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    For my Hoosier(paticularly Indy) friends

    This is the city; Indianapolis , Indiana . The year is 1963.

    -McDonalds hamburger, fries, and large Coke: 45 cents.

    -Burger Chef; cheeseburger, fries, and a large Coke; 50 cents. (The Big Chef would not appear until 1966.)

    -A Big Chief, onion rings, and a Chocolate Coke at the TeePee drive-in; $1.20. (Frisch's Big Boy platter and a drink were $1.35.)

    -A gallon of City Service Ethyl was 26 cents.

    -Pack of Lucky Strikes cost 20 cents. (25 cents out of a cigarette machine).

    -Movies at a downtown theater (Circle, Lyric, Lowes , Indiana , or Keith) 50 cents (before 6 PM ).

    -City bus fare was 20 cents. (2 cents more for a transfer).

    -Monthly phone bill: $4.95 (average). "Information" was free.

    -P. O. P. (Pay One Price) all day rides at Riverside Amusement Park ; $1.00.

    -A day of swimming at Longacre Pool; 35 cents. (But you could go to the Garfield Park pool for 15 cents.)

    -Pay telephones( Indiana Bell ) were black and "boxey" in brown booths(ashtray equipped) with cushioned seats and sliding glass doors.

    -A call would cost you 10 cents, but a call to the operator or Information would send your dime clanging back into the coin return.

    -Copy of The Indianapolis Times newspaper; 7 cents.

    -Half gallon of milk; 25 cents.

    -Bouncin' Bill Baker was spinning the platters on WIBC. The "Emperor" and Jackson "Q" Sundae and Jay Reynolds were three of the WIFE Good Guys.

    -Selwin was hosting the Saturday afternoon Tarzan mo vies on WISH-TV Ch. 8

    -Sammy Terry was giving us all "pleasant nightmares" on WTTV, Channel 4.

    -Wilhelmina followed Sammy with an even worse movie!

    -Happy Herb brought us Popeye cartoons from the "poop deck" studio prop at Ch. 4. (Cowboy Bob was still in college; Janie was a Ch . 4 "intern.")

    -David Letterman was a student at Broad Ripple High School .

    -Jane Pauley was a student at Warren Central.

    -Harlow Hickenlooper and Curley Meyers kept us laughing with the 3 Stooges on Saturday mornings ( Ch. 6, at 9:00)

    -Dick Summers hosted the Teen Dance Party on Ch. 8.

    -You could do the twist at Fox's Skating Rink, or at The Whiteland Barn.

    -Herman Hoglebogle was fixing problems for readers of The Indianapolis News. (Herman was created by Tom Johnson, a graduate of Broad Ripple High School, 1951)

    -The Hinkle Fieldhouse, the State Fair Coliseum, and Clowes Hall were the Biggest, the best, and considered "state of the art".

    -Debbie Drake was leading the morning exercises on Ch. 8. Jack Lalane was doing the same on Ch. 6.

    -Frances Farmer hosted the Channel 6 late afternoon movie on WFBM TV (6)

    -Ruth Lyons 50 / 50 Club took up 2 hours from 12 Noon to 2:00 pm on WLW-I Ch. 13.

    -There were no Country music radio stations in town. There were many German language radio programs but no Spanish language stations.

    -FM was strictly for classical or "show tunes."

    -WGEE, 1590 AM played music for "Colored" listeners.

    -You could live in Marion County but not be a resident of the city of Indianapolis .

    - 38th Street was the line between the "haves" (North) and the "have nots" (South).

    - Greenwood was considered to be a "hick" town.

    -Castleton was a gas station.
    -Fishers was a train depot.

    - Carmel was a truck stop on Rt. 31.

    - Avon was a red flashing stop signal along Rt. 36.

    -Eagle Creek was just THAT!

    -The "max" was dinner at the King Cole Restaurant , and a show at the Embers on the North Meridian "strip" of upscale night life.

    -"Dream proms" were held at the Indiana Roof, and dinner at the Key West Shrimp House or at Brody's".(21st & Arlington )

    Greyhound and Trailways buses came and went from the Traction Terminal (old Interurban) shed on W. Market St ..

    -You could catch a train to Chicago about once every hour at Union Station. ($12.00 round trip)

    -You could fly out on a TWA "jet" airliner at " Weir Cook Municipal Airport ."

    -You got your prescriptions filled at Hooks, Haags, or Rexall drug stores.

    -You got groceries at Kroger, Standard, or Marsh supermarkets. (or at Porky Lane ).

    -Interstate 465 was a short 4 lane "highway" that served only to connect you to the "big" State and National Routes.

    -No cable; No Internet; No wireless; No self-serve; No drive-thrus; No ATM's.

    -and there was a Novi on the front row...........



    Times sure have changed in forty four short years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dvs
    This is the city; Indianapolis , Indiana . The year is 1963.

    -McDonalds hamburger, fries, and large Coke: 45 cents.

    -Burger Chef; cheeseburger, fries, and a large Coke; 50 cents. (The Big Chef would not appear until 1966.)

    -A Big Chief, onion rings, and a Chocolate Coke at the TeePee drive-in; $1.20. (Frisch's Big Boy platter and a drink were $1.35.)

    -A gallon of City Service Ethyl was 26 cents.

    -Pack of Lucky Strikes cost 20 cents. (25 cents out of a cigarette machine).

    -Movies at a downtown theater (Circle, Lyric, Lowes , Indiana , or Keith) 50 cents (before 6 PM ).

    -City bus fare was 20 cents. (2 cents more for a transfer).

    -Monthly phone bill: $4.95 (average). "Information" was free.

    -P. O. P. (Pay One Price) all day rides at Riverside Amusement Park ; $1.00.

    -A day of swimming at Longacre Pool; 35 cents. (But you could go to the Garfield Park pool for 15 cents.)

    -Pay telephones( Indiana Bell ) were black and "boxey" in brown booths(ashtray equipped) with cushioned seats and sliding glass doors.

    -A call would cost you 10 cents, but a call to the operator or Information would send your dime clanging back into the coin return.

    -Copy of The Indianapolis Times newspaper; 7 cents.

    -Half gallon of milk; 25 cents.

    -Bouncin' Bill Baker was spinning the platters on WIBC. The "Emperor" and Jackson "Q" Sundae and Jay Reynolds were three of the WIFE Good Guys.

    -Selwin was hosting the Saturday afternoon Tarzan mo vies on WISH-TV Ch. 8

    -Sammy Terry was giving us all "pleasant nightmares" on WTTV, Channel 4.

    -Wilhelmina followed Sammy with an even worse movie!

    -Happy Herb brought us Popeye cartoons from the "poop deck" studio prop at Ch. 4. (Cowboy Bob was still in college; Janie was a Ch . 4 "intern.")

    -David Letterman was a student at Broad Ripple High School .

    -Jane Pauley was a student at Warren Central.

    -Harlow Hickenlooper and Curley Meyers kept us laughing with the 3 Stooges on Saturday mornings ( Ch. 6, at 9:00)

    -Dick Summers hosted the Teen Dance Party on Ch. 8.

    -You could do the twist at Fox's Skating Rink, or at The Whiteland Barn.

    -Herman Hoglebogle was fixing problems for readers of The Indianapolis News. (Herman was created by Tom Johnson, a graduate of Broad Ripple High School, 1951)

    -The Hinkle Fieldhouse, the State Fair Coliseum, and Clowes Hall were the Biggest, the best, and considered "state of the art".

    -Debbie Drake was leading the morning exercises on Ch. 8. Jack Lalane was doing the same on Ch. 6.

    -Frances Farmer hosted the Channel 6 late afternoon movie on WFBM TV (6)

    -Ruth Lyons 50 / 50 Club took up 2 hours from 12 Noon to 2:00 pm on WLW-I Ch. 13.

    -There were no Country music radio stations in town. There were many German language radio programs but no Spanish language stations.

    -FM was strictly for classical or "show tunes."

    -WGEE, 1590 AM played music for "Colored" listeners.

    -You could live in Marion County but not be a resident of the city of Indianapolis .

    - 38th Street was the line between the "haves" (North) and the "have nots" (South).

    - Greenwood was considered to be a "hick" town.

    -Castleton was a gas station.
    -Fishers was a train depot.

    - Carmel was a truck stop on Rt. 31.

    - Avon was a red flashing stop signal along Rt. 36.

    -Eagle Creek was just THAT!

    -The "max" was dinner at the King Cole Restaurant , and a show at the Embers on the North Meridian "strip" of upscale night life.

    -"Dream proms" were held at the Indiana Roof, and dinner at the Key West Shrimp House or at Brody's".(21st & Arlington )

    Greyhound and Trailways buses came and went from the Traction Terminal (old Interurban) shed on W. Market St ..

    -You could catch a train to Chicago about once every hour at Union Station. ($12.00 round trip)

    -You could fly out on a TWA "jet" airliner at " Weir Cook Municipal Airport ."

    -You got your prescriptions filled at Hooks, Haags, or Rexall drug stores.

    -You got groceries at Kroger, Standard, or Marsh supermarkets. (or at Porky Lane ).

    -Interstate 465 was a short 4 lane "highway" that served only to connect you to the "big" State and National Routes.

    -No cable; No Internet; No wireless; No self-serve; No drive-thrus; No ATM's.

    -and there was a Novi on the front row...........



    Times sure have changed in forty four short years!
    Fun post. Thanks!
    Ending a sentence with a preposition is something I will not put up with.

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