Roll up the windows!

Roll up the windows!

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    Roll up the windows!

    Curious how many people on this forum don't realize where that phrase came from, or how long until it's no longer used.

    I say it all the time to my kids, and (so far at least) they haven't questioned it as they push the button to "roll" their window up.


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    I do. Or a TV with only 13 channels!

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    Or dial the phone number?
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    Or...the phone must be off the hook.

    Phones didn't even have doggone hooks back when I was a baby.

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    My son's room has a Magnavox TV that was mine in 1984. It has an adapter to feed the coaxial into the VHF screw points. IT has knobs.

    I remember growing up we had a channel changer that was a vacuum changer.

    Our car when I was a kid was a 1972 AMC Ambassador. Rolling up those windows took a week...

    I have my grandfathers old school telephone. It does not have a dial. It is a wooden box with a hook and an earpiece on a chord and the mouthpiece sticks out of the box. Portable only when Hades freezes over.
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    Remote? I "was" the remote hahaha...

    Used to get so mad when my finger would slip out of the dial hole and I'd have to start dialing the whole number all over again.

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    There are still a few cars out there that have window cranks. My '96 Ranger does.

    My first TV was an Emerson (black and white) w/remote control. You could turn it on and of and scroll through the VHF channels(no volume control) with a "clicker" the size of a small walky-talky. It actually had solenoids to flip the channel selector and power buttons. IIRC, the remote used a proprietary battery that had to be purchased directly from Emerson.

    BTW, how many kids today would know what a walky-talky is?
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    Remember when the seat belts were buried somewhere in the car? Or better yet,no seat belts in the car? I don't remember a whole lot of dead people from car wrecks in those days. Maybe fewer cars and fewer people.
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