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Here I go again. Hope youse don't mind.

We had milk delivered on our back porch. Originally it was just left on the porch, maybe out of the direct sun. Years later we got an insulated box, remember styrafoam hadn't been invented yet. I'll get back to styrafoam later. The cream was never separated so whipped cream or cream in your coffee was always available. I guess the mid 50's milk was homogenized, that meant no more shaking. bottle with the card board lid.

I remember, don't know when, but there was a big to do about it. must have been Art Baker's show. Maybe Ed Sullivan, who knows. But what we now call a styrafoam cup was on a demo table with a pot of boiling water. A baby chicken was put into the cup and covered with a lid and submersed into the boiling water. You, we, would think nothing of it now but back then I was astonished to see the chic survive a 30 second, or so, demo. Can you imagine SPCA seeing that today. But that demo. launched the insulation industry.


Not serving water in a restaurant is, in my opinion, just a feel good measure for some group. Has anyone ever said how much water has been saved? Drinking water and the number of glasses that would have to be washed is minuscule, at best. But it was a beginning. I am off my soapbox. Do y'all know how that term came about????

How about outhouses or privies. the Sears catalogue. I never had one but did have one in the family as did many other people.






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You can still get water for free, and in better restaurants it is still served as you are seated, but in inexpensive places you sometimes have to ask.

I miss the drive-in movie theaters with those speakers that you had to hang on the window.



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1951SHY -- you can't get water for free in restaurants (near you) anymore? Wow! Sad... on the other hand, here in England, you VERY rarely get it without asking for it -- quite different from my upbringing in America.

Remember the Country Squire and other "wood" sided station wagons? Remember the shift on the columns and not on the floors, as well as bench seats?

Heck, remember Drive-Ins? Are there any left? Never had 'em here in the UK, so I have been told.

I remember penny candy (big pieces, it seemed back then LOL) and Hershey bars for a nickel!



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I remember my Grandmother having a wringer washer (I had a child size one) and the scrub board. I still have my Grandmothers scrub board and yes I sometimes use it. I wish I still had her washer even tho I got my hand caught in it pushing clothes thru it into the rinse tub. I remember a quarter would buy a nice size bag of penny candy. And you could go into a restaurant and get a glass of water for free.

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The ice man delivering ice for our ice box, and the milk man delivering milk to our house. The cream would separate from the milk in the bottle.

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I buffet my body and make it my slave!

When I eat healthy I enjoy my food all day!


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Interesting.
when our number two son was borne in Mesa AZ in June, I was not even allowed to get into the waiting room.They opened a window in her room (on the ground floor) and I had to stand in the sun to talk to her and see the new borne. Our number one son was in the same hospital with a life threatening temp of 106 and he survived OK.

Not a particularly good memory.
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Men had to wait in the waiting room while their wives gave birth.



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Working along the great post by chooey, I remeber the Jewel Tea Man. We have a very nice collection of the Jewel Tea products.

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stretch armstrong, popples, care bears, tailspin, ducktales...

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Good one, CHOOWY!

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The Fuller Brush Man



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I haven't read all of the "Remember When" triva, so I will apologize for any repeats. Do you remember when....

cars had no heaters, cars with a hand throtle and choke. Anybody remember the Dagmar's on the 55 Cadillac. Some cars that came out of Canada with interchangiable body parts. Chevy's had Pontiac hoods or fenders. All GM cars did that in the early 1950's
Running boards. Steering wheel knobs.

Anyone remember a donkey pulling a cart through town with a knife sharpening set up.

Collecting dimes in the indoor movie theater for the March of Dimes. Those dimes back in the 40's made it possible for Jonas Saulk to make Polio a thing of the past. FDR had Polio but made every attempt to conceal it. It only cost 10 or 12 cents to go to the movie. And you had better git there early because the theater would be SRO by show time.


Tena-Rotor's on your roof so you could rotate the antenna towards the signal. We had two channels then and there was the Dupont network

Do any of you remember whild watching tv and a piston engine airplane would fly over head and all reception would be lost until it passed over.

TV came on in the vlat afternoon, Usually about 4 pm and shut down at 10 PM
Remember the Show after WWll when "Big Brother Bob Emory" a kids show. predated Howdy Dooty.

The first plastic on the market for kids was you could buy strips of plastic, much like spaghetti. You could break it and light a match to connect the shortened sticks to gether

WWll meytal box that you used to put Ration stamps in.

Gasoline at 19.9 cents a gallon, that was the gas war pricing.
The price was never cut more than a few cents.

I worked a gas station and was very common in the early 50's for some one to buy 25 cents worth of gas so they could go to work the next day.

When you could choke someone with a telephone cord.

That's all folks. I'll have to tell you xome great stories about my childhood frien, His name was B. Franklin

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Do you remember the very first EARTH DAY? And Be-Ins? LOL

I do!



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Loud hip hugger bell bottoms and white boots, long stringy straight hair, and cool and peace were familiar.



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..when the Flintstones (the weekly cartoon version) first came on TV!



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Black Jack gum, brogan shoes, taps for shoes.

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When Paul McCartney was only 22 years old. I adored him.

Edited by: DEBBY4576 at: 6/12/2012 (13:44)
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"Top 40" radio song lists. 3 or 4 channels on tv.

The country had fewer choices then, but in a weird way, it created some common ground for people of that era because many of us watched the same shows and listened to the same music.



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LOL I'm not a Boomer but I remember no cable, no computer, no microwave, no remote controls, no cell pones, I had to be home when the street lights came on. I don't know what I would do without those things now but I kind of miss those days. You didn't have to worry so much like today, kids could play safely out in the streets, people were friendlier, life was pretty good.

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Candy cigarettes, small wax bottles with syrup to drink, when gettng bubble gum during WWII was a magnificnet treat.

Popsicles were a nickel and rarely had a nickle to spend.

Held scrap drives for the war effort.

People were proud to be an American and TRUSTED the government (not so true anymore)

Gas was 15 cents a gallon and you got green stamps for buying it

Receiving welfare was not hip (50% of us are on food stamps now)

A bad memory was seeing the Vietnam vets coming home only to be spit on and called baby killers. Makes me sad to just think about it.

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I remember when cars were actually made of mostly metal

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IGNORANCE IS A CHOICE!!


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I remember when the Beatles came to America and were on the Ed Sullivan "shoe" (I was 10 or 11, I think)



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Having the milk man leave milk at our door and it was in quart glass bottles with a big mouth on the top.

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I can remember these things...

FLARES in the late 70's early 80's and my brother still wearing them in the 90's
1/2 penny sweats ..you could get 4 sweets for this money
mars bar 3p
BREAD man delivered bread to nannies house on a bike .[if his wife rode she looked like the wicked witch of the west.
in the 80's crisps called FISH 'N' CHIPS hmmmm
When i was six i played on the railway tracks, now on some you'd get electricuted. don't tell my mother!
Throwing cow pats at my brother in the summer when they dried hard and using them as frizbies. grosssssse,

years ago there was nothing to keep us in the house and everything to enjoy being out for.
today their is everything to keep us in [ gadgets] and nothing but worries out the door.






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I am old enough to remember having a Lionel train around the real Christmas tree!emoticon



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The 93 year-old lady that I care for remembers washing clothes on washboards!



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I'm old enough to remember doing my research work for school with Encyclopedia Brittanica - no computers



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I remember when a McDonalds burger was 15 cents. One promo said "feed your family for less than a dollar". Not sure if that included soft drinks and/or fries. We didn't get those. We ate the burgers at home with milk, no fries, and a homemade salad. My Mom was into healthy eating before it became popular. Looking back Dad's hamburgers on the grill were so much tastier.

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transistor radios and radio with no FM stations; cars without seat belts.



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I remember when the bread truck would leave bread outside the little mom and pop grocery store early in the morning and no one stole it.

I take that back. I just remembered we had a little beagle at the time that came home dragging a tattered loaf of bread.

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The little candies made of wax. They were shaped like soda pop bottles with fruit flavored liquid in them. Also, candy cigarettes.

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I love this thread. I am having more fun than a human being should be allowed to have. I am 77 years old and I could go on for pages and pages on what I remember about the "good old days".
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When kids played nicely together...outside...unsupervised...until dark!emoticon

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chocolate egg creams (soda)



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when milk was delivered to your house

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Bellbottoms.

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when the internet took so much time to load that you could leave, make a sandwich, eat it, and come back without a loaded page.

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I'm old enough to remember who shot JR.

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When Peyton Place came back for a new season and the TV screen said, "Peyton Place .... In Color"



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good cartoons

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I'm Canadian so I can remember buying gas by the gallon, not litre.



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Black & white TV with no cable!



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Nickel sodas

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The big tvs that sat on your floor but were huge and boxy!

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When schools taught Palmer Method handwriting and everyone could read and write in cursive; when kids had pen pals, wrote letters on paper and mailed them in an envelope with a stamp

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A phone booth and it was only a10 cents.



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I cant resist it. Phones with no dials at all. Pick it up and wait for the operator and give her the number (unless someone else on your party line was using it); I remember that our number was 163J. I have no idea why I remember that.

There are two sure signs of old age. One is a bad memory and I cant remember the other one.
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Rotary phones...lol:)

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... when kids could play safely outdoors!


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