The Good Old Days. Did You Have Them?

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  1. Spazzmatazz

    Spazzmatazz Band Member Banned User

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    Mom would give me a quarter, and I would buy 2 candy bars for five cents each, and a bottle of pop/soda for a dime. But you had to pay two cents deposit for the bottle, leaving you three cents change.
    So you sat on the curb, and ate the candy bars and drank the pop. Took the empty back in and got your two cents back for the bottle. Add that to you three cents change, and snag your happy ass another candy bar for the walk home. Either that, or the penny candy.
    Good times. Good times! :D
     
  2. Stevie

    Stevie Now go...Ohm.

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    in 84' me and my buddy would get tha Indian sunflower seeds (in tha red package), get a 64 oz fountain drink from 7/11, tha one in tha HUGE paper container and play Galaga fer .25 fer an hour...
     
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    I was born way after the 10 cent soda pop days, but we would go to 'Dirty Harry's' and get bags of candy fish for a penny each and Bazookas for 2 cents each. Had to love Dirty Harry, he was about 80 years old and kept about 15 cats in his store. It was about 600 square feet, but he sold everything from penny candy to Wranglers. Although, I wouldn't trust his cold cuts. I think his cats would use the deli counter as a bed during the summer.
     
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    I think the good ol' days are relative to experience.
    My good ol' days consisted of getting fucked up on weed/JD/speed while jamming with my band.
     
  5. Mark Mayonnaise

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    I got to be a kid in the 80's

    I win
     
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    Nah, I got to be a kid in the 60s and 70s when sex couldn't kill you.
     
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    I remember going to the hardware store with my grandpa and he would get me those red candied peanuts and those little colored square gums from the penny machines. He was great. He gave me money for the littlest things imagined too. I know it's not much but I remember I was so happy getting those candies. I was a kid in the 80's.
     
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    Yes...during summers in college I used to lifeguard in a beach town and bounce at a bar at night. The best times of my life
     
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    When my friends and I were about ten, we would roll a pack of the candy cigs in our t-shirt sleeves like Schneider from One Day At A Time. We thought we were badass.

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    WTF? :lol:
     
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    I remember when candy bars went up from 5-8 cents. That was insanity. I remember when I could get a hot dog and fries from Der Wienershnitzle for around 25-30 cents. I remember when I was 12 and really started collecting records and a single ablum was 3.99 and a double ablum was 4.99. I remeber when I was 13 and started buying bongs on a regular basis cuz my mom kept finding them and crushing them. A triple bubble Sarahs Family or Glass Head bong was like $3.99. I remember when I was 13 and cigarettes went up from .50 to .65 cents in the cig machines. I remember buying a pack of smokes and then sitting in Dennys all night smoking and drinking a .10 cent, bottomless cups of coffee. I remember when a pound of pot was $100 and I didnt need a scale cuz Id just measure 4 fingers worth and call it a lid for $10.
     
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    I still eat Nerds every once in awhile and the grape/strawberry is my favorite. :woot::clap:
     
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    I followed your lead and wrote about the prices of goodies back in the day but in actuality it has nothing to do with the best times in the good ole days....just the good prices. Very misleading on your part, Spazzola
     
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    I remember my mom started dropping off me and my brother when I was about 10 at a pool hall Arcade called Space invaders and giving us both 7 bucks each so she could go shopping all day . I would spend the whole day Playing TMNT and Simpsons Arcade game. Then came Street fighter 2 and I would end I would almost get my ass kicked IRL by some butt hurt dudes in thier 20s for beating them with CHun Li in front of there girlfriends:)
     
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    I remember the good old days when I used to get laid regularly. :depressed:
     
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    4 green squares now? :weird:

    You must spread some Reputation around before giving it to nazdrowie again. :facepalm:
     
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    Positive rep for the 1st person to post who nazdrowie is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :jumping: