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Many of the things we fondly remember now we hated back then.

Mod please add the OT posts from "Did you ever wonder what a live organ donor looks like"

In winter gathering coal clinkers (chunks of coal that wouldn't burn) from apartment basement furnace at start of winter, putting in paper lunch bag, walking the city streets with 2 / 3  pillow cases full, selling them to cars stuck in snow after a blizzard along with helping push them. Charged a nickle ($0.05)  a bag (lots of money back then = $0.50 now?), 5 for $0.20 

If on weekend took bus (free if with an adult) to LSD (Lake Shore Drive) area sold for $0.10 each no discount :rolleyes: rich area - narrow streets, lots of cabs (taxis) stuck outside condos.

Made good money but being being cold with wet feet was a PITA (pain in the a$$)

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BossHog

Chicago cars run on coal? I'm having trouble following you here.

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Davaoeno
15 minutes ago, BossHog said:

Chicago cars run on coal? I'm having trouble following you here.

traction my good fellow- traction .

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18 minutes ago, BossHog said:

Chicago cars run on coal? I'm having trouble following you here.

Sorry - forgot some have never been stuck in 1/3 M of snow - before  front wheel or 4 wheel drive.

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