Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: George-NJ On: Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:58 pm

Only a couple of years ago you used to hear the drum beat of how so many of our jobs are being outsourced to india & other country's.... How about the cash for clunkers boondoggle? 60% of our tax dollars went to mostly Japan & Germany...Thanks fellow Americans for buying foreign in such a time of dire need here right here in the states...

Hey ScubaSteve,

Alot of us make our living from new construction...good local American jobs right here in NJ.
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Fri Aug 28, 2009 4:27 pm

SMITTY wrote:Yep -- Wal-Mart took care of that... :(


It's Tin Can mouse trap. Want inexpensive stuff? Buy it -they have it. W/Pay cuts; you have to buy the minimum of stuff as cheaply as possible to keep on. This reminds me of what Nikita Kruschev said when I was a kid - something like give the Capitalists enough rope and they'll hang themselves. Appropriate now except we're weaving our own rope from empty Wall-Mart bags. How much do they send to China each night :?:

Still running my 67 and 71 Massy-Ferguson MF-10 s and my 65 Gravely. Could you buy quality like that now? I'm still working in manufacturing in NJ - can you believe that? When should I start the count down?
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: rberq On: Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:32 pm

Back to the first post on this thread: We still have our Fuller Brush Man. He's in his early seventies, I think, and has been visiting monthly for the last 38 years. Always sits down for a talk. Knows everything about everyone on his route. Sells Electrolux vacuums on the side. He tried to retire after a serious injury, but went stir crazy and started up his route again.
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: samhill On: Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:42 pm

They are not all gone yet but how about the local privately owned drug store, there aren`t too many left.
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: 009to090 On: Fri Aug 28, 2009 7:51 pm

There aren't too many Mom&Pop shops left. All of the family-owned Hardware stores are going belly-up because of the Big Boxes.
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:57 pm

DVC500 at last wrote:There aren't too many Mom&Pop shops left. All of the family-owned Hardware stores are going belly-up because of the Big Boxes.


Because they choose to shop at the big boxers or they have to? It's a hard choice. We're lucky here. There's still one mom and pop hardware store here and it just recently was sold to someone who wants to do it as a business. He's creating his nitch ... he delivers!
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: coaledsweat On: Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:16 pm

VigIIPeaBurner wrote:This reminds me of what Nikita Kruschev said when I was a kid - something like give the Capitalists enough rope and they'll hang themselves.


"you will sell us the rope"
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:00 pm

I now realize why I've been so down the last 7 months & 8 days............

Ahhhhh..... the good ol' days. :(
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Dual points AND a dual-brushed, electromagnetic charging system on motorcycles -- Remember that???
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You MASS. guys remember these??? Back when Worcester MA produced useful things.....Instead of safe-havens for drug-addicts, illegal immigrants, & general societal trash!!! THOSE WERE THE DAYS!!! Boy how times have changed..............
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:50 am

DVC500 at last wrote:There aren't too many Mom&Pop shops left. All of the family-owned Hardware stores are going belly-up because of the Big Boxes.


The Home Depot built on the edge of Newton in the late 1990's, shortly after the 2 local hardware stores closed. Now Lowe's is up the road where the drive-in used to be and that's it. Sears Hardware and Appliance is still in the strip mall nearby. Wal-Mart build across Rt. 206, more independents closed up. The same thing happened on Hackettstown. The local hardware stores can survive only if they are in an area where the big box stores haven't build (yet). Blue Ridge Hardware in Blairstown is worth going to, but too far away from here when I'm in a hurry (most of the time).
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Fri Sep 04, 2009 8:43 am

I never got involved with 8 tracks, I thought they were stupid, the cartridge was too large and you couldn't rewind it. What a dumb idea. I have a operational turntable connected for those moments when I want to spin some "vintage" vinyl.
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Re: Familiar Sights That Have Disappeared.

PostBy: lowfog01 On: Fri Sep 04, 2009 9:29 am

My son's friend was excited when we brought a 2002 car for around town driving. He loved riding in an antique with roll down windows. :D Have a great day.
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