When we look back in time small things or words can jog our own memories
Posted By CarolWhile cleaning out the attic today I came across my old Olivetti Manual Typewriter, and bought it down to show my 12 yr old daughter.
Comment From Anon I remember them !! they were blue , my keys always stuck and I can remember the big handle to go back to the start of the next line. Wow have things changed since I worked in an office, I must be even older as I can remember an old black typewriter I had think it was a Royal and Black and weighed a ton. I am sure if we showed kids today they would amazed at what we used before computers and word processing
Posted By AndyMy first home computer was an Atari, but then I decided to buy a commodore 64 , because I was hoping to learn programming, I bought the 64 because there were more games around and cheaper. Over a period of time I gathered a large collection of games, and did learn much of the programming skills that then allowed me to enter the computer industry, despite the 64's limitations compared PCs I still used the machine for games up to just a few years ago when I needed extra space and threw many of my games away but still have my old commodore 64 in my parents loft.
Memory Posted By: Anne' MarieI remember baking cookies awaiting Geordie's return...he called to say that he'd missed his original flight and had to hop the next one out to come home.
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Posted By AnonToday I was reading about the chinese conducting an anti-satellite weapons test
Posted By JohnI have just looked in my office drawer and realise I still have a Rubiks Cube in my desk, I can remember when every kid had one at school and it was of those strange things that occur once in a lifetime when something comes along that can bind children and parents together playing the same thing.
Posted By AndyWhile talking to a friend today about his new PC with Vista on he reminded me of the computers We all had as kids.
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From Our 1987 Toys Page
In just a few short years the games computers evolved from the Atari 5200 (1980) Sega Genesis (1989) with 16-bit technology lets you play games that look play and sound exactly like the arcade. Includes base, one controller for single-player play, Altered Beast game, and hook-up accessories.
Memory Posted By: WebmasterWhile sitting on a wall I heard this conversation between a dad ( 40+ and his daughter 6+ ) and found it interesting
Memory Posted By: brickys mate SimonThe worst job I ever had was as a brickys mate straight after finishing school , it was hard work and it just happened to be bloody hot that year so I was always worn out , it was not what i thought work would be like and I must have had cuts on every part of me from the bricks and always covered in brick dust
Memory Posted By: Matthew Burton Taxi DriverThe worst job I ever had was as a brickys mate straight after finishing school , it was hard work and it just happened to be bloody hot that year so I was always worn out , it was not what i thought work would be like and I must have had cuts on every part of me from the bricks and always covered in brick dust
Memory Posted By: Steve Woolworths Shelf StockerNothing worse than first job out of School stacking shelves in Woolworths
Memory Posted By: SharnI was 14 and the music was great and I still listen to many of them to this day
Memory Posted By: RonnieThe music, the hairdos, there is so much to remember. I was 19 in 80' so I got to experience that whole decade in my "fun" years, even though I was in the Navy. I just sit back and think how sad it is that there will never be another decade like that. I would actually dance then. Can't dance to this crap they have now. When I die, reincarnate me back to the 80s!
Memory Posted By: MarkIn 1984, I had to move 400 miles from my hometown to Syracuse, NY. There were no jobs to be had in Pittsburgh. On November 2nd 1985, I asked a female co-worker on a date. Unbeknown to me, she had been in one bad releationship after another for 10 years and at 32, with 2 children, she decided to just be single the rest of her life. But despite that, she said yes. We went to see "Back to the Future", then to Perkins for coffee. We had absolutely nothing to talk about. It was just a gosh-awful date. Driving her back home, impatiently waiting for the light to change so I could get the night over with, I blurted out, "Would you like to go out again?" In my head I was screaming WHY DID YOU SAY THAT!. But again, she said yes. Long story longer, We have been married over 19 years. Our boys are now in their 30s, and we have 6 grandchildren
Memory Posted By: AnonymousWhen I think back to the 80s, I think how much more splintered our society has become since then. Culturally, people talk alot about the 80s being the "greed" decade, but I think that is to ignore the enduring music that came from the time period. Prince, Madonna, Duran Duran, and The Police were everywhere. Music became as much about an act's look as their sound thanks to the dawn of the music video era. In my mind, the music is perhaps the ONLY good thing that came from the 1980s. It was a painful time to be a teenager, because everywhere you looked or listened were reminders of where you were on the socio-economic ladder. It was a social feeding frenzy unlike any other, and consequences for the have-nots were dire. What you didn't lose in money, you stood to lose in your own soul. "Heathers" might as well have been a documentary.
Memory Posted By: JulieIt was 1986, and I was sitting in my sixth grade classroom. Our teacher had pulled out the television and VCR stand and showed us the breaking news of the crash of the Space Shuttle Challenger.
Memory Posted By: JaneI was twelve and living in Chicago and at school that day. The whole school was watching the launch on TV, we had more children than TV's to watch but we all squeezed into classrooms where there was a TV.
Memory Posted By: CarlWhile reading through the pages on the 80's I was thinking it can't be only 20 years ago that I bought records as singles or LP's and "ET" and "Return of the Jedi" were considered to be latest state of the art movies, When we listened to "Blondie" and "The Cars" and if "THE POLICE" were playing on the radio and we all knew it was the group . if you had a commodore 64 you were running the latest games and loading them through a cassette player, and everyone was arguing over which was best VHS or Betamax. Fax machines took 2 guys to lift and get it working and if you saw somebody with a mobile phone ( which weighed a ton ) they were more than likely very rich and important. I can still rememeber the first PC going into our office to be shared by all of us with a big floppy disk to get it going and a green screen with the very helpfull > as your prompt
Memory Posted By: CarliI was 10 in 1982 so I grew up from a girl to a woman in the 80's , I got my first radio , would go roller skating evry friday night with music from Madonna, Tina Turner Boy George, Billy Idol, Tears for Fears..and the Eurythmics and Pretty in Pink. We all used to pile in the back of a pick up truck and go to drive in movies to watch Ghostbusters, A Fish Called Wanda or a Disney Movie, and some of friends even had MTV ( that was when it was good ), the boys all loved the music from Talking Heads, The Police and Men Without Hats. And even the TV was better with programmes like Cosby Show Dukes Of Hazzard and Miami Vice and we had a Betamax video recorder to record TV ( and it was easier to use than those today And I can always remember getting my first Boom Box it was lavender , I loved the big earings my puffball skirt and the clothes !! what a great time to be a teenager
Memory Posted By: AnnMy family and I a total of 12 travelled from Brighton to London the day before and took our sleeping bags and staked our place on the Mall. The atmosphere was amazing.
Memory Posted By: CarolI was 14 and remember the day well. I got up very early at about 3:00 AM to watch it on television like millions of other people.
Memory Posted By: kpcrispie29th July 1981. How could I forget this special day? It was a thursday, a public holiday, we all got a day off from work.
Memory Posted By: JennaI grew up outside Chicago, where the suburbs meet the farms. My parents moved from Boston to Illinois the year they adopted me. Interracial and international adoption was pretty unusual in the 1980s in the Midwest, so it sometimes devolved into spectacle and odd questions from strangers. The only other kids at my school who weren't white were other adopted kids. This lasted until the mid 80s. I always had a slight feeling of being an outsider, but when I met people who were culturally Asian, we found we did not have as much in common. I didn't know much about Asian culture or families (although my parents tried). Secretly, I liked to see the confusion on people's faces when they were trying to figure out what I was all about. I never suffered outright discrimination or racism, but nowadays people are more educated and aware about multiracial families and all the different ways to make a family.
Memory Posted By: Name WithheldI remember the first day I joined the teaching profession and how enthusiastic I was.
Memory Posted By: JeremyI was at work and we were talking about the idea of global warming and how some people believe that it doesn't exist.
Memory Posted By: J.A.B.'s Freelance WorldI was just old enough to remember 8-tracks and records. However, I mostly grew up listening to cassette tapes. I only have a few of my tapes right now. I wish I would have kept some of them. I wish I would have kept some of the records I had when I was a child, too. Oh well. I do know that one of my aunts had a fine 8-Track collection that included one from the BeeGees. Oh those were the days-a little before my time but I am still old enough to appreciate them! Julie, J.A.B.'s Freelance World-A Whole New World of Writing
Memory Posted By: Anthony
Memory Posted By: Anthony