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Back in the day…

My roomie and I have a running gag.  Actually, we have many running gags.  We’re a laugh-a-minute!  One of these gags involves channeling her late father.

It seems, whenever he was pining over some current issue (e.g. gasoline prices) he would say:

You know, it wasn’t that way back in 1967…

And, to keep his memory alive as we are sick and twisted, we have adopted similar verbiage.

JEEZUS I hate paying XXX for this!  It didn’t cost that much back in 1967 (or insert appropriate year).

Over at Random Acts of Patriotism, ASM826 takes a similar tack.

He wants to transport us back to 1954!  Via the WABAC Machine.

An excerpt:

There were 2 million people living in the metro Detroit area and it was one of the manufacturing centers of the world. Detroit today…

Of course, it wasn’t all lollypops and roses.  Racial strife, the Red Scare; let’s not forget the warts in this photo.  But,

If only we had the WABAC…or a DeLorean…

h/t ASM826, Chattanooga Times Free Press

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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4 thoughts on “Back in the day…

  1. Just old enough to remember the turnover. Never did recover from the ’67 riots …
    Yet at one time … just look at what’s left of the older architecture
    … or the pics that show up on Shorpy every now and then
    Proud to be from there … glad to be not there.
    But I miss what once was
    Q

    Posted by Quizikle | September 5, 2012, 12:54 pm
  2. Good one, no question!

    Posted by Old NFO | September 5, 2012, 10:14 pm

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