the coffee's like Maxwell House and Folgers came in steel cans; nowadays they are "plastic cans" LOL!

Anyone remember when Valvoline "all climate" and other oils were available in gallons?

I still recall our old post office (built in 1870) had tons of P.O. Box's as I had one smile

Jim: my dad is 66 and is doing well smile



Re: Some things I recall [Re: 53' Stude] #4487567
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you dudes are really very young. I remember slice of pizza and a coke was 25 cents,
cup of coffee in Horn and hardart automats was 5 cents. both in NEW YORK CITY!!!


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Re: Some things I recall [Re: 53' Stude] #4487569
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Originally Posted By: car51


Jim: my dad is 66 and is doing well smile


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Re: Some things I recall [Re: 53' Stude] #4487570
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Regular gasoline for .28 a gallon. Saturday matinee for .10. Ten hamburgers for a $1.00.

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