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Midway Sailor wrote:

Here's an old menu from the Alpine Hut in Rhododendron. It was called the Alpine Hut up until about a year ago.



I've got an old baseball program somewhere I'll try to find and scan.  It's from the 60's when my Dad and I attended a baseball game at Wrigley Field in Chicago.  The advertising and the pricing are incredilble...



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Paige Turner wrote:

That menu is making my mouth water.Nothing like a BLT and an icy coke.



At those prices Yvonne I'd weigh 500 pounds!!!



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  In 1964 after I was discharged from active duty and got home, the first big meal I ate out was at an old favorite restaurant, and I had Maine lobster (two tails about 1LB) with all the trimmings for $4.50 however that was about what my pay was for the day, the last day I was in the Navy, so it's all relative.
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Here's an old menu from the Alpine Hut in Rhododendron. It was called the Alpine Hut up until about a year ago.

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That menu is making my mouth water.Nothing like a BLT and an icy coke.

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"Midway 84" wrote:

It sure is amazing how long Coca-Cola has been around. Here is a Coke add from a 1971 Hot Rod magazine I found at an old water plant I was running about three years ago.

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-- Edited by "Midway 84" at 06:34, 2008-07-15



... and don't forget this one of my Mother-In-Law Andy!!! 





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gedstrom wrote:

CB-Brat wrote:

Here's a pic of a menu from 1950 that a friend recently emailed me.

We'll never see these prices again!!!


Yes, I remember those days.  A number of stores had their own soda fountains or sandwich counters.  Even the tiny drug store I worked at part time back in 1967-69 had a snack bar, but that had already dissapeared by the time I started working there.

Do you remember the soda machines where the GLASS bottles were sitting in ice water, locked in place by metal rails?  You moved the bottle over to a release point, inserted your DIME, and pulled the bottle out.

Remember candy cigarettes?  I loved them!

I use to buy balsa wood gliders for a dime at the corner store.  Had great fun with them.

I personally remember 3 cent postage on letters.  I knew that there had been a time when it was only 2 cents, but I didn't realize until recently that there was a time when first class postage was only 1.5 cents.  When going through my mother's effects, I came across a number of letters she and my dad had exchanged before they were married.  They all had 1.5 cent stamps on them.

In more recent history, it's hard to believe that it was just a few years ago that we didn't have cell phones, the Internet, or microwave ovens.

Gary



Awwwwww...  the good ole' days, huh Gary?  Time sure does fly!!!!  I miss the days when I'd have to go outside and rotate our VHF antenna until we could pick up the football game we wanted to watch...



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CB-Brat wrote:

Here's a pic of a menu from 1950 that a friend recently emailed me.

We'll never see these prices again!!!


Yes, I remember those days.  A number of stores had their own soda fountains or sandwich counters.  Even the tiny drug store I worked at part time back in 1967-69 had a snack bar, but that had already dissapeared by the time I started working there.

Do you remember the soda machines where the GLASS bottles were sitting in ice water, locked in place by metal rails?  You moved the bottle over to a release point, inserted your DIME, and pulled the bottle out.

Remember candy cigarettes?  I loved them!

I use to buy balsa wood gliders for a dime at the corner store.  Had great fun with them.

I personally remember 3 cent postage on letters.  I knew that there had been a time when it was only 2 cents, but I didn't realize until recently that there was a time when first class postage was only 1.5 cents.  When going through my mother's effects, I came across a number of letters she and my dad had exchanged before they were married.  They all had 1.5 cent stamps on them.

In more recent history, it's hard to believe that it was just a few years ago that we didn't have cell phones, the Internet, or microwave ovens.

Gary



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It sure is amazing how long Coca-Cola has been around. Here is a Coke add from a 1971 Hot Rod magazine I found at an old water plant I was running about three years ago.

coolshades

-- Edited by "Midway 84" at 06:34, 2008-07-15

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Here's a pic of a menu from 1950 that a friend recently emailed me.

We'll never see these prices again!!!

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