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Back When....
« on: September 24, 2018, 05:41:43 PM »
My wife and I don't like any camping/outdoor chair we've ever bought or sat in.  So the other day we were lamenting "what happened to the good old cheap aluminum chairs with the woven strips?"  Now I must say cheap was the name of the game but they were SO easy to throw into the car and lightweight to carry.

Well, we found some on line and purchased.  Actually made in the USA too!  While they weren't cheap, we are hoping for something very lightweight and easy/foolproof to fold.  We'll let you know how they work....should arrive this week.

Now on to the question:

What do you remember from days gone by that were wonderful, you'd still buy if they sold it, but you can't find anymore?

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Re: Back When....
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2018, 05:57:41 PM »
 I have one of those old aluminum coolers, I think was made by Coleman. It belonged to my grandfather, and Iím 63. Plastic stuff definitely has its advantages, but definitely not heirloom material to pass down to the next generation.
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Re: Back When....
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2018, 06:02:03 PM »
Bali Hai wine. It was sweet and the girls loved it so they drank a lot of it. then ........................................
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Re: Back When....
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2018, 06:48:43 PM »
Toastettes.  Like a pop tart,only better.

We've been wondering about the zero gravity chairs that seem so popular but I don't want to spend and find out I hate it.  And the fold ups that come in a sack are too hard to get out of.  Got a directors style,hope I like it.
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Re: Back When....
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2018, 07:46:10 PM »
Anyone remember the Scotch Bucket?
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Re: Back When....
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2018, 08:25:20 PM »
Hard licorice!  Hershey owns the recipe, but has no plans to make it!
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Re: Back When....
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2018, 08:41:29 PM »

We've been wondering about the zero gravity chairs that seem so popular but I don't want to spend and find out I hate it.

We love our zero gravity recliners, but they're definitely not light weights like the kind Kurt's referring to. If you see one in a campground, you might ask the folks if you can try one out.
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Spring Creek

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Re: Back When....
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2018, 09:29:45 AM »
Dutch, we have some zero gravity chairs.  Of all the chairs we have, we like them the best but the two downsides are weight and size.  They are very comfortable though!

Grashley, I thought I was the only person who missed hard licorice (maybe DW brainwashed me?)!  Loved that stuff!

Scotch Buckets I don't recognize.  What was that?
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Re: Back When....
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2018, 09:38:02 AM »
Anyone remember the Scotch Bucket?

Well, it isn't quite a bucket, but I do like a good Scotch as a nightcap...   :)
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Re: Back When....
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2018, 09:40:37 AM »
Pizza Hut 30+ years ago was much better than the product they put out today.  A lot of restaurants lose their quality over time as they seek cost savings.

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Re: Back When....
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2018, 09:46:18 AM »
pop top pop bottles that had a little liner and sometimes there was liners with free pop in them .... we used to stalk the corner store and raid the top bin for free pop....

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Re: Back When....
« Reply #11 on: September 25, 2018, 09:47:32 AM »
Bali Hai wine. It was sweet and the girls loved it so they drank a lot of it. then ........................................

Not sure this is an appropriate post. Do you have daughter?
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Re: Back When....
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2018, 09:50:44 AM »
Well, we used to be able to buy an oatmeal pie and a coke for ten cents. But dad only made about $2.50 an hour.
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Re: Back When....
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2018, 10:45:13 AM »
Anyone remember the Scotch Bucket?

Wasn't that Scoresby Scotch? $3.99 for a 5 gallon bucket...and you get to keep the bucket!  :P

There's a lot of "back in the day" things that I miss...like $0.30/gallon gasoline...
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Re: Back When....
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2018, 11:12:26 AM »
Not sure this is an appropriate post. Do you have daughter?

I have no children BUT feel free to use my post as a teachable moment  but remember YOU FILLED IN the ..................
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Re: Back When....
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2018, 11:17:44 AM »
Wasn't that Scoresby Scotch? $3.99 for a 5 gallon bucket...and you get to keep the bucket!  :P

There's a lot of "back in the day" things that I miss...like $0.30/gallon gasoline...

$.19 a gallon gas. We would scrounge under the seats and between the cushions for enough to cruise around in a friendís GTO.
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mel s

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Re: Back When....
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2018, 11:32:09 AM »
Not sure this is an appropriate post. Do you have daughter?
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I'm pretty sure that looking for anybody's daughter on any RV forum is NOT appropriate.  >:(

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Re: Back When....
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2018, 11:47:43 AM »
Oldgator73
I'm pretty sure that looking for anybody's daughter on any RV forum is NOT appropriate.  >:(

I would posit you misconstrued my post. Would he want someone treating his daughter the way he was insinuating in his post. I am certainly not trolling for anyoneís daughter. Sorry you took it the wrong way.
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Larry N.

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Re: Back When....
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2018, 11:48:28 AM »
Pizza Hut 30+ years ago was much better than the product they put out today.  A lot of restaurants lose their quality over time as they seek cost savings.

Amen! I got hooked when I was at Kansas State and there was a Pizza Hut (not their current store design, it was just in a row of stores) near the campus -- great stuff then, and toppings weren't nearly as sparse as today.

I miss King's Food Host, which I first encountered in Topeka, KS in the mid-60s. Outstanding double cheese burgers, Cheese and Tuna Frenchies (mmm-mmmmm), and an electronic ordering system (speaker/mic at each table), rather than wait staff, though staff did deliver orders to your table.

And restaurant chains weren't the common thing you find today, so in Evansville, IN, Austin's "Drive Up" Restaurant had hush puppies and a pork tenderloin sandwich that was "to die for," way bigger than the bun, and never any gristle. The Dubl R Drive In had pizza burgers and outstanding onion rings. In Manhattan, KS, besides the Pizza Hut, there was the Dugout Bar and Grill, which had marvelous hamburgers and garlic fries.

In fact, I miss drive-in restaurants in general, in spite of Sonic being a drive-in, but not that great. I miss movies that I could enjoy watching (no blood and guts, no cussing, a general code of content that was decent) and drive-in movie theaters to go with them.
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Re: Back When....
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2018, 12:11:37 PM »
Speaking of drive in restaurants we had Steak N Shake. The servers would come to you car on roller skates. The best were the mom & pop hamburger places. Burgers cooked to order on the flattop grill and great footling hotdogs where the bun was grilled on both sides.
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Re: Back When....
« Reply #20 on: September 25, 2018, 12:19:42 PM »
A&W Root Beer.  The canned and bottled stuff just isn't the same as the old fashioned mixed stuff you used to get at the drive-in. 
When you find A&W at the fountain at a convenience store today, I don't think they have the syrup/water ratio adjusted right, either. 
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Re: Back When....
« Reply #21 on: September 25, 2018, 12:26:24 PM »
Please, please let me/us know where you found them. I have four old ones from the 80's. Love them but they are on their last legs. I've been looking all over but can't find a replacement for them.

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« Reply #22 on: September 25, 2018, 12:37:01 PM »
Please, please let me/us know where you found them. I have four old ones from the 80's. Love them but they are on their last legs. I've been looking all over but can't find a replacement for them.

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Re: Back When....
« Reply #23 on: September 25, 2018, 12:40:49 PM »
I've looked on Amazon, eBay and Walmart... but no luck. Plenty of lawn chairs but I could not find the aluminium-frame, nylon webbing style. The closest I found were the steel-frame, canvas ones, which are a lot heavier and the canvas takes a long time to dry when wet.

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Re: Back When....
« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2018, 12:49:29 PM »
Wow! Thank you! Guess I'll have to work on my internet search skills.  :-[
Off to order my new lawn chairs.
Thanks!

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« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2018, 12:58:59 PM »
 :))
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Re: Back When....
« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2018, 01:00:00 PM »
Bali Hai wine. It was sweet and the girls loved it so they drank a lot of it. then ........................................
We must be around the same age because Bali Hai was it back then along with Slo Gin and 7-up
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Re: Back When....
« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2018, 02:10:11 PM »
Sometimes when going to the grocery store I miss the less diverse selection of years ago, who else remembers when there were only 2 or 3 choices in BBQ sauce, and when the choice for ketches was Heinz, Hunts, or maybe Del Monte and that was it, today there are more than 3 types of Heinz Ketchup alone  http://www.heinz.com/products/heinztomatoketchup I count 13 different varieties of Heinz Ketchup, including at least 3 different types of hot ketchup.

This variety makes it impossible to shop for someone else, no more hey while your at the store will you pick up some ????? for me as to get the right one is a dice roll, Ok you want  "Better Oats" brand oatmeal, do you want bulk pack, individual pack or 100 calorie pack, do you want thick and chunky, steel cut, or rolled oats, and this is all before we get to which flavor.
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Re: Back When....
« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2018, 02:40:55 PM »
We must be around the same age because Bali Hai was it back then along with Slo Gin and 7-up

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