Do you remember this growing up in the 70s?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dbcooper, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

    If you are about my age, just wondering if you remember ..

    having a Mighty Mo dump truck

    or one of these? I flat wore the back tires off of mine sliding it sideways

    do you still get that tingly feeling when you hear "Convoy" from CW McCall?


    when everyone was wondering who shot JR, I was having a crush on her

    They were way cool


    and I never missed a show unless THE PRESIDENT WAS ON!:eek:

    in 11 grade we got some of these but nobody knew what to do with them

    sometimes its fun to look back....
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  2. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    I bought one of those Apple MacIntosh computers when they first came out. It sure beat trying to do any thing in Microsoft DOS. I don't remember what I paid for that thing but at the time is astronomical!

    A lot of memories in those six pictures. I bought my kids those green machines for Christmas one year.

  3. WHSmithIV

    WHSmithIV Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2012
    Moore, Idaho
    I remember them all :) However, that Mac didn't become available until around 1984 or 1985. the Mac was invented after the IBM PC which was made available in 1982. Microsofts copyright for MS DOS was 1981. Before the first Mac there was the Apple II, Apple IIe and the Apple IIc portable. The Apple IIc became available in 1984 if I remember correctly - I bought one. The first Mac was a year later. My boss bought one.
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  4. Petergunn

    Petergunn Member

    Jan 17, 2011
    ohio's northcoast
    I remember CW aka Chip Davis didn't watch Dukes but did watch Steve Austin. My Toys were from the 60's like a Johnny Reb cannon, a plastic O/U that fired caps, Major Matt Mason, GI Joe and Johnny West.
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  5. rawright54

    rawright54 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2013
    Bullhead City, AZ
    Actually, my one and only Apple didn't come with a monitor; I had to buy a modulator card to attach it to my TV. IIRC, it cost $3200, plus another $300 for an external disk drive. It was an Apple IIc, which was the latest thing and available via my employer and a payroll deduction that spread the cost over a couple of years. That was in 1978 - 79, and long before DOS or the IBM PC.
  6. Southernpride

    Southernpride Active Member

    Aug 19, 2013
    NE Fla.
    That's a wonderful blast from the past. Seeing that green machine sure brought back some fond memories. It sure broke my heart when my back tires split into due to some excess sliding:D
  7. The list fails for not including the one and only, original Lawn Darts!

  8. mjp28

    mjp28 Well-Known Member

    Dec 17, 2011
    anytown, OHIO
    Oh your 70s crush Catherine Bach (born Catherine Bachman; March 1, 1954) is an American actress. She is known for playing Daisy Duke in the television series The Dukes of Hazzard and Margo Dutton in African Skies. In 2012, she joined the cast of the CBS soap opera The Young and the Restless as Anita a grifter con hustler and also is a grandmother.

    Time does march on, and yes the wife and I watch the Y&R, one of my few vices. :eek:
  9. jmace57

    jmace57 Active Member

    Feb 12, 2011
    I got the "tingly feeling" from Catherine Bach ...not from "Convoy"!
  10. 68c15

    68c15 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 22, 2011
    Many fond memories from all but the dump truck. Mine were (plural) Tonka.
  11. Maser

    Maser Well-Known Member

    I was born in 1989. I kind of remember playing with something that was similar in nature to that Green Machine thing. I don't remember the lawn darts, but do remember using a bow and arrow for similar results. ;)
  12. Tonka ruled!!! A M-80 in the cab of the Tonka dump truck just blew out the windows.
  13. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

    That would be 11th grade for me
    maybe you didnt catch that in my post
  14. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

    CW McCall was a man named Bill Fries (sp)
    he is not the same person as Chip Davis
    They worked together musically

    Chip of course went on to form Manheim Steamroller

    I think Fries still lives in Ouray Co
  15. WHSmithIV

    WHSmithIV Well-Known Member

    May 3, 2012
    Moore, Idaho
    Not possible. The Apple IIc was only available in 1984. I bought one then. The IIC didn't need a modulator card because it hooked up direct to TV. It was the first 'portable' usable computer.

    The first Apple II's went on sale in 1977 with a hefty cost of $1,200+. The apple IIe's went on sale in 1983.
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