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Do You Remember...

Monday, January 28, 2013

My husband & I had fun talking about all the things our kids or grandkids will never experience. We appreciate the cool things we have today,but there was a certain charm to the good old days. you remember any of these?

Our Beauty Supplies`

Household Items~



I feel a little sad that they will never have to~
Get off the computer because someone needs to use the phone-
Wait several minutes (or even hours!) to download something
remember a phone number & not know who was calling you on the phone-
waiting for that special show to air once a week,or year-like Saturday Morning Cartoons -
Finding books in a card catalog at the library -
Scanning the radio dial and hearing static between stations-
fixing cassettes with your pen-
Relying on the 30-minute nightly news to know what was happening-
Living a life where every piece of information is not available 24/7.

Don't get me wrong-I love the new technology for the most part,but then I still will leave my house without my cellphone-lol .I bet our grandparents thought the very same things. Have a great day!

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SHARON10002 2/9/2013 9:01AM

    Oh my gosh, I'm feeling very old now!!! emoticon

I remember every single one of these things! I loved the lemon-up shampoo, but Breck was the shampoo staple in our house. We had every single one of these in our house when I was growing up and into college. Many were still there a year ago when I sold the house after my parents passed away - hair dryer, clothespins, and bag, old TV, mom's hair rollers, Super 8 projector. . . just to name a few.
Okay, I have to edit to say I loved the yard swing! My aunt had one of these in her backyard, and I could sit in it all afternoon! And the drive in speakers, and the roller skates with key . . . ah yes, Life Was Good.

How about the Burma Shave Diddies by the roads? Used to love 'em. Now that was emoticon advertising!

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JANEMARIE77 1/29/2013 2:00PM

    Thanks for the wonderful walk down memory lane. Lemon up that one I totally forgot about I use to love that stuff!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/29/2013 11:38AM

    Had the wire hair rollers, used the Prell, Palmolive and Green Stamps, had both hair dryers, the clock radio, the ice trays, the label maker, the sprayer, the S&P shakers, the cup holder, clothes pins, T.V. trays, still have my antique library card, the antennas, still have the coffee pot for camping and 3 clothes pin holders. Loved Woolworths! My MIL had the phone. My mom worked at a place that made drive in movie speakers. Our library still has the old card catalog. LOL.

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MPETERSON2311 1/29/2013 11:11AM

    very nostalgic

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JULIA_211 1/29/2013 6:28AM

    I used to use the Dippity Doo, Body on Tap, Prell, lol! What a cool blog post! Thank you for the walk down memory lane!

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KASEYCOFF 1/29/2013 5:21AM

    Breck shampoo - I wanted to BE a "Breck girl"!

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    Oh my...the power of memories...All those and more. I agree with you - technology is wonderful, but some of those things were wonderful too!!!!! Believe it or not, the last time we moved, I found a box of Green stamps, lol.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 1/29/2013 2:22AM

    I remember some of those things and my parents still have a few of them. Ah, Woolworth's that's where I was first introduced to toasted hamburger buns, YUM!

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PHOENIX1949 1/29/2013 12:07AM

    What a fun trip down Memory Lane! Recognized almost everything. Some are still in use now, like the Tupperware salt & pepper shakers.

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1HAPPYSPIRIT 1/28/2013 10:56PM

    emoticon I loved "walking" down memory lane with this blog!

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MSLZZY 1/28/2013 10:49PM

    I remember ALL of these-sorry to see some of them go
but life is all about change.

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PANDORA2244 1/28/2013 9:02PM

    Hey, I still use pencils!!!


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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 1/28/2013 8:28PM

    How fun. I didn't know them all but I knew most of them. emoticon Those rollers are a bugger when they get stuck in you hair. emoticon emoticon

Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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PURPLESPEDCOW 1/28/2013 7:28PM

    Makes me think of the U-verse commericial about not being able to move the TV...we had the TV wherever we wanted ant took the rabbit ears with it. watched what dad wanted and liked it! Thanks for the memories.

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JANIEWWJD 1/28/2013 6:55PM

    Thank you so much for this blog!!! It brought back so many memories!!!!
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PINKKITTY65 1/28/2013 6:45PM

    Oh thank you so much love all the memories.. too cute my friend emoticon

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RSSSLHB 1/28/2013 4:02PM

    yes emoticon for posting

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JESSICABOOTY 1/28/2013 3:35PM

    Eeeeekkkk I think I've used just about everything on the list! The musilage glue has got to be the oldest. And the portable hairdryer. That used to be the greatest invention ever. These are all rattling inside my brain. I'll have to send these over to my counterpart across town. Thanks a million!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/28/2013 3:16PM

    ,my son has thoes plastic rollar skates he is 4 the other two has roller blades having said that i brought the 4 year old roller blades just today,no kidding.i also remember making those peg bags in needle work out of a tea towel,we also made a kitchen apron in neddle work out of a tea towel as for the memory.

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JUMPINJULIE 1/28/2013 3:11PM

    I think every generation says good bye to the good old days. I'm 30 so i still remeber no cell phones and no caller id. But my nephew who is a year old will have no memories of a time like that. The good old days are awesome to revist though.

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1CRAZYDOG 1/28/2013 2:45PM

    Holy smokes! I remember every single one of these things and used every single one of those hair products! And I still HAVE those roller skates WITH the key! How cool is that! LOL

What about the billboard for Marlboro cigarettes that had the cowboy puffing out the perfect smoke ring!

HUGS adn thanks for the run down memory lane.

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KELTIC-CARA 1/28/2013 2:38PM

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane, yest I do remember about 80% of the things listed. My how time goes. I guess there is good and not so good in all generations.


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DLDMIL 1/28/2013 2:21PM

    Great blog. Thanks for the memories. My Grandmother was a hairdresser and used the rollers and had two of the hair dryers in her home. I also have my mothers first china set that she was able to get through green stamps at the gas station. My children remind me every once in a while of living in ancient times according to them. I just laugh.

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2HAMSDIET 1/28/2013 2:11PM

    I loved the stroll down memory lane. emoticon

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SKINNYPOWELL1 1/28/2013 1:58PM

    Thanks for the trip down Memory Lane, so nice to reflect on where we came from. Wish they still made those nifty cup holders for the car that you hang on the window, I've actually been looking for one, lol, no where to be found.

And I used to have to sit under that hair drying contraption forever, I had long hair, lol.


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LINDAKAY228 1/28/2013 1:31PM

    Oh how sad, I remember almost all of those! I guess I'm really getting old LOL! I remember when you couldn't use the phone and the internet at the same time, but I also remember party lines and when you had to wait for someone else down the block on your party line to get off the phone and hope they weren't listening in when you did get to make it! These poor kids think they have it so bad sometimes when they can't have their own cell phone! And the pain of those brush rollers and sitting under those hair dryers, and all the other memories this brought back! thanks for smile this morning.

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GABIBEAR 1/28/2013 1:06PM

    Thank you Sami for the walk down memory lane and the laughs while walking!!!! What a blast from the past........

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MADAMES 1/28/2013 12:53PM

    Thank you for some great memories! My mom still uses brush rollers, pink picks and that same GE white hair dryer EVERY day. I use my GE clock radio from 1968 every morning to listen to the radio as I get dressed in the bathroom. It still keeps perfect time and provides great reception for AM stations...I believe that FM didn't exist in 1968! I have wooden clothespins on display in my laundry room, shoe skates and skate key on display in my foyer, pop up telephone list on display in my office, Tupperware salt and pepper shakers to actually use in my picnic basket, aluminum ice trays on display in my kitchen. I have our family's black TV trays, an aluminum percolator to use while camping, and several S &H green stamp books just for old times' sake. Everything else I am quite familiar with! Fun blog!!

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PICKIE98 1/28/2013 12:51PM

    We had milk delivered until the mid 60's. Elsie the cow!!
I can tell you that I am still using or still have
1. clothespins and pin holders.
2.Cup holder
3.carbon paper
4.tupperware salt and pepper shakers
5.cassette tapes
6.dymo label maker
7.both kinds of hair dryers
8. mucilage

the best shampoo I ever used was body on tap with beer in it!! They stopped making it in the late 80's, but my hair was sown to my knees and that stuff made it shine and very silky, no conditioner either.. Now I use stale beer, same difference.
I could not live without my turntable either:I have every vinyl album I ever bought, hundreds of them!
Today at work a young guy that I work with never heard of a bon bon.. he thought it was a band!!!!!!!!!!!

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ALICIA214 1/28/2013 12:45PM


I had a session like that on Skype with my cousin in England over the week-end... lots of fun ...


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SLIMMERJESSE 1/28/2013 12:40PM

    Yes, I remember my grandmother commenting about living from the point when milk was delivered and my grandfather had his own ice delivery
business, to watching the first man land on the
moon. And everything in between.

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