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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 5559, Dec 25, 2012.

  1. 5559
    Joined: Oct 25, 2012
    Posts: 362

    from tn

    I miss the days of $0.35 gas -$100 -model t--&--$300 55 chevys & my pop. I guess i should feel lucky to have known them all-----Merry Christmas everyone
  2. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 28,166


    It may seem a bit odd to some but my hour of work at the Safeway store when I was 18 bought the same amount of gas that an 18 year old can buy with his hour of work in the same store now 48 years later. Inflation did hit the Model T's and 55 Chevys way more though.
  3. yeah, i miss my father too...i was just thinking about him last night,. he has been gone 24 years

    i remember a friend buying a `57 Chevy 2-door post for $900 and driving it home , i thought he was nuts and paid way too much. i guess there has been slight rise in their value
  4. carryallman
    Joined: Jan 5, 2009
    Posts: 399


    i remember in the 60s we had a 57 chevy we took the power pack 4 barrel motor out of ! couldnt sell the rest of car /so we towed it to a junk yard one evening after they closed and left it ! 4 door hardtop/wonder bar radio /cont kit/calif frame and bumpers ! it had a wierd air box on side of motor and firewall ?{ air cond} didnt realize it had a posi till i went back there a few weeks later ! it came out of our disposed car ! i paid $ 50.00 for that! didnt have the heart to tell the junk yard owner i was buying my rear end back!!!! them were the days !!

  5. I still miss my ex wife,

    " I know, I know - breath in and squeeze - don't pull ".
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2012
  6. A time for reflection eh? Yeah, I miss buying tri five Chevys in running condition for as litte as hundred bucks. Bought a 56 F100 for $75, drove it awhile and swapped even for a 67 Fairlane. But like Mr48chev stated, the value of the dollar is so much lower now that in reality a lot of things are still about as valuable as they were.
    Still, I miss the old days. The culture of the times was better in my opinion. Things I liked were so much more available. Not so much now.
  7. Royalshifter
    Joined: May 29, 2005
    Posts: 15,644

    from California

    First Christmas after losing my Mother and yes I miss her. In a better place now and her Angel is watching.
  8. Budro35
    Joined: Dec 22, 2007
    Posts: 114


    Miss my parents most of all! All of you that still have your Mom's & Dad's pick up the phone and tell them you love them!! Merry Christmas to all!!
  9. We all have emotional times during the holiday season as we get older,,for most of us it's Christmas past that reminds us of happy times,family,friends or the memory's as bright eyed children.

    My family struggled when I was young but my parents did what they could to insure my sister & I knew the true meaning of Christmas and make sure we were feed and educated.

    Some of my fondest memories as a kid was books under the tree along with a toy here and there.

    Now,my parents are gone and I am the granddaddy and Brenda and I are the ones who try to give our family memories they will cherish long after we are gone. HRP
  10. lawman
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 2,665


    I miss all of the above except I have not had a ex-wife yet !!!!

  11. Glad to hear that lawman, I don't wish divorce on my worst enemy. It's true what they say, even when you are not the one who did wrong, " Life is Grand...............Divorce.....a hundred Grand$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ "
  12. I hear ya man. My mom's funeral was 5 days ago. Tough but I'm enjoying today with my ten year old daughter
  13. black 62
    Joined: Jul 12, 2012
    Posts: 1,895

    black 62
    from arkansas

    46 years ago i worked at Kroger (same union) while in college 7.00 an hour on sundays part time gas .035 the math
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2012
  14. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    I miss the days when kids could go to school and their biggest worry was how they were going to tell the teacher they forgot to do their homework.

    I miss the days when kids could safely speak to neighbors and strangers.

    I miss the days when you could get on a commercial airliner and didn't have to have every cavity in your body searched.

    I miss the days when we didn't even know where our front door key was.

    I miss the days when the worst that happened to people was a fist fight, when no one would have thought of shooting another person for almost any reason.

    I miss the days when we got out of high school and knew there would be a job for us somewhere, all we had to do was look.

    I guess I just miss the old days, period. :(

  15. Belchfire8
    Joined: Sep 18, 2005
    Posts: 1,542


    I was making $1.65 hr. in '71 at Burger Chef, gas was about .29 ct./gal I had a Honda 160 and could ride all week for a couple bucks in gas. Got a job installing furnaces for $2.50 hr...didn't know what I was gonna do with $100 a week. I miss the days of the neighborhood kids pushing $50 Model A's around to start them and the hoodlums that lived around the block pushing their 1930's Harleys around to try to get them started. Good old days indeed.
  16. modelamotorhead
    Joined: Dec 24, 2011
    Posts: 471


    $1.49 three in one AMT model car kits at the Rexall drug store.
  17. BIG-JIM
    Joined: Jun 13, 2009
    Posts: 1,376

    from CT

    My hair and being able to see my........FEET.:rolleyes::D
  18. Stroker McGurk
    Joined: Feb 17, 2012
    Posts: 291

    Stroker McGurk
    from Canada

    I wish I had an ex to miss....My current wife wont

    My 55 I got for free......I do miss it

    I dont miss working for the wages I did back then....Oh wait, I work for $12/hr driving for NAPA part time........its fun though
  19. 1934coupe
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
    Posts: 4,263


    Bought this for $600. in 68 and sold it for $1200 in 69 after the addition of a 4 speed, 4.88 gears and a Vertex magneto. It had a 283 in it. Got a call from my "Uncle Sam" so I didn't have the brains to just park it.

    Pat, 1st. Cav. Viet Nam

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  20. Skeezix
    Joined: Jan 10, 2007
    Posts: 845

    from SoCal

    Paper routes run by the local kid that deserved a tip at Christmas - same kids wanted to earn money pulling weeds an mowing lawns, washing cars and cleaning gutters.
    Calling my friends parents Mr and Mrs Ratto. Playing army in their yard and in their basement with all their six kids - using Mr Rattos WW2 helmets and his ww1 trench knives -- noone got hurt cause we weren't stupid.
    Going to the dump
    Matchbox Cars in an epic way
    Bicycle rides in the hills now called open space
    Joined: Mar 15, 2006
    Posts: 895


    Lost my mom in june, these holidays are tough. Make sure you all tell your folks how much you love them.

    As for ex wives go, yea she is gone took the dog with her damm i sure do miss that dog.
  22. Don.... you nailed it!!
  23. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,793


    $7 in '66, you must have been the district manager.:D

    I miss the days when a kid felt safe, unless he stayed out past curfew.;)
  24. Dane
    Joined: May 6, 2010
    Posts: 1,351

    from Soquel, CA

    I don't miss having to get up walk over to the TV to change the channel. Or having only 3 channels with nuttin on... :D
  25. KRB52
    Joined: Jul 9, 2011
    Posts: 1,010

    from Conneticut

    Now we have 100+ channels, and still nothing is on.

    I miss my son.
  26. 50styleline
    Joined: Apr 23, 2010
    Posts: 366


    Lost both of my parents way too soon,,,,,,,miss them dearly,but i have been blessed by an awesome wife and two great kids. In my son's letter to Santa he asked for shoes for his Mom and car parts for me. Santa brought me a tranny crossmember for a swap that's gonna happen in my 50 styleline soon. Life is grand and my blessings get counted daily.
  27. i miss those days also that the original poster speaks of and i wasnt around to know them when they happened
  28. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,432


    All my relatives on Mom's side of the family, she was the last one and passed away at age 53 in 2005. My Stepdad David.............I couldnt stand him while I was growing up (he and Mom married in '82 when I was 9) but looking back now he really was a good guy. I really, really miss my Daughter even though she lives with me.............she's hardly ever here..............and at 16 years old all of a sudden I'm not cool enough to hang out with anymore. Living in Orange County................I've been in the Fresno area since age 13 (1986) and it still doesnt feel like home.

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