Things you don't see anymore

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  1. DblG


    Apr 27, 2005
    Buffalo, NY
    I was looking through an old photo album at my mother's and saw this old photo. It was taken in the summer of 1966, a year before I was born. I vaguely remember 10 or 12 foot slides, but this one had to be 20-25 feet tall! Wonder how many kids had to fall off before they took it down to keep from being sued. I love looking at old pictures for things like this. They definately don't make them like they used to!
    Anyway, feel free to post any old pics of things you don't see anymore. :)

  2. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    that's a shame, because there is an INCREDIBLE big long slide at an elementary school by my's actually built into the slope of the land, it's terribly fast too. and 4' wide. LOVE slides.

    I'd submit "full service" gas station attendant CREWS that would wash the windows, check oil and tire pressure...etc.
  3. Mike N

    Mike N Missing the old TB Supporting Member

    Jan 28, 2001
    Spencerport, New York
    Pay telephones.
  4. pondscum29


    Feb 23, 2006
    Sacramento, CA
    That's a conspiracy so that the feds can track every call now. No more anonymous, "I'll call you from a pay phone deals." ;-)
  5. BassChuck


    Nov 15, 2005
    Static noise on recording. The term 'broken record'. "Snow" in my TV picture. Only 3 or 4 channels on TV. (and I love my remote control). Snow tires. Only AM radio in the cars. Standard steering (non-power assised). Non-power brakes. Door cranks to lower car windows. Crappy long distance phone calls. Liquor stores closed on Sunday afternoon. Poluted rivers. Smog. Polio. Mumps. Small pox. Commies (today its just Socalists, kinder and gentler I suppose). Draft cards.
  6. Church keys.


    edited to add picture for you whippersnappers.
  7. Chadderz


    Nov 7, 2009
    Leeds, UK
    Would you like the younger generation to, perhaps, vacate your horticultural expanse whilst the nostalgia takes over? :D
  8. sleepytime


    Nov 10, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    Pepsi (made with sugar, not HFCS) in 16 oz. glass bottles
    Beer in steel cans (can't say I miss that) Edit: see post #6
    Cars with big block V8s
    Rotary dial telephones
    Kids playing baseball that isn't organized and adult supervised
    Homemade go-carts
    Sting-ray bikes
    People leaving their doors/cars unlocked.
    Black and white TV
    45 records
    Flip windows and air vents on cars
  9. I have snow tires on my van right now, and they are mandatory for all vehicles in parts of Quebec I believe. My last vehicle (sold last year) had manual windows.
  10. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    When I was a kid back in the 60s, we used to take a sheet of wax paper from the kitchen and use it to wax the metal slides to make them faster. Fun times!
  11. EBodious


    Aug 2, 2006
    dear lord, isn't this a trip.

    i remember having milk delivered to our door when i was a kid. and i did spend a couple of summers, when in college, being a full-serve gas attendant (we washed the windows as well). that is in my past. however...

    i still have a rotary dial phone, a car with window cranks, and 45's. i used "broken record" the other day in a thread. i don't lock my house or my car (ah, small town livin'). and i believe the california folks here could verify that smog still exists (12,000ft mountains, what mountains? i don't see anything!).

    btw, a friend told me this morning that the new iphones have a virtual rotary dial!

    oh, and don't forget betamax...
  12. Selta


    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    All of the bolded items in the list above are still out there. Perhaps some are not present for big city folk, but where I grew up they're still very present.
  13. jmattbassplaya

    jmattbassplaya Supporting Member

    Jan 13, 2008
    Tampa, FL.
    Here's something you don't hear anymore - good rap music!
  14. sleepytime


    Nov 10, 2007
    Chicago, IL
    Glad to hear about the kids playing ball. When I was a kid, games of pitchers hand/right field out were an every day thing.
  15. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    Everybody used to have one of these - a transistor radio.

  16. netface


    Jan 27, 2008
  17. FilterFunk

    FilterFunk Everything is on the ONE! Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2010
    Kids putting baseball cards in the spokes of their bike wheels to get that "motor" sound.
  18. hover


    Oct 4, 2008
    Just did that to my son's bike in the fall. used real-deal wooden clothes pins too.
  19. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
    45 record adapters.

  20. Etienned


    Jul 16, 2010
    Eight-tracks and dodos

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