Ye Olde Folks!
This has absolutely nothing to do with gardening! But it does have to do with the friendly RMG community we have going here, so here it is anyway! And maybe some of the youngÂuns will enjoy it too!
This started on the Photo Hosting thread within the last few days when we started talking about keypunch cards, and when Highalt mentioned slide rules, Emagin piped up with: "Slide rules? We need a separate post on these memories. Bet there are plenty of topics of yore."
Well here it is!
So, all you Olde Folks, hereÂs what I remember!
>> Listening to The Lone Ranger and Fibber McGee and Molly on the radio before television
>> Getting our first television
>> We had a hand dug well and no hot running water
>> The washing machine had a wringer, and a dryer was a clothesline
>> There was a coal room in the basement with a tiny window that the dump truck put the chute into to deliver the coal
>> My father had to go down every now and then to shovel more coal into the furnace, but then we got an automatic hopper that fed the coal into the furnace and it only had to be filled up a couple times a day
>> We had a root cellar in the basement with a dirt floor and dirt ledges that were full of holes my 2 older brothers said were rat holes, and they'd lock me in there with the "rats"
>> Phone numbers had a word for a prefix
>> Candy cigarettes
>> Polio and iron lungs (I was old enough to be scared!) And I remember when we got our first series of 3 Salk vaccine shots
What do YOU remember?