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  1. DougM

    DougM

    Joined Jul 24, 2005
    1,485 posts, 120 likes
    Beneteau 323
    US Manistee, MI
    I remember our milkman named Skip. He drove a Sealtest milk wagon powered by a horse.He used throw a block of ice onto the street for us on really hot days.
    I got 17 of 17. Now where are my keys...
     


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  2. kappykaplan

    kappykaplan

    Joined May 1, 2011
    769 posts, 116 likes
    Pearson 37
    US Lusby MD
    Older than dirt, here, too!

    As far as I know, it is.
     


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  3. SFS

    SFS

    Joined Aug 18, 2015
    1,443 posts, 427 likes
    Hunter 31
    US Tampa Bay
    Definitely, and not likely going anywhere anytime soon. Too popular with the military folks in the Fayetteville area, and a place to buy fireworks if you live in NC.
     


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  4. Claude L.-Auger

    Claude L.-Auger

    Joined Dec 14, 2003
    1,005 posts, 38 likes
    Hunter 34
    CA Lake of Two Mountains, QC, Can
    The ones I don't remember were simply not available in Montreal at the time ! Don't want to add years to my already older than dirt number, but I also remember mechanical pianos (my grandma had one), wooden telephone with party line (my other grandma!), the iceman peddling 25 & 50 lbs block from a horse pulled cart...etc...etc.
    And definitely South of the Border still going strong. Just drove by there last Thursday on my Spring trek back home to Canada and my boat.
     


  5. jssailem

    jssailem

    Joined Oct 22, 2014
    5,578 posts, 1,880 likes
    CAL 35 Cruiser
    US Salem, Moored Port Everett WA
    Claude... Is it true that what your describing is still found in some places in Canada? Wooden phones, mechanical pianos, party lines...etc.:poke:
    I know I had a mechanical manual piano... I had to learn scales on it.:laugh:
    Still have one in my living room.:yikes:
    Not in Montreal for sure...”For Sure”.
    I saw horse pulled carts in Savannah and Charleston last week. Are we going forwards or backwards - kind of like backwinding my sails.
     


  6. MitchM

    MitchM

    Joined Jan 20, 2005
    625 posts, 79 likes
    Nauticat 321 pilothouse 32
    US Erie PA
    old as dirt here. and still remember mother's favorite sayings, '
    1/ if all your friends were stupid enough to jump off a bridge would you do that too? and
    2/ because i say so.
     


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  7. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,601 posts, 1,085 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    I think the first saying is as old as bridges and the second saying is older than primates.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


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  8. Gene S

    Gene S

    Joined Nov 29, 2015
    153 posts, 28 likes
    Delphia 37
    US Tacoma
    They say if you remember the 60's you really weren't there. I remember all those things and more. Wouldn't trade living then for anything.
     


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  9. Claude L.-Auger

    Claude L.-Auger

    Joined Dec 14, 2003
    1,005 posts, 38 likes
    Hunter 34
    CA Lake of Two Mountains, QC, Can
     


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  10. shemandr

    shemandr

    Joined Jan 1, 2006
    3,426 posts, 530 likes
    Marblehead Skiff 14'
    US Greenport, NY
    My Dad's Studebaker had some innovative features. For one a roll down radio antenna. Also a hill holder on the brake (Very nice feature in Pottsville Pa.) that would allow you to take your foot off the bake to depress the clutch without you rolling backwards. And also a latch on the trunk that allows you to open the trunk independently of the key. There is still a Studebaker Dealer building in Riverhead. Now it is office space but the edifice is pretty cool. I'll try to remember to snap a picture of it.
     


  11. Daveinet

    Daveinet

    Joined Sep 20, 2014
    848 posts, 139 likes
    Rob Legg RL24
    US Chain O'Lakes
    I may have told this story here before, but many years ago my oldest daughter was admiring the Steinway at church. She reached out and pressed one of the keys. When the note sounded, she jumped backed, apologized, and said, " I didn't know it was on."
     


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  12. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,601 posts, 1,085 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    I didn't even know "mechanical piano" was a thing. I thought there were electric pianos, midi pianos, player pianos and pianos.:meh:
    I remember learning to type on a typewriter, then I thought electric typewriters were the bomb. Next were electric typewriters small enough to fit in an easy carry case to school. Then, I remember walking through an antique shop with my kids and finding a typewriter and my son asking how you plugged it in to see what you were typing. I told him they were so advanced that they never needed external power and they had a printer built right in.
    You have to understand, after my son moved into his own apartment in DC and was working for a big law firm as a layer, he called home to ask how to address an envelope, where to put the stamp and where he went to mail it. His kid sister yelled over his mother's shoulder, "In those big blue boxes you see on the street corners."

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  13. Stu Jackson

    Stu Jackson

    Joined Feb 26, 2004
    19,847 posts, 531 likes
    Catalina 34
    224 CA Maple Bay, BC, Canada
    Any piano is just an eighty eight string guitar. :)

    Did sis remind him about the return address and where it went? :)
     


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  14. Gene Neill

    Gene Neill

    Joined Sep 30, 2013
    2,332 posts, 835 likes
    C-22, Albin Vega
    US central Florida
    Both of those are older than Grandpaw's coonskin rubber!
     


  15. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,601 posts, 1,085 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    No, his mother had already answered that question.
    It is my understanding that pianos are in the percussion group while guitars are in the string group, even though guitar players get a lot more percussive, unless you're Jerry Lee Lewis. I have a friend who plays guitar that and got to play with Jerry Lee Lewis while living in NOLA.

    -Will (Dragonfly)
     


  16. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,601 posts, 1,085 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    They are called beetle skins, aren't they?
     


  17. Roadking Larry

    Roadking Larry

    Joined Mar 30, 2013
    611 posts, 106 likes
    Allied Seawind MK II 32'
    US Oologah Lake, Oklahoma
    Visiting my grandparents on the farm when I was a wee lad....

    Making a late night trip to outhouse using a kerosene lantern for light. Grandma was the only one allowed to use the big 6 volt flashlight.

    Drawing water from the well with a long, skinny bucket.
    Fresh milk and cream and butter at breakfast,cooled in an actual icebox. It was still in the cow the day before.
     


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  18. Daveinet

    Daveinet

    Joined Sep 20, 2014
    848 posts, 139 likes
    Rob Legg RL24
    US Chain O'Lakes
    You may want to count those strings again. Pianos have multiple strings per note.
     


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  19. rpludwig

    rpludwig

    Joined May 23, 2016
    499 posts, 258 likes
    Catalina 22 #12502
    US BSC
    17 here with ease....remember 5 cent bus rides all the way to downtown, hitchhiking everywhere as a kid, never an issue, always got rides, round compressor on top of the refrigerator, 10 cent cokes from the machine with the big mechanical lever, nearly round tv screens with the RCA dog on the cabinet (of course black & white), milk box on side of house for milkman, push-reel (no motor) lawnmower, buying a new '65 mustang for $2400, seatbelts & backup lites were options we couldn't afford, mom wearing a house dress daily to clean and cook in, cherry cokes at the soda fountain in Woolworths, block ice for the icebox in our '56 Chris Craft Sedan boat, doctor's house calls for $5....and I forgot what I had for dinner last nite!
     


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  20. Will Gilmore

    Will Gilmore

    Joined Oct 19, 2017
    2,601 posts, 1,085 likes
    O'Day 19
    US Littleton, NH
    Remember vacuum tubes and TV repairman who came to the house? The bright dot in the middle of the screen that hung around for 5 minutes after you turned the TV off?

    - Will (Dragonfly)
     


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