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My Entire Childhood In One List.........

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I remember a lot of these. How scary is that???

45 rpm spindles; Green Stamps; Metal Ice Cube Trays; Beanie and Cecil; Roller Skate Keys; Cork Pop Guns; Marlin Perkins; Drive-In Movies; Drive-In Restaurants (I worked at one of these); Car Hops (I was one); Studebakers; Topo Gigio; Washtub Wringers (I popped the buttons off of many shirts on these); The fuller Brush Man; Sky King; Reel-To-Reel Tape Recorders; Tinkertoys; Erector Sets; Lincoln Logs; 15 Cent Hamburgers; 5 Cent Packs of Baseball Cards; Penny Candy; 25 Cent A Gallon Gasoline; Jiffy Popcorn; 5 Cent Stamps; Gum Wrapper Chains; Chatty Cathy Dolls; 5 Cent Cokes; Speedy Alka-Seltzer; Falstaff Beer; Burma Shave Signs; A Brownie Camera; Flash Bulbs; TV Test Patterns; Old Yeller; Chef Boy-Ar-Dee; Fire Escape Tubes; Timmy and Lassie; Ding Dong Avon Calling; Brylcreem; and Aluminum Christmas Trees.

If you can remember most or all of these...........then you have lived!!!!! (A long time!)

  
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NEW-CAZ 10/19/2011 3:08AM

    Frightening where the years have gone!

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INFLATED 10/19/2011 1:04AM

    I remember a lot of these too. The television signed off every night. We actually went to bed and slept probably because there was nothing else to do, lol.

Howdy Doody
The Lone Ranger and Tonto
Comic books for a dime
Davey Crockett coonskin caps
The Ballad of Davy Crockett
Smokey the Bear
Smokey the Bear song
Tarzan and trying to do the Tarzan yell
cap guns and holsters
Tiny Tears doll
dial telephones and phone booths
outhouses and slop jars
Zenith coming out with a remote for the TV
turning the antennae outside
singing My Country Tis of Thee at school
and saying the Pledge of Allegiance



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FLAME42 10/18/2011 10:34PM

    Scary how many of these I remember...Talked about those aluminum Christmas trees today!

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MS.ELENI 10/18/2011 9:48PM

    I remember them all emoticon

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SABLENESS 10/18/2011 9:38PM

    Good trip down memory lane! Remember when color TVs were a really big deal?

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BLESSEDGMP 10/18/2011 9:07PM

    I remember all of them but then I am offically old LOL (62 next month) Thanks for the memories and laugh.

Pat AKA Blessedgmp

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LMMIMI 10/18/2011 8:57PM

    I remember telephone party lines, blackjack gum, sugar rationing, etc. etc. etc. and before TV there was Jack Benny, Burns and Allen, and Amos and Andy on the RADIO. Many more but I just can't seem to remember. emoticon Now you know I am old. emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 10/18/2011 8:57PM

    Sadly I do know plenty of these and I've been told that I haven't lived long enough!

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ECONLADY 10/18/2011 8:54PM

    Yes I remember quite a few. I will have to think about doing a similar list.

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Health Message (Tongue In Cheek)

Monday, October 17, 2011

As I was in bed pondering the problems of the world, I rapidly realized that I don't really give a rat's a _ _. It's the tortoise life for me!

1. If walking/cycling is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.

2. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, and is fat.

3. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years.

4. A tortoise doesn't run and does nothing, yet it lives for 450 years.

And you tell me to exercise??? I don't think so.

I'm retired. Go around me!

  
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BENDER7 10/22/2011 4:13PM

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INFLATED 10/17/2011 7:12PM

    LOL!!! It doesn't make sense does it? I decided to put off making a doctor's appointment until next week.

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SHOAPIE 10/17/2011 6:47PM

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MS.ELENI 10/17/2011 4:40PM

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ECONLADY 10/17/2011 3:40PM

    Great blog!

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It's Official!!!!! I'm Looking Older!!!!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

I was in the driveway washing our car, when I saw large shadows reflected on the hood of the car. I looked up and there were two Buzzards circling me overhead!!!!! And they didn't go away, but started to circle even closer to me. I ran in the house and looked in the mirror to see how deathly I really looked!!!!!

Then, as if that wasn't bad enough.........my husband and I stopped at Culver's (a fast-food restaurant in our area) to get a soda and we were given the Senior Citizen discount without us asking for it!!!!!

How depressing!!!!! That's all for today.......I'm going to take a nap!!!!!!

  
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BENDER7 10/22/2011 4:11PM

    Uh-oh

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INFLATED 10/17/2011 2:22AM

    I went out a few weeks ago and sat on a chair in the shade. I saw one bird circling and then it was joined by another, then another. I don't know what kind they were.

I love the senior citizen's discount. Here they give it to you when you turn 55 and I am 59. That's money I can save to use for other things I would like to have.

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ECONLADY 10/16/2011 7:13PM

    I can understand how you feel.

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FLAME42 10/16/2011 7:09PM

    There actually were 3 turkey vultures circling our house today, I pointed them out to my granddaughter. WIll be very careful when I go outside tomorrow.

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MS.ELENI 10/16/2011 3:54PM

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NEW-CAZ 10/16/2011 2:55PM

    Bless you Patti, I still loves yer emoticon

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JOYFULME01 10/16/2011 2:48PM

  Been there! Embrace this time in your life because it's not going to go away.

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ACHOO! Dealing With Allergies

Saturday, October 15, 2011

I have allergies that affect me both Spring and Fall, but Fall is definitely the worst!!!

Seasonal allergies affect 35.9 million Americans. Although it is impossible to avoid allergy triggers altogether, there are ways to help minimize issues.

* Do a thorough Spring and Fall cleaning. Wipe windows, bookshelves, and air conditioning vents and heat vents that collected dust and mold.

* Know your local pollen count. (National Allergy Bureau Website: www.aaaai.org/nab)

* If possible, use air conditioning instead of opening windows.

* When traveling in a car, keep windows up and the air conditioning on.

* Stay indoors on hot, dry, and windy days when allergens get stirred up.

* Don't hang your laundry out to dry. Allergens can collect on it.

* When mowing the lawn or raking leaves, wear a filter mask.

* Wash bedding weekly in hot water.

* Shower and wash your hair every night.

* Remove visible mold using non-toxic cleaning products such as undiluted vinegar or lemon juice mixed with a pinch of salt.

* Pay attention to high mold spore counts after heavy rains or in the evening.

Source: American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology.

  
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MS.ELENI 10/16/2011 11:35AM

    I am one of the lucky ones as I have never had this problem.

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INFLATED 10/15/2011 11:06PM

    Ragweed is supposed to be bad this year.

This year was supposed to be a bad year for allergies.

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ECONLADY 10/15/2011 7:57PM

    What has helped me is I don't vacuum, dust or mop. Made a huge difference. Also, nasal rinses help. Good luck!

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FLAME42 10/15/2011 7:12PM

    Hope you will find some relief from those awful allergies. They can spoil so many fun times.
Bless you, with your sneeze.

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NEW-CAZ 10/15/2011 5:16PM

    great advice Patti emoticon
I hope you get through this autumn allergy free emoticon

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ECONLADY 10/15/2011 4:32PM

    I use to have alot of trouble with allergies and then I found that if I didn't dust, mop or vacuum I did dramatically better. Also, nasal rinses are a great help. Good luck!

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A Little Lightness.......

Friday, October 14, 2011

There's a lot of truth here, besides, some may make you smile.......maybe even laugh...

Remember.....Once you get over the hill, you'll begin to pick up speed.

If it weren't for STRESS.....I'd have no energy at all.

Whatever hits the fan.....will not be evenly distributed.

Everyone has a photographic memory. Some, like me, just don't have any film.

I always know.....God won't give me more than I can handle. There are times I just wish He didn't trust me quite so much.

Dogs have Owners.....Cats have Staff.

Never be too open-minded, your brains may fall out.

Middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places.

Opportunities always look bigger going than coming.

Junk is something you've kept for years and throw away three weeks before you need it.

By the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends.

Learn from the mistakes of others. Trust me.....You can't live long enough to make them all yourself. I've tried!!!

Have a great weekend!!!

  
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BENDER7 10/21/2011 8:01AM

    Cute!

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FLAME42 10/15/2011 6:50PM

    Always nice to share a smile/laugh with friends.

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MS.ELENI 10/15/2011 9:21AM

    Dogs have Owners.....Cats have Staff. So true emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 10/15/2011 3:16AM

    emoticon thanks for sharing

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INFLATED 10/14/2011 9:50PM

    By the time you can make ends meet, they move the ends.

Yep!

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ECONLADY 10/14/2011 9:41PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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TWEETYKC00 10/14/2011 9:23PM

    You said it! Those are great!

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