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When I was a student @ Andrew Jackson (1956-1960), we actually got a cigarette break after lunch. We went outside w/a teacher or lunch aide. There was a candy store across Francis Lewis Blvd that sold loosies in all brands for 2 cents apiece. So, for a dime we got 5 cigarettes & sometimes bartered them like the cons do. Lord how things change.
You're right Jimbo, the word "grub" is a term of the past. Can't remember the last time I heard it either. Another approach was "you got an extra cigarette"? One of my brothers in law used respond to that with "Nope. Every pack I've ever bought has only come with 20. Never got one with an extra."
Cancer sticks or coffin nails, we used to call them. Sal, I'm thinking they were a lot less than 10 dollars a carton in the Base Exchanges on AFB's. Of course on GI pay, you bought the cheapest. Thank the lord I quit in my early twenties after 10 years of smoking.
Reege--You just reminded me of something. When my girlfriends & I would get together after school & didn't have any cigarettes, not even loosies, we'd go through our parents' ash trays & even the garbage, find the longest butts that weren't too damaged & clip a little of the ends off & smooth them out. Then we'd light them up & pass them around. We called them "clippies". God, how disgusting. I can't believe I really used to do that. Thanks alot for the old memory. LOL
Used to hear the word "Chief "alot back then. "Hey Chief,can I bum a smoke"? When I was about 12,or so, we used to pick up fairly long discarded butts,unscrew our pens,and smoke them through the large end of the pen. A home made cigarette holder.
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