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Old 07-26-2020, 05:41 PM
 
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Share one memory that shows how old you are that others might remember as well.


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wearing a dress to school every day because girls were not allowed to wear pants to class?
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My mom saving green stamps.

And, no one I knew had a car with air conditioning.
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Stores closed on Sundays.
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Making your own ice.
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milk delivered to the front or side door of your home?
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There were only 3 maybe 4 channels on tv.
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We only had a black and white TV that got 3 channels on a good day.
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had to change the channel or volume on the TV/ no remote
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We had an icebox, no fridge, during the three years we lived in Mexico. Ice was delivered twice a day and once on Sundays. My brother and I had to take turns emptying the pan of melted ice. Ice cream was a special treat available at the corner ice cream shop.


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ice cream truck came through most neighborhoods in the summer. They played music over an intercom system so you knew they were coming and you had time to grab your money before going outside to to purchase a treat.
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Old 07-26-2020, 07:26 PM
 
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No microwave oven in the kitchen. If you wanted a baked potato, you had to wrap that puppy in foil and bake it in a real oven for an hour or so.

TV dinners that were in aluminum trays.
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Old 07-26-2020, 07:26 PM
 
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Setting your hair in rollers and trying to sleep on them.


Plastic rain bonnet that could be tucked in your purse. ( I found my mom’s after she passed away and carry it with me, just because )
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When tv stations went off the air for the night they played the national anthem.
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School never started until after Labor Day and ended before Memorial Day.
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No VCRs. If you weren't home for your favorite TV show and missed it, you had to wait until summer reruns.

Long distance call rates on a landline phone that was connected to the wall. In order to let relatives know we had arrived home safely after a visit, we would use a secret ring pattern to avoid having a long distance charge on the phone bill.
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Old 07-26-2020, 07:42 PM
 
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The hardware store had a large metal box that was filled with ice. My mom let my twin sister and I walk over on Fridays to buy a Yahoo chocolate pop for 10 cents.
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Old 07-26-2020, 07:43 PM
 
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Getting one was a big deal!
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If you wanted to wear hose/nylons you had to wear garters or a garter belt. No pantyhose yet.

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Old 07-26-2020, 07:56 PM
 
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Sears Christmas Wish Book (Catalog)
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Old 07-26-2020, 07:59 PM
 
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Air raid siren on the last Friday of the month at 10:00 am. If at school, we went under our desks. If playing outside, we had to run home.
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Old 07-26-2020, 07:59 PM
 
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I have a few...

> Party line on the telephone. We shared the line with several other homes. Only one family at a time could use the phone. We never knew who the others were.

> Garbage pail in the ground outside. You stepped on a little pedal to open it and dump the food garbage in. It was the most disgusting, smelly, full of maggots thing imaginable. The garbage man would come once a week to empty it.

> Empty parking lots on Sundays. That's where we all learned to drive. My father let us try it even when we were only 10 or 11.
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pay phones, phone boxes and always carrying a dime so you could make a call if you needed to
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Captain Kangaroo and Mr. Greenjeans
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Old 07-26-2020, 08:21 PM
 
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No Seatbelts

Movies 25 cents and a dime for Candy

Go go boots & spaghetti straps on dresses

Maryjane patent leather shoes for Easter

Black & white TV

Duck and cover

Kindergarten naptime on towels
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Search Engine was a card catalog at the library
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cameras that used film and flash bulbs
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For Easter I would get a hat, a pair of gloves and a new dress in a pastel color. Easter was so very special.
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Old 07-26-2020, 09:37 PM
 
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Sunday drives in the car with your family
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The whole family eating meals together
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A one television family ( black and white of course) and there had to be a compromise on the shows that were watched
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Men wore hats every day.
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Bicycles were one speed.
Bread was $0.19.
A candy bar was a nickel.
The school desks wooden and were nailed to the ground in rows one behind the other.
All the medium the teacher had to teach with were books and the blackboard.
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slathering my skin with baby oil before sunbathing to get a really good tan!
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new white patent shoes for Easter that you wore until Labor Day and the you got black patent shoes to wear until Easter
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listening to a transistor radio was cool
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cigarette vending machines were common
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candy shaped like cigarettes was sold to children
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baby chicks were dyed bright colors and sold around Easter
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In the baby oil for tanning.
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Ours was right across from McDonalds. Also Big Boy hamburgers. The good old food days.
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Great if you wanted orange skin!
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Good morning to all-

1. Old purple ink ditto machines. I kind of liked the smell of the things.
2. the first male teacher- or principal- didn't happen until junior high.
3. Brylcreem- a little dab'll do you.
4. temperature control was turning the fan up a little
5. neighborhoods were black or white- absolutely no mixing
6. girls were confusing and totally attractive- but that hasn't really changed much.

good day to all- Ed
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If you wanted to wear hose/nylons you had to wear garters or a garter belt. No pantyhose yet.
And let's not forget sanitary pads and the belt that went with them...
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Saturday morning cartoons! And staying up on Friday nights to watch the Brady Bunch and Partridge Family.
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Neighborhood kids playing all day and into the night til mom or dad shouted "Time to come home"
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Penny candy was really a penny in my hood...
Ice cream man. Popsicles were 5 cents.
Come home when the street lights come on!
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TV antennas
black and white TVs
no voice mail
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Kool-aid parties

Birthday parties were simple- cousins & friends from church- moms made the birthday cakes - no big themed parties

Pizza was made from a box

Adding Bosco,Ovaltine,or Nestlé Quick to whole milk - no skim or 2%.

Milk was delivered

Jello took forever to make

Pudding was made on the stove
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Thanks for the memories. I remember most of the things that have been mentioned.

The Howdy Doody Show. I was crushed when it ended.

Someone mentioned bread costing $0.19. I don't remember that, but I do remember going to a corner bakery and buying some very tasty bread for my mom that cost about a quarter.

Moms holding babies and young children on their laps in the car while Dad drove. I remember this well, but now that I think about it, perhaps someone can answer this question: If a parent was driving and alone in the car with a very young child, how was the child kept secure and safe? I honestly don't remember.

Wearing rubber overshoes, or rubbers , to school on rainy days to avoid ruining good shoes. It was unthinkable, at least in my house, to wear gym shoes to school.

Men's fashions from the 60s and 70s that haven't returned (thank goodness), including Nehru jackets, polyester double knit leisure suits, and
platform shoes. I didn't own any of the above, although I had several pairs of double knit pants. It was touted as a miracle material, but now we know better!
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Being required by the English teachers in high school to use a fountain pen, not a rollerball pen. Having to kneel in PE to show that our skirts touched the ground when we knelt so they were't too short.

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How could we forget records and record players! Those lovely round vinyl albums and 45's.
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We mostly wore cotton, wool and linen clothing.
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Tiny Tears, Chatty Cathy, Patti Playpal, Ginny Dolls, Terri Lee Dolls, Poor Pitiful Pearl Dolls...
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Remember so much of this. . .
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The Helms man delivering bread to your front door. Sometimes the baked goods still smelled fresh from the oven. His oversized looking van had a distinct horn. "Hey mom the Helmsman is here!
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Prell shampoo
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We can't forget the Tiny Naylor Malt shop drive up on Sunset BLVD.

The Famous Schwab's Drugstore on Hollywood BLVD. where umpteen movie stars were discovered.

The Brown Derby restaurant on Hollywood Blvd.
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Man's first steps on the moon.
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Encyclopedias were books and research was work.
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Milk came in a small bottles at school. No waxed paper cartons for us. And the bottles were recycled for use again.
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Cash registers did not tell you how much change to give the customer. The worker had to know how to count back change.
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We used all analog clocks and watches.
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Nothing was super sized when we ordered food.
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Shopping at the Five and Dime store. Much better than the dollar store!
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of the above memories are mine, too!

I remember my mom using a wringer washing machine with a crank. No wonder she wasn't always in the best of moods.

A few years later one Saturday morning when I was about six I remember watching the last Howdy Doody show and Clarabelle the Clown spoke for the first time - I cried.
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Remember the roundabouts on playgrounds? So much fun!

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Hanging clothes on a clothes line outdoors to dry.
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Soda drinks made with cane sugar rather than corn syrup. They tasted so much better back then.
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the five and dime store was called J.J.Newberry's

We had one of those
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Screen doors to allow a breeze
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Our Five and Dimes were called Winn's.
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banana seat on the bicycles

bouffant hairdos

The GE deluxe pink hair dryer

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Grab bag of postage stamps sold at Woolworth’s

Jack Lalanne’s exercise program

45 records

Miss Francis and the Ding Dong School

American Bandstand

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Romper Room

S & H Green stamps

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Just wading in the creek, running through a sprinkler and sliding on the slip and slide. Plus the neighborhood pool.
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At break time, our Kindergarten teacher served milk and graham crackers to us.
Oh , and my Mom, sister, and I ate lunch at the Woolworths dime store once a month. we always ordered triple decker turkey sandwich,
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Fast food places and Dairy Queen did not have a dining room... you walked up to the window and ordered, then either took it home or ate in the car.
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We had book cards to use when checking out a book from the library. No bar codes or scanners.
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Another old TV memory . . .

I just read that the FCC required UHF capability in new televisions in 1964, but our set dated back to the 50s. Buying a new TV wasn't a priority for my parents, so they had a converter box installed which enabled us to watch our PBS station. You'd set the dial to Channel 5 or 6, turn on the box, and turn to the desired UHF channel. From what I remember, it worked, but not well.

My parents weren't smokers, but cigarette ads were endless on 1960s television. Over 50 years later, I still remember "Winston tastes good like a cigarette should" and "You can take Salem out of the country but you can't take the country out of Salem." The ads weren't effective on me as I've never smoked.

Bella Flower mentioned Woolworth's. I remember them, but our nearest dime store was Kresge's. I still remember the voice coming through the store's speakers that would say, "Thank you for shopping and saving at Kresge's.

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Taking a quarter to the corner store to get 2 good sized chocolate bars and a line of 5 gum balls.
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Loving this thread!
*pay toilets at the airport-it cost $.10 to go.
*sawdust on the floor of the butcher shop.
*wrapping sandwiches in waxed paper- no bags.
*elevator operators
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Who remembers Smokey the Bear commercials and signs?

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I remember when we thought nothing of littering As kids we would collect soda bottles laying on streets and by the sidewalks and cash them in for the deposit. Then we would buy penny candy.
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Rushing to the market to buy meat because the butcher's union didn't allow it to be sold after 6 p.m.
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Presidential Fitness Test given twice a year in PE class.
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Shari Lewis the children's entertainer who was a ventriloquist and puppeteer.
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Metal coin dispensers, used for giving change and worn on the belt. It's possible they're still being manufactured, but I haven't seen one in a long time.
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homemaking classes
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Do you remember Tang?
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In 1960 you could mail a letter with a 4 cent postage stamp.
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78 records

Madame Alexander dolls

Paddle board with elastic and ball attached for bouncing

The original larger black super ball

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My favorites— clamp on roller skates

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Tinker Toys

Mother May I? game

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Shoe bags to carry your gym shoes in or your school shoes in if wearing boots to school

Fishnet stockings Held up by a garter belt in neon colors
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The following toys:

Yo-yos

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Towels came in detergent boxes

Little toy trinkets came in cereal boxes

Commercials were for smaller priced items like soap, cereal, hairspray, cigarettes, food (Chef Boyardee pizza, Spam), detergent, etc. Today commercials seem to be for larger scale items like automobiles, insurance, drugs, etc.

A house had one phone and it had a cord and a dial. Ours did not have a party line but we lived in the city.

If an important call was expected, no one was allowed to use the phone until that call came through.
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Drive-in Movies
Greenwood Dairies [the best ice cream palor ever]
The day girls could wear pant suits to school
Micromini Dresses
Howard Johnson's Hojos
Wanamakers, Strawbridge & Cloithers, Lit Brothers, Hess Department Stores
Wanamakers Toy secion that had a train on the ceiling you could ride on
The Philadelphia Bullentin at night
White Cotton Gloves
Gym classes separate boys/girls
Maxi Coats
Hot pants
Girdles
The Day John Kennedy died and the days that followed
Getting a soft pretzel at Sears on the Blvd.
When RFK & MLK, Jr. died and seeing the funerals on TV

Oh this is fun. I loved the memories that people shared. Such good times.
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1956BD, you mentioned Shari Lewis, and I remember her too. Have you seen her daughter, Mallory, with Lamb Chop? It's not the same, but I've seen some videos and Mallory is doing a nice job keeping the act going.
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I did not know Shari Lewis had a daughter who was following in her footsteps. How sweet! I will look her up. Thanks!
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I Austin ISD we were finally allowed to wear pants to school in the 1969 - 1970
school year. I was in 8th grade. But we could only wear pants if it was freezing or below at 7 AM. As you might imagine that did not happen often in central Texas.

Then the next year when I was HS freshman we could finally wear pants any time we wanted. Yeah!
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The "Don't Be A Litter Bug" advertising campaign on TV and billboards aimed at children in the 60's. I think it really influenced a lot of kids. We should do something similar again.
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When my youngest brother was born my mom would put him in this rectangle shaped baby bed that fit on the back seat. Its legs woud telescope so you would race two of them on the floor of the car. She also used it for him to sleep in at grandma's house.

When he was sitting up we had a car seat that hooked over the front seat. so the baby would ride in the middle of the front seat. Probably more dangerous than laying him on the floor.
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I remember that car seat. My younger brother had one.

Iron Eyes Cody and the anti-pollution advertisements on tv.
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Did you have a meal lunch box? i had a red plaid one with a matching thermos that I really liked in elementary.

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Who had a mood ring?
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Did you have a troll doll? Mine had hot pink hair and my mother said she was ugly.

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I had a tiny troll doll. I thought it was cute.
I also remember a rabbit's foot for good luck.
And I remember learning to drive with our family truck. It had a three speed on the column and no power anything or heater. No seatbelts, either!
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The Wonderful World of Disney show every Sunday night where Walt Disney himself always made an appearance to introduce and conclude the show.
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Did you have a View Master? What were you favorite pics to look at? Mine was Disney Cinderella.
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easy bake oven
Restaurants that refused service to women not dressed up - I remember 1 refusing to serve a lady in a pants suit. They told them they couldn't stay b/c she had pants on, so she took them off. Police were called.
Before TV had a delay time- a guy streaked across the Red's baseball game on live TV.
Some teachers would smack you with a ruler if your cursive was not at a perfect slant or for talking.
If they did, you really hoped that no one told your parents b/c your parents would be more upset at you for not doing what the teacher told you to do!
10 cents Coke machine- 1x a yr, we'd get 1 at our grandparents.
TAB- My mom used to drink 1/2 a day and there was a rubber lid she'd snap back on it to keep it carbonated.
We made our own popsicles w/ a sugar free Kool Aide.
Silly Putty
Things that were "made in China" were seen as junk.
Litters of kittens and puppies- Most people never had their pets fixed.
Oh, Does anyone remember the delicious "space food" that came in the flavor of PB or chocolate?
Watergate Trials- I watched w/ my mom.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents....and Twilight Zone
Every one pitching in pennies, nickels, and dimes together to get gas for driving around
This is fun...going down memory lane!
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I had a troll doll too but I used to call them dammer dolls. . .did anyone else refer to them as dammer dolls?
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Ovaltine was what I was allowed to have for breakfast. Chocolate milk was a reward only.

Tang (powdered orange drink with vitamins) like the astronauts had.

The first protein bar. . . Tigers Milk
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Old 07-29-2020, 05:14 AM
 
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I still have my original Trolls as well as their troll house. I also have my original Easy Bake Oven. Cooking with a lightbulb.....how high tech is that

No matter what decluttering I do, I can’t seem to part with those things.


My sister and I had Big as Me dolls. They were about as tall as we were when we were 3 (me) and 5 (Sister—always a shortie) years old.
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Old 07-29-2020, 07:24 AM
 
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eating at the lunch counter at Woolworths.

Women getting a piece of dinnerware each week when they shopped at the grocery store, as well as blue stamps or green stamps.

I also remember the Howdy Doody show! The man who played Big Bob owned the swim area at the lake where we always went. He was in the parking lot collecting the money all summer. My school friend also had her birthday party at the show. We were all seated right there in the peanut gallery...Hey! I must be a tv star!
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Old 07-29-2020, 12:55 PM
 
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Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom with Marlin Perkins came on right before the Wonderful World of Disney.

We lived in a valley far from cities that had tv stations. Due to the mountains, we had to have cable to a few measly stations. ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and an independent station out of Washington, DC.
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Old 07-29-2020, 01:32 PM
 
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Metracal drinks and "cookies" for nutrition and weight loss

poodle skirts

starched net petticoats to make your skirts stand out and irritate your legs.

wearing white bobbie sox with everything

pedal pusher pants that stuck to your calves when you stood up

placing a collect call to yourself, asking if "she'll be there by 5."

Coin coke machines at gas stations that had sodas in a deep box with a metal maze to pull the bottle through to get to the release mechanism

My dh remembers "white" and "colored" bathrooms and drinking fountains
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Old 07-29-2020, 04:12 PM
 
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We did not have them, but all of our neighbors did.
Jelly jars were made in the shape of a cup and were decorated with Fred Flintstone and other characters. Once they used the jelly, they washed out the glass and used it to drink from.

OH, and those bristly grey hair curlers[ that hurt.
You had to sleep in them all night. I was so happy when they came out with the pink foam ones that did not rip half of your hair out when you took them out.

We always wore slips too.

I remember as a teen we could buy a wristband for 3-4 bucks and ride all of the rides at the carnival as much as we wanted.

Pay toilets in department stores. It was polite to just hold the door for the next person.
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Old 07-29-2020, 04:44 PM
 
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Going steady and wrapping your boyfriend’s ring with (I think it was) angora yarn so that it fit.
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Friends family had first television in neighborhood.
Her mom lined up chairs for kids to use while we watched farmer gray cartoons and Howdy Doody.

I fed my Howdy puppet (Wooden head with cloth body) baked beans and he died (stinky spoiled insides)

Another: I was able to walk home alone from kindergarten about seven blocks. All the kids did that.

One more: our High school babysitter rode in a car with rumble seat ( about 1947).
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kitchen dinette set
Old 07-29-2020, 10:58 PM
 
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That was made out of chrome and formica. All of our families owned one similar to these but larger. Funny I never remember anyone ever buying one. They were always just there. Lots of memories made around these tables.

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Old 07-30-2020, 02:35 AM
 
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Hang on to them! The originals go for quite a bit these days!
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Old 07-30-2020, 02:40 AM
 
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Fish-net stockings

Earth shoes

Mighty Mouse
Rocky and Bullwinkle

Twister

Needle threader
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Root Beer floats, and milkshakes at the A&W drive-in restaurant. A car hop
would take your order, and hang a metal serving tray on the car door. Some
may have had servers on roller skates.

[Also enjoyed TANG, the astronauts' drink. My best friend's aunt also added spices to it to make a delicious tea. Really liked my red plaid metal lunch box w. thermos. It lasted a l-o-n-g time!]
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Dodge Darts that had push-button, automatic transmission.
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Old 07-30-2020, 01:28 PM
 
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Adjusting TV reception by turning a dial to rotate a rooftop antenna, or adjusting rabbit ears.

Not as long ago: 5 1/4" floppy disks.
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Old 07-30-2020, 05:37 PM
 
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when Sears smelled like popcorn because there was a snack counter where you could buy it freshly popped.

When department stores had a book department.

When the girl's restroom was a danger area because of all the hairspray left in the air.

And when Los Angeles Unified teachers could wear pant suits as long as the top and pants matched and the top covered your bottom.
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Old 07-30-2020, 07:07 PM
 
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repurposed hippie vans and school buses for young adults to live in or travel " Hippie on the Highway"

Beatnik fashion
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Old 08-03-2020, 02:00 PM
 
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before seatbelts, my twin sister and I were standing in the back seat throwing baby bottles out of the car windows. I also remember at other times, my mom throwing her arm across to stop us from flying through the windshield when she had to stop in a hurry.

I remember the troll dolls. My brother called them damn-it dolls.

I remember crispy critters sets, where you could make insect-shaped candy.

I remember our money drawer, where we went and got a quarter for school lunch and 2 cents for milk before we left for school every morning.

Hot pants (super short shorts)

Gym suits - blue uniforms that looked like rompers that we had to change into for gym class.

Opening a pop bottle by pulling it under the drawer handles in the kitchen. That was easier than looking for a bottle opening.

Princess phones

Pot holder looms
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Here's a link to old Sears Wishbooks
Old 08-03-2020, 02:01 PM
 
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Someone mentioned the old Sears Wishbooks. Here is a link to an online collection of Sears catalogues and catalogues from other retailers:

http://www.wishbookweb.com/

You might have to copy and paste into your browser. At the site, there is a menu right across the top of the page that will get you started.
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Cool! Thank you for this website!
Old 08-03-2020, 03:48 PM
 
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I remember the covers to 1966 and 1968. I was 10 for the Christmas of 66.
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Old 08-14-2020, 03:39 PM
 
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Newspaper delivered by a kid who came to collect your money!

Charles Chips potato chips delivered to your house

Riding my bike wherever I wanted with no helmet

Riding in the back of the station wagon freely moving around

Colorforms, spirograph
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