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Remember When?
« on: July 04, 2019, 11:08:19 AM »
Remember when?

When phones actually had a dial-tone to tell you it was working?

When phones actually had to be dialed?

When all phones were corded?

When vehicles had a choke, and had to used when they were cold to start them?

When vehicles had vent windows?

When A/C on a vehicle was an option?

When most grocery stores had a meat market with a butcher?

When most grocery stores had a bag-boy that sacked your groceries?

When they only used brown paper grocery sacks?

When we used brown paper sacks to make book covers for our school text books?

When we use to go to the library to check out books to take home to read?

When we use to go the library to find books on subject we were researching?

When going to the movies in the summer usually meant going to the drive-in?
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Re: Remember When?
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2019, 05:29:56 PM »
Remember all that very well.
Also riding our bikes everywhere.
Didn't watch TV ,would rather be outside playing with the kids in the neighborhood.
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Re: Remember When?
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2019, 01:36:30 PM »
vent windows were a casualty of gubmint interference.
some pinhead naybob figured out that the aerodynamic
interference of an open vent window caused a teeny bitty
loss of gas mileage, so bye bye vents. (and roof gutters)
they were fairly cool to be able to open the floor vent by
your foot (by the parking brake pedal) and a vent window.

all us kids being outside was just good sense.
first and foremost it was very much cooler outside in a shady
spot than inside a hot stuffy house. even if you could sit
inside with the swamp cooler running, you'd just about have
to sit in front of it with it blowing in your face to get any cooling
from it. i'd rather have rode my bicycle anyway, go to the
woods, or ride to the park and watch the older girls and
women in their short tennis outfits, or sit by the pool in
their bikinis  :thumbsup1:
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Re: Remember When?
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2019, 02:04:31 PM »
Anyone remember  a time when some of the basics were clear.  .... quoting a knowledge Kindergartener from the movie “Kindergarten Cop”,
“Boys have a penis, girls have a vagina.”

Maybe they need a remake of that movie?
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Re: Remember When?
« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2019, 06:40:51 PM »
Ranger, I was ruined for life when I discovered that girls were different than boys!  :rocknroll2:

Remember using a playing card and clothes pin on the spokes of your bicycle?

Remember getting up the courage for the first time to put your arm around a girl at the movie?

Remember the first time you kissed a girl, that wasn't related to you?

Remember evening dinners and everyone was at the table talking about the days events?

Remember Sunday dinners after church?

Remember church tent revivals during the summer?

Remember family reunions and all the family attended?

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Re: Remember When?
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2019, 06:42:34 PM »
Anyone remember  a time when some of the basics were clear.  .... quoting a knowledge Kindergartener from the movie “Kindergarten Cop”,
“Boys have a penis, girls have a vagina.”

Maybe they need a remake of that movie?

The Lib's would raise hell if they did


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Re: Remember When?
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2019, 12:21:42 AM »
Remember making popcorn on the stove, before the microwave?

Remember your mother or grandmother always cooking things from scratch and never from a box?

Remember having to get up to turn the channel, or turn on or off the TV?

Remember going to the drug store and getting a milk shake or ice cream?

Remember mowing grass on Saturday?

Remember washing and waxing your father's car?

Remember your first car?
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Re: Remember When?
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2019, 01:10:46 PM »
. . .Remember your mother or grandmother always cooking things from scratch and never from a box? . . .

yes, and all of it was really good.

folks these days (gleaned from cooking shows on television) swear
you need all these exotic spices and ingredients to make tasty dishes
that everyone remembers and enjoyed, when all of it was made by
hand with the cheapest of cheap spices that could be had, and all of
it plain stuff, like plain cheap table salt, baking powder, ground black
pepper in a tin box, cheap ground cinnamon, etc.

the "secret" was all the hard work and attention that went into cooking them,
not some magic imported ingredient or special automatic machine.
i read posts online in every type of forum where folks rant and rave about
maw-maw's biscuits or pie or something that was so so so good, and they
can't reproduce it with their imported so-and-so ingredient and their special
$500.00 cooking machine.
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Re: Remember When?
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2019, 01:21:31 PM »
Ranger, the extent of my grandmother's spices were salt and black pepper! Now she did use some other spices for pies and cakes, but for most cooking, she used just slat and pepper. I don't really remember her food needing anything other than those spices to taste good.

Over the last several years, I have been going back to basics on many recipes. Like cornbread. I quit using the boxed version several years ago and make them from scratch. And biscuits. No more canned biscuits here at Casa Del Axxe! It does take a bit longer to make them from scratch, but the end results are more than worth it. I make gravy from scratch as well. I also started last year making my own salsa's and that is turning out pretty good. I love pinto beans and we eat quite a bit of them around here at the house. When I make them now, I reserve a small portion to make my own refried beans and bean dip.

Another ingredient I started using several years ago that makes a huge difference in taste is lard. That, and bacon drippings. And a good seasoned cast iron skillet!
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Re: Remember When?
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2019, 02:16:16 PM »
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hmmmmm - I kinda, sorta disagree about the "no spices" comments above - as evidenced by some of the "what's for dinner" posts I've been making here ya gotta believe that I'm a person of discerning tastes when it comes to my palate

without spices you're simply a Meat and Potatoes person.....booooooriiiiiiiiing !

be a Connoisseur of Cooking folks - life's too short for just Salt and Pepper

(yeah, Mom cooked some really great dishes - but so do I)
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Re: Remember When?
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2019, 07:22:13 PM »
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hmmmmm - I kinda, sorta disagree about the "no spices" comments above - as evidenced by some of the "what's for dinner" posts I've been making here ya gotta believe that I'm a person of discerning tastes when it comes to my palate

without spices you're simply a Meat and Potatoes person.....booooooriiiiiiiiing !

be a Connoisseur of Cooking folks - life's too short for just Salt and Pepper

(yeah, Mom cooked some really great dishes - but so do I)

I agree Tango. I do tend to use more spices than my grandmother used in her day. Some foods need more spices to bring them out, and some can stand on their own with a minimum of seasoning or spices. Years ago, being introduced to Cajun cooking really woke up my tastebuds.
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Re: Remember When?
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2019, 01:10:46 PM »
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hmmmmm - I kinda, sorta disagree about the "no spices" comments above - as evidenced by some of the "what's for dinner" posts I've been making here ya gotta believe that I'm a person of discerning tastes when it comes to my palate

without spices you're simply a Meat and Potatoes person.....booooooriiiiiiiiing !

be a Connoisseur of Cooking folks - life's too short for just Salt and Pepper

(yeah, Mom cooked some really great dishes - but so do I)

well you'll still be allowed to use whatever spices you want to
in whatever manner you wish to use them.
the secret spice police won't be knocking at your door anytime soon.

me personally, i quit trying to make any of these recipes that require
some special ingredient that i can't buy without ordering something
online, or making 3 or 4 trips to different stores to look for something
that may only get used the one time.
my mother and her mother used what they could trade for back
in the "olden" days before WWII right there in East Point when the
peddler would come trade for eggs and hens or vegetables. it was either that, or
hitch up the mule and make a trip to Winnsboro for a box of special
spice or ingredient. (like that was going to happen, or as if they
had cash money to buy anything)
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Re: Remember When?
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2019, 03:48:38 PM »
I know I use way many more spices than my grandmother used. But she used a lot of bacon drippings and lard in her cooking which IMO added it's own level of flavoring to various things she cooked.

A lot of people, (my wife included!) like to use non-stick pans to cook eggs in. Not me! Cast iron skillet, cooking the bacon first then the eggs. Just a little salt and pepper and they are good to go, fried or scrambled!  :rocknroll2:

Granny always kept a can on the stove that she saved her bacon drippings in for cooking with. When she made soft-fried potatoes with onions, she always used lard and some bacon drippings to season them with along with just some salt and pepper. She also used a lot of salt pork to cook with as well. Sure made her pinto beans to die for!
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