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7/10/14 6:18 A

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Penny Candy



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7/9/14 7:33 P

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soda pop in glass bottles that had to go back to the store,
loaf of bread for 25 cents,
gas for 33 cents,
5 cent candy bars that are now 89 cents,
Log Cabin brand maple syrup in a metal can shaped like a log cabin,
playing outside all summer and never having the door locked

For me it was the "good old days".

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and
not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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7/7/14 8:48 P

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The "cloak room"..From kindergarten until the second grade I went to Catholic School. I still recall nuns pushing kids into the cloak room, and having them stay in there until lunchtime as punishment for some minor infraction. How did these evil minded nuns get away with it?

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7/6/14 8:01 A

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hanging my coat in the "cloak" room at school



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7/5/14 9:43 A

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Bobby Hull being the top hockey player in the NHL (Go Blackhawks!)



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7/5/14 9:17 A

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Trick-or Treating on Halloween.. Remember people tossing in your goody bag a penny or two and some unwrapped candy or chips. Us kids separated everything on the floor when we got home. Eating loose M&M's mingled with change is way too unsanitary and scary.to think about now,

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7/5/14 8:20 A

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Beatles first album



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7/5/14 8:02 A

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Super Suds laundry detergent

Gives new whiteness to clothes.

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7/5/14 7:43 A

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Halo and Breck shampoo.
and Prell shampoo which was so thick it took a long time for a pearl to sink through it.



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7/5/14 7:41 A

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Oh my word, yes, those swim caps. Playtex, rubber swim caps. Cause I needed my head to look smaller compared to the rest of my body.
And how about Playtex living gloves for doing dishes etc. Maybe you can still get them. I had them when I was first married cause my mother wore them. "So flexible, you can even pick up a dime." Hahaha



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7/4/14 10:32 A

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Wearing those tight fitting bathing caps with a chin strap that were required in public pools

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7/4/14 8:15 A

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The TV show called "Fury" from 1955-1960.

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7/4/14 7:47 A

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Chatty Cathy Doll



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7/4/14 4:39 A

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to remember my brother having a "Howdie Doody" doll (and wanting it...lol)

Set yourself up for success and anything is possible. - SP



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7/4/14 2:19 A

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When you only needed and dime for the payphone (and of course, the payphone!)

Make it happen- just one step at a time!


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7/4/14 1:01 A

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I remember the old black and white TV shows of my childhood-The Lone Ranger, Roy Rogers, Superman, Twilight Zone, Alfred Hitchcock, Dinah Shore, Hit Parade, Bandstand, Mickey Mouse Club, Sid Ceasar, and my all time favorite Davey Crockett on Walt Disney and later as a teen-the scandalous Peyton Place.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "Plans to prosper you and
not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11
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7/3/14 3:33 P

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Remember Waxed Red Lips, Smarties and Maryjanes? That's why kids back in the day had mouths full of cavities! A "retro candy" store opened near me. It caters to birthday gift baskets full of old time candy for us baby boomers.

Had a neighbor who said "Cheese and Crackers" and "My Stars" in disbelief of something.

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7/3/14 3:06 P

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and those dots stuck to the paper so you always got a bit of paper in your mouth, yuck!
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7/3/14 12:59 A

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Candy buttons stuck to paper you ate off of...LOL



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7/3/14 12:16 A

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Walkmans



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7/3/14 12:07 A

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tv before cable

I am looking for fitbit friends.

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7/2/14 8:19 P

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Yes, I'm a baby boomer and I remember all of these things!


I did my best today, tomorrow I will do even better.


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7/2/14 2:32 P

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25 cents for a gallon of gas and gas wars with every corner of an intersection all at 25 cent gas.

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7/2/14 2:19 P

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If your dinner plate wasn't entirely clean, mom would mention how the "Starving Armenians" only wish they had such a nice meal to eat. This instilled guilt feeling carried over causing us to overeat and gain weight as teens and adults.

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7/2/14 1:17 P

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black and white television and only channels available were from rabbit ears or outdoor antenna

"If you say "no" to a food in the store, you only have to say "no" once. If you bring it home, you have to say "no" every time you see it on the shelf. Don’t bring home things that tempt you!"
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7/2/14 12:56 P

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I remember rotary phones! I had to ask permission to use it and I had a 5 minute time limit.

Feed your head.


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7/2/14 11:40 A

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Vehicles without seat belts.

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7/2/14 11:23 A

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Skates with keys and Keds sneakers with holes.



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7/2/14 9:36 A

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No computers in school. Chalk boards with dusty erasers were still used. Pledge of Allegiance every morning in school on the intercom all the way til I graduated.


Starting this journey over again. Lost quite a bit during divorce almost 5 years ago and have allowed myself to gain it all back by not weighing myself daily and recording what I eat.
God gives me the strength every day to face all obstacles.


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7/2/14 9:30 A

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Brogan shoes...ugly but was the fad for a while along with hush puppy shoes for men.

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Wolf whistles

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7/2/14 8:55 A

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gomer pyle

~Maria~

"Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one can not be friends with anyone else in the world."
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7/2/14 8:42 A

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When grocery stores sold just groceries. When gumballs were a penny!

Donna WNY

Success is an Attitude!

If you're tired of starting over, stop giving up!

"Look in the mirror....That's
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" Strive for progress, not perfection"


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7/2/14 7:42 A

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gas. $1.00 gallon

I CAN DO THIS
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7/2/14 7:41 A

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Going roller skating at the roller rink on Saturday night.

Exercise is my Prozac.


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7/2/14 7:28 A

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When the family gathered around the tv to find out Who Shot JR!



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7/2/14 7:10 A

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keeping a dime in your pocket in case you needed to make a call emoticon



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7/2/14 5:50 A

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8-tracks



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7/2/14 5:37 A

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Eating three meals a day and never ever hearing parents say the words, "calories, fat, sugar, portion control", etc. Back in the day I do not recall a lot of snacks being bought by the parents.

Fresh fruit was provided if we wanted something to eat between meals. emoticon

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7/2/14 12:24 A

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Keeping some quarters in your pocket just in case you needed to call someone.



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7/2/14 12:22 A

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When a night out was leaving home with a fiver in your pocket meant drinks, food & coming home with a little change leftover!

Going to the movies meant seeing a cartoon feature first.

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7/1/14 10:09 P

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When we were more polite and concerned about others.
When we were not able to carry on phone conversations or conduct business over the phone in public.
When children could play outside and still be safe because "the village" took care of children.
When telling someone that their child misbehaved was not perceived as "butting in" or "trying to tell me how to raise my kids".
When adults were adults, children were children, and the lines were not blurred!

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One day, one meal, one choice, one step to a new me! Go D-Dub!


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7/1/14 9:55 P

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sky King, Hopalong Cassidy, Roy Rogers, Howdy Doody and many more.



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7/1/14 6:56 P

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When most kids played outside daily and made up their own games.

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Playing sidewalk games....potsy, tag, stoop ball, jump rope (never could master "double-dutch")

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When the TV stations didn't broadcast all night and if you turned on the TV you would see the test patterns.



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when the news was only on at 6 and 9

Maggie - Dublin, Ireland. GMT

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7/1/14 7:44 A

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When sugary cereals didn't take up almost a whole aisle of the grocery store. I showed my grandchildren old fashioned shredded wheat yesterday. They couldn't believe that instead of spoon size, or bite size, or mini, that there was a large "biscuit".



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7/1/14 2:36 A

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Having an Ice Box in the late 40's or early 50's.

The Ice Truck would drive through the neighborhood and deliver blocks of ice or you just went to the Ice House to get a block of ice.

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Black and White T.V.


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