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Old 05-29-2013, 09:24 PM   #21
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I quit smoking when a pack of cigarettes went up to $.50.

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And what's really shocking is that they are making a comeback in the Baltimore area!
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Back in the 50's I walked a mile to & from school; uphill both ways!!!
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Back in the 50's I walked a mile to & from school; uphill both ways!!!
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LOL

I lived in a small town with a small school and from 8. grade and upwards we had to go to another school in a nearby town.

Rode my bike 5 miles everyday, in snow and rain

One night we had 20" snowfall and me and my classmates who lived in the little town ALL made it to school in time! But a lot of the teachers and students living in walking distance of the school didnt make it to school at all because of the snow
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... and picked up coal along the railroad tracks to heat the house.
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I liked it before GPS. You had to learn to actually navigate or stay home! And I'm old enough to remember paying .14 for diesel in Miami.
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I grew up when we all were expected to walk to school and work to make spending money. No allowance given in our family of 8 kids. I had a paper route in the Chicago suburbs from about age 12-15. Every single day, that paper was hand delivered to the front door...rain, snow, sleet or flood...and we had it all! Then when I got home, I'd get ready for my one mile walk to school.

Years later, my wife doubted my story, so while we were passing through my hometown, I reset my odometer and drove from my house to my school. I was wrong. It wasn't 1 mile, it was 1.2 miles! She never complained about me telling that story again.

(My walk was uphill just one way, but downhill was against the afternoon wind!)

Ron, your summary of modern tech costs almost mirrors mine exactly. It's a ridiculous total to contemplate. I need to rethink my priorities.
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