How to tell if you are old.....

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  1. Scarlett O.

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    You know that you are an old-timer like me, if you used this for a school supply box in elementary school back in the day..... :laugh:
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  2. annsni

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    It's official.

    I still have mine that I decorated with fabric. It holds some old memories. :)
     
  3. Amy.G

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    Scarlett, you are cruel. :tongue3:
     
  4. InTheLight

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    My box was Old Dutch Masters, so yeah, I'm old. I still have it. I remember writing on the inside of the hinged cover, "I love Judy and want to marry her" then I scribbled all over it with ink so no one could read it. I'm guessing it was the fourth grade.
     
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    I had one just like it.
     
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    I never had a cigar box, but I used to ride to school on a bike that looked just like this. Mine was even this same color.

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    I don't know what others called them, but we called them "Banana Seat Bikes". You could pop wheelies anytime you wanted.
     
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    They were called Schwinn Stingrays.
     
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    I had one of those as well.
     
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    Yeah, I think you're right, but we still called them "banana seat bikes". I showed my ten year old son this photo and he laughed and said the seat was huge. :laugh:

    Here is a page from the Jacksonville Surfing Hall of Fame. I personally knew many of these fellows, Clay Bennett, Terry DeLoach, Alvin Farmer, and Larry Miniard.

    The fellow with the dark hair, sunglasses, and fu man chu was Danny McDaniels.

    http://www.atlanticvideo.biz/jaxhalloffame/1970.html

    Surfboards were long back then. Here is a photo of Larry Miniard, he was a great surfer who competed in four World Championships I believe. He lived just two doors down from me.

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    Do these guys have cigar boxes too? [I'm failing to see the connection between these guys and the original post.]
     
  11. Salty

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    I just tell people that I had orders to go to Viet-nam. They look at me and say I don't look that old.:saint:
     
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    IIRC we used them in VBS to make treasure boxes one year....we covered them with shell macaroni and spray painted them gold! LOL I think there was one in the SS classroom too that had crayolas in it. I don't remember having one for a pencil box at school, but I probably did LOL
     
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    I don't remember most of elementary school or Junior high. I do remember a girl named Sue Mitchell that I liked in the 9th grade and sometimes still think about her and wonder what became of her.

    However, I remember black and white TV shows like "Hope-A-Long Cassidy" (sp?), "The Cisco Kid and Poncho", "The Lone Ranger", and many other I miss seeing. I like black and white shows because of the lack of profanity. You hear things like "Dang nab it".

    Now it's a constant spray of GD this, F that, or SOB pretty much everything. That ruins it all for me. I wish there was a TV channel that I can get (and afford to pay for) that played only those old 1/2 hour and hour long shows I loved so much. I do get to watch some old black and white movies, but I miss all the rest that I can't see. I do get to see "The Rifleman" with 6' 5" Chuck Connors and Johnny Washbrook as his son. I miss the 1950's of the TV world before profanity was added.

    Yes, I enjoy the modern conveniences we now have that didn't exist in the "50's", but the excessive use of profanity (even by some who claim to be Christians) sometimes makes me want to go back to that time and stay there.

    I wonder if those calling themselves Christians and who use profanity would talk that way to Jesus. I used it as a teen until age 16 when I outgrew, and I wasn't a Christian then either. I was just afraid of using it in front of my parents or the pastor. So I quit using it since I didn't really need it.
     
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    How do you attach photos, would somecare care to tell me?
     
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    You need to host the picture somewhere first. I use Photobucket which is free.

    Once you have a place to store the photo, then you copy the link to the photo (which will be a website name, photo name and the ending of .jpg or whatever), come here and start posting then put in the image codes of and put in between those two the location of the picture.
     
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    Yeah, I remember those cigar boxes being named on the supply lists for each grade as the container to hold all the rest of the stuff. I did have a King Edward box a couple of times. But I also remember a box of a brand I've heard nothing about for many years-- Lovera. It was a red and white striped box with the brand name printed in block letters. I also remember a commercial on television for that brand; an animated bit featuring a tall hero with a white hat named Tex Lovera. There were some motorcycle hippies that did something to rouse the ire of a rancher with all his cowhands. The 2 groups confront, and the lead hippie holds up his V fingers and says "Peace, man!" The rancher says, "War, boy!" Then Tex Lovera comes along and says, "Cool it, gentlemen. Light up a Lovera and be glad you're a Texan!" Then there's a little smoking that makes peace (but I don't think they were saying they were that kind of smokes), and I think there was some final resolution line that I can't remember. You can find many of those old commercials on youtube, but not for Lovera Cigars.
     
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    My question is this: Just who smoked all those cigars in order to empty those cigar boxes so that you could use them as elementary school supply boxes?? Come on people, it's time to 'fess up now!!!! :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    Ann thanks for taking the time to do this; I've started an account with Photobucket and trying to post a photo over on the frog thread. Is the link to the photo the address at the top of the webpage? If so, it's not working for me.

    Thanks again.
     
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    These days a kid would probably get suspended for bringing a naked cigar box to school.
     
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    >My question is this: Just who smoked all those cigars in order to empty those cigar boxes so that you could use them as elementary school supply boxes??

    Men who could afford them. It was was normal to hand out cigars when a child was born or got married. I prefer smoking a pipe.
     

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