This is a discussion on I Remember When................... within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; I remember joining the Marines in 1965 and getting paid $87.90 a month. I got a raise to $97.50 a month when I made E-2. ...
I remember joining the Marines in 1965 and getting paid $87.90 a month. I got a raise to $97.50 a month when I made E-2. Very few men owned a car and most lived in an open squad-bay barracks on the base.
My first good civilian job when I got out of the Corps in 1969 paid $100 a week. On that pay, I made a house payment and supported my wife and daughter.
I can remember earning $10,000 in one year and telling my wife I couldn't see ever needing to earn more than that. She straightened me out pronto.
My first contract in education brought in $6,100 for a year.
Proverbs 27:12 says: “The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.”
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As a Corporal in Viet Nam I made $168.60 a month plus $55 combat pay. The kicker was that the $223.60 a month was all tax free.
I remember when Red Dawn was the greatest film ever made.
A good Sunday afternoon was my friend coming over after Church, and we would spend the rest of the day with our toy guns and fighting the "Red Army".
I will support gun control when you can guarantee all guns are removed from this planet. That includes military and law enforcement. When you can accomplish that, then I will be the last person to lay down my gun. Then I will carry the weapon that replaces the gun.
I remember the local government putting up decorations for Christmas on the street lamps and cross wires over the street, not just stores to promote their sales.
The 7-11 had a row of 1 cent candy, mostly root bear barrels, and other hard candy. Collecting bottles and turning them in at the local grocery store.
We had a "Soda Shop" you picked up a wooden create, went through and picked out 24 assorted flavors, took them home, and when you brought them back, you get a credit on the next case.
What soft drink had the guy swinging a golf club on the can. My uncle had a shop/towing company, he always kept some in the fridge for us kids.
Soft drink cans had pull tops, not pop tops.
"fundamental principle of American law that a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any individual citizen." [Warren v. District of Columbia,(D.C. Ct. of Ap., 1981)]
If I have to explain it, you wouldn't understand
OK, I'll add another...
The first photo-copier we ever had was just that:
We had to put a peice of photo paper on the drum, take a picture or the original, and wet develop the paper in a tray under the copier. There was also a "squeegee" to wipe the excess liquid from the copy.
I also still have one of the first Polaroid cameras; black & white, 60 seconds to develop, and you had to "fix" the photo with a chemilcal when done.
"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch; Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote."
-- Benjamin Franklin
Liberty is an inherently offensive lifestyle. Living in a free society guarantees that each one of us will see our most cherished principles and beliefs questioned and in some cases mocked. It's worth it.
I got one. honest..
I remember when I was at the babysitters place and she would send us down to the gas station to buy her smokes.
It was between 1987-88
I was born in 1980 if that matters...
My community in GR MI had "Blue Laws" - no work on Sundays. Only the atheists in the neighborhood mowed their lawns or hung their laundry on Sunday. We had one of the LAST McDonald's int the nation to be closed on Sunday. This was circa 1982.
the early days of MTV
Watching Pete Rose break the hitting record
It's not about the caliber you carry, it's about how you USE it.
1988 DIE HARD 2008
I remember when people were not afraid to get involved. I remember when people cared about their neighbors and were not worried about getting sued for trying to help somebody out.
I remember having a scruffy guy knock on our door at 2 a.m. because he ran out of gas. I remember my Step-dad getting dressed, driving him to the gas station, paying for the gas, and bringing him back to his car. I also remember about two weeks later when the guy stopped by the house to pay him back.
I remember when criminals were more worried about what the average citizen would do to him than what the police would do to him. They knew the police had rules.
I remember when a neighbor lost someone close to them, the neighborhood would pitch in with costs, work, and food. I remember a time when people helped people instead of depending on the government to solve all of their problems.
I remember a better America than the one we live in now.
There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil.
Who is John Galt?