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Temery
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Re: Fads of the 60's, 70's and 80's [Re: Bill_S]
      #1598043 - 07/10/14 01:14 PM (216.31.145.20)

I'll help with the 80's (those were my teen years) - boom box radios, van's "off the wall" slip on's, cell phones that weighted 8 lbs and cost $3.00 per minute to talk, MTV (actually showed music videos), rainbow sweat shirts, Jordache Jeans (I think I spelled that right?), Sony Walkman, Atari/PacMan/Mrs PacMan.

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charlieh
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Re: Fads of the 60's, 70's and 80's [Re: Bill_S]
      #1598044 - 07/10/14 01:14 PM (67.232.31.137)

I'm a child of the 60s. Started high school in Sept 1960 and graduated college in May 1970.

Boy were those the days to grow up starting with Motown and Elvis in the early 60s to the summer of love in 1969. 3 major assassinations, Vietnam, the peace movement, the British music invasion.

We were married in May 1969 to cap it off, so this year was our 45th anniversary.

Muscle Cars were also a big trend of the 60s.

And to make it more interesting, beer and wine were legal in NC at age 18 back then.


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Bill_S
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Re: Fads of the 60's, 70's and 80's [Re: charlieh]
      #1598103 - 07/10/14 07:33 PM (69.255.96.96)

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charlieh said:
I'm a child of the 60s...

And to make it more interesting, beer and wine were legal in NC at age 18 back then.




In New York State the legal drinking age was 18 for EVERYTHING back in the 60s...!

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Re: Fads of the 60's, 70's and 80's [Re: biglar]
      #1598106 - 07/10/14 08:08 PM (75.11.159.234)

Beatle boots, Beatle haircuts, color television( color marking on TV listings in TV guide)," Sock it to me baby".Monterey , Woodstock, 4 track tape players, 6 to 12 volt converters, hip huggers, hippie chicks, Kraft hour on Sun. night, 12 volt car systems, FM radio, Sock Hops, Aluminum Christmas trees w/ color wheel,window ac, no more stoker coal, Playboy after Dark at 11 PM on Sat. nights on TV, big block motors in cars, drive-in theaters ( with 2 movies AND intermission), PIC for mosquitoes, $2 MRF concert tickets, when holdings hands with a first date made your hands sweat, Midnight Special, Don Kershner's Rock Concert, tank tops, 3 speed bicycles, Love potion #9, Paul Revere and the Raiders hats, ................................

SXM??? Wendell


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Re: Fads of the 60's, 70's and 80's [Re: SXMWendell]
      #1598109 - 07/10/14 08:14 PM (67.232.31.137)

Speaking of the good ole days - remember gas wars between gas stations? When I first started driving gas was under 20 cents per gallon and as low as 15 cents.

Tires were good for maybe 10,000 miles if you were lucky. Retreads - don't see them anymore.

I still remember the day in 1976 when gas hit $1.00 for the first time, and of course the good old gas crunch with the oil embargo and waiting in long lines at gas stations. 55 mph on interstates.


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Re: Fads of the 60's, 70's and 80's [Re: Bill_S]
      #1598110 - 07/10/14 08:15 PM (32.216.66.45)

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Bill_S said:
Quote:

charlieh said:
I'm a child of the 60s...

And to make it more interesting, beer and wine were legal in NC at age 18 back then.




In New York State the legal drinking age was 18 for EVERYTHING back in the 60s...!




Bill,

In NY in the 60's, a female could marry at eighteen but a guy still needed parental consent until age twenty-one. My FIL threatened NOT to sign for DH ........but he ultimately caved.

And then we moved to CT a year later and I had to get DH's consent as my legal 'guardian' to get my CT drivers license. By that time we were expecting our first child but I still needed permission to have a license. Go figger.....

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Respectfully,

pat



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them."


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SXMWendell
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Re: Fads of the 60's, 70's and 80's [Re: charlieh]
      #1598111 - 07/10/14 08:23 PM (75.11.159.234)

And the gas pumps couldn't register more than .99 so a 1 was added on the face plate * I guess inside gears were changed to accommodate. Bought a 1953 Chevy for $10. Went to the gas station put in $2 of gas and $2 of oil

SXM??? WEndell


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Re: Fads of the 60's, 70's and 80's [Re: SXMWendell]
      #1598113 - 07/10/14 08:44 PM (69.255.96.96)

In 1969 I was at Patrick AFB FL as a 2nd Lt. electronics engineer working on Apollo and other space programs. In adition to my "college car" I had purchased a used Honda 50cc motorcycle with a one gallon gas tank to ride around the base. I could go to the BX gas station on fumes, fill the tank, and get change from a quarter! Gas was $0.19 per gallon!

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John
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Re: Fads of the 60's, 70's and 80's [Re: Bill_S]
      #1598115 - 07/10/14 08:49 PM (173.238.47.226)

Quote:

Bill_S said:
Quote:

charlieh said:
I'm a child of the 60s...

And to make it more interesting, beer and wine were legal in NC at age 18 back then.




In New York State the legal drinking age was 18 for EVERYTHING back in the 60s...!




I remember that well! Living in an Ontario border town us under 21s would go "over the river" to Niagara Falls or Buffalo, NY to the bars to drink. The legal age in Ontario at the time was 21. Also the bars in Ontario closed at 11:30 back then while NYS bars closed around 3 am.

John

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Re: Fads of the 60's, 70's and 80's [Re: SXMWendell]
      #1598120 - 07/10/14 09:01 PM (67.232.31.137)

Hey - remember when guys used to wear shorts that were above the knees?

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