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  1. #451
    Remember this one?

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  2. #452
    Remember how K-Tel have these package albums of a bunch of popular singles in the 70s:


  3. #453
    Don't forget Mister Microphone...
    Last edited by Jerry Oz; 10-14-2015 at 09:15 PM.

  4. #454
    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    The best "have it your way" hamburgers were "Harveys" in Canada.
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    Yes. They were pretty good. They started in Toronto in 1959, and went national across Canada in 1963. That's when we got our first one in Winnipeg.

  5. #455
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Oz View Post
    Don't forget Mister Microphone...
    Never tried the product, but I hated the commercial for it. LOL!

  6. #456
    Quote Originally Posted by robb_k View Post
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    Yes. They were pretty good. They started in Toronto in 1959, and went national across Canada in 1963. That's when we got our first one in Winnipeg.
    I use to go to the ones in London,
    On, Brampton and Montreal! Loved the "Super Burger".

  7. #457
    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    I use to go to the ones in London,
    On, Brampton and Montreal! Loved the "Super Burger".
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    Didn't they have one in Windsor?

    If I were anywhere near Toronto. I'd always eat in an "ethnic" restaurant, (Indian, Jamaican, Portuguese, Chinese, Italian, Lebanese, etc.). They have a lot of great ones there. Speaking of "ethnic", -take a look at The Four Tops' "Sexy Ways" thread again. I put up another funny story.

  8. #458
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Oz View Post
    Does anybody recall driving on the interstate with your family when the only food stops on the way were Howard Johnson restaurants? Those hamburgers were wrapped in foil and were probably cooked hours before but left out all day. They were nasty but the only thing to eat.
    Not me. I remember back in the 60s where they served them on a plate.

  9. #459
    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    Shasta? You guys are killing me! LOL!
    Shasta was good stuff! Cheap, too! I was sad to see them disappear in the 80s.

  10. #460
    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    Hardee's also wrapped their burgers in foil. The all time worst burgers in my opinion were Roy Rogers up and down the New York State Thru-way and along the Penn Turnpike.....yuk!
    I don't remember burger places along the freeways back in the 70s. I think that started to happen in the 80s and 90s, at least out here. Nowadays, you can't go a mile without seeing a McDonald's, Burger King, Del Taco, or In-N-Out.

  11. #461
    Hey, you remember...

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  12. #462
    Quote Originally Posted by soulster View Post
    I don't remember burger places along the freeways back in the 70s. I think that started to happen in the 80s and 90s, at least out here. Nowadays, you can't go a mile without seeing a McDonald's, Burger King, Del Taco, or In-N-Out.
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    Harvey Houses were on The Toll Roads even in the 1950s (Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri, Ohio and Pennysylvania that I can remember, and, possibly Nebraska)! They usually had a Standard Station with them (Standard of Indiana, or Sohio). Maybe they had Sinclair stations with them in the great plains and Mountain States?

    Of course, Harvey Houses were general family eating restaurants (glorified coffee shops with expanded menus-rather than "hamburger fast-food joints). I guess they must have been similar to Howard Johnson's. I don't think we ever stopped at a Howard Johnson's. Most often, we stopped at "Ma and Pa greasy spoons", - and had mostly good luck doing so. We did a LOT of car driven trips across USA and Canada for not having a "Caravan" (live-in trailer or RV).

    We traveled across Canada1 (Trans Canada Highway), US Route 66, US Lincoln Highway, US I 90-94, US 60, US I 70, and US I 40. Before most of those Interstates were completed, and while they were still, for the most part, old 2 to 4 lane highways, rather than limited access expressways, tollways and freeways.

    Where were you living in the 1970s?
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  13. #463
    Gosh, I loved Howard Johnson's. Famous French chef Jacques Pepin worked there when he moved to America and became the research director for their food lines and menus.

    And this Judy Garland movie is about the waitresses at Harvey House.

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  14. #464
    Quote Originally Posted by Methuselah2 View Post
    And this Judy Garland movie is about the waitresses at Harvey House.
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    But that film is about the very start of Harvey House in the 1880s.

  15. #465
    Well, that's true, Robb. But those Harvey House restaurants were steeped in tradition. Part of what made them so popular. I loved going there--always felt like a wonderful step back in time. (With fresh food, of course!)

  16. #466
    Were you a "swinger" back in the day? We had one of these! And I use to sing along with the commercial..."Meet the Swinger, Polaroid Swinger!"


  17. #467
    Quote Originally Posted by robb_k View Post
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    Didn't they have one in Windsor?

    If I were anywhere near Toronto. I'd always eat in an "ethnic" restaurant, (Indian, Jamaican, Portuguese, Chinese, Italian, Lebanese, etc.). They have a lot of great ones there. Speaking of "ethnic", -take a look at The Four Tops' "Sexy Ways" thread again. I put up another funny story.
    They may have had one in Windsor, I just remember the ones I went to most often. My first Tim Horton experience was in Windsor back in the 80s. Then there was Swiss Chalet........hehehehehehehe!

  18. #468
    Quote Originally Posted by robb_k View Post

    Where were you living in the 1970s?
    The southwest, but we travelled through California, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.

  19. #469
    Quote Originally Posted by GrtGzu View Post
    Were you a "swinger" back in the day? We had one of these! And I use to sing along with the commercial..."Meet the Swinger, Polaroid Swinger!"

    I liked these:


  20. #470
    Geno's was started by geno marchetti who played for the baltimore colts.

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    Geno's was started by Geno Marchetti who played for the Baltimore Colts.
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    The football player's name was spelled G-I-N-O. So, why was the restaurant G-E-N-O's?
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  22. #472
    Ummm..gino's!!!

  23. #473
    Quote Originally Posted by robb_k View Post
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    Didn't they have one in Windsor?

    If I were anywhere near Toronto. I'd always eat in an "ethnic" restaurant, (Indian, Jamaican, Portuguese, Chinese, Italian, Lebanese, etc.). They have a lot of great ones there. Speaking of "ethnic", -take a look at The Four Tops' "Sexy Ways" thread again. I put up another funny story.

    I saw it about the drunk Japanese Businessmen. hehehehehehehe...............

  24. #474
    supremester Guest
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Oz View Post
    Ice cold Orange Crush in the old glass bottles.
    My fave orange soda now only available in Japan. It was made with something called oranges.

  25. #475
    supremester Guest

  26. #476
    Quote Originally Posted by supremester View Post
    My fave orange soda now only available in Japan. It was made with something called oranges.
    Interesting. What's it taste like?

  27. #477
    Quote Originally Posted by supremester View Post
    My fave orange soda now only available in Japan. It was made with something called oranges.
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    I remember Birekey's. It was national, just like Nehi and Canada Dry. Like Nehi and the others, they also had a large variety of soft drink flavours.

  28. #478
    This is my school lunch box from 1969:

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  29. #479
    Marv,you must have alot of stuff in your attic,hehehehe!!!

  30. #480
    Quote Originally Posted by arr&bee View Post
    Marv,you must have alot of stuff in your attic,hehehehe!!!
    JAI, we have a ton of stuff LOL!!!

  31. #481
    Remember]valley forge beer]?

  32. #482
    supremester Guest
    It was great - it actually tasted like fresh orange but still had that yummy, old time fake orange taste as well. It wasn't carbonated which made it tastier. It was THE orange drink in the northwest until orange crush expanded here and ran TV ads incessantly for years and finally it disappeared. It is still sold in Japan.

    I also loved Green River - we had a VERY popular restaurant that had it on tap. They still make it!

  33. #483
    Quote Originally Posted by arr&bee View Post
    Remember]valley forge beer]?
    I lived in Valley Forge/King of Prussia area but do not remember that beer.

  34. #484
    Maybe it was local,but was very popular in the sixties.

  35. #485
    I know most of you remember Mikey who liked his Life cereal.

    http://m.youtube.com/?#/watch?v=vYEXzx-TINc
    Last edited by Jerry Oz; 10-17-2015 at 03:07 PM.

  36. #486
    this is not anyone i know but is a good representation of how we went out Trick or Treating in the mid 60s LOL!

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  37. #487
    What about these guys? We played with plastic, non-moving army men for long periods of time, proof that kids can function fully well with little more than their imagination.


  38. #488
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Oz View Post
    What about these guys? We played with plastic, non-moving army men for long periods of time, proof that kids can function fully well with little more than their imagination.

    Oh shit, those were my guys! LOL! You use to could get a whole bag of them for probably under $2 . I Went from chewing the heads off and spitting at my brother at about age4. To throwing at him by 5 or 6 , to setting them up in elaborate battlelines by 7. By 8 I had moved on to Hot Wheels.

  39. #489
    Quote Originally Posted by marv2 View Post
    This is my school lunch box from 1969:

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    I was a"brown bagger", but, my little brother had a Davy Crockett lunch box. When I was young enough for a lunch box, soe of the boys had Hopalong Cassidy, Gene Autrey or Roy Rogers lunch boxes.

  40. #490
    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry Oz View Post
    What about these guys? We played with plastic, non-moving army men for long periods of time, proof that kids can function fully well with little more than their imagination.

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    When I was a kid, we didn't have those little soldiers. We had larger, soldiers and cowboys and Indian figures (probably 3 or 4 times as big. Cheaper ones were plastic, and one solid colour. But there were also wooden, hand painted ones. But those sets were much more expensive, and had much smaller amounts. But they cost more, and you couldn't have as many. The bags of many little ones for low cost, started around 1958 or so. I remember the adverts, 99 Soldiers for $1.85, on the back of comic books. They had a Civil War set, current WWII set, a Cowboy and Indian set, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robb_k View Post
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    When I was a kid, we didn't have those little soldiers. We had larger, soldiers and cowboys and Indian figures (probably 3 or 4 times as big.
    That reminds me of when G.I. Joes were 12" tall instead of those hard little plastic dudes they sell now.


  42. #492
    I never got into those war/G.I. Joe action figure crap. My family was too close to the Viet Nam situation in the 60s and 70s, anyway. I got into collecting Matchbox and Hot Wheels stuff. At one point, I even had one of those "juicers".
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  43. #493
    Remember those[crash cars]that you would run into the wall and then put it back together for another run?

  44. #494
    Quote Originally Posted by arr&bee View Post
    Remember those[crash cars]that you would run into the wall and then put it back together for another run?
    Uh huh, I remember those. You also just made me remember those little rockets where you had to mix baking soda & vinegar as the jet fuel to make the shoot across the room. I remember having a milk truck, a fire engine and train sets made out of real metal with sharp corners on them.. LOL!!!

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    You are all so young! I think my growing up was more like that of my parents than like that of many of you who are only 10-15 years t=younger than I. I am lonesome for some of the other "Oldies" to post on this thread, like Ralph, or whoever else is above 70.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robb_k View Post
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    You are all so young! I think my growing up was more like that of my parents than like that of many of you who are only 10-15 years t=younger than I. I am lonesome for some of the other "Oldies" to post on this thread, like Ralph, or whoever else is above 70.
    Robb, I'm sorry. I can only legitimately go back as far as say 1960 (though I have knowledge of lot things that occurred before then.) hehehehehehehe..........

  47. #497
    Gee rob,i've always thought of myself as one of the old heads here,but i feel like a kid next to your knowledge.....thanks,hehehehehe!!!

  48. #498
    Quote Originally Posted by arr&bee View Post
    Gee rob,i've always thought of myself as one of the old heads here,but i feel like a kid next to your knowledge.....thanks,hehehehehe!!!
    He is extremely knowledgeable. I glad that he is here and shares.

  49. #499
    Robb has forgotten more than most of us will ever learn about the last 60 years' history of music.

    Back on theme: Remember when you could tell a kid's mom that he was acting up and she'd thank you for it instead of threaten to go home and get her gun?

  50. #500
    Hey jerry,i've been down that road,today's parents don't wanna hear nothing negative about thier little[angels]......remember when every mom had one of those black iron frying pans and the great fried foods that came from em?

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