Family Life In The 60's & 70's

Discussion in 'Flashbacks' started by Aerianne, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. tumbling.dice

    tumbling.dice Visitor

    We had one too. I saw one a few years ago at a second hand store and wanted to buy it, but they were asking $500.
     
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  2. SpacemanSpiff

    SpacemanSpiff Visitor

    i see them listed here for free but just dont have the room

    mostly cases of grandma died and the kids are cleaning up the house for resale
     
  3. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed & Confused Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

    We could never afford one of those.
    We had one something like this:

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    The speakers would form the lid and detach so you could spread them out for that "full" stereo sound.
    Plus you could haul it around to where ever the party was at the moment.

    Plus we taped quarters on top of the arm to keep it from skating across something like Arthur Brown's "God of hell Fire".
     
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  4. MeAgain

    MeAgain Dazed & Confused Lifetime Supporter Super Moderator

     
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  5. BlackBillBlake

    BlackBillBlake resigned HipForums Supporter

    I had one of these in my bedroom. Got it for Christmas when I was about 12. Later on I learned how to plug the mono out into a 50 watt amp, and seriously annoyed both parents and neighbours.

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  6. Eric!

    Eric! Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    That was awesome!!!
     
  7. moon99

    moon99 Members

    Yes and no.

    Like technology and science was really primitive but higher standard of life for white people not for non whites.

    Many people did not go to high school. Stay home moms well the dad work in the factory or labor work. Nice house and big car.

    Now days college, 30's living with mom and dad, both lovers working full time paying rent in condo or apartment, hardly any money for nice car.

    Getting good job and job pays well is like gong to the casino now days. A factory or labor work will make you homeless today.
     
  8. jpdonleavy

    jpdonleavy Members

    Those 1100s were hot wee articles - front wheel drive and stick shift - you could just about get them up to 100 miles/hour
     
  9. jpdonleavy

    jpdonleavy Members

    I crashed an Austin 1100 but it was still driveable

    They later made an 1800 too, I think
     
  10. jpdonleavy

    jpdonleavy Members

    jeepers, that's not an austin 10 is it?
     
  11. BlackBillBlake

    BlackBillBlake resigned HipForums Supporter

    The 1800 was a much bigger car, but still the same front wheel drive. We did have one for a while, but I recall dad didn't like it much.

    Only one of those 60's -70's BMC cars I ever drove myself was mini van.
     
  12. NoxiousGas

    NoxiousGas Old Fart

    yes and no?
    so you are familiar with my family life back then?
    the topic is "family life" with a leaning to personal experience, so I stand by my original sentiment.
     
  13. Mallyboppa

    Mallyboppa Nails Mc Fugger

    Ford 100e or Anglia
     
  14. ahsorandy

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  15. Iowaboi

    Iowaboi Members

    I remember sat morning up by seven watch good cartoons till about ten,then outside to play.
    Or rode your bike all over town to find bottles to take to the store get just enough for the pop machine.
    Even today i will shut off my phone sit at the table and doodle or now i get the tatto machine out,then later get the ole i tried to call,text yada yada i reply hey do like we did when we were kids haul your ass over and bang on the door lol.
    Social media has done a great job of social distancing !
     
  16. Bilby

    Bilby Lifetime Supporter and Freerangertarian Super Moderator

    These are re-badged Vauxhall Viva HA series? They would have to be the worst mass produced car of all time. I met guys from General Motors who said so. There have been other bad cars made, but in that number? I doubt it.
     
  17. Bilby

    Bilby Lifetime Supporter and Freerangertarian Super Moderator

    1974 was the year of streaking,It still happens today but not like then.
     
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  18. Eric!

    Eric! Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Oh my goodness- I remember my mom doing these damn stamp books!
     
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  19. Eric!

    Eric! Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

    Remember how TVs used to look?

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  20. Eric!

    Eric! Lifetime Supporter Lifetime Supporter

  21. Bilby

    Bilby Lifetime Supporter and Freerangertarian Super Moderator

    I grew up in the UK in the 1960s and 1970s. Many of the younger generations see the time period as a golden era. 1967 was a watershed for music and many enduring classics were released between 1967 -1971. There was a crappy music around but has all been forgotten about. By 1972 the mood of society had changed Dark Side of the Moon very much reflected the mood of the time.
    The 1970s was a time of double digit inflation. Every time you went to the shops, some thing had gone up in price. The other thing we never stopped hearing about was British Leyland. It should never have been formed . By merging BMC that was broke, Tony Benn arranged a merger with Leyland Motor Corporation.This prervented a much needed shake up it needed. When British Leyland went broke it was nationalized. In the end even Labour I think came to realise it was a mistake. Looking back the whole thing looks preposterous.
     

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