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    Anybody remember when soft drink bottles came in machines where you lifted up the lid and the drinks where immersed up to their necks in cold water in a rack? Putting in your money opened up a lock and you could slide the bottle out of the rack and lift it from the water. Who knows what was in the water it was dark, but drinks were really cold! Bireleys grape, yeah!

    Some stuff you could buy at a hobby shop called Bangsite. A kind of gunpowder paste that came in a tube, and no age restriction. Great for blowing up stuff, children had their needs, but I wonder how many kids might have blown off their fingers too? It was the days of building models just to blow them up.
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    Candy Pall Mall's at the dime store.

    All the pop machines had a crate next to them for the empty bottles. You had to remember to take your bottle with you or you could not have another pop.
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    Ha, I remember candy cigarettes. I'd forgotten! They kind of had a chalky taste at first.
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    A local market that let you buy beer for your dad if you had a note.
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    Candy cigarettes, and the soda machine with a hole punch because the cans didn't have pull rings.
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    A drug store with a lunch counter. They brought you your milkshake in one of those big metal cup things that they stuck in the mixer, poured your shake and sat the container down next to it because it was still about a third to half full.
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    They still do that Jay, at a restaurant in the big town over west.

    Last year I asked my Kiwi wife if she wanted a cheeseburger and a milkshake. She looked at me funny.

    She understood after she tried it.


    Of course you guys remember "cruising". Kids dont do that anymore. We thought we were cool as hell when we bought CB radios.

    I did not get to town much as a kid. Most of my memories are out in the country.

    Motorcycle, .22, and a fishing pole.
    Winter is coming.

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    I remember that type of machine, Jay, but I don't remember the water part.

    I remember getting a dime a week for an allowance. 8 cents for a comic book and 2 cents for a tootsie pop to suck on while I read it.

    My dad was a cheapskate.

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    I remember all of those things...wait...no...that is stuff OLD people remember...now as I think on it, I can't recall a single bit of any of that.

    "Confidence is the feeling you sometimes have before you fully understand the situation."

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    Take an extra Ginko Biloba and report back to us later......
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