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Re: New Stuff
« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2010, 05:10:46 AM »
My Mom was a 3rd generation Capricorn.  And all 3 generations lived together.  The Capricorn's motto is, "Eat it up.  Wear it out.  Make it do or do without."  My grandmother also went through the Great Depression as a widow with my Mom.  DH doesn't understand why I mend clothes or shop at thrift and bent and dent stores, hang clothes out to dry, etc.  Part of that is my childhood, part of it is being a young adult in the hippie generation and part is not wanting to go back to work.

Except for the Capricorn pat I grew up the same way fuck when I lived ith my mom in florida we didn;t even have a car and just a 13 inch black and white tv  with rabbit ears

I remember those TVs. We had two: one about 13" and then a big one on a wheeled cart in the living room!  ;D
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Re: New Stuff
« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2010, 05:43:14 PM »
When you're ready, learning thrift will come.   :asthing:

It took me a long time because I was making big bucks (and spending same) as a professional until I crashed with not being able to manage the job with the autism and ADD.  I retired early, one step ahead of the pink slip.  Still took me a while after that to re-invent a thriftier me, probably re-cylce myself is a better word than re-invent.
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Re: New Stuff
« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2010, 08:18:06 PM »
Even with money I am cheep as hell
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Re: New Stuff
« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2010, 10:37:51 PM »
Even with money I am cheep as hell

My Mom's mom never went past 2nd grade, was widowed with a 3 year-old child worked in cigar factories and coffee roasting plants, never owned a house or car, paid cash, had a pension when she reitied in the 1960's of about $36 per month plus Social Scecurity and had 6 figures to the left of the decimal point in the bank when she died.  She knew thrift like the back of her hand.
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Re: New Stuff
« Reply #19 on: February 03, 2017, 11:22:38 PM »
My Mom was a 3rd generation Capricorn.  And all 3 generations lived together.  The Capricorn's motto is, "Eat it up.  Wear it out.  Make it do or do without."  My grandmother also went through the Great Depression as a widow with my Mom.  DH doesn't understand why I mend clothes or shop at thrift and bent and dent stores, hang clothes out to dry, etc.  Part of that is my childhood, part of it is being a young adult in the hippie generation and part is not wanting to go back to work.
Except for the Capricorn pat I grew up the same way fuck when I lived ith my mom in florida we didn;t even have a car and just a 13 inch black and white tv  with rabbit ears
I remember those TVs. We had two: one about 13" and then a big one on a wheeled cart in the living room!  ;D
At my friend's place they had only a black and white TV. I was about 9/10 when I visited and was shocked to see that this is what they had. I was used to coloured on a big screen (our TV was one of those big in-cabinet ones that the cats used to love to sleep on). I couldn't stand to watch black and white shows.
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Re: New Stuff
« Reply #20 on: February 04, 2017, 12:15:06 AM »
Also grew up with tiny b/w tv, but tv wasn't important, and those were the days when people had to have a giant disc in the yard to get more than three or four channels. First color tv was a wedding gift.

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Re: New Stuff
« Reply #21 on: February 04, 2017, 01:09:46 AM »
That's a nice wedding gift, wow. Back in the early 80s we only had 3 channels, now there's heaps that are free-to-air.
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Re: New Stuff
« Reply #22 on: February 09, 2017, 09:39:44 PM »
That's just nostalgia talking. You only remember the good products from the past, all of the crappy products have broken down or been thrown away over the years. Or so I heard from reddit.

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Re: New Stuff
« Reply #23 on: February 09, 2017, 10:05:14 PM »
That's just nostalgia talking. You only remember the good products from the past, all of the crappy products have broken down or been thrown away over the years. Or so I heard from reddit.

Some memorable bad products:

foam hair rollers
vinyl large clown bop bags
tupperware (it always turned milky and smelled)
aluminum tumblers (brightly coloured)
Dippity Doo (think super glue for hair)
inflatable petticoats (had a vinyl tube you blew up in the hem)
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Re: New Stuff
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2017, 06:25:41 AM »
That's just nostalgia talking. You only remember the good products from the past, all of the crappy products have broken down or been thrown away over the years. Or so I heard from reddit.

Some memorable bad products:

foam hair rollers
vinyl large clown bop bags
tupperware (it always turned milky and smelled)
aluminum tumblers (brightly coloured)
Dippity Doo (think super glue for hair)
inflatable petticoats (had a vinyl tube you blew up in the hem)

  My mother used foam curlers, and taught me to use them as well.  :rollingpin:  :nerdy:
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Re: New Stuff
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2017, 07:13:23 AM »
My sister and I had a black and white TV in our room. I didn't mind it. There was no remote control.
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Re: New Stuff
« Reply #26 on: January 18, 2018, 06:30:14 AM »
aluminum tumblers (brightly coloured)
Do you still have those? My mum brought her set along on a family picnic not too long ago and one of my sisters said that they were worth quite a bit now.
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Re: New Stuff
« Reply #27 on: January 18, 2018, 09:40:02 AM »
aluminum tumblers (brightly coloured)
Do you still have those? My mum brought her set along on a family picnic not too long ago and one of my sisters said that they were worth quite a bit now.

No.  I'm not sure if we had them or not.  I always remembered that they were awfully cold whenever I used one.
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Re: New Stuff
« Reply #28 on: January 18, 2018, 10:28:06 AM »
That's just nostalgia talking. You only remember the good products from the past, all of the crappy products have broken down or been thrown away over the years. Or so I heard from reddit.

Some memorable bad products:

foam hair rollers
vinyl large clown bop bags
tupperware (it always turned milky and smelled)
aluminum tumblers (brightly coloured)
Dippity Doo (think super glue for hair)
inflatable petticoats (had a vinyl tube you blew up in the hem)

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Lead tinsel
Tools handles and other things made of Butyrated plastic that smell like vomit as it ages



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