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2 hours ago, Historian said:

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Don’t know whether this lady did, but some women of that era had lower ribs removed to achieve a tinier waist. 

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7 hours ago, railfancwb said:

And that’s a deposit Coke bottle most likely. 

The youngest among us would make their spending money by collecting them and turning them in at the store.  It used to be a marvelous system for those too young to work.

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1 hour ago, pipedreams said:

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I remember as a little kid, our trolley tracks were set in the brick road.  After years of wear and tear, your car's front wheels would get caught in between the bricks and tracks and it was hell to get out so the trolley wouldn't hit you.  You learned to drive carefully at an early age.

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7 hours ago, railfancwb said:

Don’t know whether this lady did, but some women of that era had lower ribs removed to achieve a tinier waist. 

The Corsets were brutal, and usually took someone to pull the laces really tight (sometimes will a foot against her back) while the woman would let out all her breath.

Never figured out why this was desirable when the ultimate objective was to relieve them of those undergarments!

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23 hours ago, janice6 said:

 

Never figured out why this was desirable when the ultimate objective was to relieve them of those undergarments!

By the time you pulled the pin and released here...neither you nor she should care!

 

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38 minutes ago, janice6 said:

The youngest among us would make their spending money by collecting them and turning them in at the store.  It used to be a marvelous system for those too young to work.

Yes we would, didn’t we. 

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1 hour ago, Historian said:

I am pretty certain that bridge is still there!

I have traveled it more than a few times.

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A pioneer hiker, Emma Gatewood, was the first woman to walk the Appalachian Trail solo in one season. At the age of 67, after raising 11 children, Gatewood started hiking, inspired by an article in National Geographic, and set her mind to tackle the 2,168-mile trail. She completed the hike three times, the last at age 75, making her the first person to do so. She also walked 2,000 miles of the Oregon Trail, averaging 22 miles a day. In total she walked alone through 14 states.

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On August 2, 1922, Scottish-born British and American inventor Alexander Graham Bell dies of diabetes complications at the age of 75. His invention of the telephone, revolutionized communication as we know it. His interest in sound technology was deep-rooted and personal, as both his wife and mother were deaf.

While there’s some controversy over whether Bell was the true pioneer of the telephone, he secured exclusive rights to the technology and launched the Bell Telephone Company in 1877.

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When Elvis was discharged from the Army he saved the Pearl Harbor Memorial in Hawaii from bankruptcy and his estate still donates to it today. He was a patriot !

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8 minutes ago, Eric said:

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Those days were interesting when the only thing in the engine compartment was the battery, heater hoses, windshield wiper motor, and the engine, and radiator!

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