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midmofan Offline
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What got the "OMB3 Place" famous around here (and its nickname) was the Oliva Master Blend 3 bundle of 20 cigars for $60 ($59.99) including shipping. It was a heck of a deal for a dang nice cigar bundle that they offered periodically.

Well... it has been quite some time since that deal at THAT price has been offered over there. They still promote special sales on the OMB3 bundle, but, instead of it being $60, the best price they have had for a long time now has been $65.99 -- $3.29 a cigar.

And that seems to be the "new normal" for the OMB3 bundle when its on sale at the OMB3 place. Still not a bad deal but not quite as wonderful as it was. Furthermore, at that price, you can sometimes get that exact same bundle here on Cbid for about the same on freefall even with the $7 shipping and, of course, if you are combining shipping with some other order, you might even get the bundle for less overall - all things considered.

Unfortunately, the "new normal" for the super-sale price on the Nocturnal Bundle over there has also seemingly per increased as well. :)

dstieger Offline
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I remember when a gallon of gas was 52 cents.
Mandoman Offline
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dstieger wrote:
I remember when a gallon of gas was 52 cents.

Wow!
When I got my license, gas was 27 cents.
frankj1 Offline
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Mandoman wrote:
Wow!
When I got my license, gas was 27 cents.

and they pumped it, cleaned your windshield, and offered to check your oil...or rather the car's oil
dstieger Offline
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Stumbled into a full service gas station not too long ago...Milwaukee, maybe ....deja vu-ish
frankj1 Offline
#6 Posted:
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how was your oil?
dstieger Offline
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I don't know....I wouldn't let the kid near my dip stick
Numismaniac Offline
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My Father managed a service station in the 60's, and there was even an ice house, with the chipper/grinder on the front porch. BIG blocks of ice, and we still have the "tongs". that were used to lift and carry the ice blocks. Gas was 27- 29.9 as my first memory and I would often be there as a 4-5 year old with my Grandfather. There was an air driven car lift, (Now outlawed, I think) full service and he would even sell a car, there were NO covered pumps or the lift, just a BIG lot, even the dump trucks would fill up there, it was a Marine brand station. We still have some mini screwdrivers from the place, and I hav his leather billfold that hung on a chain. I also re-used the change machine that hung on your belt when I worked there in the summer of 1980. Ironically, I wasn't able to get a job at the HIS factory the summer I graduated, at 17, 1980, although I had worked there 40 hours a week during the summer I turned 16. SO, I actually got a job with the manager of that station. Daddy had passed it along to a couple in '72, since he was already the "Carman" on days at the BIG L&N rail yards in Bruceton. By then, I only pumped gas and sold cigarettes and ice. Daddy had to stop using the lift and by then had brought home most of the manual tire changing tools!! I was never old enough to do that, but I watched my brother, who was 10 years older than me, beat off quite a few tires and re-mount them! That was a JOB!!! As well, we had a metal, two door ice box like you still see every so often that was used for bagged ice that a local reloaded. The ice box was locked and I had to keep that checked and separate money for it. Pretty sure that the price was around 79 cents a gallon then.
Numismaniac Offline
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dstieger wrote:
Stumbled into a full service gas station not too long ago...Milwaukee, maybe ....deja vu-ish



POssibly New Jersey, where it's still not legal to pump your own gas, LOL
dstieger Offline
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Great story, Mark. I used one of those metal change things for my paper routes on collection days
Numismaniac Offline
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Those were pretty cool, pretty sure that it's still in the basement of the home where I grew up and my brother now lives in. It was one that they had used in the 60's, just fixed it a little and spray painted it with some chrome color model car paint, LOL.
ZRX1200 Offline
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Yes yes.....

Candy bars were a nickel and y’all walked uphill both ways in the snow to school.

fog
DrMaddVibe Offline
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Numismaniac wrote:
I watched my brother, who was 10 years older than me, beat off quite a few tires and re-mount them!



KINKY!Frying pan Frying pan Frying pan
frankj1 Offline
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I'll never look at tires the same way again.
frankj1 Offline
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dstieger wrote:
Great story, Mark. I used one of those metal change things for my paper routes on collection days

the ice cream truck guy had one
USNGunner Offline
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Ok Boomer.
Numismaniac Offline
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hehe, never fails, this place turns towards the dark side quickly, LMAOOOOOOOOOOOH!!!
deadeyedick Offline
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Buncha young bassturds.

I remember getting gas for $.18 when there was a gas war among local stations. And either green stamps or a glass that was part of a set you could collect. I have seen the full sets in antique shops around town.
Numismaniac Offline
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At least I remember the green stamps, LOL! I was little but would have to go with my Mother to the store around an hour away in Jackson, TN to get a few goodies with those things.
ZRX1200 Offline
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I remember those.....

Jesus am I old?
Sunoverbeach Offline
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ZRX1200 wrote:
I remember those.....

Jesus am I old?

Maybe a little bit?

I remember being able to get $.50 at one place when I first started driving ('91). Didn't pay too much attention for the first 15 years
frankj1 Offline
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USNGunner wrote:
Ok Boomer.

I love that...
KingoftheCove Offline
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ZRX1200 wrote:
I remember those.....

Jesus am I old?

Yes................yes you are.
Time is a very weird thing.
I remember in da early 70s, thinking that the 50s was sooooo long ago.......it may as well have been the stone ages as far as I was concerned.........even though it was only 15-20 years prior.

Now, I’m like, heck, the 80s wasn’t THAT long ago...




Ok Boomer...
Tittums Offline
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KingoftheCove wrote:
Yes................yes you are.
Time is a very weird thing.
I remember in da early 70s, thinking that the 50s was sooooo long ago.......it may as well have been the stone ages as far as I was concerned.........even though it was only 15-20 years prior.

Now, I’m like, heck, the 80s wasn’t THAT long ago...




Ok Boomer...


A lot of good music in them 50s. I am not nearly old enough to listen to it when it was new but I appreciate that period in music, in fact, 50s country music is the only country music I don't find to be crap. I was born in 82 and it seems like things are slowing down. Then I see some random news program show a clip from 2000 and I am like "Man, video quality was crap back then." yet still, without those reminders, it feels like 2000-2020 wasn't that impressive.
frankj1 Offline
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on the day after my 60th birthday, I think it was JadeRose who said I was now one day closer to 100 than to 20.
USNGunner Offline
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Tittums wrote:
A lot of good music in them 50s. I am not nearly old enough to listen to it when it was new but I appreciate that period in music, in fact, 50s country music is the only country music I don't find to be crap. I was born in 82 and it seems like things are slowing down. Then I see some random news program show a clip from 2000 and I am like "Man, video quality was crap back then." yet still, without those reminders, it feels like 2000-2020 wasn't that impressive.


The day I heard my oldest daughter refer to the "classic rock" station as the "Oldies" station I about lost it.

Crap. OK. Damn.d'oh!
Numismaniac Offline
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Good point, I've decided to start making more out of the dash between my birth date and death date!!!

Told my wife that I need to start writing down many of the life episodes and jobs that I've survived. You would be surprised at how much kids and grandkids wish they had some of those details, LONG after their parents and grandparents are around to tell them.

I don't have many, but still have a few regrets. One, that I didn't get my Granny's picked beet recipe, although there's a brand on the Walmart and grocery shelves that's almost identical. Also that I didn't get my Grandaddy a bottle of the GOOD moonshine I was getting in my teen years. My father would get him a pint of Sour Mash every so often, he just took a sip every so often, just before bedtime for his nerves, he said. He made moonshine during the depression and told me MANY stories about his escapades. He evaded the "revenuers" many times, only had one shotgun pellet that went thought the cartilage in his ear, always got away, LOL. He said that one time, he spent all night hiding in a tree, sun came up, he looked all around and shinnied down that tree and boogied back to his place. He was 60 when I was born and in his late 70's, he and I cleaned part of the high school. I helped him as janitor after school almost all of my high school years. The man NEVER stopped working. When he passed at 80, he had the local Doctor's and the Pharmacist's push mowers in his little basement area. He would've had them fixed by spring. Never went to school a day in his life, his Father put him to work at 8, walking miles between log cutting camps with meals and orders, sometimes he said it was after dark before he would even get home! The State bought that area in the 40's, I think. It's the largest State Park in TN. He knew every trail around that area.
INterstate 40 goes right through the middle of it and we have a family cemetery in the Park. Me, my kids and current wife are about the only folks that ever go there. My 3rd Gr. Grandfather is the oldest burial in the cemetery. It was grown over in '81 when my Grandfather, Granny and parents re-found it and the State cleared it and put some timber type fencing around the graves.

3rd Gr. Grandfather migrated from the Cary, NC area (Cary just happens to be our last name as well) to that spot in the 1830's-40's and he had a 160 acre land grant. I-40 goes right through where his property was, he had 11 children with the same lady!!! His youngest child was younger than his oldest grandchild!!!! All his children survived!!! I found a copy of that land grant as a young teen in the local COUnty Court House basement in the early 70's while doing genealogy research with my Mother.
rfenst Offline
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deadeyedick wrote:
Buncha young bassturds.

I remember getting gas for $.18 when there was a gas war among local stations. And either green stamps or a glass that was part of a set you could collect. I have seen the full sets in antique shops around town.

I remember gas being as low as $.22. I also remember it being above $1.50 during the Oil Crisis.
KingoftheCove Offline
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rfenst wrote:
I remember gas being as low as $.22. I also remember it being above $1.50 during the Oil Crisis.

Yeah...........the gas lines!
In those days I was on a motorcycle (Honda 305) and didn’t have far to go between work and school, so it never really impacted me. I’d keep a gas can filled in da garage, or siphon some off a roommate (for a beer or two) in a pinch.
Stogie1020 Offline
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Very cool stories numismaniac! Thanks for sharing them.
Numismaniac Offline
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Stogie1020 wrote:
Very cool stories numismaniac! Thanks for sharing them.


Quite welcome. If I can help just one person to add to their "dash" in life, it's worth the typing and pain.

I've been told MANY times that I need to wrote some books, likely so, but I can't travel around to promote them and all, did some research and once you sell so many per week, I think, you have to hit the NYC morning shows, etc to REALLY push those books. OR, already be famous, hehe

I also warn folks that I can tell stories and life experiences for DAYS, LMAO!


I live by the adage that Every day above ground's a good 'un! I tell that anytime I'm asked how I'm doing.
Numismaniac Offline
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rfenst wrote:
I remember gas being as low as $.22. I also remember it being above $1.50 during the Oil Crisis.




While working the waterways, I was told by almost every captain and pilot that while that went on, there were hundreds of fuel barges and LARGE tankers in a LARGE fleet sitting just off the Intercoastal, south of New Orleans. Makes ya wonder just how much truth there is to the fact that it's always about control, and money!!??!?!
Numismaniac Offline
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LOL, sorry, midmo, you know this place and we can take a thread sideways pretty fast, at least it didn't turn "gay", and NO, I'm not PC
tonygraz Offline
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Don't worry about Midmo, if he gives you any chit we will lock him up in room 101.
m j toal Offline
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What’s everybody’s view on Tesla stock?
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