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Old 11-06-2007, 09:07 PM   #121
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Something i forgot to mention about my Great-Uncle's badge, it was from his days driving in Crowland town, which no longer exists.....the town of Crowland was absorbed into Welland, the year I was born!
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My Great-Uncle's old Taxi cabdriver "cap badge".......There was a time when cabbies., like so many others in the "service" sector had to wear uniforms with caps (much like those a policeman wears). Milkmen, bread delivery wagon drivers, truck drivers, gas station attendants all wore caps and uniforms at one time, but, today, these jobs either no longer exist ( milkmen, for example), or the job no longer has the "formal look" it once did.

lower pic, a couple of cabbies from the 1920s

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Having watched old movies or seen old photos, I knew there was something on a taxi driver's cap, but never knew what that was. Thanks to you, now I know. Them were the days when people were professional and took their jobs seriously.
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Old 11-06-2007, 09:53 PM   #123
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yup....wouldnt it have been something to be around back when 4 uniformed gas jockeys actually checked the pressure and filled your tires, washed your windsheild , checked your oil, pumped your gas and did it all without being asked?
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yup....wouldnt it have been something to be around back when 4 gas jockeys actually checked the pressure and filled your tires, washed your windsheild , checked your oil, pumped your gas and did it all without being asked?
We had a gas station that still did that! But that station finally closed down. I think the owner retired. I remember how that used to be. You would drive up over that hose that would "ring" to let someone know you were there.
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Old 11-06-2007, 10:05 PM   #125
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We had a gas station that still did that! But that station finally closed down. I think the owner retired. I remember how that used to be. You would drive up over that hose that would "ring" to let someone know you were there.
Now even Brent looks good , by today's gas station standards
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Yeah he does.
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I don't know if this was just in So. California but we had a fast food place called PUP-N-TACO. They sold hot dogs, tacos and other items.

Also, I miss Taco Bell's Bell Beefers. Those were so damn good. If they still sold them, I'd be at Taco Bell at least once a week for those. I don't care much for fast food but that is something I really enjoyed.
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Old 11-07-2007, 09:25 PM   #128
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Ive never heard of Pup-n-taco...... makes you think of dog meat served on a cracker, or something @_@....but , seriously folks!
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Old 11-07-2007, 09:43 PM   #129
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Default MILK DELIVERY.....They used to take it to your door!!!

When I was a kid (60s/early 70s), milk was still delivered in this city by horse-drawn milk wagon!! Delivered right to your door! In summer, you had the bottles sweating on the porch; in winter, the bottles would freeze and the cap would be forced out of the bottle top and sit on top of a column of ice made from the frozen milk. I spent 2 days looking for a pic of one of the old carts online and found only older models, but, if you look at the van in the milkman pic, just imagine a horse where the engine is, and you'd have a pretty good idea what they looked like!
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I remember the milkman coming to our door. I also remember having to "write a note to the milkman". I would add my own goodies such as chocolate milk. Ahhhh memories.

Hey Mikey, I just seen on the History Channel a shoe x-ray device that was used in shoe stores so customers could see their feet x-rayed. It was used by salesman to get the exact measurements of the customers feet. Which was futile since they could easily have used the standard foot measure stick. Anyways check out this website showing this monsterous device that was later discovered to have given off radiation in such high doses that it was
20 times the radiation than a standard chest x-ray...

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I remember the milkman coming to our door. I also remember having to "write a note to the milkman". I would add my own goodies such as chocolate milk. Ahhhh memories.

Hey Mikey, I just seen on the History Channel a shoe x-ray device that was used in shoe stores so customers could see their feet x-rayed. It was used by salesman to get the exact measurements of the customers feet. Which was futile since they could easily have used the standard foot measure stick. Anyways check out this website showing this monsterous device that was later discovered to have given off radiation in such high doses that it was
20 times the radiation than a standard chest x-ray...

http://www.orau.org/ptp/collection/s...fluor/shoe.htm
Wowwwwww that is insane!!! Well; this is one time you really scooped me

I never added my own note to the milkman, but i saw Mom do it now and then...............he was my Dad's cousin, actually, when his horse died, he got a truck, but, it wasnt the same for him without the hayburner, and when they offered early retirement, he took it.
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Wowwwwww that is insane!!! Well; this is one time you really scooped me

I never added my own note to the milkman, but i saw Mom do it now and then...............he was my Dad's cousin, actually, when his horse died, he got a truck, but, it wasnt the same for him without the hayburner, and when they offered early retirement, he took it.
Thank you Mikey. I couldn't believe it til I heard it and was watching old film footage of these customers x-raying their feet!!! Crazy!!!!

Was that foot pic on that website?
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"What walks down stairs, alone or in pairs,
And makes a slinkity sound?
A spring, a spring, a marvelous thing,
Everyone knows it's Slinky?"

"It's Slinky! It's Slinky!
For fun it's a wonderful toy,
It's fun for a girl and a boy!"

I had the "Slinky" toy when I was a kid but I could never get it to go right no matter how hard I tried.
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I DID I DID!!!!!! *irene raising her hand* But we didn't have stairs in my house so it made the toy not as fun as I thought it would be. I had to make my own steps with our encyclopedias.
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I get a kick out of listening to old-time radio shows. I have a collection of
them (some aired before I was born), on records, cassettes and CDs. Among
my favorites from "those thrilling days of yesteryear" ...

Dragnet
The Life of Riley
The Dean Martin & Jerry Lewis Show (1st show; with Lucille Ball)
Red Skelton
The Jack Benny Show
The Chase & Sanborn Hour
Popeye the Sailor
The Mel Blanc Show
The Charlie McCarthy Show (with Edgar Bergen)
My Little Margie
Meet Millie
No School Today (with Big Jon & Sparkie)
The Shadow (with Orson Welles)
Suspense (with Cary Grant)
War of the Worlds (with Orson Welles)
Gunsmoke (with William Conrad as Matt Dillon)

Also radio versions of movie classics:
Casablanca (with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman)
The Fuller Brush Man (with Red Skelton)
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (with Danny Kaye)
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