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Vintage shots from days gone by!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Dog427435, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. alfin32
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    Carmel, Ca.
     
  2. Novadude55
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  4. jimi'shemi291
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    Thanks, guys, though I only could WISH that the "young" part were still true! :D LOL. I don't want any extra years on my life, but I get tired of my body hurting, and of not being able to hold up my end of a load, ya know?:rolleyes:

    FBI, I totally agree with your comments about what it takes for a TWO-parent household to get by now VS how it was in those golden 20 years after WWII. Hell, even if people couldn't get rich, they could make ends meet, afford a home of their own and STILL come out far enough ahead to, maybe, send a kid or two to college.

    Now, I don't know how people do it at all. And when I see the percentage of new college grads who can't find jobs, I feel something went wrong. BUT, I don't want to even SEEM political by comparing anything. I just meant to comment on the OLD DAYS when the formula worked moneywise, and parents were able to spend enough time with their children so that they stayed off drugs and out of and maternity wards, 'til they were mature enough to handle parenthood themselves.

    Honestly, society is a different ballgame now. If Ryan or Metalshapes feel that's going over the line (speaking of pol stuff), I'll be respectfully more than happy to withdraw such commentary.

     
  5. dad-bud
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    This young fella really understands the concept of pedal to the metal - he's hard into the corner, he's hanging onto the steering wheel and using it to pull himself forwards so he can keep that accelerator pedal mashed all the way.
    Yeee-fucking-haaaaaa!!!!!!!
    (Well done litle guy)
     
  6. jimi'shemi291
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    Dad-Bud, KNOW whatcha mean about this thread! I hate to go away to take care of my little land plot [Don't ask, as I won't reveal where my stash is! LOL:D], 'cause when I come back after 4-5 days, there are 20-30 pages or more to catch up on! :eek:

    Thread picking up? I do know that, in the 16 days from Christmas Eve onward, there were over a half-million:) views, hits, whatever. That's 30,000+ people checking in to see the VARIETY (Big John's word;)) of hotrod, racing, custom, military, road/bridge/highway-building, pix, gab and personal stories and insights going on any given day. Me, I think the variety, from people of all different backgrounds, experience and interests makes for a SUPER formula. I'll bet even Dog couldn't imagine how the thread would grow in participation.:D

    One other thing: It's all-inclusive. People contribute what they can, or just watch while at work, etc. People speak their minds without tearing eachother's throats out (reference anywhere else on the net!:eek:). Oh, and it's always been,and still is, essentially a vintage hotrod/custom thread -- we just show and tell about other aspects of society (by that, I mean the Free World:cool:, not just the U.S.).

    As for the newlyweds' house loss, yes, it's tough -- more confusing than anything, especially being winter up here in the Northen Hemi.:rolleyes: As traumatizing as it is, though, they, and we, have the same attitutde: Can't look BACK:(, that's done with.:mad: Step by step, there's a bright future ahead of those two young, hard-working folks (and their horde of dogs, horses, etc.)! Thanks, mate!:D
     
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    and not even on the brake.......WFO!!!
     
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    I wonder what the story is on the four 57 Ford Customs . . . all painted the same color. Any theories ?
     
  9. Tucker Fan 48
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    Corner of Ocean Ave and San Carlos St to be exact. The Sprouse Reitz 5 - 10 -15 cent store can be seen on the left. The Chevron Station building is on the right.
     
  10. C.R.Glow Neon
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  11. after WWII the whole world was hungry for manufactured goods. Europe was bombed out. The USA had the factories & workforce. So if someone needed something manufactured they came here to get it. That created a one time anomoly where a person could work with his hands & make good wages & retirement from the same employer their entire working life. That ended with the fake gas shortage in the 70,s. I afraid its over never to rebound. OldWolf
     
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  13. noboD
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    Yup, the yellow cab sign.
     
  14. junkyardjeff
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    Is that town large enough to have that many cabs.
     
  15. jimi'shemi291
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    Fortunately/unfortunately, Old Wolf, I agree. I'm gonna sign off and go put on the appropriate Merle Haggard song. You know the one.
     
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    Flyboys get all the girls.
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    Parade in Alaska, possibly Fairbanks 1956
     
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    This shot if from the mid 50's at a dog sled event in Alaska.
     
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    I initially kept this picture because of the cola signage but then later I thought the 3 people smoking was a kick and later saw the Phillip Morris stuff. Certainly a bygone era.
     
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    Horseshoe Falls, Ontario, Canada about 1961
     
  22. Ester Eddie
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    This can be seen today up here except the trucks are a bit more beaten up.:D
     
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