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Throwback Thursday

Vinyl recordsThink back to the days when you couldn’t download the latest album from your favorite artist on your computer. Do you remember the first record you ever purchased? Whether it was vinyl, a cassette tape or a CD, share your memory of buying your first album on today’s Hopkins Happenings’ Throwback Thursday.

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Whether it’s the spicy Harley Burger from the Harley’s sandwich shop, a BLT from Hutzler’s Tea Room or crab cake from Haussner’s Restaurant, for which meal and restaurant are you most nostalgic? Leave a comment to share your fond recollections of meals at restaurants, eateries and bakeries that no longer exist.

 

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VHS tapesAs technology advances, a few things that we once considered necessities are now obsolete. Do the terms “dial-up Internet” or “movie rental stores” ring any bells? Share the items that we’ve lost to new technology in today's Hopkins Happenings' Throwback Thursday.

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Have you ever thrown something away and later realized that it was much more valuable than you initially thought? For example, maybe you had an original Barbie doll or other toy as a child that is worth a lot today. Or, the value could be sentimental, such something that reminds you of a loved one who may no longer be with us.  Comment below on this week's Throwback Thursday with an item that always causes you to say "I should have kept that."

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Remember Rowan and Martin's Laugh in? The Flip Wilson Show (the devil made me do it) and Carol Burnett? A few more contemporary comedies were In Living Color and Saturday Night Live.  In this week's Throwback Thursday, submit a comment to share which shows made you laugh out loud and your favorite episode.

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Remember Password, $25,000 Pyramid and The Dating Game? Before Wheel of Fortune and Who Wants to be a Millionaire, there was Hollywood Squares and Concentration. Submit a comment below to share your favorite TV game show.

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Moving awayMoving away from home can be one of the best experiences in a person’s life, but it can be tough to leave your family and venture out on your own. For those of you that have left your home, share your story.  Feel free to include what city you moved from and why you were ready to leave on this week’s Hopkins Happenings’ Throwback Thursday.

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June 15 is Father's Day. In honor of the upcoming holiday, share your favorite memory of your dad, or the best piece of advice he ever gave you on this week's Hopkins Happenings' Throwback Thursday. Feel free to include a picture and continue to share your comments through Father's day.

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Remember Operation, Barrel of Monkeys and Twister? Post a comment to share the your favorite games from back in the day.

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Bad picture dayRemember school picture day? You’d get all dressed up, comb your hair, wait in line and then hold your smile, for what seemed like a year, for that one chance to take the perfect picture. For some, the picture may have turned out fine, but for most of us the picture was definitely less than perfect. Share your most memorable picture day photos on today’s Hopkins Happenings Throwback Thursday.

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