Who remembers this?

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by Blind Bruce, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. tedh1951

    tedh1951 Utimate User

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    Hey, I remember all of that (except the Latin bit), no kerbing or guttering, bread delivered by horse and cart, the ice man also brought the coal, TV didn't exist in Oz, my Dad wore Wellies to the bus because of the muddy verges, we didn't own a car, political correctness hadn't been invented - ahh, the good old days.
     
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  3. wiseone2

    wiseone2 Artitst in Residence Staff Member

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    Remember "Band of America" oil? You sent away to the Cities Service company to get it.
    It was a RADIO show give-away!
    Wilmer
     
  4. Peter McNeill

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    And the Kids of today, they just wouldn't believe us!!
     
  5. Ursa

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    Just as with gasoline, the Holton valve oil doesn't smell as good now as it did 25 years ago, when it was orange...

    Back then Holton came in a squirt dispenser, but Al Cass still came in a bottle with dropper. Everyone who's accidentally dumped a bottle of Al Cass onto the bandroom floor, please raise your hands...
     
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  6. Peter McNeill

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    More Memories:
    1. The Connstellation was a new plane.
    2. Olds Super was a new Car
    3. The Bell was a helicopter
    4. The Firebird was yet to be made by Pontiac
    5. Valve Oil was a product of STP
    6. Tranny was a radio
    and a Dose of Castor Oil was used when needed...
     
  7. oldlou

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    How many remember The Cities Service Band Of America broadcasts on Monday evenings lead by Paul Laval, or the fantastic march tune he composed that was always used to open the radio show?


    OLDLOU>>
     
  8. Solar Bell

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  9. ChopsGone

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    Are you kidding? I might have missed the occasional "Sky King" or "Jack Benny Show" or "Green Hornet" but never the Phil Harris and Alice Fay show, and never the Cities Service Band of America. The only ones I missed were the ones broadcast before I was old enough to recognize radio programs and plan my listening times. I don't believe I missed one of their broadcasts from about 1948 until the show ended. I still have an LP or two of their around here somewhere, long since worn past tolerable quality from too many playings.
     
  10. Rushtucky

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    Those were the days. Back then we reached for our "bottles" of valve oil, now we reach for containers with hair coloring....
     

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