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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlow
    I remember 'gas wars' where the price was 19.9 cents.
    I remember gas wars but the lowest price I remember is about 23 cents.

    Class of '69 - 45-year anniversary this year - can you believe it? I still feel young.

    Satchel Paige - "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?"
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    Quote Originally Posted by bambam
    "How old would you be if you didn't know how old you were?"
    Some parts - 19
    Others - 92

    On a good day, I do feel young. I still HJ, PV and hurdle with my athletes.
    On the next day, I want a cane . . . or walker!
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    Quote Originally Posted by user4
    In the 1960s there was no boy whose father made more than 8k per year that didnt get a bb gun by the time he was 12.
    I didn't. I did have access to 3 Kukri machetes though. The weapon of choice of the Gurkhas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremyp
    Quote Originally Posted by user4
    In the 1960s there was no boy whose father made more than 8k per year that didnt get a bb gun by the time he was 12.
    I didn't. I did have access to 3 Kukri machetes though. The weapon of choice of the Gurkhas.
    very neat, ... i have not shot a gun in ages.. but the last time I was walking through an odd kind of hardware store and saw a 10$ machete I just had to buy one.... Has to be one of the most economically brilliant weapon designs in the history of mankind. No brush or thorny thicket can stand for long against it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by user4
    In the 1960s there was no boy whose father made more than 8k per year that didnt get a bb gun by the time he was 12.
    count me among them: BB guns were forbidden in my family. Too many instances of eyes lost. (I took one to the face once in a rock-fight war; wasn't pleasant)

    On the other hand, real guns were fine: I started shooting my mother's .22 at age 4.

    Of course, none of this makes any sense to anyone who grew up in an urban setting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh
    BB guns were forbidden in my family. On the other hand, real guns were fine
    My mother HATED any kind of gun, so I never even touched one till I was in the Navy. Turns out I was an excellent .45 pistol shooter, so I competed for several years. Ironically, I have always hated guns (nurture!), so my kids and gkids never even got toy ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gh
    Quote Originally Posted by user4
    In the 1960s there was no boy whose father made more than 8k per year that didnt get a bb gun by the time he was 12.
    count me among them: BB guns were forbidden in my family. Too many instances of eyes lost. (I took one to the face once in a rock-fight war; wasn't pleasant)

    On the other hand, real guns were fine: I started shooting my mother's .22 at age 4.

    Of course, none of this makes any sense to anyone who grew up in an urban setting.
    You got that right!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlow
    ...I have always hated guns (nurture!)...
    I commend you for mustering such a strong sentiment for an inanimate object.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlow
    Quote Originally Posted by bambam
    In high school (1966-69) I worked at Mr Hamburg, which tried to be a local chain to compete against McDonald's (they didn't survive long). Here were the menu prices:
    Hamburger 25 cts
    Cheesburger 30 cts
    Fries 20 cts
    Small drink 10 cts
    Large drink 15 cts
    Frappe 20 cts (that's a milkshake outside of the Boston area)
    Gas was about 30-35 cents/gallon. Boston Globe cost 10 cents/day
    Ha! The 'back in my day' rant!
    I remember 'gas wars' where the price was 19.9 cents. McDonalds in mid-60s was under a buck for 2 hamburgers, fries, coke AND a milk shake. The food was bad but who cared - we were hungry!
    I dont know what you were eating but the McD burgers and fries and milk shake that I was eating in the 60s and 70s were absolutely great, far better than they are now, and they are pretty good now, though at 10X the (1970) price.

    Every sunday in the late 70s McDs would have their burger special 15cents per burger!!... I only needed 5 of those and I was all set for the day
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    Quote Originally Posted by user4
    Quote Originally Posted by Marlow
    ...I have always hated guns (nurture!)...
    I commend you for mustering such a strong sentiment for an inanimate object.
    Which identifies you as a "guns don't kill people; people do" guy, huh?
    We can't get into that here, but suffice it to say that I don't buy the logic of that statement either.
    As far as mid-60's McD's burgers, at 15 cents a pop, they are much like the current Krystals fare, tasteless little mud-pies, masked by ketchup, mustard and pickle.
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