Memories from Earlier Times for Baby Boomers and Others

If you lived through the 1950s or 1960s see how much of these you remember. You will recognize some started up in your lifetime. Some didn’t last….but what fun it is, remembering the past. (Something we missed? Feel free to leave a comment at the bottom)

If you see candy you wish you could still buy simply google old fashioned candy along with the name of the candy and you might find it.

  • Zsa Zsa Gabor
  • Zorba the Greek (1964)
  • Zipper-sealable plastic bags?
  • Zip guns
  • ZIP codes
  • Zap Comix
  • Zagnut candy
  • Yul Brynner
  • yoyo
  • Your Show of Shows Zorro
  • you who asked how old are you people we are as old as your going to be someday
  • You could smoke anywhere, even on a plane
  • You Bet Your Life Your Show of Shows
  • You Asked For It
  • Yogi Bear
  • Yellow Submarine (1968)
  • Yellow rubber raincoats
  • Yashica cameras
  • Yardley’s Lily of the Valley
  • Wringer washer (In the Dick, Jane and Sally book-Happy Days with Our Friends- it has stories about  Sally helping mother was clothes in an old wringer washing machine.)
  • Wrapples: Take an apple, and a wrapple, wrap the wrapple round the apple, add a stick, heat it quick, that’s how you make, carmel apples, with wrapples from Kraft!………
  • World Book Encyclopedia
  • Woody” station wagons
  • Woody Woodpecker
  • Woodstock
  • Wooden tennis rackets & presses
  • Wooden skis
  • Wooden pickup sticks
  • Wooden checkers
  • Wooden ‘burr’ puzzles
  • Wooden alphabet blocks
  • Woodbury Soap..
  • Woodbury Cold Cream
  • Wonder Bread
  • Women’s Lib
  • Women in slacks- Didn’t happen at many schools until around 1972.
  • Wolfman Jack
  • Witch Hazel
  • Witch Doctor
  • Wintergreen ‘Mints’
  • Winky Dink and You
  • Wink
  • Wind-up watches meant we didn’t  have to spend money to replace a battery.    TIMEX takes a licking and keeps on ticking (Watches are going by the wayside with access to the time on cell phones.)
  • Wind Song, Enjoli, Charile, Sophia, Bill Blass, or White Shoulders,  Shalimar,   Emeraude, Wind Song, Jontue,Ruffles,  Fidji,Gloria Vanderbilt, Jean Naté Youth Dew and Paloma Picasso,White Linen,  Eternity, Allure, Chanel No. 5 and Tresor, Replique and Alyssa Ashley Musk perfumes
  • Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)
  • Willy McBean and His Magic Machine (1965)
  • William Holden
  • William Frawley
  • Wild horses
  • Wild Bill Hickok
  • wigwam. 1970s
  • Wiffle balls
  • Whoopie pie……….
  • Whitewall tires
  • White Rock beverages
  • white paste in a white plastic  jar that kids seemed to like to eat.
  • White bucks
  • Whistles (a cheese flavored snack)
  • Whip N Chill (*Jello)
  • Whimsey doll (pink dress with pink hair)
  • Where Eagles Dare (1968)
  • When city cousins had to go to the outhouse we’d throw rocks at it or yell “snake”. The outhouse could get so cold, one could hardly do their business sitting on that cold wood. At night Mom  would let the girls use a bucket so we wouldn’t have to go to the toilet after dark.  The “bathroom” was a small room off the kitchen with a white stock pot & lid with the red rim. However, then in the daytime you had to take the pot to the outhouse to empty it,  I can still remember that smell. We were thankful for lime we used in the outhouse in the summer to keep the smell and flies  away. A neighbor had a flushing” toilet, but it was in the outhouse in the back yard.
  • Wheat-back pennies
  • What’s New Pussycat? (1965)
  • What’s My Line?
  • WFF ‘n Proof
  • Western Union telegrams X-15 rocket plane
  • Western Electric
  • weetheart Toilet Soap…
  • Webcor (Webster-Chicago Corp.)
  • We listened to Amos and Andy, Lone Ranger, Stella Dallas, The Shadow, Lum and Abner,  Burns and Allen, Jack Benny, the Grand Old Opry (See more here: http://jersey.illinoisgenweb.org/Radio.htm)   had to save the battery. You had to  get real close to the radio and put your ear to it when the battery was getting weaker and almost dead.
  • we ate green beans that had been picked that  day
  • WD-40
  • Wax lips and wax teeth
  • wax candy     wax coke Nik-L-Nip shaped bottles with different flavors of drink inside.  at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store and Restaurant.
  • Wax bottles of colored sugar water
  • Watkins man brought right to to our door unusual gadgets and  health and kitchen products. The Watkins man’s  case was filled with brushes and things to clean the home along with had cake mixes, bread mixes, food coloring, flavors/extracts  to put in pies and cakes, etc.  Later on the Watkins man sold many things beside his famous salves and ointments.
  • waterbeds
  • Water Wiggle
  • water- no water in the house,We had  to carry water from where ever since we didn’t have a well.
  • watch winders when you couldn’t wear your self-winding watch to keep it wound.
  • Washing Powder
  • Washed clothes then used the water to scrub floors, the porch and the out house? We would put lime in the outhouse in the summer to keep flies away.(While I personally don’t remember times liek this in the Boomer days, but everyone had different experiences.)
  • Wash Tub Boiler…
  • was very BIG compared to the standard sized bars today. Thanks to those above who reminded me that the other difference between the original Mars and the almond Snickers was that the original didn’t have caramel.
  • Warped vinyl records
  • Wanted: Dead or Alive
  • Wanted By FBI” posters
  • Wanamaker’s
  • Walter Pidgeon
  • Walter Matthau
  • Walter Cronkite
  • Walt Disney
  • Walnettos –  1920s,  1950’sand 1960s  Candy   walnut caramels  A Chewy Walnut-and-Caramel Matinee Favorite
  • Wall warts
  • wall to wall carpeting In the ”50s, everyone covered his or her hardwood floors with  wall-to-wall carpeting!
  • walking doll
  • Walkers’ English Nonsuch Toffee … Walnetto-  little caramel/walnut candies Artie Johnson (as an old man sitting on a bus bench) on the Laugh- In show used to beckon the old lady with them. She replied by hitting him over the head with her purse.
  • Walkabout (1971)
  • Wait Until Dark (1967) What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
  • Wacky Races Cartoon
  • Wack-O-Wax Lips Chewing Gum   1950’s, 1960s and 1970’s  Candy….Wacky Wafers – 1980s
  • Wackiest Ship in the Army
  • Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea (1961)
  • Voting Rights Act
  • Vogue Jill
  • vitamin Fred Flintstone vitamin every morning before we went to school.
  • Vitalis hair tonic eased the effects of dandruff and Brylcreem hair groom for men…A li’l dab’ll do ya
  • Visible Man and Visible Woman kits
  • Violet Mints
  • Vincent Price
  • Viewmaster stereo viewers
  • Video Cassette Recorder (VCR)
  • Victory at Sea
  • Victoria Station restaurants W.T. Grant
  • Vic Morrow
  • Vibroplex Morse Code keys
  • Vibrating weight-loss machines
  • Vernors GingerAle, made in Detroit came in a green bottle with yellow writing on it and said “aged in wood barrels” was great with vanilla ice cream and also when we were sick!      Some time around 1973 it changed to “wood flavored”.  It is hard to find, but still made, even in a Diet version….
  • vermont maple leaf candy …
  • Venus Paradise
  • Velcro
  • Vel dish liquid with Ethel Merman
  • VEL Colgate Dishes….
  • Variety Pack Cereals breakfast cereals in the 1950s that came in a variety pack (packaged much like the ones you see today), however, the tops were open and covered with cellophane so you could see the different types of cereal inside.   a rice flake cereal (perhaps in one of those open-top boxes) whose flavor and texture is not close to anything you can buy today.
  • Vanilla Ice cream in small cardboard cups-we  opened the lid & ate with a flat wooden paddle like spoon.
  • Vanilla Cokes…
  • Valvo Washing Powder…
  • Valomilk
  • Vacuum tubes
  • Vac-U-Form
  • UPC bar code
  • UNIVAC 1 Vacuum tube testers
  • United States Information Agency (USIA)
  • Uniform Monday Holiday Act
  • Underdog cartoon
  • Uncle Wiggily
  • Ugly gym uniforms
  • U.S. Steel
  • U.S. involvement in Vietnam
  • Tyrone Power
  • Typing pools
  • Typing class in high school
  • typewriters (great Christmas gift for kids the 1950s and 1960s)
  • Two-color traffic signals
  • Twix….
  • Twister
  • Twilight Zone
  • Twiggy
  • Tweety Bird
  • TV-style commercials at the movies
  • TV/radio/phono combos
  • TV tray tables for TV dinners. The family would sit in front of its only TV in the living room and watch TV (Gun Smoke, Bonanza, etc) and eat dinner from those shaky tables that sometimes tossed the plate and all onto the stylish living room rug
  • TV test patterns
  • TV ghosts
  • TV Andy Griffith was a weekly show…….When we had antenna problems  we walked to the top of the mountain to fix the tv line. We’d  twist them real slow and if the picture came in whoever was at the house would shoot the shotgun. Whoever was on top of the mountain would tie it down and head back to the house. Clear that old track line on the way back. Having a booster was like having satellite in them days….Mighty Mouse cartoons…..Heckle and Jeckle ant that funny “crow hop”… Cas Walker….. Dolly Parton when she was a little girl on that show….Cheyenne Bodie (Clint Walker)  Gunsmoke (James Arness)…. color tv in the 1960s…..Swansons Fried Chicken TV Dinners -kids used to beg for them! The chicken tasted freezer burned and the peas were as big as Bomber marbles….I Love Lucy….TV The Incredible Hulk with Bill Bixby….. We only got 3 channels we got and we didn’t have remote controls then.  Everyone watched the same thing because most everyone only had one t.v….  The whole family  used to sit at the table and eat TV dinners on tv trays…Bob Barker saying” Jungle Gardenia Perfume by Tuvaché”
  • Tutti Fruitti drink
  • Truth or Consequences
  • True Grit (1969) The Two Little Bears (1961)
  • Tru-Ade, the non-carbonated orange drink…..
  • Troy Donahue
  • Troll dolls- (Wishniks by Uneeda Troll)
  • Tressy dolls (1963)
  • Treasures Chocolate Bar-….
  • Travel chess
  • Travel Bingo
  • Trash pick up –no such thing. You burned it in barrels. (In the Dick and Jane-Happy Days with Our Friends-  book has stories about Dick, Jane and Sally helping Father empty and burn the trash.)
  • Transistor radio
  • Transfusion
  • Trans World Airlines
  • Traffic on NYC avenues was two-way
  • Trading stamps
  • Trackdown
  • Toy truck
  • toy box & ALL of our toys could easily fit inside of it
  • Tower Records
  • Touch-Tone telephones introduced
  • Topps baseball cards with the little square of hard bubble gum…..
  • Top Cat
  • Tootsie Roll pops- ad campaign that had something to do with “how many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?” – and it ended with “the world will never know,” (because you always bite through at the end of eating it.)….
  • Tootsie Roll Midgees
  • Tootsie Roll Fudge
  • Tootsie Flavor Rolls. ….
  • Toothpaste in metal tubes, instead of the plastic of today that would crack and cut you…but there was lead in the tubes.
  • Toothbrushes had simple straight handles but  some toothbrushes had rubber “gum massager” bits at the far end of the handle, and wouldn’t fit in a standard holder.
  • Tony Curtis
  • Tonsillectomies were commonplace and brought us lots of Jello, 7-Up and ice cream!
  • Tomatoes had much more flavor
  • Tom Terrific
  • Tom Slick
  • Tom and Jerry
  • Toll-free phone numbers were popular
  • Toilet paper  in soft shades of green, blue, pink or yellow) and color-coordinated to match facial tissue,and the bathroom tiles.
  • Toby Tyler, or Ten Weeks with a Circus (1960)
  • To Tell the Truth
  • To Kill a Mockingbird (film) (1962)
  • Tip-Top ice cream Toasterinos
  • Tiptoe Through the Tulips
  • Tiny Thumbelina doll
  • Tinker Toys
  • Tin Wink Soap Co. “Mechanics and Housewives”…
  • Timothy Leary U.S. involvement in Vietnam
  • Time and Temperature in Tulsa 477-1000
  • Time After Time (1979)
  • Tim Conway
  • Tie-dye t-shirts
  • Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport
  • Tiddlywinks
  • Tidal Wave Bubble Gum – 1980s     ….T
  • Tic-Tac-Dough
  • Thunderball (1965)
  • Thumbelina
  • Thoroughly Modeern Millie Song
  • Thorazine introduced in the U.S. (1954)
  • Thom McAn shoe stores
  • Think-A-Tron
  • Thing” Bank
  • Thick ‘n’ Frosty frozen shakes
  • They’re Coming to Take Me Away, Ha-Haaa! The Thing
  • Then Came Bronson
  • Thelma Ritter
  • The Youth International Party (“Yippies”)
  • The Wrong Box (1966)
  • The Woodstock Festival
  • The Wonderful World of Disney
  • The Wizard Of Oz
  • The Wild Wild West
  • The Watergate Tapes
  • The Warsaw Pact, 1955-1991
  • The VW Microbus
  • The VW Beetle
  • The Visible V8
  • The Virginian
  • The Untouchables
  • The United Fund
  • The Twilight Zone
  • the TV remote control
  • The Tulip Chair
  • The Trouble with Angels (1966)
  • The Town That Dreaded Sundown
  • The Time Tunnel
  • The Time Machine (1960)
  • The Three Stooges
  • The Three Stooges Meet Hercules (1962)
  • The Three Stooges In Orbit (1962)
  • The Three Stooges Go Around The World In A Daze (1963)
  • The Three Stooges
  • The Television Code Seal of Good Practice
  • The Summer of Love
  • The Suez Crisis
  • The Stu Erwin Show
  • The Stonewall riots
  • The Steve Allen Show
  • The Spanish Peseta Steel pennies
  • The Soupy Sales Show
  • The Sound of Music (1965)
  • The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour
  • The sleepy little town of Las Vegas
  • The Shmoo
  • The Saint
  • The Roy Rogers Show
  • The Roaring 20’s Romper Room
  • The Rifleman
  • The Red Skelton
  • The Real McCoys
  • The Rat Patrol
  • The Range Rider
  • The Purple People Eater
  • The Pueblo incident
  • The Projectionist (1971)
  • The Prisoner
  • The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969)
  • The Price Is Right
  • The President’s Analyst (1967)
  • The Presidential Railcar
  • The Portuguese Escudo
  • The Polaroid Land instant camera
  • The Pinky Lee Show
  • The Pink Panther (1963)
  • The People’s Choice
  • The Patty Duke Show
  • The Party (1968)
  • The Parent Trap (1961)
  • The Outlaws IS Coming (1965)
  • The Outer Limits
  • The One and Only Genuine, Original Family Band (1968)
  • the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  • The new-fangled transistor
  • The National Biscuit Company
  • The Name’s the Same
  • The Name of ???????????????????????
  • The Name Game Old Rivers
  • The Music Man (1962)
  • The Munsters
  • The Monokini swimsuit
  • The Monkees
  • The Mod Look
  • The Miracle Worker (1962)
  • The Millionaire
  • The Mike Douglas Show
  • The Mighty Hercules
  • The Mercury space program
  • The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
  • The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
  • The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
  • The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
  • The Magic 8-Ball
  • The Luxembourg Franc
  • The Lucy Show
  • The Longest Day (1962)
  • The Lone Ranger
  • The Little Rascals
  • The Life of Riley Life with Elizabeth
  • The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp
  • The Lawrence Welk Show
  • The Lawman
  • The Last Straw
  • The June Taylor Dancers
  • The Joey Bishop Show
  • The Jimmy Durante Show
  • The Jetsons
  • The Jackie Gleason Show
  • The Italian Lira
  • The iron lung
  • The Iron Curtain
  • The Irish Punt (Pound)
  • The Interstate Highway System
  • The Inner Sanctum
  • The Incredible Mr. Limpet (1964)
  • The Hustler (1961)
  • The Huntley-Brinkley Report
  • The Human Be-In
  • The House Un-American Activities Committee
  • The Hospital (1971)
  • The Honeymooners
  • The High Chaparral
  • the Helvetica typeface
  • The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1968)
  • The Hare Krishna movement
  • The Happiest Millionaire (1967)
  • The Guns of Navarone (1961)
  • The Greek Drachma Indian Head pennies
  • The Great Northeast Blackout
  • The Great Escape (1963)
  • The Graduate (1967)
  • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly (1966)
  • The Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval
  • The Goldbergs
  • The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour
  • The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
  • The German Deutschmark
  • The George Gobel Show
  • The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show
  • The Gemini space program Hollerith (‘IBM’) punch cards
  • The Gary Moore Show
  • The Fuller Brush Man
  • The Fugitive
  • The French Franc
  • The French Connection (1971)
  • The French Chef
  • The Free Speech Movement
  • The Flying Nun
  • The Flintstones
  • The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
  • The Firesign Theatre  comedy troupe
  • The Finnish Markka
  • The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers
  • The Fabulous 70’s
  • The F.B.I.
  • the Environmental Protection Agency
  • The Endless Summer (1966)
  • the Endangered Species Act
  • The Ed Sullivan Show
  • The Dutch Guilder
  • The DuMont television network
  • The Donna Reed Show
  • The Dolby noise-reduction system
  • The Dirty Dozen (1967)
  • The Dick Van Dyke Show
  • The Dick Cavett Show
  • The Detectives
  • The Defenders Dennis the Menace
  • The Daydreamer (1966)
  • The David Susskind Show
  • The Dating Game
  • The Cuban Revolution
  • The Courtship of Eddie’s Father
  • The Country Store  We’d walk to the corner store carrying  pop bottles we had scrounged to exchange for penny candy. The store was small and cramped with  assorted canned goods,and a bit dark and had a smell all its own with the old wood floors, which no longer showed varnish. Tongs were hanging on the side of the  pickle barrels but most kids usually just reached in and grabbed the one they wanted.  Oh, and the  feel of the Ice cream freezer on a hot August day when a Scooter crunch  or maybe an ice cream sandwich would make the walk home fun.
  • the compact audio disc
  • The Cold War The Cuban Missile Crisis
  • The Clown and the Kids (1967)
  • The Civil Rights movement
  • The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t (1966)
  • The Chipmunk Song
  • The Chinese finger trap
  • The chewy ones are not good,
  • The Carol Burnett Show
  • The Candyman
  • The Brooklyn Navy Yard Bullock’s
  • The Brady Bunch
  • The Bowery Boys
  • The Bowery Boys
  • The Bob Cummings Show
  • The Boatniks (1970) Carnal Knowledge (1971)
  • The birth-control pill
  • The Birds (1963)
  • The Big Valley
  • The Beverly Hillbillies
  • The Berlin Wall
  • The Bell Telephone System – We May Be the Only Phone Company in Town, But We Try Not to Act Like It
  • The Belgian Franc
  • The Beatles animated TV series
  • The Battle of New Orleans
  • The Banana Man
  • The Ballad of Davy Crockett
  • The Avengers
  • The Austrian Schilling
  • the audio tape cassette
  • The Atomic Energy Commission
  • The Apollo space program
  • The Apartment (1960)
  • The Ann Sothern Show
  • The Andy Griffith Show
  • The Andrea Doria disaster
  • The American Football League
  • The Alvin Show
  • The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet
  • The Adventures of Jim Bowie
  • The Addams Family
  • The Absent-Minded Professor (1961)
  • The Abbott and Costello Show
  • The 4-minute mile
  • The 48-star U.S. flag
  • The 3 Worlds Of Gulliver (1960)
  • The $64,000 Question
  • That Was The Week That Was (TW3)
  • That Girl
  • Thalidomide
  • Texaco Star Theater
  • Tennis whites
  • Telstar
  • Telstar 1
  • Teletype ASR-33
  • Telephone-booth cramming
  • Telephone service-We didn’t get phones in the area we lived until in the mid 70’s and they were party lines for several years. …. remember rotary phones?  And placing calls through an operator for a third party, collect or credit card call?  You would address the operator by saying “Long Distance, please”. Later on the party lines could “direct dial” but an operator would come on and ask for the number you were calling from so it could be billed correctly.
  • Telephone books and Yellow Pages
  • telephone answering machine
  • Teflon-coated cookware
  • Teem soda
  • Ted Mack and the Original Amateur Hour
  • Teaberry Gum1950’s -1970s Candy ..
  • Tea set….
  • Tasty bananas
  • Tastes like chicken
  • Tastee Freeze
  • Tapioca…
  • Tang- For breakfast you might stir up a glass of Tang (orange juice mix)  It was the stuff that the astronauts drank – it had to be good for us. Drink song: If you want to do what the Astronauts do, Join the Space gang And Drink your energy Tang. Tang is for breakfast, lunch and after school- TANG! Tang is energizing like rocket fuel…sooooo If you want to do what the Astronauts do- Join the Space gang and Drink your energy Tang.-
  • Tales of Wells Fargo
  • Take-Offs and Put-Ons
  • Take the Money and Run (1969)
  • Tail fins
  • Tahiti Treat soda
  • Taco Bell had a Bell Burger.  In the early 70’s very simple but so good. Hamburger bun, taco meat, grated cheese and mild taco sauce between the buns. The taste changed when they added the Bell Beefer.
  • Sylvania Electric Products
  • Switchboard operators
  • swept the yard since there was  no grass  …
  • Sweetie Pies, like moon pies only better……….
  • Sweetarts……
  • Sweet Tarts  Jumbo Sweet Tarts  huge (Salvo-sized) individually wrapped Sweet Tarts that lasted pretty much all day – they were about three inches in diameter.
  • Swedish Fish …..
  • Swan Soap Detergent…
  • Suzy doll with a school desk,
  • Sutro Baths
  • Surfside 6 T.H.E. Cat
  • Support Your Local Sheriff! (1969)
  • Supermarket Sweep
  • Superman (1978)
  • Supercar
  • Super Friends cartoons
  • Super Circus
  • Super Ball
  • SUNSPRAY COAST 3-Pack Soap …
  • Sunlight Soap….
  • SUNDAY- every family  went to church on Sunday.   There was something sacred about Sundays.   When the pastor spoke people listened intently to learn and it just felt so good to be there.   In the summer the windows were raised and propped open with an stick. Ol d women would fan themselves with a  big hand fan with funeral home advertising on them.  The first ceiling fans I rememberwere in an old Methodist Church.    People were genuinely thankful for what they had; things most people take for granted today, like their health and the health of their neighbors, the birth of a child. Simple things, like rain for their gardens.   Sunday coming home from after church  was like a holidayas the day before all of Sunday’s work had been taken care of so we could rest on Sunday. The house was cleaned from top to bottom and the biggest meal of the week was prepared to be served on Sunday, as soon as we got in from church.     Everything was fresh from the iced tea to tomatoes from the garden. Delicious fried chicken was so good.    After dinner we kids were off to run and play, while our parents visited with guest they had invited over for dinner and enjoyed a cup of coffee they had percolated (Not brewed.)
  • Sunday drive (USA car) and an ice cream cone about 20 miles away.
  • Sunbeam Mixmaster
  • Summit – 1980s
  • Suicides” – cokes where they put every flavor in it…
  • Sugarfoot
  • Sugared Candy Drops ….
  • Sugar Smacks
  • Sugar Jets cereal
  • Sugar Daddy pops (like a hard caramel taffy on a stick)…..
  • Sugar Daddy & Sugar Babies
  • Sugar Babies…
  • Student desks with inkwells
  • Studebaker Corporation
  • Studded snow tires
  • Stubby Kaye
  • Striped candy sticks ….
  • Stripe toothpaste, Colgate dental cream with GARDOL
  • Streetcars and trolleys
  • Strawberry Wheels –    candies from the 1940s…
  • Strawberry Laces –   candies from the 1940s…
  • Strawberry Crush
  • Strawberry Bon Bons -…
  • Strat-o-Matic sports board games
  • Stratego
  • Stork showers
  • Stores- OTASCO (Oklahoma Tire and Supply), Western Auto, CR Anthony’s, (where you might buy a store-bought   dress) T.G.Y, Kress, Woolworths which had nylon hose displayed on a a partial leg of a manniquin, Dippity do styling gel, old fashioned black tie shoes with heels from a different era, Evening in Paris perfume, Tangee lipstick, and sewing notions., Ben Franklins,  Froug’s Stewarts, Extension One, Abersons, Poise N Ivy, Oertles, Looboyles, Renbergs, Skaggs downtown, Woolf Brothers, Service Merchandise, Ardan’s, Jewel Osco, Skaggs Albertsons, Skaggs Alpha Beta,
  • stoppers you stuck into a  CocaCola bottle to sprinkle clothes? and to make pants look nice you could put pants on stretchers.
  • Stingray bike (with the banana seat )..
  • Stiller & Meara
  • Stewart-Warner Corporation
  • Steve McQueen
  • Steve Allen
  • Steering knobs
  • Steel Pier
  • Steel Bright Specialized Household Cleaner…
  • Steamrollers
  • Steam locomotives
  • Start powdered breakfast drink…like Tang only better!
  • Starbucks
  • Star Trek
  • Stan Freberg
  • Stamps 3 cent First Class postage stamp to mail chain letters 3
  • Stadium Checkers
  • Squirt drink…
  • Squirrel Nut Zippers 1920s  single wrapped piece of candy was a semi-hard but chewy carmel candy (not softer carmel) with little nut bits chopped in. The wrapper was a waxed paper like wrap & it said squirrel all over it with a little squirrel…
  • Sputnik bubble gum
  • Sputnik
  • Spry vegetable shortening
  • Spree…
  • Sport cola from Canada Dry  Wally Cox did the commercials…How would you like a good swift kick? You wanna go Sport all the way…Sport Cola’s alive, Sport cola’s a drive, c’mon and be a Sport today!…
  • Spoon Candy a boxed pudding dessert mixed  with milk. A  hard, chocolate, candy layer  would form on the top over  creamy pudding below. http://www.inthe70s.com/food/spooncandy5.shtm…
  • Spirograph
  • Spider-man TV series
  • Spice drops…
  • SPF ratings for sunscreen
  • Speedy Gonzales
  • Speedy Alka-Seltzer
  • Spearmint Leaves –  1920s …
  • Spartacus (1960)
  • Spanking was okay
  • Spam..every one tried it just once. It is a real delicacy in Hawail.
  • Spam was just a canned meat product
  • Spam was just a canned meat product
  • Spaldeens
  • Spacewar!
  • Space Sticks (originally made for the astronauts!)  looked a lot like Slim Jims, but were chocolate, caramel and vanilla……….
  • Space Patrol
  • Space Ghost Cartoon
  • Space Food Sticks   A fudge stick about 4 inches long in a foil wraper which came in several flavors. Became popular during the early space program.
  • Southwestern Bell
  • Sour Patch Mini Kid…
  • Sour Gumballs
  • Sour Fruit Balls – Bulk        1920s…
  • Soupy Sales: Up in the Air
  • Soupy Sales: Spy With a Pie
  • Soupy Sales Sez Do the Mouse & Other Teen Hits
  • Sorry, Charlie
  • Sorry!
  • Sophia Loren
  • Sony Walkman
  • Sonotone 1010 hearing aid
  • Song: The Frito Bandito: Frito Bandito from Frito’s Corn Chips   Aye-Yaye-yaye-yaye, I am the Frito Bandito   I love frito’s corn chip I love them I do… I want Frito’s Corn Chips I get them from you!
  • Son of Flubber (1963)
  • Solid metal coins
  • Soft contact lenses came in (thankfully!)
  • Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
  • Soda fountains & soda jerks
  • Sock hops
  • Soap-on-a-rope.
  • Soaperior liquid soap wall dispenser- Gas Station
  • Snyders Potato Chips – in the foil bag……….
  • Snurfing
  • Snuff bruton snuff came in glasses
  • Snowboarding
  • Snow White and The Three Stooges (1961)
  • Snow ice cream made  in a big dish pan,  start with a big pan of snow, mix  Carnation cream, sugar & vanilla to taste…kind of like starting pudding.  stir in snow to the right consistency.  a treat as we didn’t get much ice cream then. Just like regular ice cream, if you ate snow cream too fast you would get a headache…
  • Snoopy vs. The Red Baron
  • Snippy Scissors
  • Snaps licorice candy
  • Snap, Crackle, Pop – Rice Krispies
  • Snagglepuss
  • snack chip similar to a pork rind but was easier to eat. It tasted like and had “stripes” like bacon……….
  • Smoothies” (by the boyer foods company of Altoona Pennsylvania.)
  • Smokey the Bear
  • Smokey Stover
  • Smell of a new plastic baby doll at Christmas
  • Smarties….candies .
  • Smarties Candy Necklace….
  • Slurpees from 7-11 had  radio commercials  each week announcing a new flavor    “Fulla Bulla”, “For Adults Only,” and “Kiss Me, You Fool”, Bing Bang Bong.  The bubblegum Slurpee was a  bright aqua color! Read more about it….http://mentalfloss.com/article/26376/cool-history-slurpee
  • Slot cars
  • Slo-Poke suckers
  • Slo Poke
  • Slip and Slide
  • Slinky
  • Slingshots
  • Sliding tile puzzles
  • Slides and slide projectors
  • Slide rules
  • Slang –see a list:  http://cougartown.com/slang.html
  • SkyBar had 5 sections, each with a different filling.
  • Sky King
  • Skinner Raisin Bran
  • Skee-Ball
  • Skateboards
  • Sixlets Tube      1970’s Candy…
  • Sixfinger
  • Sitting in the rocker on the porch snapping the enamel dish pan full of beans or sitting on the porch swing, drinking iced tea and chatting with the neighbors
  • Sink the Bismark
  • Singer Touch and Sew machines
  • Sing Along With Mitch
  • Sinclair service stations
  • Sim City
  • Silver Certificate” dollar bills
  • Silly Rhymes
  • Silly Putty
  • Sidney Poitier
  • Side vent windows
  • Sid Caesar
  • Shots were given at school by surprising you and then lining you up like cattle.
  • Shorthand
  • Short Shorts
  • Shop class in high school
  • Shoestring licorice.
  • Shoe-fitting fluoroscopes
  • Shmo
  • Shirley Temple Doll
  • Ship of Fools (1965)
  • Shinola shoe cream, like Kiwi, a man made wax is horrible on shoes.
  • Shindig!
  • Sherbet Mint Wafers…
  • Shelley Berman
  • Sharkskin suits
  • Shari Lewis and Lamb Chop
  • Shannon Shenanigans
  • Shakey’s pizza parlor served a weekday lunch buffet with all-you-could-eat of pizza, with exotic pizza toppings.at the time — such as pineapple with ham, etc. Also offered on their buffet, fried chicken, and fried potatoes.  (Before there was frozen pizza and a franchised pizza place on every corner there was a boxed Chef Boy-R-Dee or Jenos Box O’ Pizza.  Our family had fun creating our own pizzas at home using the  boxed pizza  kit which consisted of   a can of sauce, a packet with the dough mix (just add water and knead) and a packet of dried Parmesan cheese. The toughest part was getting the dough to fill the pan – you had to keep pushing it around with your fingers.) Toaster pizza from Buitoni or Jeno’s….wasn’t good either.
  • Shake-a- puddin’,
  • shag carpet and carpet rakes
  • Shaft (1971)
  • Shaddap You Face Shaving Cream
  • Sgt. Bilko (The Phil Silvers Show)
  • Seven-Up Bars
  • Seven-segment numeric displays
  • Seven Up candy bars
  • Seven Little Girls (Sitting in the Back Seat)
  • Service Merchandise
  • Serutan laxative was advertised as Serutan is Nature’s spelled backwards)
  • Sergeant Preston of the Yukon Sesame Street
  • Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy
  • Sen Sens…
  • self-cleaning ovens
  • Selective Service recruiting posters
  • Selchow and Righter
  • Segregation, bigotry, racism
  • See the USA in your Chevrolet
  • Secret Agent
  • Sears and Roebuck Catalog
  • Sean Connery
  • Sea-Monkeys
  • Sealtest Dairy
  • Sea Hunt
  • Scripture Mints…
  • Screaming Yellow Zonkers
  • Scottie Dog-Shaped Licorice…..
  • Score hair cream from Bristol- Myers
  • scooter,
  • Scooter Pies………
  • Scooby Doo cartoons
  • Schwinn Stingray
  • Schwinn Corvette bicycles
  • School never started before Labor Day
  • School discipline
  • Schaefer beer
  • Sav-on Drugs
  • Savings and Loans (aka Thrifts)
  • Satellite Wafers …
  • Sassafras Candy Sticks…
  • Sasparilla soda…..
  • Sarsaparilla
  • Saran Wrap
  • Sandra Dee
  • Sambo’s restaurants
  • Salvo laundry detergent tablets…
  • Salt Water Taffy …
  • Salt Water Taffy –
  • Saf-T-Pops…   Safety Pops -little suckers with the soft twisted paper handle that formed a loop – they were called “Safety Pops.” I think the premise was, if you fell while sucking on one, they wouldn’t pierce a hole in your throat (or something). Safety Pops were called “Paloops” They tasted better than any other lollipop before or since, or at least so it seemed at the time.
  • Safeway Grocery store in the hot summer. Watermelons were stacked outside by the bike rack. The automatic doors, by the tall Pepsi and Coca Cola machines  swung open with a wonderful blast of cold air  with the pleasant smells of powdered laundry detergent, fresh celery and apples. Walking down the aisles there was the scents of soaps  Lifebuoy, Camay, and Ivory bar soaps.
  • Safetllite wafers
  • Saddle shoes
  • Saccharin
  • S.H. Kress & Co.
  • Ryan’s Daughter (1970)
  • Runts Candy….
  • Run For Your Life
  • Ruff & Reddy
  • Rubber school book bands
  • Rubber doll curlers vintage 1950s pink Revlon Toni are what my mom rolled my hair on when I was tiny.
  • Roy Barcroft
  • Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In
  • Route 66
  • Rothchilds fruit chews-there was another flavor like hard toffee candies, but this candy was fruit chewy and I wish I could find out where the Rothschilds were manufactured?
  • Rotary phones with alpha prefixes…(Capital 5- was CA5 and later 225)
  • Rosemary’s Baby (1968)
  • Rosebud Salve- still around after all these years. Sephora advertises it as “A cult-favorite, multipurpose lip balm to soothe dry lips and skin. “… especially as a lip gloss or for chapped lips!
  • Rope gum in grape, cherry, green apple, bubblegum and other flavors.
  • Rootie Kazootie
  • Root Beer Barrels   (hard candies) Today seniors go crazy  filling their bags and going on about their childhood.  others flavored like A&W Root Beer, Dr Pepper, Orange Crush and 7-Up that are gooey in the middle….
  • Room for One More
  • Room 222
  • Roller-skate keys
  • Roller skates
  • Roll film (120, 127, etc.)
  • Roi-Tan Cigars
  • Rod Steiger
  • Rocky Road Milk Chocolate Bar
  • Rocky and Bullwinkle
  • Rocket crystal radios
  • Rock Hudson
  • Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots
  • Rock Candy-Crystal Sticks….1990’s
  • Robot toys
  • Robinson Crusoe On Mars (1964)
  • Robert Morley
  • Robert Mitchum
  • Robert F. “Bobby” Kennedy assassinated
  • Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote
  • Risk
  • RINSO Soap  1940s-50s….
  • Ringo
  • Ring Pop….1970s-1990’s Candy…inky Dinks  – 1980s…
  • Ring Dings  and Devil Dogs when they were  big, the cream tasted delicious and theycame in a wax envelope for a nickel. Today the filling coats your tongue and tastes terrible.
  • Rin Tin Tin
  • Right Turn on Red
  • Richard Harris
  • Rice-a-Roni
  • Ribbon candy     …
  • RFID tags
  • Rexall pharmacies
  • Revlon doll
  • Resinol Soap and Ointment….
  • Rescue 8
  • REPURPOSING  – growing up right after the depression we did not waste anything  as everything could be reused for something else…..Lard buckets carried water or  coal or could be used for potty….. Feed sacks for  everything from clothes to dish towels.   Rainbo bread sack and  C&H sugar sacks were used by Grandma to send cookies home with us. saved the plastic bags from the newspapers that the paperboy  threw, and found a million uses for them.  RIT dye colored old sheets to make clothes, boiled it on the stove.  rubber band ball from rubber bands around the newspaper….Quilts were made from old scraps of fabric ….Grandma sent homemade chicken and egg noodles in rich chicken broth home with us with waxed paper under the big dark blue  mayonnaise jar  lid to make sure it didn’t spill on the way home…sheets small tobacco pouches would be sewn together to make sheets, kill their hogs for meat  saving the fat to  rend lard for grease.
  • Remington Rand
  • Remco Toys
  • Remco Science Kits
  • Remco Industries
  • Reference tables
  • Reese’s Christmas Mini Peanut Butter Cups –  1920s…
  • Reel-to-reel tape recorders
  • Reefer Madness
  • Reed’s Rootbeer…
  • Reddy Kilowatt
  • Reddi-Wip
  • Red-and-blue USPS mailboxes
  •   Red Skelton on the radio 
  • Red Ryder Wheato-Naks
  • Red rubber balls
  • Red Hots
  • Red Hot Dollars, red chewy coin shaped candy  which were not hot at all, stuck to your teeth but tasted so good was ,made by Heide  now owned by Farley’s & Sathers:
  • Red Goose shoes
  • Red fire hydrants
  • Red Cheek unfiltered apple juice
  • Red Cameo Dutch Cleanser….we raked soot out of those old cook stoves with a little rake with a long handle.
  • Red Buttons
  • Red Bird Soft Peppermint Sticks –  1920s…
  • Red Bird Peppermint Puffs –  1920s…
  • Red Bird Assorted Candy Puffs  1920s….
  • Red Ball Jets sneakers
  • Red & Green Spice Drops  1920s…
  • Records” and  “record player”  45 RPM  records with a stacker allowed you to put on  SIX records at a time!!! 78 speed ( 78 RPM) ,   Bing Crosby, Dean Martin, and Bobby Darin, albums by Hank Williams and  the old  33-1/3 RPM Record Albums
  • Record changers
  • Record Albums 33-1/3 rpm LP record albums
  • recess on the Giant stride, merry-go-round, jungle gym and swings.
  • Reading Railroad
  • Rawhide
  • Raspberries and Blackberries…
  • Raquel Welch
  • Ranger Joe breakfast cereals
  • Ramada Inn and Holiday Inn national motel chains
  • Ralston Purina breakfast cereals
  • Ralston hot cereal
  • Railway Express Agency
  • Raggedy Ann and Andy
  • Radioactive Candy Powder– powdered fruit-flavored stuff in a flat envelope. Pour it onto your tongue and it effervesced! To a kid, it was a cool thing. There was a rumor that they were radioactive, which made them even more desirable to some.
  • Radio Free Europe
  • Radio Flyer wagons
  • Radio Casey Kasem WLS (Chicago) at night Windy city
  • Quisp and Quake cereal? Quisp  it is still available in several cities and is now available from General Mills at http://www.quisp.com.Quisp vs Quake commercials had a contest where kids were supposed to vote for which one they liked. Quisp was a little space guy and  you can’t forget his pal, Quake—the muscle-bound character in the construction hard hat who punched his way through solid earth….
  • Quick Draw McGraw
  • Quest for Candy
  • Queeno  supersweet flavored syrup drinks-the lemon lime green syrup-it looked like anti-freeze!…
  • Queen for a Day
  • Qubic
  • Quaker Puffed Rice box top along with some money (probably 25 cents) got us a realistic cannon – metal, not plastic – that actually shot a piece of puffed rice…..slogan, “Shot from guns…
  • Quadraphonic LPs
  • Q.T. Hush
  • Pyramid Soap Powder …
  • Py-O-My pudding cake    the cake would raise to the top when baked  and there  would be warm chocolate pudding underneath….
  • puzzle
  • Pushups. fruit flavored ice was wrapped in a cylindrical tube… as you ate you pushed the stick up to get more ice cream…..
  • Push-button plumbing (Tappan Ultraflo, 1963)
  • Push-button automatic transmission
  • Punkys Punkys – 1980s
  • Pull-tab (as opposed to pop-top) cans
  • Pullman sleeping cars
  • Puka beads
  • Puff candy (set of three 5 oz. bags)       Melt in your mouth airy molasses flavored candy….
  • Public Service Railway
  • Public pay phones
  • PT 109 (1963)
  • Psycho (1960)
  • Protests at the Democratic Convention
  • Professor Irwin Corey
  • Private Secretary
  • Prison stripes
  • Princess telephone  in a variety of colors, including pink, turquoise, and cream.
  • Pretzel-Jetzel Pretzel Factory
  • Presidents’ Day
  • President Nixon resigns
  • Pregnancy tests – rabbits  were used
  • Powerhouse….
  • Powdery suckers that tasted like Smartees, …
  • Potato knishes
  • Potato gun…
  • Post-It notes
  • Post Sugar Crisp
  • Post Sugar Corn-fetti breakfast cereal
  • Post Office Department
  • Portable vacuum-tube radios
  • Popsicles with kool-aid in Tupperware forms. Mom’s were better than any you could buy….sky blue popcycles,root beer and banana flavored popsicles from the Good Humor man…. coconut (possibly pina colada) popsicles – white; raspberry-turquoise; banana – yellow; cherry – red; orange – orange; lime – green; rootbeer – brown; grape – purple….
  • Popeye
  • Pop Cola  came in a great big bottle, so you got more for your money
  • Pop Rocks
  • Pop bottles We loved picking up pop bottles or returning our families so we could get the money for candy…
  • Poorboy sweaters
  • Pooper-scooper laws
  • Poopa-Troopers
  • Poodle skirts, bobby sox
  • Poodle cuts
  • Pontiac Star Chief
  • PONG  Atari video game came out in 1972 when I was grown.
  • Pong video game
  • Pompadours
  • Polynesian “tiki” supper clubs
  • Polly’s soda pop
  • Pollyanna (1960)
  • Poll Parrot shoes
  • Political Correctness
  • Polaroid Swinger
  • Polaroid Cold-Clip
  • Pogo Sticks
  • Pogo
  • Pocket-sized transistor radio
  • Pocket calculator
  • P-Nuttles….
  • Pneumatic tubes
  • PLOWING WITH A MULE AND HAND PLOW: Mules  were important to people who couldn’t afford a tractor Dad plowed that way when I was very young. He’d yell “gee” “Haw” and put blinders on that ole mule  so the mule can’t see how far he pulled the plow.  The old plow stock would break sometimes  when plowed into a big rock.After the garden was plowed, the kids would pick up all the rocks out of the garden and pile them on an old set of metal bed springs. The old mule was hooked  to those bed springs and it pulled them all over the garden to break up the clumps/clods of dirt while we rode on top of ride the bed springs.
  • Plop, plop, Fizz Fizz, Ohm, What a Relief It is
  • Playland at the Beach
  • Playing….Mom had chores and housework to do and she didn’t want us under her feet while she was doing it. She wouldn’t let us stay inside   and we were more than happy to stay out outside all day  playing. Nobody had to worry. We used our imagination and were creative because we didn’t have toys to play with…there were the  butterflies to chase, the sounds of locusts in the heat that would leave us what we called “crispy critters when they left the shell, we’d put a string on a June bug and watch  it fly. We boys shot our sling shots and slid  down the hill side on a card board board or push each other down it in an ancient old Red Flyer wagon someone had given us. The girls would use leaves to make dishes and mud to  make pies, play hop scotch…turn cartwheels, do back flips and hand stands. (Nobody needed to pay for gymnastic lessons back then!) Horse shoes, tire swings and swimming in the creek, going into the woods and swinging from tree to tree on a grapevine….until the  grape vine broke, build  a play house and  tree houses. We had hills we could climb to play king of the mountain, a whistle to crawl through,  pick berries, fish for crawdads, old blankets on the line became a fort, play with the dogs and cats and other farm animals. The barn loft was fun but we had to  watch out for snakes, bugs and hornets. We drank from water hoses, fished with a cane pole, string and hook in the creeks,  walked  down the road, played with a homemade sling shot,  waded the creeks,shot our BB guns at tin cans,  caught frogs and anything we could to scare the ones that was afraid of them. We climbed trees, played in the creek, played basketball on a court of dirt and rocks,  We made our own fun.
  • PLAYING simpler life, Summer lasted forever.
  • Playhouse 90
  • playgrounds
  • Playground with questionable equipment
  • Play-Doh
  • Playboy Bunnies
  • Play Misty for Me (1971)
  • Plasticville buildings for model railroads
  • Plastic nurse kit with cape and nurse hat
  • Plastic curtains at Grandmas and oil cloth for the tables, it smelled awful for a few weeks
  • Plastic army men
  • Planet of the Apes (1968)
  • Pizza- The ancient art of throwing pizza
  • Pizza Spins!………
  • Pizza pie’
  • Pixy Stix
  • Pixie Sticks -long paper tubes filled with a sweet/tart fruity powder, like eating pre-sweetened Kool-Aid powder right out of the pouch. Pop Rocks Strawberry, watermelon – 1970’s-1990s .  …
  • Pixie and Dixie and Mr. Jinks
  • Pistachios were red
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Pinochle
  • Pink Panther cartoons
  • Pink Panther Bubble Gum – 1980s …
  • Pinball machines
  • Pin the Tail on the Donkey
  • Pillbox hats
  • Piggly Wiggly
  • Picturephone Polio vaccine introduced
  • Physicians made house-calls
  • Phyllis Diller
  • Phonograph needles
  • Philco Predicta television
  • Phil Silvers
  • PF Flyers
  • PEZ candy and dispensers
  • Peyton Place
  • Petticoat Junction
  • Peter Sellers
  • Peter Paul Mounds
  • Peter Paul Caravelle bar
  • Peter Paul Almond Cluster bar
  • Peter Max Love cereal
  • Peter Lawford
  • Peter Gunn
  • personal computer
  • Personal checks
  • Person to Person
  • Perry Mason
  • Pepsin Gum
  • Pepsi Cola hits the spot!)……
  • Peppermint sticks….
  • Peppermint Salt Water Taffy –     1920s…
  • Peppermint puffs…
  • Peppermint pig set     Smash a Peppermint Pig in the Victorian Holiday Tradition…
  • Peppermint bark…..
  • Peppermint bark shortbread candy bites….
  • Pepito The Italian Mouse
  • Pentax cameras
  • Penny postcards
  • Penny loafers
  • Penny fortune-telling scales
  • Penny candy
  • Pennsylvania Railroad
  • Penn Station
  • Pencil Neck Geek
  • Peet’s Granulated Laundry Soap …
  • Pedal pushers
  • Pectin jelly beans
  • Pecan divinities …
  • Pearson’s Bun Bar Maple  1960s Candy…
  • Pears’ Soap…
  • Pearline Washing Soap Powder Detergent …
  • Pearl Bailey
  • Peanuts in your bottle of Pepsi? we called that an Amish highball.
  • Peanut candy  melts to a Creamy Peanut Butter Center…
  • Peanut butter nonpareils
  • Peanut Butter Cups (by the boyer foods company of Altoona Pennsylvania.)…..
  • Peanut butter broken sticks
  • Peanut Butter Bars –     candies from the 1940s …
  • Peace Corps established
  • Pea shooters
  • PDQ drink mix
  • Paul Winchell and Jerry Mahoney
  • Paul Newman
  • Paul Lynde
  • Patton (1970)
  • Pattie Playpal.
  • Pastel mints….PB Max – 1980s     Peach blossoms candy
  • Pastel Mints. Half-Dipped In Dark Chocolate…
  • Pastel (Party) Mints – …..
  • Password
  • Parcheesi
  • Papering the walls with Sears “wish book” or newspapers with wall paper paste was made from flour.   The walls would have so many layers of paper the corners would be round but  it was good insulation for those old houses that only had a fire place or heating stove. (Remember not everyone had the same experiences.)
  • paper towels
  • Paper textbook covers
  • Paper or plastic”?
  • Paper Moon was watched by those of us who were just old enough to begin dating in the early 70s.
  • Paper helicopters
  • Paper drinking straws
  • Pan American World Airways
  • Palmolive dish liquid  Pepsodent
  • PALMOLIVE BATH SIZE SOAP – 5 oz.vintage green…
  • Palisades Amusement Park
  • Page Glencliffe ice cream tasted like homemade…
  • Pacman
  • Packard-Bell
  • Packard Motor Car Company
  • Pacific Southwest Airlines
  • Pacific Electric Railway
  • Pacific Electric Railway “Red Cars”
  • P. D. Q. Bach
  • Ovaltine (which tasted too healthy) in the big glass jar with the orange lid on cold, snowy days……
  • Our Miss Brooks
  • Our Man Higgins
  • Our Man Flint (1966)
  • Ouija boards
  • Oscar Peterson
  • Oscar Mayer wieners
  • Oscar Mayer Weiners “Oh I wish I were an Oscar Mayer Wiener, that is what I truly want to be-e-e. Cause if I were an Oscar Mayer Wiener, everyone would be in love with me.”
  • Oscar Mayer Bologna “My bologna has a first name, it’s O-S-C-A-R. My bologna has a second name it’s M-A-Y-E-R. Oh I love to eat it every day, and if you ask me why I’ll say, cause Oscar Mayer has a way with B-O-L-O-G-N-A!” ……Fried Bologna, anyone?
  • Oscar Levant
  • Orton Copper Kettle Fudge …..
  • Origami fortune teller
  • Orange Slices  1920s …
  • Orange Julius
  • Orange Juice bubble gum – 1980s …
  • Operation
  • Opaque projectors
  • ootsie Caramel Apple Pops    1990’s Candy….
  • Oompa Loompas Kind of tasted like peanut butter M&M’s  from the 1970s
  • Only women wore earrings
  • One Step Beyond
  • One popular place in Tulsa dipped their onion rings in soft serve ice cream. (We liked to put butter on french fries–sooo good! )
  • One nation, under God”
  • one dollar a carload drive-in movies.   See some of the drive-ins
  • On Your Mark
  • Omar Sharif
  • Old-Time Peach Blossom Candies …
  • Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Broken Sticks
  • Old-Fashioned Holiday Candy Mix…
  • Old Rivers On Top of Spaghetti
  • Old Ranger Death Valley 20 Mule Team…
  • Old Nick
  • Old Maid card game
  • Old English we went over every thing in the house with Old English Furniture polish… …
  • OLD DUTCH CLEANSER….
  • Ohrbach’s  Dept Store (Tulsa had Orbach’s)
  • Oh Henry bars until Nestle got ahold of them!
  • Office cubicles
  • Octagon Laundry Soap (Colgate)…
  • Occasional Wife
  • Oatmeal -Quaker Oats, Crystal Oats, Mother’s Oats   glassware,  china, plastic glasses, stemmed glasses,   juice tumblers, bowls,  cups and saucers  coffee cups with the small  roosters, flowers, different ones were off white and green on the inside. The glasses broke fast, and the towels were cheap.
  • Nylon stockings
  • Nutty Buddy ice cream cones…..
  • Nutrition Facts labels
  • NS Savannah
  • Now Or Laters,  like Starburst Fruit Chews.
  • Now and Later Radberry Bar Assorted – 1980s and 1990s  candy…..
  • Not-quite-all-electronic telephone switching system Paper tape data storage
  • Northwest Airlines
  • North American Aviation Northrop Corporation
  • Norman Cereal had  stickers
  • Norelco razor ad Santa rode in an ad
  • Nonpareils
  • Nok Hockey
  • Nobody had a pure-bred dog
  • Nobody had a pure-bred dog
  • no water in the house,
  • No Time for Sergeants
  • NO Bra look
  • No ADD, HDAD, or dyslexia
  • Nixon’s “Checkers” speech
  • Nixie tubes
  • Nina ballerina doll
  • Nikon F
  • Nik-L-Nip Original Wax Bottles    1950’s – 1990s Candy…
  • Nikita Khrushchev
  • Nickel Naks candy corn
  • Nichols & May
  • NIAGARA STARCH
  • Niagara Falls honeymoons
  • newspapers,  a real “paper boy” rode a bike & tossed the paper into your yard, and  came around door-to-door in the evening to collect.   many guys   first cars were financed by their paper routes!
  • Newspaper classified ads
  • New York’s Idlewild Airport
  • New York World’s Fair
  • New York subway tokens
  • New York subway cars with wicker seats
  • New York Central Railroad
  • Never on Sunday (1960) Oliver! (1968)
  • Nestle’s Triple Decker bar
  • Nestles’ Teen
  • Nestle Alpine White  – 1980s
  • Nesbitts orange, strawberry and grape….
  • Nervine from Miles Laboratories
  • Nerds
  • Nehru jackets
  • Nehi soda
  • Necco Wafers –  a variety of flavors stacked up into a roll like nickels (5¢ at the movie theater for a HUGE roll of thin flavored hard-candy wafers).
  • Necco Slap Stix Caramel Pop –   1950s, 1960s  Candy…..
  • Necco Skybar – 1  1950’s, 1960s  Candy…
  • Necco Clark Bar – 1950s, 1960s 1970’s Candy  …
  • Necco Candy Buttons – .    1950s-1980s  Candy  ….
  • NBC chimes
  • nationwide overnight package delivery
  • nationwide next-day package delivery?
  • National Public Radio (NPR)
  • National Educational Television (NET)
  • National Bureau of Standards
  • National Airlines
  • Nathan’s hot dogs
  • Natalie Wood
  • Naptha Bar soap  P&G…
  • Nancy
  • Naked City Name That Tune
  • Nair and Neet hair removal before we understood how dangerous it was to apply anything to our skin that could poison us. We didn’t realize just like the patches worn for birth control or to stop smoking, applying anything to our skin can get into our insides!
  • Nabisco Shredded Wheat
  • Nabisco Rice Honeys and Wheat Honeys
  • My-T-Fine chocolate pudding
  • Mystery Middles, which was a jawbreaker with a sweet-tart in the middle
  • Myron Cohen
  • My Three Sons
  • My Mother the Car
  • My Living Doll
  • My Little Margie
  • My Friend Flicka
  • My Favorite Martian
  • My Fair Lady (1964)
  • My Ding-a-Ling
  • Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom
  • Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)
  • MURPHYS OIL SOAP,
  • Murder, Inc. (1960)
  • Muntz Stereo-Pak
  • Muntz Car Company
  • Mucilage glue
  • Mr. Wizard
  • Mr. T
  • Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
  • Mr. Potato Head (the first toy advertised on television)
  • Mr. Peepers
  • Mr. Novak
  • Mr. Magoo
  • Mr. I Magination
  • Mr. Ed
  • Mr. Custer
  • Mr. Clean can clean your whole house and everything that’s in it.
  • MPAA film ratings
  • movie theatre  dropped off at  “the show”- There was a balcony (where white kids were not allowed to go) , intermission, ashtrays and velvet curtains…We all wanted a big dill pickle at the concession stand where  food  tasted great!
  • Moveable ramp stairs
  • Mouse Trap
  • Mountain Dew Google these keywords together and look at some of the images mountain dew mouth
  • Mountain Dew commercials with the animated bottle and the hillbilly popping a hole through his hat after the cork blows out of his “Mountain Dew” jug. Mountain Dew was first marketed? Further, “Kickapoo Joy Juice” was also brought out at the same time, by a different manufacturer, and both were, as the names suggested, parodies to the moonshine whiskey-soft-drink style! introduced in the green bottle with the hillbillies on them- Ya-Hoo, Mountain Dew!…
  • Motels- $6 rooms at Motel 6
  • Most moms were home after school
  • Moon Pie cookies
  • Moon Pie Double Decker Chocolate
  • Moon Mullins
  • Montgomery Ward
  • Monster trading cards
  • Monster Mash
  • Monopoly
  • Monitor
  • Moms Mabley
  • Mom stocked her entire linen closet with these towels, wash cloths and dishtowels.
  • Model trains for girls
  • Mobil gas stations
  • Mister Ed
  • Mission: Impossible
  • Misco Friction Hand Soap…
  • Mint Balls – Sweet Stripes by Bobs (soft)  or hard     1920s…
  • Minnie Pearl
  • Minivac 6010
  • Minipoo  dry shampoo (waterless shampoo)  was made with fuller’s earth. Another brand was  “PSSSSSST”. Some people would just use would use baby powder.
  • Mini Pop soda
  • Mimeograph copying machines
  • Milton the Monster
  • Milton Berle
  • Mille Borne
  • Milkshake  candy bars by Holloway tasted something like a malted Mars Milkyway would and
  • Milkshake bubble gum – 1980s
  • Milk man brought  dairy products to  our door early in the morning  2-3 times a week  tasted so much better in those glass bottles. The bottle tops were covered by a foil cap under which was a little cardboard circle. You had to pry up the little tab in the cardboard circle and then remove it from the bottle neck.   Milk used to come in glass bottles. The bottles were sealed with cardboard caps instead of plastic like today, and I guess some kids collect the caps but we never heard about that. milkman that delivered milk to our house. The back of his truck was filled with ice chunks that he use to give me and my sisters a chunk in the hot summertime.
  • Milk Maid Royals Flavored Caramels 1930s….
  • Milk Duds
  • Miles Laboratories
  • MILD SAFE SOAP FLAKES….
  • Mike Wallace for Golden Fluffo
  • Mike & Ike Zours –      1990’s Candy….
  • Mike & Ike Original Flavors –  candies from the 1940s….
  • Mighty Mouse
  • Mighty Mouse for Colgate toothpaste
  • Midnight Cowboy (1969)
  • Mid-century, Rocket, space age , atomic age  refers to the middle of the 20th Century (The 1950s and 1960s)
  • microwave ovens, dishwashers, trash compactors, and garbage disposals
  • Microcomputers
  • Mickey Mouse Club
  • Mexican Jumping Beans
  • Mexican Hats –        1920s….
  • Metal taps
  • Metal lunch boxes
  • Metal ice cube trays with levers – break off the lever in frustration   You could get mild frostbite trying to free the cubes.    When you yanked the handle up, the cubes shattered into pieces, so  you’d  run some water, from the faucet, over the tray for about 30 seconds before pulling the handle.   Those levers hurt your hand trying to pull them up and they could really sting your hand (if your hand was wet). Didn’t every kid put their tongue on a metal tray?
  • Metal beach toys Metal Molder
  • Metal address plates
  • Merry Widow corsets
  • Mercurochrome , a topical antiseptic used for minor cuts and scrapes is no longer sold in the U.S. due to its mercury content.
  • Men wore hats all the time
  • Melody cookies from Nabisco? Flower shaped chocolate cookies with a sprinkle of sugar on top were delicious with a glass of milk.
  • Mellorine ice cream….It seemed to never melt, even if a blob fell on the counter and you saw it in a few hours.
  • Mellocreme Pumpkins  or  Autumn Mix     1920s…
  • Mega malls
  • Mechanical slot machines
  • Mechanical pull-lever voting booths
  • Mechanical parking meters
  • Mechanical bicycle speedometers
  • McHale’s Navy
  • McDonnell Aircraft
  • McCraw’s  Old Fashioned Flat Taffy
  • McBee Keysort edge-notched cards
  • Maypo hot cereal maple-flavored oatmeal – “I want my  MAAYPOOO!”…
  • Mayberry R.F.D.
  • Max Headroom candy – 1980s
  • Max Factor perfume
  • Maverick Mayberry R.F.D.
  • Maurice Chevalier
  • Matchbox die cast toy cars
  • Matchbooks with front-side striker area which changed for safety reasons in 1973. (Remember “close cover before striking”?)
  • Masquerade Party
  • Mason Reese for Thick ‘n’ Frosty
  • Mason Reese
  • MASH (1970)
  • Marzipan Pigs…
  • Mary Poppins (1964)
  • Mary Janes – 1920s….
  • Mary Jane taffy
  • Marx Magic Midway
  • Marx Lazy-Day Farm sets
  • Martin Marietta Corp.
  • Martian Hop
  • Marshmallow cones
  • Marshall Field’s
  • Mars Bar (original)
  • Marlon Brando
  • Marlene Dietrich
  • Marilyn Monroe
  • Marcus Welby, M.D.
  • Marcel Marceau
  • Marathon bars long braided chocolate and caramel candy bars.
  • Mapleine…
  • Maple Nut Goodies  1920s…. maple syrup hard candies…Made With Real Maple Syrup
  • Manual typewriters
  • Manual push lawn mowers
  • Manual cash registers
  • Manual adding machines
  • Mannix
  • Man From U.N.C.L.E.
  • Malt Balls In Holiday Colors and Flavors…malted milk balls
  • Mallomars
  • Mallo Cups
  • Malcolm X assassinated
  • Making the drag…others called it tooling around,
  • Make Room for Daddy
  • MAJA MYRURGIA!  Perfume 1921
  • Mainframe computers
  • Mail cars (Railway post offices)
  • Mah-Jongg
  • Magnetic rail twirler
  • Magnetic core memory
  • Magnetel
  • Magilla Gorilla Cartoon
  • Magic Slate drawing toys
  • Magic Slate drawing toys
  • Magic Fingers” vibrating motel beds
  • Madison Square Garden (1925-1967)
  • Made in Japan”
  • Mad Libs
  • Macramé
  • MacDonald’s  before there was an arch! A small steel building with a little enclosure to order from and a little kitchen behind the counter. We ate in the car back then and a hamburger, fries and coke was less than a dollar….(15 cent hamburgers Coke for a dime) McDonald’s  pies were fried and it wasn’t too long until the “golden arches” boasted “Over 40,000 sold!!!”  McDonald’s fries tasted much better than they do today. The story was that it was because they used to be fried in beef fat.
  • M&M- light brown  or tan colored  M&M’s Plain  or peanut    candies from the 1940s….
  • Lysol douche advertisements!   (Yes, you need to google this. Scary!!)
  • Lynn Redgrave
  • Lye soap
  • Lycra / Spandex
  • Lux Soap Liquid Detergent …
  • Lux Liquid Dishwashing Detergent…
  • Lux Laundry Soap…I am going to Lux out a few pair of my nylons…
  • Lux bar soap…LUX Flakes…
  • Lustre-Creme shampoo
  • Luncheonettes
  • Lunch Bar candy bar
  • Luggage with wheels
  • Lucite  (Toy clackers were made of this!)
  • LSD use was widespread
  • loved listening to scary stories on the radio, such as  The Inner Sanctum
    because I really was  scared to death.
  • Love, American Style
  • Love Story (1970)
  • Lost In Space
  • Lord Buckley
  • Look Mini Candy Bar …..
  • Long-distance (toll) telephone calls were expensive
  • Long Boy, Chewy Coconut Stick 1950’s, 1960s  Candy …
  • Lolly Looney Tunes
  • Lockheed L-188 Electra turboprop airliner
  • Lockheed Corporation
  • Little Women dolls
  • Little Orphan Annie
  • Little Miss No Name
  • Little Lulu
  • Little Debbie snack cakes
  • Little Bo Peep Amnonia Bottle,
  • Listerine
  • Liquorice Allsorts, the Melt-in-Your-Mouth Pastels Made in England Since 1899 …lollipops that came in chocolate, strawberry or banana were better than the Bonomo Turkish Taffy that you had to crack.
  • Lipton Frostee dessert mix.
  • lipstick candy . a one inch tube of red mystery with a gold foil around it that  really made your lips, mouth,  anything it touched bright red. They were a lipstick candy wrapped in gold paper and cellophane. It was bright red and dissolved in your mouth as you ate it.”
  • Lionel Trains…
  • LIN-O-WHITE WASHING TABLET – THE CELLULOID STARCH CO….
  • Linoleum floor covering
  • Lincoln Logs
  • lime-yellow fire engines
  • Limbo
  • Li’l Abner
  • Lik-m-aid Fun Dip  1970’s-1990s….
  • LifeSavers  -Tropical fruit Especially the banana.
  • Lifebuoy soap
  • LIFEBUOY HEALTH SOAP – SCHOOL SIZE…
  • Licorice whips (red only please!),
  • Licorice Wheels – candies from the 1940s ….
  • Licorice Starlights…..
  • Licorice Scottie Dogs….
  • Licorice Pastels a soft black licorice center,  coated in a thin, crunchy sugar shell…. .
  • Licorice Laces – Bulk       candies from the 1940s
  • licorice jumbo jelly beans….
  • Licorice Caramels from Holland—Soft, Chewy, and Loaded with Flavor…
  • Licorice Australian Style Soft Black –  Soft Strawberry -candies from the 1940s…
  • License plates were colorful and distinctive
  • License plates were colorful and distinctive
  • Lewis and Martin
  • Levitz Furniture
  • Let’s Make a Deal
  • LePage Glue.  gripspreader mucilage , a liquid-based adhesive contained in a bell-shaped bottle with applicator-nipple through which the glue was supposed to be applied directly to the construction paper, that was until you removed the crusted old glue off the rubber applicator.
  • Lenny Bruce
  • Lennon Sister or Jacqueline Kennedy paper dolls
  • Lena Horne
  • Lemonheads1970’s, 1980s…Licorice Allsorts –     1920s….
  • Lemon Drops hard candy were a penny
  • Leisure suits
  • Lee Marvin
  • Lee J. Cobb
  • Leave It to Beaver
  • Learn to Draw
  • Leader of the Laundromat
  • Leaded gasoline
  • Lead-based paint
  • Lead-based paint
  • Lay’s potato chips advertised “Betcha can’t eat just one”………
  • Lax supervision
  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • Lava lamps
  • Lava hand soap
  • Laurence Olivier
  • Lauren Bacall
  • Laurel and Hardy
  • Laura Scudder potato chips (the noisiest chips in the world)
  • LAUNDRY DETERGENTS All Bonus, Borax, Breeze, Cheer, Dove, Dreft,  Duz, Fab, Oxydol,  Tide , Trend Dish and Fine Fabrics Detergent, Salvo soap, Silver Dust laundry detergent   had dishes  Homer Laughlin Golden Wheat Pattern 22K   Plates, glassware, drinking glasses,   goblets, juice glasses, Stemware, sherbert glasses, stemmed water glasses  dishes, bath towels, hand towel, wash cloths, face towels, kitchen towels, tea towel, dish towels
  • Latin class in high school Male teachers wore neckties…
  • Last Tango in Paris (1972)
  • Last House On the Left movie
  • Lassie
  • Laredo
  • Lara Croft
  • Lanzis-Cashew Nut & Rice Crunch  a  crisp-rice crunch candy with a smooth chocolate-like substance but with a slight butterscotch flavor and chopped cashews inside.   Sold in the gourmet section at Marshall Field’s in Chicago it  came in a gold box with two layers separated with wax paper.   They were really tasty. Nothing like it.
  • Land speed record: 407-mph Leaded gasoline
  • Lafayette Radio Electronics
  • Lace-up leather ski boots
  • Labyrinth
  • La Dolce Vita (1960)
  • Kukla, Fran and Ollie
  • Kraft Fudgies
  • Korean War
  • Kool cigarettes
  • Kookie, Kookie (Lend Me Your Comb)
  • Kooglepeanut butter  had swirls of chocolate in it.
  • Koogle
  • Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph technical pens
  • Kodak Instamatic
  • Kodak Carousel slide projector
  • Kodak Brownie cameras
  • Knox Blocks- Jello and Knox gelatin which was basically chewy Jello that didn’t melt easily
  • Kmart, Target, and Wal-Mart stores…Boomers will remember them beginning.
  • Klute (1971)
  • KLH Model Eight FM radio (1960)
  • Kits Taffy – Banana, Chocolate, Strawberry, Vanilla
  • Kitchen Debate (July 1959)
  • Kirkman & Sons Soap
  • Kirk Douglas
  • Kip’s Big Boy.
  • Kinsey Reports & Masters and Johnson research
  • King Vitaman cereal, have breakfast with the king…
  • King of Hearts (1966)
  • King Kong Heads – 1980s
  • Kim Novak
  • Kid In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  • Kid Cat Ballou (1965)
  • Kickapoo Joy Juice
  • Keypunches
  • Kewpie dolls
  • Kenner’s Daddy Saddle
  • Kenner Hydro-Dynamic building sets
  • Kennedy half dollar
  • Ken Kesey
  • Kelvinator
  • Kelly’s Heroes (1970)
  • Kellogg’s Puffa Puffa Rice cereal. Part of the jingle went: A new-a a now-a a-Kellog’s a-bring-a you…toasted, toasted rice” – something like that….
  • Kellogg’s OKs breakfast cereal
  • Keenan Wynn
  • Keds sneakers
  • Kay Bee Toys
  • Katharine Hepburn
  • Karo added to the babybottle
  • Karl Malden
  • Junket rennet custard dessert
  • Junk food wasn’t all that tasted better then. Grandma would poke holes with a wooden spoon into her made from scratch angel food cake,   then pour a caramel glaze over it. The caramel would coat the cake, fill in the holes and then harden slightly.
  • Junior Sales Club of America
  • Jumbo Nerds Jumbo Nerds – 1980s
  • Julie Christie
  • Julia
  • Jujyfruits
  • Jujubes
  • JuJuBe’s (those small chewy, fruity candies) and Milk Duds     jumbo harvest jelly beans    Jumbo Jelly Beans…
  • Juju Mixed Fruits – 1920s…
  • Juju Coins
  • Jotto
  • Jordan Almonds
  • Jonny Quest Cartoon
  • Jonathan Winters
  • Jolly Ranchers –     candies from the 1940s… Fire and Apple  watermelon
  • Jolly Rancher flat sticks in grape or cherry , cinnamon
  • Jolly Green Giant
  • Johnny Carson
  • John Wayne
  • Joel Grey
  • Joe Besser
  • Joan Rivers
  • Joan Crawford
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • jigsaw puzzles,
  • jigsaw puzzles were popular
  • Jiffy Pop popcorn – space aged wonder. The silver dome unspiraled and puffed up, as it grew and grew over the heat of the stove. Then, you poked a fork in the top to open it and were blasted with hot steam. Most of the time, we burnt it. The electric popcorn cookers came out (probably in the early 70’s)- with the plastic domes that doubled as the serving bowl. Some of the fancier ones had a little lid in the top that you put butter in – the steam melted it and it drizzled over the popping corn.       And the first taste was wonderful! No muss no fuss, you ate it right out of the container it came in and then when empty you just tossed it in the trash……….
  • JFK assassinated
  • Jet lag
  • Jessica Tandy
  • Jersey Central Railroad
  • Jerry Mathers as The Beaver
  • Jelly Nougats by Brach’s…
  • JELLY GLASSES Flintstone glasses that jelly came in.Pebbles was my favorite. old glasses at a flea mkt. They was priced from $5 to 7 a glass.
  • Jelly Beans – Jumbo Licorice, Cinnamon 1920s
  • Jelly Beans – Assorted  1920s
  • Jell-o Instant Pudding
  • Jell-O 1-2-3
  • Jello 1,2,3 parfait- settled and separated to form layers with clear jello on the bottom,fluffy  jello more opaque and like pudding in the middle, and jello froth on top which was  was always thick and gritty
  • Jayne Mansfield
  • Jax, Falstaff, Rheingold, and Knickerbocker beers
  • jawbreakers and then use the box as a whistle.
  • Jawbreakers – 1920s…
  • Jaw Teasers one cent bubble gum balls. These were sold from plastic domed gumball machines. The turquoise blue ones were the most sought after.
  • JASMIN Soap 3 Bars in Box…
  • Jarts
  • Jane Russell
  • Jane Fonda
  • James Stewart
  • James Dean
  • James Coburn
  • James Brolin
  • James Bond 007 Shooting Attaché Case
  • Jahn’s ice cream parlors
  • Jack Webb
  • Jack Warden
  • Jack The Giant Killer (1962)
  • Jack Paar
  • Jack Lemmon
  • Jack Klugman
  • Jack Frosted   in an aerosol can located the refrigerator section of supermarkets. You just shook the can and squirted a small amount of this concentrate into a glass of milk, stirred, and had a real soda fountain frosted at home……
  • Jack Benny show 
  • Jack Benny for Texaco
  • J.J. Newberry
  • J.F. Hink & Sons department stor
  • Ivory Snow…Ivory Soap 4 Bar Beauty Bundle…
  • Ivory Laundry Detergent….
  • Ivory Dish Detergent…
  • I’ve Got a Secret
  • Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini
  • It’s-It ice cream sandwiches
  • It’s a Mad Mad Mad Mad World (1963)
  • Italian ices
  • It was fun to sit in a booth by the window and watch all the traffic going by as we ate a hamburger with the works and an order of french fries.  Drop in a quarter and play five songs on the juke box.
  • It Takes A Thief It’s About Time
  • Ironside
  • Irene Papas
  • Ipana toothpaste
  • International Harvester Company
  • Interior door lock knobs
  • Inline skates
  • Information Super Highway
  • Indoor ‘rabbit ears’ TV antennas
  • Indian Head pennies
  • Indian Candy Corn –   1920s… jaw breakers. tiny ones
  • Incredible Edibles
  • Incandescent light bulbs
  • In the Heat of the Night (1967)
  • In Search Of The Castaways (1962)
  • In Like Flint (1967)
  • IMAX films
  • I’m Dickens, He’s Fenster
  • if neighbors saw  kids doing something wrong they would send you home and your parents didn’t get mad at them as  they would return the favor when they caught the neighbors children doing something wrong.
  • Ideal Toys
  • Ideal Cookies,…Jackson Jumbles (giant lemon cookies with a hole in the middle)….Sunshine Lemon Coolers cookies…gingerbread cookies with the pink icing (t two to a pack and were about 4 inches by 8 inches long).
  • Idaho Spud candys
  • ICEE…..
  • Ice cubes were little squares of really good chocolate and cost .2 apiece.
  • Ice Cubes (small chocolate candies) …
  • Ice cream spoons with a hole in the end of the handle
  • Ice Cream Parlors….
  • Ice Blue Mint Coolers by Brach’s …
  • IBM Selectric typewriter
  • IBM Executary dictation system
  • I.G.Y. – International Geophysical Year 1957-1958
  • I. Magnin
  • I Was Kaiser Bill’s Batman
  • I want my Maypo!
  • I Tawt I Taw A Puddy Tat
  • I Spy
  • I Remember Mama
  • I Married Joan
  • I Love NY” logo
  • I Love Lucy
  • I Dream of Jeannie
  • I Am Curious (Yellow) (1967)
  • Hydrox cookies
  • Hush Puppies casual shoes
  • Humphrey Bogart
  • Hullabaloo
  • Hula hoops
  • Huffy Radiobike
  • Huckleberry Hound
  • Hubcaps
  • H.R Puff ‘n Stuff
  • Howdy Doody
  • Howard Johnson’s trademark orange roof
  • How to Marry a Millionaire
  • How Much Is) That Doggie in the Window?
  • Hot Wheels toy cars
  • Hot Tamales –
  • Hot Suckers  square “hot” suckers that cost 2 cents
  • Hot rods
  • Hot Pants
  • Hot Dog Gum
  • Hostess Twinkies
  • Hostess Suzy Q’s
  • Hostess Sno Balls
  • Hostess Ho Ho’s
  • Hostess Fruit Pies
  • Hostess Ding Dongs
  • Hostess cupcakes
  • Hostess Choco-diles
  • Horn & Hardart Automats
  • Horehound Flavor…
  • Hopalong Cassidy
  • Hong Kong Phooey cartoons
  • Honey-Filled Candies in Lemon or Double-Honey, Made in the USA…
  • Honeycombed Peanuts…
  • Honey West
  • Honey Comb cereal…
  • Home milk delivery
  • home kitchens needed range hoods
  • Home Juice home delivery
  • Home Economics class in high school
  • Home delivery of baked goods
  • Home “landline” telephones
  • Holsum Bread
  • Hollywood Candy Bar    dark chocolate, but this candy bar was the only exception
  • Hollywood Brand candy bars
  • Hollywood a Go Go
  • Holiday Straws Filled with Soft Chocolate and Cream Centers…
  • Holiday Salt Water Taffy –  1920s …
  • Hogan’s Heroes
  • Hoffman’s Cup-o-Gold     1950’s Candy….
  • Hitchhikers
  • Hires rootbeer floats………
  • Hires Rootbeer “High Time for Hires!” Hires Rootbeer was about the closest taste to A&W that you could get in a bottle….
  • Hip-Pocket Records / PocketDiscs
  • Hippies and flower children
  • Highway Patrol show
  • Highlights magazine for kids
  • Hi-Fi record player …Hi-Fi speakers were HUGE
  • Heyday Bars  have a recipe that has a chewy peanut cookie base,a caramel-chocolate swirled topping and salted chopped peanuts that always reminded me of Heydays.
  • Hey, Landlord!
  • Hershey’s Miniatures   1930s…
  • Hershey’s Christmas Kisses    1920s…
  • Here’s Lucy
  • Henry Fonda
  • Hennesey
  • Hemi Under Glass drag racer
  • Help! (1965)
  • Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh
  • Hello Kitty
  • helium-filled Mylar balloons
  • Heksehyl licorice …
  • Heckle and Jeckle
  • Heathkit
  • HEAT wood and coal heaters- When the fire would go out at night, into the stove you put  old boxes then kindling then some coal and wood light it and jump back in bed   till the house warmed up little. It was so chilly!
  • Head Vases
  • Hazel
  • Haystacks Calhoun
  • Hayley Mills
  • Hawaiian Punch
  • Hawaiian Eye
  • Hawaii Five-O
  • Have Gun – Will Travel
  • Have a nice day” smiley face
  • Hats Off
  • Hasselblad 500 EL Data Camera
  • Hasselblad 1000F
  • Harvest spice drops….
  • Harrington’s Clothing Tulsa
  • Haribo Gold Bears (Can be ordered on line)
  • Hardee’s used to be Sandy’s here in the midwest.
  • Hard metal dashboards
  • hard candy  Holiday Candies.From Grandma’s Candy Dish…
  • Handwritten letters
  • Hands Down
  • Hando Powdered Hand Cleaner
  • Hand cranked car windows
  • Hand buzzers
  • Hamburger basket (hamburger and fries in a red plastic basket)
  • Halvah
  • Halloween was for kids, not teens
  • Half a Sixpence (1967)
  • hair styles from home made curlers and home perms…Lilt and Toni….helped us all to a head full of the frizzies…for pin curls, we would roll the hair around  our finger and pin it with bobby pins…women also rolled their hair by cutting up  Prince Albert cans cans into strips and rolled brown paper strips from a paper bag around them to make rollers. Rolling the hair in the middle and folding the ends over and it would hold that way.  (Read more by googling these words together: hair curlers made from prince albert can)
  • Hai Karate aftershave
  • Habitat 67
  • Gunsmoke The Hathaways
  • Gummi Bear Cubs., Bears, Blue Sharks, Cola Bottles,Peach Penguins,Peach Rings,  Pink Pigs,  Sour Bears,  Sour Worms, and last but not least  Red, White, and Blue Gummy Army Men…..
  • Gumdrops
  • Gumby
  • Gumballs-  1¢ gumball machines
  • Gum wrapper chains
  • Gum Drops   1920s…. gum rocks that came in a little drawstring bag?
  • Gum Drops
  • Gulliver’s Travels Beyond the Moon (1965)
  • Gulf Oil
  • guittard white chocolate christmas mints
  • Guittardmooth & Melty Mints
  • Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967)
  • Grumman Aircraft
  • grow  own garden and canned fruits and vegetables,
  • Groucho glasses
  • Groovy
  • Grins, Smiles, Giggles and Laughs  CEREAL…
  • Grindl
  • Gregory Peck
  • Greeting arriving air passengers at the gate
  • GREEN STAMPS  -Mom saved S&H Green Stamps, and spent hours poring over the Green Stamp catalogs….and bought a lot of our Christmas that way. It was also a lot of fun saving for items such as a toaster and iron to use around the house.
  • Green Mint Leaves,
  • Green Apple sticks,
  • Green Acres The Green Hornet
  • Great Shakes
  • Greasers
  • Granny Goose potato chips
  • Grandpa’s Wonder Pine Tar Soap…
  • graffiti
  • Grace Kelly
  • Goofy Groceries   – 1980s
  • Goodbye, Columbus (1969)
  • Good Seasons – Shake ‘n Bake Hamburger –
  • Good Neighbor Sam (1964)
  • Good Humor ice cream trucks
  • Good Humor ice cream sold by the Good Humor man on a hot summer evening. The jingling bells of the Good Humor ice cream truck coming through the neighborhood…
  • Good and Plenty candy
  • Good and Fruity
  • Good & Plenty   popular in 1920s-1950’s
  • Gomer Pyle – USMC Green Acres
  • Goldfinger (1964)
  • Goldenberg’s Mini Peanut Chews   1920s and 1930s….
  • gold nuggets gum that came in a little cloth drawstring bag
  • Gold Mine Bubble Gum Nuggets     1950’s Candy…
  • Going steady and getting pinned
  • Going for a Sunday drive
  • Go-go girls
  • Goetze’s Caramel   chocolate or strawberry creams
  • Goetze Cow Tales Original Vanilla  1980s candy
  • Godfrey Cambridge
  • Go to the Head of the Class
  • Go Ahead chocolate bar in the late ’70’s….
  • Glovebox road maps
  • Gloria Swanson
  • Glo-Coat floor wax
  • Glitterati—Tiny Italian Hard Candies with Fruit Flavo…
  • Glenn Ford
  • Gitarzan
  • Girdles / corsets
  • Girder & Panel building sets
  • Ginny dolls in a little carrying case
  • Ginny dolls
  • Gimbels
  • Gilligan’s Island
  • Gilbert chemistry sets
  • Gig Young
  • Gidget
  • Giant Sweet Tarts (not chewy),
  • Getting a nice healthy suntan
  • Get Smart
  • Geritol – sponsor- of Ted Mack’s Amateur Hour and The Lawrence Welk Show. -When we teased someone about “getting old” we would refer to them taking “Geritol!
  • Gerald McBoing-Boing
  • Georgy Girl (1966)
  • Georgio perfume
  • Georgie Girl
  • George Reeves
  • George of the Jungle
  • George Kennedy
  • George C. Scott
  • Gentle Ben
  • Gene Hackman
  • GEMCO
  • GE College Bowl
  • Gaucho cookies
  • Gatorgum Gatorgum – 1980s
  • Gatorade
  • Gasoline was 25 cents a gallon
  • GASOLINE STATIONS  (We called them”Filling Stations “)gave away  glasses & coffee cups when you bought gas   the coffee cups were red on top decending to orange at the bottom).  the attendant would hand you a lovely drinking glass after filling your tank with gas, checking your tires and washing your windows. All this for much less than $1 per gallon of gasoline.
  • Gas stations provided free air & water
  • Gas stations offered full service
  • Gas stations all had mini-marts
  • gas lights men who went around to light the gas lights on the streets.
  • gas 17 cents a gallon gas. Later years gas was 26 cents a gallon. It went down that far because of gas wars between the stations. One would be 30 cents, then the station on the other corner would drop to 28 cents, and visa versa.
  • Gary Cooper
  • Garrard
  • Garfield Stripes shredded bubble gum – 1980s
  • Garbage can-dy    shaped candies that would come in a little plastic coffin or garbage can; tasted like sweet tarts.
  • Garbage Can-dy Garbage – 1980s
  • Games we would play in the summer: rotten egg,red rover, crack the whip and so many more.   We came home when it got supper time then went back outside  catch lighting bugs and put  them in a jar. Sometimes we’d get to sleep on the front porch if we could talk Mom into it and hope the dogs didn’t wander up and wake us.
  • Gale Storm
  • G.I. Joe action figures
  • Fuzzy Wuzzy Bath Soap They Grow Fur…
  • Fuzzy toilet seat and tank cover had a blue set with the matching colored toilet paper. (Imagine all the bacteria held in those fuzzy things) Some had a fuzzy toilet tissue cover to match.
  • Fuses and fuse boxes
  • Fury
  • Fur coats
  • Funny Girl (1968)
  • Funny Face drink mixes Choo-Choo Cherry, Goofy Grape, Jolly-Olly Orange, Rootin-Tootin Raspberry, Lefty Lemon    Funny Face Drink Stand (a mail-in premium) remember sending in a bunch of Funny Face Drink (Pillsbury) packages to get a Funny Face Drink stand – a brightly printed cardboard “sales booth” with posts that held up a sign……
  • Funny Face drink mix
  • Funk & Wagnalls Encyclopedia
  • Fun Dip…
  • Fudgesicles I still can see and feel the ice form on the surface of the Fudgesicle after the first lick….
  • Fudge Town cookies
  • Fruit straws    Classic Candy Straws In Fruity Summertime Flavors…
  • Fruit Slices by Brach’s – 1920s …..f
  • fruit jellies  Chewy Fruit Slices Made With Real Juice and Spearmint Leaves With Pure Oil For True Flavor
  • frozen TV dinners
  • Frozen Melon Balls- honeydew & cantalope melon balls in a box
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Front bench seats
  • Fritz the Cat Gasoline Alley
  • Frisbee flying disc
  • Friden, Inc.
  • Frequent flyer programs
  • Frequent airliner hijackings
  • French Creams….
  • French caramels ….
  • French Burnt Peanuts   1920s….
  • FREE ITEMS  IN OATMEAL, LAUNDRY SOAP AND FROM GASOLINE STATIONS  You felt like you were getting something free when, in reality, it seems that we didn’t get as much oatmeal or soap when it had a “prize” in it.
  • Fred MacMurray
  • Freakies cereal We are the Freakies, we are the Freakies, this is the Freakies tree, we never miss a meal, ’cause we love our cere-eeel!…
  • Frank Sinatra
  • FRANK SIDDALLS SOAP
  • Fox’s U-Bet chocolate syrup
  • FORTRAN programming language
  • Formica topped dinette set with chrome legs. The table was almost indestructible  and if you came in the house after playing outside in the hot summertime, and sat down for lunch without a shirt on, your back would stick to the vinyl upholstery. When you leaned forward, it sounded almost like velcro being pulled apart. The cracked upholstery on the seats hurt our little “bottoms!
  • Forever Yours candy bars
  • Football helmets without face masks
  • Foolscap folio  (8.5″ x 13.5″) paper
  • Food Fair & Pantry Pride supermarkets
  • Follow Me, Boys! (1966)
  • Flying Saucer Candies shaped like flying saucers with little tiny round candy inside of them. They were made of a wafer similar to the bread we received at communion. They were basically tasteless but the texture was what intrigued us the most……flying saucer shaped wafer-type outside with little pellets inside
  • Fluoride was added to public water supplies
  • Fluffo shortening
  • Fluff
  • Flower Power
  • FLOUR SACKS –flour came in what looked like pillow cases… until the early 60s  anytime you bought a 25 lb. bag of flour then you got to pick out one of blue and white plates, cups, saucers or a bowl. The flour sacks had some very pretty patterns which made feed sack dresses common if one waslucky enough to get two alike.  Mom made her own patterns from looking at the pictures in a catalog;  sewing with just a needle and thread….  The flour sack fabric was used for everything from clothes to dish towels,pillowcases nighties, with lace and rick rack recycled from something else. Today you can find some  in old family quilts. The white ones could be bleached out and used for everything petty coats (slips) and underpants.
  • Floor to ceiling pole lamps. The top portion had a spring that held it in place.
  • Flips
  • Flight engineers
  • Flicks -big round chocolate drops that came in a cardboard tube. They looked like big flat kisses. box was wrapped in a foil covered paper.
  • Flexowriter
  • Flexible Flyer sleds
  • Flavor Straws – put one of these straws in your white milk and you had  flavored milk  chocolate, coffee and strawberry. …  Great Shakes” which came with its own shake cup and straw. You put the mix in with and shook it real well then inserted the straw. I liked the malted chocolate milk the best……
  • Flat-top haircuts
  • Flashcubes and Magicubes
  • Flash bulbs
  • Fizzies  ….. .
  • Five Easy Pieces (1970)
  • Fische or microfische
  • First working Laser
  • First televised U.S. Presidential debates
  • First successful minicomputer
  • First successful liver transplant
  • First successful kidney transplant
  • First successful heart transplant
  • First successful climb of Mt. Everest
  • First Lady Jackie Kennedy’s televised White House tour and her baby-talking voice
  • First human spaceflight
  • First home video tape recorder
  • First geosynchronous communications satellite
  • First all-electronic desktop calculator
  • Firesticks….
  • Fireball XL5 Flipper
  • Fins on cars to look like rockets…It was the space age.
  • Finian’s Rainbow (1968)
  • Filmstrips
  • filled our hope chests with all the goodies in the soap
  • filled hard candies……filled raspberry candy…..
  • Fender skirts
  • FELS-NAPTHA: HEAVY DUTY LAUNDRY  SOAP got rid of every odor and stain and removed skin, as well…
  • Felix the Cat
  • Feed sack  quilts -using the burlap inside then, the pretty sacks outside were warm….
  • Federal Civil Defense Administration
  • FCC Fairness Doctrine
  • Faye Dunaway
  • Fax machines that those born as late as 1987 think are as silly as faxing a copy of an e-mail
  • Father Knows Best
  • Fat Albert
  • Fascination
  • Farrell’s ice cream parlors
  • farming  working in the corn field all day…grew our own garden and canned fruits and vegetables
  • Farmer Al Falfa and his Terrytoon Pals
  • Farfel, Jimmy Nelson’s puppet dog, who sang the Nestles song on television commercials: “N-E-S-T-L-E-S, Nestles makes the very best, Choc…late.”
  • Fantastic Voyage (1966)
  • Fan-fold computer printouts
  • Family Affair
  • Fallout shelters
  • Fairy Soap…
  • FAIRBANKS GOLD DUST TWINS  Washing Powder…
  • Fail-Safe (1964)
  • Factory air-conditioning in cars
  • F. W. Woolworth & Co.
  • F Troop
  • E-Z Pop popcorn
  • EZ Bake Oven  with a little table and chairs…..
  • Extra-strength Burst Detergent
  • Extended-Play (EP) records
  • Expo 67, Montreal
  • Everyone’s parents paid full price for the school lunches; there were no discounts given
  • Every morning we had a big breakfast…no cold cereal there. I didn’t know then that we were poor.
  • Every house seemed to have metal ice trays… a bed spread with the big peacocks on them…a coffee pot on the stove and an ashtray…pictures .usually a little boy and girl on a bridge and a guardian angel over them. They were usually blue and had glitter on them…..and a calender were on every ones wall.
  • European Economic Community
  • Ethel Merman
  • Ethel and Albert
  • Etch-A-Sketch
  • Estes model rocket kits
  • Estelle Parsons
  • Esso service stations
  • ESPN
  • Ernie Kovacs
  • Ernest Borgnine
  • Erie Lackawanna Railroad
  • Erector Sets
  • Ensign Pulver (1964)
  • English Toffee….. (Recipes are on line. This is simply real butter and sugar with a bit of water.)
  • ENCYCLOPEDIAS from the grocery store.
  • Encyclopedias came from the grocery store , one book a week!!…. you could get great stuff back then for free!!…
  • Encyclopedia Americana
  • Emporium
  • Emoticons
  • Email  addresses assigned  by AOL
  • Elm trees
  • Elizabeth Taylor
  • Elevator operators
  • Elephant leg pants
  • Electro-mechanical train/flight status boards
  • elective cosmetic surgery went mainstream
  • Egg Nog Salt Water Taffy  1920s …..
  • Egg creams
  • Edward G. Robinson
  • Edmond O’Brien
  • Eddie Haskell
  • Eddie Albert
  • Eating paste
  • eating out
  • Easy Rider (1969)
  • Easy Bake Oven
  • Eastern Air Lines Emporium
  • Earth shoes
  • Earth Day European
  • E.G. Marshall
  • E. J. Korvette
  • Dutch Twins chocolate wafers
  • Dutch Girl Soap,dusting with that old polish,  mopping and sweeping the old rugs that had  big flowers in the design.  The boys had stay on the old porch until the rugs dried and the dusting was done.,
  • Duncan yo-yos
  • Duncan Imperial spinning top
  • Duffy’s Daredevils
  • Ducktail or Duck’s Ass (D.A.)
  • Duckpin bowling
  • Duck-and-cover air-raid drills
  • Dubble Bubble Bubble Gum   1950’s  and 1960s Candy
  • Dry cell batteries
  • drug store  was a place to go once a month to enjoy an ice cream treat. The soda fountain was to the back of the store. Chocolate Cokes… Ice Cream Sodas of different flavors…. malteds….Vanilla Pepsi… Root Beer Floats….’cherry” cokes at the snack counter…. Cherry Phosphates The smell of fries, shakes, and perfumes…
  • drop lights were twisted in and out to use them.
  • Droodles
  • Drivers Ed class in high school
  • Drive-in restaurants
  • Drive-in (A&W RootBeer had one) where they left the tray in your car window, so you could put your trash on it when you were finished.
  • Dreamsicles were orange sherbet and vanilla ice cream…..
  • Drake’s cakes
  • Drafting tables
  • Draft cards & draft card burning
  • Dr. Welby
  • Dr. Strangelove (1964)
  • Dr. Pepper recommended doses
  • Dr. Pepper had that wonderful fruity flavor it no longer has….
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech
  • Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. assassinated
  • Dr. Kildare
  • Dr. Demento
  • Dr. Brown’s Cel-Ray Tonic
  • Dr Pepper barrels like root beer barrels
  • double sockets-  we would have to screw into the light socket and plug in what ever had to have JUICE. Turned them on and off by a little brass chain,or you could tie a string to it to be able to reach it.
  • Double Lux Soap  Liquid Detergent…
  • Double Lollies  …
  • Double Delight ice cream bars, long and narrow vanilla w/a tunnel of fudge through the middle….
  • Double Cola was the competitor for Coca-Cola and Pepsi-Cola and a lot cheaper. …
  • Dots
  • Dorothy Provine
  • Dorothy Dandridge
  • Doris Day
  • Door-to-door for sales campaigns to raise money for school events? Seeds, chocolate bars,cleaners, sausage, tickets etc.
  • Donovan’s Reef (1963)
  • Donald Sutherland
  • Donald Pleasence
  • Donald O’Connor
  • Don Rickles
  • DON MAXIMO LAUNDRY SOAP…
  • Dominoes
  • Domed sports stadiums
  • Doll furniture.
  • Doll buggy
  • Doggie Diners
  • Dogfight
  • Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavor on the Bedpost overnight
  • Doctor Zhivago (1965)
  • Doctor Who
  • Doctor Dolittle (1967)
  • DNA double-helix structure
  • Diver Dan
  • Ditto copying machines
  • disposable diapers
  • Disneyland flying saucers
  • Disneyland A-E ticket books
  • Disneyland
  • Dish night at the movie – in earlier times on certain nights the theatre had “free dish night” where dishes were given out allowing  you to get a piece of a place setting every time you went.
  • Discovery
  • Discipline-Mom would send us after each others switches. we learned quick how to choose the best one never know when you might be the next one to get the switch.
  • Dirty Harry (1971)
  • Dippity-do styling gel
  • Dip-A-Sticks….
  • Dinner With Drac
  • Ding dong… Avon calling!
  • Ding Dong School
  • Diners with tableside jukebox controls
  • Diner  or the cafeteria where you took a tray, stood in line and chose from such delicious meals (much much tastier and fresh than you can get in a cafeteria today!) as turkey, dressing and mashed potatoes, roast beef and mashed potatoes with gravy and green beans. The meals were under $2.00 and you could hardly eat the whole meal.
  • Dilly Bars, soft serve vanilla cone dipped in chocolate  ice cream
  • Digi-Comp I mechanical computer
  • diet sodas
  • Dictaphones
  • Dick Tracy    Dondi
  • Dick and Jane readers (also Sally, Puff and Spot) http://www.abebooks.com/book-search/title/dick-and-jane/publisher/foresman/pics/
  • Diaper pins with yellow, blue or pink animals on the top part.
  • Diagramming sentences
  • Desk was a great Christmas gift in the 1950s and 1960s,
  • Desi Arnaz
  • Der Weiner Schnitzel  What a treat to drive to Tulsa to do Christmas shopping and stop there when it was dark and cold outside.
  • Deputy Dawg
  • Dennis Hopper
  • December Bride
  • Deborah Kerr
  • Debbie Reynolds
  • Death Valley 20 Mule Team…
  • Dead Skunk
  • David Steinberg
  • David Niven
  • David McCallum
  • David Brenner
  • Davey and Goliath
  • Dark Shadows
  • Danny Kaye
  • Danish Go Rounds! were like PopTarts  but with  lots more fruit filling and much tastier icing with sprinkles.
  • Daniel Boone
  • Dancing Old Gold cigarettes
  • Dancing Lucky Strike cigarettes
  • Dances A new dance every time you turned around
  • Dan Duryea
  • Daktari
  • Dairy Queen Monkey tails
  • Dagmars
  • Cycles per second
  • curler caps with a head full of brush rollers underneath on Saturday afternoon at the drug store meant you had a date that night
  • Cup O’ Gold Candy ….
  • Cup Custard Cookies (2 outside rows of vanilla and 1 middle row of chocolate)
  • Cuban vacations
  • Crystallized Hazelnuts….
  • Crystallized Ginger Candy….
  • CRYSTAL WHITE 4 PACK OF BAR SOAP 4/.19…
  • Cry Baby Tears Xtra Sour Candy  1990’s Candy…
  • Crushable snack food packages
  • Crush soda
  • Crusader Rabbit
  • Crumpet, the tea party doll
  • Cruising
  • Crispy Critters cereal
  • Crinolines
  • Crème Brûlée
  • Creepy Crawlers
  • Credit card- first credit card, Diners Club, was issued in 1950
  • Creamsicles were orange sherbet and vanilla ice cream…..
  • Cream puffs- homemade were so good and yet so easy with only flour, eggs and water…..and some vanilla pudding for filling
  • Cream filberts
  • Crazy Clock
  • Cray-1 supercomputer
  • cracklings Country Kids Got To Love Them!!!………
  • Cracker Jack
  • Cracker Jack commercial – the little boy who is a penny short and he pays for his box of cracker jack with a gumball in his pocket…”What do you want when you gotta have something…and it’s gotta be sweet….and it’s gotta be a lot…and you only got a dime….what do you want? Lip-smacking, whip-cracking, paddy-whacking…oooooooo….Cracker Jack!” (he runs the box along a car fender and across a fence) In another  commercial a child pulls strings, pennies, a yo-yo and numerous other items out of his pockets to purchase a box of Cracker Jacks.CRACKER JACKS, with a REAL TOY inside, ………
  • Crack the Whip
  • Cowbunga
  • Cowboys and Indians
  • Cowan’s Big 5 Laundry Blue, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1890’s-1900’s…
  • Courageous Cat & Minute Mouse
  • Counter checks
  • CorningWare
  • Corn flakes cereal with the freeze-dried strawberries….
  • Corn Dogs werestaples
  • Cork pop guns
  • Corgi die-cast toys
  • cordless power tools
  • Cootie
  • Coonskin caps
  • Cool pops
  • Cool Hand Luke (1967)
  • Cooking- Swans down cake flour…..pie crust from scratch and made apple and cherry pies with the fruit from our trees….. biscuits and gravy……EVERYTHING was cooked in heavy lard, with tons of salt,  dinner time was another treat….homecooked. No fastfood.
  • cooking over a fire in  fireplace
  • COOKIES
  • Convoy
  • Conversation Hearts
  • Containerized shipping
  • Contact paper  used on kitchen shelves, cabinets, appliances, drawers,  beds, dressers. Even the refrigerator got covered in that ugly DARK-fake wood grained paper.or  huge hippie/dating game flowers in orange/harvest gold. Don’ t forget about poor ol’HOLLY HOBBY sitting on mushrooms…..
  • Coney Island’s Steeplechase Park
  • Coney Island  (in Tulsa, OK), delicious wieners in tiny hot dog buns with chili and cheese tasted so good with a strawberry pop.
  • Concentration card game
  • Computer Punch cards
  • Comptometers
  • Communes
  • Commercials-Earl and Edna on Furniture Factory Outlet….Ernest P. Worrell for Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy Stores (Yes, these were in  in the 1980s but Boomers loved them!)
  • Comic books- 10-cent comic books
  • Comet cleanser
  • Combat!
  • Colt 45
  • Colossus: The Forbin Project (1970)
  • coloring book and crayons, were popular gifts
  • Colorforms
  • Color TV kits Console TVs
  • color television
  • Collier’s Encyclopedia
  • Collecting cigar bands
  • Collecting bottle caps
  • Colgate Comedy Hour
  • Cold Power  Laundry Detergent…
  • Coin-operated kiddie rides
  • COFFEE  The first set of flatware we had that was a complete set came from those JFG coffee coupon on the back. Peppermint sticks were also given away in some coffee.
  • Coffee was marketed as “the Think Drink”
  • Coffee Rio ……
  • Coffee percolators and “Drip-O-Lator”
  • Code 3
  • Coconut Watermelon slices.
  • Coconut bonbons (set of 2 containers)
  • CocoMarsh- chocolate syrup
  • Cocoa Marsh
  • Coca-Cola (1955)
  • “Coast to coast” a widely  used phrase that was more exciting than saying “National”
  • Coal stove & furnace
  • coal miner  dad    coming home with his lunch bucket and bent over from working in the mines
  • CNN and the 24-hour news cycle
  • Clutch Cargo
  • Clue
  • Clove gum
  • Clothes- baby wore cloth diapers, and hand made baby clothes. Mom made every Easter dress, by hand, with needle and thread,  dresses sewn by hand,  Red Goose shoes -you got  a big golden egg with a shoe purchase….Buster Brown shoes…. Toughskin blue jeans
  • Clothes line  – Hanging it outside even in the winter. If the line didn’t break so you had to start over  or the dogs didn’t drag blankets and sheets off the line it would freeze dry. Then we would have to iron
  • Clorox Bleach Amber Glass Bottle.
  • Clock radios with Telechron clocks
  • Cliff Robertson
  • Cleopatra (1963)
  • clear  plastic slipcovers for the “good furniture” that made the back of your legs (and butt) sweat and stick to the furniture
  • Claude Rains
  • Claude Kirchner
  • Classics Illustrated
  • Classic cars
  • Clark’s Teaberry Gum  (some of their Commercials can be found online)
  • Clark bars
  • Clackers cereal
  • Citizens Band (CB) radio
  • Cisco Kid
  • Circus Peanuts orange and also Assorted Colors    1920s….
  • Circus Boy
  • Cinnamon toothpicks-we used to make our own..we bought the cinnamon oil from the pharmacist.
  • Cinnamon Lifesavers.
  • Cinnamon Disks by Brach’s – Bulk         1920s…..
  • CIGARETTES Oasis, Newport, Kool, plain non filtered for a prize at penny toss at fair, Virginia Slims, Taryton, Viceroy. SMOKING  Back in the day many people rolled their own cigarettes. If you bought cigarettes it was called a  pack of ready rolls.
  • Cigarette vending machines
  • Cigarette holders
  • Cigar store Indians CONELRAD
  • Cigar bubble gum – colored
  • Chutes and Ladder
  • Chunky (with & without raisins)-Open Wide For Chunky
  • CHUM GUM, REGAL CROWN SOUR FRUIT Three sticks for a penny. It tasted like that nasty gum that came with baseball cards.
  • Chuckles jelly candy
  • Chuckles Jelly Candy Have a Chuckle—Then Try To Keep a Straight Face      1950’s- 1970s Candy…
  • Chu-Bops   – 1980s
  • Chrysler pushbutton automatic transmission controls mounted on the dashboard to the left of the steering wheel instead of on the column,    (1956.)
  • Chrome bumpers Curb feelers
  • Christophers Big Cherry- big mound of chocolate with a cherry cream filling and a cherry in the middle
  • Christmas tree decorations Some families did a Christmas tree theme every year with color coordinated ornaments but we had red balls, old fashioned glass ornaments, hand made ornaments, styrofoam balls adorned with sequins, rhinestones, ribbons and miniature beads   attached by straight pins pushed all the way into the ball. There were a few balls decorated with glittery bands of mica  while others were decorated with snowy scenes, sleigh rides, carolers, and poinsettias…. big old fashioned blue lights aluminum metal  “petals” around each light bulb  that got so hot -flashing lights….little wooden angels, angel hair….     candy gumdrops,  popcorn and cranberry garland and the  chain made out of  shiny wrapping paper…silver tinsel  saved from year to year, was  placed on one by one after the ornaments …..Top of the tree  Glass spire ornaments and translucent, molded plastic, electrified, inexpensive lit-from-within tree toppers in the shape of angels and stars  Santa Claus
  • Christmas Day: go to grandmas where all the cousins  would be and we’d sleep on pallets  and awake to the smell of coffee and cocoa, bacon, smoked ham, huge biscuits, brown gravy, fried potatoes, eggs, butter, real butter, and homemade jams, oh, and the  chocolate gravy tasted like melted pudding.
  • Christma gift – for all of us kids to share,  –a sled one year, game table – ping pong table, board games
  • CHOO-CHOO-CHARLIE” singing about GOOD ‘N PLENTY —
  • Chocomint Lifesavers (Circa 1964)
  • Chocolite
  • chocolate-filled peppermint straws
  • Chocolate-Covered Sunflower Seeds…
  • Chocolate sticks.
  • Chocolate Starlight Mints…
  • Chocolate Soldiers a chocolate soda in a real glass bottle (sort of like Yoo-Hoo)…
  • Chocolate Mint Bubblicious – 1980s…
  • Chocolate milk was an option at school lunches.
  • Chocolate Gourmet Mints –  1920s…
  • Chocolate Babies
  • Choco Rocks…
  • Chock Full o’ Nuts ‘heavenly’ coffee
  • Cho-Chos-chocolate-malt flavored ice cream in a paper cup cost 6 cents and the clerk gave you a little flat wooden spoon…..
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
  • Chiquita Banana Song: I’m Chiquita Banana and I’m here to say  That you can eat bananas any time of day  Bananas taste delicious when you peel and eat And bananas with milk are such a nourishing treat! Wholesome and then some! –
  • Chiquita Banana
  • CHIPSO laundry detergent soap flakes…
  • Chip ‘n’ Dale
  • Chinese checkers
  • CHINA from the Safeway grocery store
  • Child’s car seat
  • child-proof caps
  • Chiclets
  • Chicle Chews Tablet Gum –   1920s…
  • Chick-o-Sticks Nuggets –  1930s…
  • Chicken fat (schmaltz)
  • Chicken Dinner candy bar
  • Chick-A-Boom (Don’t Ya Jes’ Love It)
  • Cheyenne (the show)
  • Chewy Coconut Bonbons in an Assortment of Flavors That Are Sure to Satisfy…..
  • Cherryheads – 1960s 1970’s Candy…
  • Cherry Sours…
  • Cherry Mash –  located in St. Joseph, Missouri.    Cherries, Peanuts, and Chocolate  (There are recipes on line for this.)     Cherry Mountain Bars…From time to time they also offer raspberry as a special addition.     Cherry Slices -…
  • Cherry Cokes
  • Chemstrand Corporation
  • Chef Boy-AR-dee
  • Cheez-It
  • Cheez Waffies
  • Cheese fondue
  • Cheech & Chong
  • Checkmate
  • Checker cabs
  • Chatty Cathy dolls
  • Charms sweet & sour lollipops, (giant size) one side was sweet & the other sour….each.
  • Charms Super Blow Pop   1990’s Candy…
  • Charms pops (always got one when we stopped at the drug store)
  • Charms
  • Charlton Heston
  • Charlotte Russe
  • Charlie Brown Shoes
  • Charley and the Angel (1973)
  • Charleston Chew
  • Charles Laughton
  • Charles Chips
  • Charles Bronson
  • Charge-coupled device (CCD)
  • Charade (1963)
  • Century 21 Exposition
  • cell phone
  • Celeste Holm
  • Cat’s Cradle
  • Cathode ray tubes (CRT)
  • Cat eyeglasses
  • Castro Convertible sofa-beds
  • Cassius Clay vs. Sonny Liston
  • Casper the Friendly Ghost
  • Casey Jones
  • Cary Grant
  • Carvel ice cream stores
  • Carnation Instant Breakfast
  • Carnation evaporated milk
  • Carnaby Street (London) fashions
  • Card sorters
  • Card games- Family and friends came over on Saturday night
  • Carburetors
  • Carbon copies
  • Caramel Cubes –   1930s… Caravelle Bar. – 2 small bars in one pack.
  • Caramel Creams -little rolls of caramels with a cream center Caramel Apple – Chocolate – Strawberry –  Licorice  1920s….
  • car seat belts
  • Car record players
  • Car hops
  • Car 54, Where Are You?
  • Captain Video and His Video Rangers
  • Captain Midnight for Ovaltine
  • Captain Kangaroo
  • Captain Allen Swift Presents Popeye’s Favorite Sea Shanties
  • Capper’s Weekly and grit news paper with cartoons were enjoyed by old drop light bulbs  that hang down from the ceiling. Kids used to sell Grit, making a few cents for each one sold. It was about the only newspaper we got.
  • Capital Airlines Dept. of Health, Education, and Welfare (HEW)
  • Cap guns
  • cap guns with holster
  • CANNING in the summer time, go out to the orchards and pick from beans to berries and the women would spend the day boiling jars, lids and tops and then can all that was picked… picked apples and made apple sauce for the baby along with apple and pear butter. Mom taught her sons skills in canning and growing a garden and cooking
  • Candy Watches –   1920s
  • Candy Stix Cigarettes –   (1950’s, 1960s, 1970s-1980’s)
  • Candy Rods  1920s…
  • candy rings
  • Candy Necklaces…wear them around your neck (the candy was on elastic) and stretch it to eat one off…. remember in the summertime when you would get all sweaty, have a sticky, colored neck from those.
  • Candy lipstick
  • Candy Land
  • candy homemade toffee like Skor and Heath
  • Candy dots
  • Candy Corn –     1920s
  • Candy coal
  • Candy cigarettes
  • Candy Cigarette Bank
  • Candy Canes – Mini Red & White –   1920s…
  • Candy Buttons   1930s
  • candies from the 1940s….
  • Candid Camera
  • Canasta
  • Canada Mints – Peppermint (white),Spearmint (light green), Wintergreen (pink) – 1920s …
  • Canada Dry Sodas (Jamaican Cola, Cactus Cooler, and Tahitian Treat, Rooti, and Wink [in the steel cans before aluminum])
  • Campfire Mints
  • Campfire Girls
  • Campaign buttons & slogans
  • Camp Runamuck
  • Calvin and the Colonel
  • Cadillac convertible = pinnacle of luxury
  • C Howard’s Scented Gum – 8 pc  1950s 1960s
  • Bye Bye Birdie (1963)
  • Button Dots -rainbow dots of flavored candies stuck on a roll of paper that looked like adding machine paper. You would pull off with your teeth and got a mouthful of paper by the time you unpeeled and popped them in your mouth.-
  • Butterscotch Disks by Brach’s    1920s…
  • Butterfingers Mini Bars – 1920s
  • Butter Toffee –   1920s
  • Butter Mints –   Kraft had wonderful ones  Smooth and Buttery, Melt In Your Mouth
  • Butter Blue bonnet margarine came in the blue tin bowls,before they started putting it in plastic.We loved those little tin bowls and thought it tasted so much better in those….margarine  was white and contained a yellow capsule that the family broke and mixed in so it turned it yellow
  • Butch Wax
  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
  • Buster Brown shoes
  • Buses had rear windows
  • Bus ‘stop’ cords
  • Burt Lancaster
  • Burry’s
  • Burroughs Corporation
  • Burnt peanuts
  • Burning leaves in your yard was okay
  • Burma Shave signs
  • Burl Ives
  • Burke’s Law
  • Burger Chef
  • Bumper cars
  • Bulova Accutron (1960)  was the first wristwatch to keep time using a tuning fork, which vibrated at 360 Hertz, so the watch emitted a soft hum rather than a ticking sound
  • Bull’s eye candy
  • Buitoni pasta
  • Built-in radio-intercom systems. You were rich if you had a Nutone. It could play the radio in every room.
  • Buick portholes
  • Bugles (snack)
  • Buffalo nickels
  • Buddy Hackett
  • Buckeyes…
  • Bubblegum- fruit flavors or sour bubble gum
  • Bubble gum with a cherry-flavored juicy center…not ancient old, was available around 2011 Now it’s gone.
  • BUBBLE GUM in bulk that we bought to sell in our family owned grocery store  gave us  red and gold Eastern Goddess  glassware
  • Bubble Gum Cigars Assorted Flavors –  1950s-1970s   came in pink, yellow and green…
  • Bubble Gum Cigarettes – 1950’s
  • Bubble Gum Card…
  • Bubble Gum Card…
  • Bubble Burger gum – 1980s…
  • Bruce Lee
  • Brownie chocolate drink!…..
  • Brooklyn Dodgers for Gillette razors
  • Bronco
  • Broken Arrow
  • British Sterling cologne
  • Britannica Junior Encyclopedia
  • Brigitte Bardot
  • bride doll
  • Breyers ice cream
  • Brenda Starr, Reporter
  • breakfasts mom would make-good country gravy, biscuits, cold milk, eggs, good farm bacon, fried apples and cocoa.
  • Breakfast Squares ( by Carnation?) made by General Mills were like a very dry cake., completely covered with frosting (also dry). They weren’t messy…came out in the late 1960s when a lot of space flight influenced food was popular.   They had chocolate flavored ones
  • Breakfast Bars, by Carnation were very similar to the chocolate covered granola bars made by Quaker Oats, which are still sold today.
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)
  • Bread truck.  Sunbeam bread
  • Bread boxes kept out the flies.
  • Braniff International Airways and British Overseas Airways Corp.
  • Branded
  • Bozo the Clown
  • Bowie knives
  • Bourbon Street Beat
  • Bouffants
  • bottled-water craze
  • Bottle openers for pop
  • Bottle caps
  • Boston’s original fruit slices….
  • Boston’s Original Fruit Slices
  • Boston Blackie
  • Boston Baked Beans candy-coated peanuts
  • Bosco chocolate syrup in your milk…Bosco drinks his Bosco…Bosco bear was a brown plastic squeeze container…..
  • Boraxo hand cleaner
  • Borax Old Ranger  …
  • Borated Tar Soap…
  • Bookmobiles
  • Booby Trap
  • Boobs A Lot
  • Bonwit Teller
  • Bonomo  Turkish Taffey        the inside of the wrapper was foil. Give it a whack- Whatdoyouknow Bonomo? BO-NO-MO…  O-O-O, It’s Bonomo’s… CAAANDEEE.”  – one Bonomo’s lasted all day long- could pull the fillings right out of your teeth!. — No Other Taffy Smacks, Cracks, or Tastes like It  (you smacked those down to break them.) banana, vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry  1950’s and 1960s  Candy    for a little while they made small Turkish Taffy “balls”  sold in boxes at the movie theaters….
  • Bonnie and Clyde (1967)
  • BONANZA   BARS   HAND SOAP
  • Bonanza
  • Bon Ton potato chips
  • Bon Ami cleaning cake   Original miracle cleaner…
  • Bomb shelters/fall out shelters  and air raid drills
  • Bold 3 First Laundry Detergent w/Fabric Softener…..
  • Bohack supermarkets
  • Boggle
  • Boeing 707 jet airliner
  • Bobby Fischer Bowling was very popular
  • Bobbsey Twin book or the Happy Hollisters
  • Bob Newhart
  • Bob Hope
  • Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)
  • board games such as Candy Land, Sorry,
  • Bluing La France or Mrs. Wrights in a bottle was added in the wash for the sheets to make them whiter, and starching shirts so I could iron them stiff.
  • Blue suede shoes
  • Blue Moon ice cream….Ice cream man sold rockets (popsicles with several colors and flavors in one), cream sickles, push ups and ice cream sandwiches….Hires rootbeer floats…ice cream carts that came through the neighborhood in the summer. A man sat on a bicycle that had a freezer unit attached to the back of the bike and he had to pedal everywhere he went with to sell his ice cream…..
  • blue M&Ms
  • Blue Horse notebook paper. You could get prize’s for the blue horse, if you were lucky enough to buy a lot of notebook paper.
  • Blue Angels
  • Blow-Up (1966)
  • Blondie
  • Blitz, The Polishing Cloth
  • Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum
  • Blackboards, chalk, and erasers
  • Black Wax Moustaches
  • Black Wax Moustaches
  • Black Mammy Laundry…
  • Black Licorice Pipe     1950’s and 1960s  Candy….
  • black licorice jelly beans…
  • Black Jack Taffy…
  • Black Jack Gum – From the 1920s…
  • Black Jack (licorice)
  • Black Cow suckers
  • Black Cow caramels
  • Black Cow Bite  1920s…
  • Black Cow Bar   1970’s Candy…
  • Black & white TV’s
  • Black & Decker
  • BIZ LAUNDRY DETERGENT…
  • Bit-O-Honey
  • Birdman of Alcatraz (1962)
  • Birch Beer
  • Billy Beer
  • Bill Ding balancing clowns
  • Bill Cosby
  • Bild Lilli  doll
  • Big Wad bubble gum from the late 60s.  looked like a half-inch thick pack of baseball cards but was all gum.
  • Big Shot
  • Big Hunk Mini Bar  1930s …
  • Big Chief tablet
  • Big Chief paper writing pad from grandma
  • Big Buddy gum.
  • Bicycles  3-speed English racers
  • bicycle helmets
  • BIC pens
  • Bible School
  • Bewitched
  • Beulah
  • Betty Boop
  • Bette Davis
  • Betsy Wetsy dolls
  • Betsy Wetsy
  • Betsy McCall,
  • Best Products
  • Bess Myerson
  • Bernard- Heart transplant
  • Bermuda shorts
  • Benson & Hedges 100s
  • Bendix G-15 computer
  • Bendicks bittermints    Made with Pure Peppermint Oil and the Darkest Chocolate …
  • Ben Crazy
  • Ben Casey
  • Bell potato chips
  • Bell Laboratories educational films
  • Bell bottom jeans
  • Bell & Howell
  • Beich’s caramels
  • Beetle Bailey
  • Beep, Beep
  • Beeman’s gum, made of pepsin powder and chicle was invented by Ohio physician Dr. Edward E. Beeman in the late 19th century  as an aid to digestion
  • Beehive hairdos
  • Beehive hair dos
  • Beechnut gum…
  • Beechnut gum
  • Beechies Original Gum Boxes—Longtime Favorite Since 1933 …
  • Beechies gum…
  • beds were double beds
  • Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)
  • Beatniks
  • Beatles cartoon
  • Beatle Wigs
  • Beatle Boots
  • Beat the Clock
  • Beany-Copters
  • Beanie and Cecil
  • Beads-O’-Bleach
  • Beach Party (1963)
  • BB guns
  • BB Bats Chocolate, Vanilla, Banana or Strawberry Taffy Suckers –  1920s…
  • Bazooka bubble gum
  • Bazooka bubble gum with the Bazooka Joe comic and something neat that you could send in for.
  • Bay of Pigs invasion
  • Battleship
  • Batmobile on TV (1966)
  • Batman
  • Batman (1966)
  • Bathing  In the summer we got to bathe in the creek.
  • Bathing caps
  • Bat Masterson
  • BASIC programming language
  • Baseball cards in the spokes
  • Baseball card gum  Did any one ever actually chew the gum that came with a pack of Baseball cards?…
  • Barton’s candy and chocolates
  • Barricini candy and chocolates
  • Barrel of Monkeys
  • BarNone…
  • Barley pops in 3-D Animal Shapes…
  • Bare foot all summer and would get stone bruises, yet we had so much fun with our imagination in the great outdoors, during those days of long summers
  • Barbie dolls (some had wigs) and the generic Barbie
  • Barbie dolls
  • Barbie doll dream house
  • Barber poles
  • Barbarella (1968)
  • Barbara Stanwyck
  • BankAmericard and MasterCharge
  • Bandof Gold song
  • Bananarama candy
  • Banana split candies
  • Banana Runtscandy
  • banana pudding with vanilla wafers..
  • Bambi Meets Godzilla (1969)
  • Balsa gliders
  • Ballantine Ale
  • Bakelite, knife and kitchen utensil handles, buttons, phones, radios,pens, salt and pepper shakers, dice
  • Bagel and lox was ethnic food
  • Bactine in glass bottles
  • Bacon slices candy
  • Bachelor Father
  • Baby oil and iodine for suntanning
  • Baby Doll pajamas
  • Baby Breck Soap in box…
  • Bab-O….
  • B. T. Babbiitt’s Best Soap…
  • B. Altman & Co. Bamberger’s
  • AYDS appetite suppressant candy
  • Ayds (diet candy) supposedly curbed your appetite…
  • Ava Gardner
  • Auto-Stat copy machines
  • Automatic calculators
  • Automated Teller Machine (ATM)
  • Augie Doggie and Doggie Daddy
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Audio tape splicing blocks
  • Atomic Fireballs
  • Atomic Fireball…
  • Atlantic and Richfield stations
  • AstroTurf
  • Astropops…
  • Astronauts Hair Pomade
  • Asbestos duct insulation
  • Asbestos duct insulation
  • Arthur Godfrey
  • Art Linkletter’s House Party
  • Arnold Stang
  • Argus C3 rangefinder
  • Argus C3 rangefinder Collapsible flash reflectors
  • ARGO GLOSS LAUNDRY STARCH
  • area codes and all-digit dialing
  • Archie cartoons
  • Aramis was popular in 1972
  • Appointment with Adventure
  • Appliances in avocado green, harvest yellow, coppertone turquoise, pink Kenmore washing machine and  pink gas range.
  • Appliances Frigidaire oven with French doors,  Imperial appliances, Norge appliances, Crosley, Hotpoint…..Refrigerators with manual-defrost iceboxes, were small and had handles that had to be pulled or lifted in order to unlatch and open the fridge door,  a small freezer section that took up about one-half of the top shelf, and always seemed to need defrosting.
  • Apollo 11 Moon landing
  • APBA sports simulation games
  • Apartment house fire escapes
  • Apartment building antenna forests
  • Ants in the Pants
  • Anthony Perkins
  • Anthony Newley
  • Ant Farm
  • Answering machines that took up a large amount of the desk
  • Ann-Margret
  • Annie Oakley
  • Anne Bancroft
  • Anna Russell
  • Anise Squares
  • Anise Bears…
  • Angela Lansbury
  • Angel Face powder, talcum powder or a small bottle of Avon cologne (Christmas gifts from an earlier time)
  • Andy’s Gang
  • Andy Capp Aquaman
  • Amphicar
  • Amos ‘n’ Andy
  • AM-only car radios
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • American Motors Corporation
  • American Graffiti (1973)
  • American Bandstand
  • Amateur (ham) radio
  • AM table radios
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • Alvin (DSV-2)
  • Alpha-Bits cereal
  • Alphabet-soup company names
  • Alphabet soup
  • Almond Buttercrunch…
  • Allowqance -25¢ was a decent weekly allowance
  • Allied Radio
  • Allan Sherman
  • Alfred Hitchcock Presents
  • Alexander’s Allegheny Airlines
  • Alec Guinness
  • Alaska and Hawaii became U.S. states
  • Alan King
  • Alan Arkin
  • Airport (1970 movie)
  • Air-mail letter/envelopes
  • Airborne Express
  • Air conditioning was new and rare
  • Ahab the Arab
  • Afro hairstyle
  • Advise and Consent (1962)
  • Adventures of Superman
  • Addo calculators
  • Addiator
  • Adams Sour Cherry drops
  • Adam-12
  • ACME BAR SOAP…
  • Accent flavor enhancer   (MSG!!)
  • AC outlets- 2-prong ungrounded AC outlets
  • Abraham & Straus
  • Abba Zaba  1920s to late sixties  White taffy filled with peanut butter…
  • AB Laundry Detergent
  • A.D.S.Soothing healing foot soap…
  • A&P
  • A Shot in the Dark (1964)
  • a roll candy like Smarties that were fizzy
  • A Hard Day’s Night (1964)
  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966)
  • A Clockwork Orange (1971)
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • A Boy Named Sue
  • 9-1-1 emergency telephone service
  • 8mm home movie cameras & projectors
  • 8 track tapes
  • 7-UP bars first came in milk chocolate, then they made them in dark chocolate….cost a whole dime and were a big treat. A kid’s gourmet bar, seven small squares of different creams and caramel, on one piece of cardboard, covered in chocolate. Each bite was a different piece of candy even though it looked like just one bar.
  • 78-rpm records
  • 77 Sunset Strip
  • 6 finger, 6 finger man alive, How’d I ever make it with 5?…(Toys for kids the 1950s and 1960s)
  • 5-cent packs of baseball cards
  • 5-cent Cokes
  • 45-rpm records
  • 3M Thermo-Fax copying machines
  • 2-letter state abbreviations
  • 21 Beacon Street
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
  • 15-cent McDonalds burgers
  • 12 O’Clock High
  • $3,000 or less for a family car
  • 1950 Packard Eight
  • 1951 Buick Super, Crosley Super Sport,  Hudson Hornet, Kaiser-Frazer Henry J,  Studebaker Commander automobiles
  • 1952 Allstate  automobile
  • 1953 Studebaker Commander automobile
  • 1954 Chevrolet Corvette, Kaiser Darrin, Muntz  automobiles
  • 1955 Arnolt-MG, Chevrolet Nomad, Lincoln Futura concept car, Mercury Montclair, Willys Jeep (automobile)
  • 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II    automobile
  • 1957 Buick Roadmaster, Cadillac Eldorado,Chevrolet Bel Air, Dual-Ghia D-500, Ford Thunderbird
  • 1957 Major League Baseball 16 teams Baltimore Orioles (AL)         Boston Red Sox (AL) Brooklyn Dodgers (NL)        Chicago Cubs (NL)  Chicago White Sox (AL)       Cincinnati Redlegs (NL)   Cleveland Indians (AL)    Detroit Tigers (AL)    Kansas City Athletics (AL) Milwaukee Braves (NL)    New York Giants (NL)  New York Yankees (AL)     Philadelphia Phillies (NL)  Pittsburgh Pirates (NL)      St. Louis Cardinals (NL) Washington Senators (AL)         There was no Designated Hitter
  • 1958 Arnolt Bristol GT, De Soto,Edsel Citation, Ford Skyliner convertible, Packard
  • 1959 Chevrolet Impala, Ford Galaxie Fairlane 500,    Nu-Klea Starlite
  • 1960 Chevrolet Corvair, Ford Falcon, Ford Frontenac,Henney Kilowatt, Lincoln Continental, Plymouth Fury, Plymouth Valiant ,Porsche 1600 Super, Rambler American   automobiles
  • 1961 Jaguar E-Type (XK-E) , Lincoln Continental , Toyota Toyopet Crown
  • 1962 Apollo GT 1962 Triumph Spitfire   1962 Apollo GT     1963 Chevrolet Corvair Monza    1963 Ford Thunderbird  1963 Studebaker Avanti
  • 1964 Chevrolet Impala SS 1964 Ford Fairlane 500 Ranch Wagon     1964 Plymouth Valiant
  • 1965 Ford Mustang     1965 Pontiac GTO   1965 Toyota Corona
  • 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado     1966 Volvo 122S
  • 1968 American Motors AMX
  • 1969 Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (1969)
  • 1970 Ford Torino
 
  
BEFORE TELEVISION, THERE WAS … THE RADIO    !!

Here’s a huge collection of all the old time radio shows.

Find your favorite, click on it and listen to all the episodes
  
  

Memories from Earlier Times for Baby Boomers and Others

 

 

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39 Responses to Memories from Earlier Times for Baby Boomers and Others

  1. paul furnari says:

    does anyone remember cherry cracker vanilla ice cream sandwiches. In Brooklyn 1950- 60’s. Not a mention of them anywhere. They were my favorite.

    Editor: I wonder if they are like any of these: cherry cracker vanilla ice cream sandwiches

    • Ellison says:

      Vanilla ice cream soda-
      Start with: Equal portions of milk and cream soda in a soda glass to a level of about five inches.
      Add: 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
      Then: 1 1/2 scoops of vanilla ice cream
      Top with: whipped cream and a cherry

      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

      PHOSPHATES

      Soda water- Fill a 12-ounce soda glass three-fourths full of soda water
      2 ounces flavoring syrup
      1 ounce simple syrup
      4 drops phosphate acid

      Gently stir (if you stir too hard the soda water goes flat).
      Add ice and enjoy.
      (If you want an ice cream soda, instead of the ice and phosphate add 2 ounces of melted vanilla ice cream to a splash of soda water. Gently stir, add more soda, a scoop of ice cream and straws.)

  2. JEFFREY SCHENKEL says:

    I’m Chiquita Banana, and I’m hear to say,
    How to get rid of your [school] teacher this delicious way.
    Put a banana peel right on the floor,
    And watch your teacher slide out the door !

  3. JEFFREY SCHENKEL says:

    Remember the “U-Test-Em” vacuum tube testing machines in the local drugstore and other retail establishments? You would bring all the suspect vacuum tubes from your TV or radio, adjust all the control knobs via a reference sheet, and test each tube in turn. The response was on a big analog meter pointer with red (bad), yellow (?), and green (okay) regions. There were also neon lights that lit up to indicate shorts and gas leaks. When you were ready to buy replacement tubes, the salesclerk would come over and open up a door below the machine that contained brand new tubes in cardboard boxes.

  4. Don Hughey says:

    Does anyone remember a drink that came in large cans (quart or half-gallon, not sure which) that was milk based and came in flavors like chocolate, vanilla, banana or strawberry? They were around in the early 60’s, and marketed to kids. It was sort of like Yoo-Hoo, but in cans and the variety of flavors listed.

  5. Carolyn says:

    Saw these in an article written by LaDonna Ross, owner administrator of The Village Health Care Center for Senior Living August 2015.

    SUMMER: WAYS WE TRIED TO BEAT THE HEAT
    ~ Going barefoot, the sidewalk was HOT and we might step on a goat head sticker
    ~ Attic fans, water coolers or an oscillating fan with a metal cage and blades that go from side to side, making that clickity, clickity, clickity sound.
    ~ Swimming and floating on an innertube.
    ~ After supper folks went outside to sit on the porch steps or swing to wait for the weather to cool off, since cooking had made the house hot. Some sat on folding chairs in the lawn cooling themselves with a cardboard fan from the church or local funeral home.
    ~ Drinking lemonade, cold water
    ~ Eating cut up chilled watermelon or ice chips…from the metal ice trays
    ~ Popsicles made from Kool-Aid frozen in those ice trays.
    ~ Homemade ice cream using an outdoor rock salt-style machine. then cranking and cranking and cranking.
    ~ Sitting in a cold, dark movie theatre

  6. Brenda I....nah says:

    Thank you to Brenda for the BEFORE TELEVISION, THERE WASTHE RADIO !!

    (We had to move it above to get your links to work.)

    • Eric Stewart says:

      Anyone who can tune in to public radio station WAMU 88.5 FM from American University can listen to many of the old radio shows on Sundays, 7 PM to 11 PM, on “The Big Broadcast.”

  7. Brenda I. says:

    Want to know what was going on in the world the day you were born?…your wedding day?….the day you graduated from High School?

    To find some sites, simply google these words:

    1. what was going on the day you were born
    2. what was going on the year you were born
    3. temperature the day you were born
  8. condensed2share says:

    5 cents for a Coke out of the big, red, metal cooler with the bottle opener on the side
    Pictures of those wonderful old pop machines

    Newlyweds might receive a cow, chickens, and a sow, bed linens, and a feather bed
    Chickens provided eggs and meat. Feathers from the chickens could be saved to make pillows. Cows were raised for meat and for milk which was churned into butter while bacon or ham from the pig was salted or smoked.

    See more memories on Facebook

  9. condensed2share says:

    Good ones on Pinterest here

  10. Melody Stern says:

    Sweetheart soap, 1950’s oval soap thicker in the middle with like a scroll design on top & had a unique fragrance.

  11. Melody Stern says:

    Ebinger’s Bakeries, had a pistachio-green colored box with brown stripes making a diamond -pattern design on it. We brought home their scrumptious chocolate layer cakes that we could see through the cellophane window on the box’s lid. Also had Orthellos; mini, oval-shaped chocolate layer cakes. Cakes had a shiny, like smooth chocolate frosting on top & a light-brown chocolate buttercream-like layer inside between two white round cakes.

  12. Melody Stern says:

    Oops, correction. Layer cake had two layers of buttercream, three layers of cake.

  13. Kathy says:

    This blog post would be great for someone researching for a movie or book of that era.

    Don’t forget Show Biz Pizza (later Chuck E Cheese)
    Hairnets

    Check this out: https://www.pinterest.com/categories/history/

  14. Kathy says:

    https://vimeo.com/110260174 Beany’s Drive in 1950s Long Bech CA

  15. Kathy says:

    remember the pink tape we used after the dippity-do and the curlers she used that required pouring water into the device that heated them ) and Skinny Dip perfume and using empty orange juice cans bobby pinned together as curlers for long hair!

    When you click on these links it will bring up lots of links to look at that will spark memories. facebook memories from the 1950s
    and
    Childhood Memories from 1960’s & 70’s – Facebook

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  17. Donna says:

    ~ Gas station attendants pumped your gasoline and washed the windshield, so you went to where the cute guys worked.
    front porch, picket fences and sidewalks
    ~ bib overalls
    ~ Sheets and towels whipping around on the clothes line on a windy day were soft; while those hung out on a “still” day were rough like sandpaper when used.
    ~ Sheets were all white and the bottom sheets were flat, not fitted.
    ~ rolling a steel rim from a wagon wheel down the street
    ~ Buster Brown Shoes
    ~ patched britches
    ~ hanging shirts upside down on the line with one clothespin between two shirts.
    ~ 1970s chrome laden gas hogs when the gas shortages hit
    ~ white go-go boots made for walking
    ~ granny dresses (hippie)
    ~ “Long distance” phone calls and they cost a fortune
    ~ Rotary dials and party lines.
    ~ Milk and other dairy products delivered to the door in the early morning hours.
    ~ Music on records. Waxed paper for school lunch sandwiches

    ~ granny glasses
    ~ miniskirts
    ~ Typewrites took strong finger muscles to operate.
    ~ Typing mistakes took tabs of paper inserted beteen sheets of carbon and a special eraser was used.
    ~ wide lapels, narrow neck tie, conservative stripes
    ~ gaudy floral prints
    ~ Aero Willy Wagon early 50s
    ~ Aero Lark
    ~ Aero Ace
    ~ Aero Eagle Hardtop
    ~ 1958 Rebel V-8 custom 4 door hard top
    ~ Rambler American 35-39 mpg, 6 cylinder
    ~ 1950 Nash Ambassador looked like overturned bathtub, seats tilted
    ~ 1955 flow through air system and sun visor
    ~ 39 Deosta- sat up high,
    ~ 50 DeSotao convertible
    ~ 1956 Dodge with push button transmission
    ~ white walls
    ~ 1954 Packard Clipper
    ~ Panama Hardtop
    ~ 1951 Henry J.
    ~ 1947 Kaiser
    ~ Hudson Hornet
    ~ 1940 Hudson
    ~ 1954 Hudson Hornet Hollywood Hardtop
    ~ 1954 last thru Hudson. After that the co merged with Nash & moved production to Kenosha, WI and the ’55 Hudson was nothing nmore than a Nash Rambler
    ~ 1956 Nash Ambassador Country Club had 2 doors
    ~ Nash had fold down seats
    ~ 1952 Studebaker with no oil pump but an splsh oil sys
    ~ 1947 Frazer
    ~ Huge square ice chest for “pop” at the gas station and you had to put the bottle in the box
    ~ The family ice chest was usually aluminum colored.

  18. Victoria Midkiff says:

    ~ Roller skates that needed a key
    ~ Making a skateboard by nailing a pair of keyed skates onto an old board
    ~ Steam operated locomotives
    ~ Hobos (who called at our house until 1965 when the last steam locomotive stopped rolling on the tracks at the end of our street. My mom was a “nice lady” who gave them a braunschweigger sandwich and a Pepsi when they called at the side door asking for a glass of water.)
    ~ Hobo markings written in yellow or black oil crayon on the curb in front of our house.
    ~ Carrying lunch to school in a metal Mary Poppins Lunchbox (or Star Trek, Barbie, Lost In Space, Bonanza, etc., lunchbox).
    ~ Walking to school with a bunch of kids, even when the snow was up past your rubber Wellies and it was 20 degrees BELOW zero, and not expecting Mom to take you to school.
    ~ Getting to school after braving the cold and the snow, and finding out the only reason school hadn’t been called off was because the phones were down and the nuns couldn’t call into the radio station. The lay teachers had been called first, and after sitting with the nuns for two hours, we were sent back out into the cold and (even higher) snow to walk home.
    ~ Standing outside in 20 degree weather in sunshine and snow (anytime it wasn’t pouring down rain) because the nuns appreciated the importance of Vitamin D
    ~ Milk that came in brown bottles to protect the Vitamin D
    ~ The Sperti Sunlamp, and the Sperti Process for locking Vitamin D in Milk. That research as well as Dr. Sperti’s development of Aspercream and Preparation H was funded by the Catholic Church.
    ~ Sun bathing in the summer and rubbing yourself with baby oil, not really worrying about getting sunburned.
    ~ Envying my two older cousins because my uncle worked at the Press Gate at the arena where the Beatles were playing, and they got to see them–for free!
    ~ The Bonanza Gun Set with a pistol and a rifle that shot two-part plastic bullets. The Handgun came with a “realistic” plastic holster. Better watch out, it could put your eye out!
    ~ Beanie and Cecil making jokes about violence on T.V.
    ~ The Bobo Doll
    ~ Cartoons that played in Prime Time (i.e., Beanie and Cecil, Rocky and Bullwinkle, The Flintstones, Top Cat)
    ~ Buying records at Woolworth (and going there just to hear the music, especially the Beatles’ current hits)
    ~ Buying a sundae and popping a balloon for a discount at the Woolworth’s lunch counter.
    ~ McDonald’s, when it was just a Hamburger Stand with no dining room and a simple menu.
    ~ Penney candy at the Surrey Grill. They had 3 whole walls of candy, and you could buy a whole brown bag full with your 25 cent allowance.
    ~ Cars that had a split windshield with metal down the center.
    ~ My Blue Oldsmobile pedal car roadster (and my friends’ pedal car fire engines)
    ~ Riding on an old car spring with wheels, a seat and a wooden horse head attached to it. It moved when you bounced.
    ~ The Texico fireman’s helmet with a built in loudspeaker
    ~ Singing television jingles with your friends (especially beer commercials, e.g., “Hudepohl 14K Beer” and “Happy days are here again, Ole Burger’s brewing beer again. . .”) into the Texico
    ~ Fireman Helmet’s loudspeaker while marching down the street waving American Flags.
    ~ Blue laws requiring stores to close on Sunday (and local businessmen going to jail for violating the blue laws.)
    ~ Standing outside watching the crop-dusters spray DDT, and watching for the tracings in the sky
    ~ Trucks that sold things in suburban neighborhoods because most families only had one car and it was at work with Dad (i.e., the fruit and vegetable truck, the baker’s truck, etc.)
    ~ Ice cream trucks that kept the ice cream frozen with dry ice (my cousin’s tongue once got stuck to her fudgecicle because there was a piece of dry ice on it).
    ~ Electric busses that had a pole that ran along the power wires. Busses without Air Conditioning.
    ~ The After Thanksgiving Sale at Shillito’s Basement. Mom and Grandma going downtown to get $2 house dresses. A time when women wore house dresses.
    ~ Waiting in line to see Santa Claus at Shillito’s and being given “a bird in a gilded cage” as a gift after sitting on George Savalis’ lap; telling him what I wanted for Christmas (before his days on Kojak)
    ~ The Easter Display in Shillito’s window where they hatched colored baby chicks.
    ~ Going to the drive in and seeing the movie Mondo Cane that showed how they did that
    ~ Walking to the movies for the 50 cent Saturday Matinee and feeling so “adult” after seeing an “M-Rated movie.”
    ~ Houses without air conditioning
    ~ When everybody had black and white TV
    ~ Watching Walt Disney’s Wonderful World of Color and wishing you had a Color TV.
    ~ The NBC Peacock, with the “dings” as the feathers lit up
    ~ Big round metal cattle troughs being used as swimming pools on a hot day
    ~ Getting premiums at the gas station (i.e., saving for sets of bone china, free glasses, glossy photos of baseball players, the Texico Fireman’s helmet)
    ~ Trading stamps (S&H Green Stamps, Top Value Gold Stamps were given away at the gas station and the grocery store.)
    ~ Using deep well ranges instead of Crock Pots (i.e., the Chamber’s range)
    ~ Using the Out House and the Wood Stove when you visited Grandma in the country. Also using a pot bellied stove for heating the house instead of central heating and getting out from under the feather bed on a cold morning. Having the seat in the out house stick to your warm bottom on a cold morning.
    ~ Empire waist dresses in 1965
    ~ Drop Waist dresses in 1967
    ~ Cher wearing bell bottoms made out of regular jeans with fabric inserted.
    ~ Begging to wear blue jeans when wearing them was considered risqué for women because they had a zipper down the front.
    ~ The Flip hairdo, the rattail comb, and aerosol cans of Final Net, and setting your hair with dippity do
    ~ Bee Hive Hairdos and the French Twist
    ~ Dancing the Twist, the Monkey, and the Swim on Saturday night with my cousins and friends
    ~ Bare midriff tops with ruffles; Pedal pushers; Circular skirts from old curtains (or with poodles)
    ~ PF Flyers. Run faster and jump higher with PF Flyers!
    ~ Saddle Shoes and bobbie socks
    ~ Mom crocheting lace around the edge of my anklets and my handkerchief
    ~ Carrying a handkerchief in my blouse pocket instead of Kleenex
    ~ Knee socks, penny loafers with a penny stuck in them
    ~ Having to kneel while the nuns checked the length of your skirt.
    ~ Rolling up your skirt to make it shorter.
    ~ Having to drop the hem of my skirt (and re-hemming it by hand) the night before my last day at Catholic School because Sister noticed it had finally reach my ideal length-when fingers were bent UP, they touched the edge of the skirt. Sister’s ideal skirt length was below the knees.
    ~ Having to write in school with a fountain pen–ball point pens were not allowed because they led to poor penmanship!
    ~ W. T. Grant Stores (sold a Gym Shoe that were better than Chuck Taylors. Great Arch support for the time and Grant’s guaranteed to replace the shoe if the sole wore out before the top. I walked 4 miles a day just going back and forth to school, so I got at least a free pair for every pair I bought.)
    ~ Eating awful-tasting things like Space Food Sticks because the Astronauts did.
    ~ Watching for the Sputnik satellite in the sky on summer nights in the early 1960s
    ~ Watching for Apollo 11 in the sky when it was launched while we were on Vacation in Florida in July, 1969, watching the moon landing on black and white T.V. from the motel room, and being able to go out the next day to Walgreen’s and buy the broadcast on a 45 RPM record. 45RPM Records!
    ~ Watching Ed Sullivan on Sunday nights. The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Herman’s Hermits, Jim Henson with an early version of Kermit, Topo Gigio, and those guys with the spinning plates.
    ~ When dance was such a big deal, every variety show had their own dancers (Tom Hansen/ Red Skelton, June Taylor/ Jackie Gleason, etc.)
    ~ Elvis making his ’68 comeback, wearing a black leather jacket; what my Grandma said about it
    ~ Watching Shindig, Happening, Soul Train, and American Bandstand on TV (It has a nice beat, it’s easy to dance to. . .)
    ~ Watching the Smother’s Brothers on Sunday Night (when we were Waist Deep in the Big Muddy).
    ~ Watching Mia Farrow and Ryan O’Neil on Peyton Place
    ~ Fizzies
    ~ Shake, Shake, Shake-a-Puddin’
    ~ Jello Molds–There’s always room for Jello (in the Affluent Society).
    ~ Tupperware Parties (and Fashion Bee fashion parties, Stanley Parties, etc.)
    ~ Wearing play clothes made from patterned feed sacks.
    ~ Living in a “suburb” where there was still a farm (that had so many sheep they had a cabin for the itinerant sheep shearers to stay over night) in back of your house and a chicken farm across the street.
    ~ Watching the chicken farm be torn down and replaced by a housing development.
    ~ Petting sheep, horses, and baby calves through the back fence, and feeding them soda crackers from my bedroom window when they escaped their pasture. Riding horses from the farm down our street. ~ My Grandma who lived next door would run out with a shovel whenever a horse did its business. She needed that for her roses.

  19. Victoria Midkiff says:

    Spending two weeks, often with my cousins, at my country Grandma’s Farm. She’d keep us busy by having us churn milk into butter. Four little girls turning butter churns. She also taught me to peel apples really thin with a paring knife rather than a vegetable peeler. Kneading bread, picking blackberries, making jam, and hanging laundry on wash day. Feeding chickens, pumping water to help my uncles feed the pigs, feeding the outdoor cats kibble, leftovers and rolled oats. There were a lot of cats before the nearest municipality started an animal shelter. People would drive by and dump unwanted pets in the shallow river on their property. Some of them my uncles rescued, some of them managed get out of the river on their own. My cousin took a picture that was published in Farm Journal Magazine of my kind-hearted grandma feeding over 120 feral cats because she couldn’t stand to see them starve. My relatives were grateful to the animal shelter once it was started because they helped them have the cats spayed/neutered and found them homes. Country was really country back then. My relatives owned over 800 acres straddling the county line. Calling their tenant and nearest neighbor was a long distance phone call-really expensive in the 1950s and 60s!

    Kids organizing and running Polio Carnivals for the March of Dimes. Our neighborhood had a huge carnival and donated more money to the Cause than any other carnival in the city. We were all invited to be guests on a local after school kids show that had famous Hattie the Witch before she moved on to another station and a whole family of puppets. Unlike the other local kids-show host, Bob Shreve had a reputation of being really nice. He lived on my side of town and always said “hi” to me when I saw him at the department store. He would sign autographs for the kids, too. In retrospect, he had kind of an adult sense of humor which flew straight over our heads, but he was still a really good guy. I came down with the mumps and couldn’t go. I really wanted to see how they operated the puppets and played the cartoons. Even though everybody did say “Hi” to me, it just wasn’t the same.

    Standing in line outside Children’s Hospital when they released Sabin Vaccine in April 1960. We took our first follow-up doses at the local elementary school, and I think there was a second follow-up does at Albers Supermarket. I think at least one dose was on a sugar cube, another dose came in the biggest plastic spoon I had ever had. That dose was delicious, it tasted like cherries. The moms in our neighborhood were really serious about preventing polio because one of the neighborhood children had gotten it in the 1950s, and walked for the rest of her life with the aid of braces.

    Taking part in an Open Classroom in 1969, and having a film made about our class.
    I saw that film years later when I was in college.

    Going to school in summer with no Air Conditioning
    . Starting school after Labor Day. Getting out of school at the end of the first week in June.
    The Cuban Missile Crisis. Extreme tension, but we also played “duck and cover” with the couch cushions, upsetting my mom.
    Kennedy and Khrushchev in Vienna.
    The Kennedy assassination–let let us out of school early. I guess they didn’t realize what we were going home to watch. They suspended programing a lot in those days for “Emergency Broadcasts,” and the launch of every NASA Space Launch.
    The Daisy Ad, Anti-Goldwater Ad.
    The release of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health. I remember it being announced during the daytime. I had just had my tonsils removed and my Dad was working second shift, so we all saw it together.
    The Vietnam War every night on the Evening News in the 1960s through the mid-1970s.
    Really hot summers in the 1960s. Cold days in winter alternating with days when I could play outside (40s). I never saw an ice storm until January or February of 1970. It would sleet but not freeze rain so that you couldn’t walk in it. I also remember “Jack Frost kissing the windows” and leaving patterns. I’d think the ice crystals form on glass was because we didn’t have insulated windows back in those days, but I also saw patterns on the windows of cars sitting in carports back in those days, and I don’t see that anymore.

    Alaska and Hawaii became states in 1959. Alaska became a state in January, and Hawaii the following August. Alaska was special to us because my dad was stationed there is WW II. I was at the store buying my dad a chamois when Hawaii was announced as a State over the store PA system in August, 1959.

    I never drank apple juice when I was a child in the 1950s or 60s. Apple juice did not become popular until the 1970s for babies and children. I don’t even know if it was sold before Beechnut marketed it as “pure juice” in the 1970s. I had apple cider occasionally because my uncle made it from apples from his trees. I still don’t like apple juice to this day, and I did not like it even before I learned about the Nestle/Beechnut scandal. I wasn’t used to drinking apple juice as a young child and I never developed a taste for it. We drank diluted orange juice and grape juice in the 1950s.

    Video games were not invented until I was a young adult.
    Some of my friends had pong, but I didn’t see the point of it. It was really expensive–over $100, which was a lot in the 1970s, and it was boring. Space invaders came out a few years later, but I was too wise to throw my quarters into a machine. When I was a girl, pinball machines were outlawed for a while. They came back in the mid-1960s, but my mom would tell me not to watch guys playing them.

    As a child I ate Mapo, Cream of Wheat and Rolled Oats, which I loved. I loved the commercial with the “playing airplane” kid for Mapo. Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes, All Bran, Special K which I loved. I also loved Wheat Puffs and Rice Puffs which were advertised as being “shot from guns,” which would not fly today, but was popular before the “Ban the War Toys” campaign. Krispy Critters and Alpha Bits were nearly the same cereal. I don’t think either one is around today, one was an early casualty because of the name was usurped, the other either lacked nutrition or had too much sugar, or just wasn’t “sexy” any more. Too bad because millions of kids learned to spell with Alpha Bits.

    I sang “See the USA in Your Chevrolet” on road trips and drove everyone crazy. I knew all the words to all the verses, and there were many.

    I attended the Ruth Lyon’s 50/50 Club, Paul Dixon and Uncle Al. Our neighbor was the drummer for the WLWT Orchestra, so we got tickets at least once a year to the 50/50 Club and Paul Dixon. I was on Uncle Al twice. Once I got to sit on Uncle Al’s accordion while he played a song, and he gave me a Vogue Jan Doll (which he said looked like me). I got to sit on the Mayor of Kneesville, Paul Dixon’s, lap when I was 4 and recite the Kahn’s Weiner’s slogan. What was my mother thinking? I did get a nifty beach towel with a little girl who Paul Dixon said looked like me, depicted on it, for my trouble.

    I saved Coke and Pepsi bottle caps to get baseball caps, beach towels, beach balls, tee shirts, etc. It was easy. I was friends with the boys who sold soda at our church Bingo, and they let me have all the bottle caps. I didn’t have any competition because I didn’t share my system with any of the other kids. I could collect enough caps this way to get a beach towel in about a week or two. I had lots of them, as well as the other Coke and Pepsi premiums. Sometimes I feel a bit guilty about collecting caps in this way, because there were lots of other kids who wanted these things and were drinking enough soda to send their dentist’s kids to college because they hadn’t figured out my system.

    The Crest Test. I was a participant in the Crest Test. My mom got involved in it through our church. We got free dental visits and free toothpaste for years. The tubes came as plain white tubes marked either “Tube A” or “Tube B”. Sometimes they wanted me and my adoptive sister to use different tubes for a few months, then we would see the dentist. Then for the next six months or so we’d use the same tube. My sister was adopted when I was 5 and she was nearly 8, so we did not grow up together in our formative years. I don’t think my mom explained this to the people from P&G. I really doubt they asked. The other thing was, my sister did not brush her teeth often. She’d go days without brushing. I would give her grief over it, and she’d take a corn kernel cover and slip it over her “unbrushed tooth,” and then pull it off pretending she was pulling the plaque scum off her tooth. I, on the other hand, was OCD about brushing my teeth. I brushed at least 3 or 4 times a day. I’d brush while watching TV. I’d use up all my toothpaste, and then go for for my adoptive sister’s. She got stellar dental check-ups, and I had a mouth full of cavities. I don’t remember relating my obsession with brushing to my dentist. He might have asked if I brushed, but not how very often I brushed. I don’t even think my mom knew because she was working second shift and did not know how much I was brushing at night. I have terrible teeth now. I probably brushed all the enamel off my teeth, that and I still drink a lot of Coke and Pepsi. I probably put my dentist’s kids through college, despite my bottle cap “system” and all my brushing.

  20. Deborah says:

    Love these memories. I hope people keep them coming.

  21. Deborah says:

    We had a Mexican gentleman who pulled a wagon up and down our main street on Saturday selling homemade tamales his wife had made. Our town was near an indian reservation so they still had pow wows that we could hear in the distance. The Native Americans were all very gracious and many of them spoke with a strong “accent”. The word “green” when one of them said it sounded so different than how I spoke. I just loved listening to them.

    The CocaCola bottling plant was right next to the ice plant where we would got ice chips in tall, skinny brown kraft paper to go with our case of “Cokes” for the 4th of July.

    The local Dairy Queen served corn dogs with their “special sauce” which we later learned was just ketchup and mustard mixed together. It tasted so good on those dark golden brown corn dogs.

    The drag was up and down Main street. We honked as we passed someone. Since Main was only a few blocks long when you circled to come back you tooted your horn again. (Dragging Main, making the drag, tooling Main, cruising Main…it is funny what different areas called it.)

    Do you remember any of these
    http://www.springfield57vermont.com/000/0/9/1/14190/userfiles/file/I_remember_every_single_one_of_these.pdf

  22. Terrill says:

    Madge the manicurist soaking ladies hands in Palmolive dishwashing soap!

    If you go here and scroll way down to the reviews you will see more funny things!

  23. Bart says:

    *The screen door slamming…the hook and eye closure with which you “locked” it.
    *Cards shuffled, rice being rolled, dominoes…..Family get togethers….
    *Hearing an 18 wheeler shifting gears on the highway in the distant, late at night.
    *The whirring sound of a fan blowing warm choppy aire around us as we took a nap.
    *Cow mooing
    *Playing cards in bicycle spokes and streamers on the handlebars for the end of summer library parade to celebrate meeting a goal to read a certain number of books. Popsicles were the refreshment of choice.

    • Len says:

      Just saw your comment about baseball cards in the spokes….I regret to tell you that as a young kid, I used a baseball card in the spokes of the family bike. When I got older I realized that one of the cards was an original Lou Gehrig!!!! What I would give to relive that one over!!!

  24. Robyn says:

    ~S&H green stamps were Sperry and Hutchinson.
    ~Do you remember the gas station “give aways”- drinking glasses

    It is fun to watch classic movies to see the elegant dinner tables with the beautiful glassware. Now they are “antiques”.

  25. Marian says:

    Reminisce – Clancy Strock. (I loved this guy!)

  26. Eric Stewart says:

    -Watching jet airplanes leave contrails in the clear blue sky.
    -Rock and rye (rock candy in rye whiskey as a cure for colds) — it sure made you feel better, even if you still had the cold.
    -Aspergum — orarnge-flavored lozenge-shaped chewing gum containing aspirin. Supposedly good for sore throats.
    -Holding a buttercup under someone’s chin to see whether the yellow color would reflect off the chin, which supposedly showed a fondness for butter.
    -The “rotten egg” game — where “It” would call out colors and the other players, if “their” assigned color was called, would have to run from home base to another base and back without being caught by “It.”
    -The Candyland board game.
    -The Foto-Electric Football game.
    -HO-gauge electric trains.

  27. D. Lambert says:

    -Trying to sell Grit newspapers door to door to make enough money to buy comic books.
    -“Ghost in the Graveyard” where “IT” had a flashlight and everybody ran through the woods to keep from getting caught.
    -Baseball, gloves, two bases, and playing “Hot Box” for hours.
    -I, too, remember Vernors Ginger Ale because we couldn’t buy it in Tennessee. Dad always brought back a case from visiting cousins in Dayton, Ohio.

  28. chloe says:

    does anyone remember the book about a boy with a helium tank and ant farm. In the front cover of the book it had a picture of the boy with his hands on his head and his feet proped up on a dest. Anyone remember???

  29. Len says:

    My father used Palmolive after shave that was green in color and that came in a big glass bottle with white lettering. I have checked every site possible including the colgate Palmolive company and can’t get a response or picture, etc. Does anyone out there remember this product besides me?

    Response to Len: Palmolive After Shave

  30. Tracy says:

    -Trap doors to cellar
    -1930s Fleers bubblegum-pink and lightly brushed with powdered sugar. Inside a picture card-the circus series (Bareback riders, trapeze artists, elephant trainer, clown, ringmaster. The rarest was the strongman. Collect all 12 and win a wristwatch!)
    -Bread and butter sandwiches at the family reunion picnic in the park, in the shelter, under the trees
    -Football players drank water from shared pails with dippers in them.
    -leather football helmets with no face mask
    -drygoods stores, sundry store.
    -sitting on Santa’s lap
    -Bobbsey twin books
    Sears houses
    -Homes as they were -the cars then-your classmates old year book
    -electric train
    -balloon tire bicycles
    -Tarzan
    -sweetheart lockets,
    -Laurel and Hardy
    -drop necklaces (your boyfriends initials)
    -Humphrey Bogart
    -Name that Tune
    -Inner Sanctum
    -the “Shadow
    -Illya Kuryakin (The Man from U.N.C.L.E)
    -Jolly Rancher square cinnamon suckers
    -Louisana Hayride
    -floor wax…who waxes a floor now?
    -cigarette machines
    -Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy telethons.

    I wish I still had my old Reminisce magazines to go through and note the things from earlier times that we don’t have now!

  31. Davis says:

    American Kitchens through the years

    So cool….people discussing and adding info about the American kitchens they grew up with:here

  32. Gunny says:

    – hard contact lenses
    – Saturday cartoons
    – fish on Friday at school
    – station wagons
    – mobile phone in car plugged into the cigarette lighter and called a bag phone
    – pagers
    – shoulder pads
    – fanny pack
    – Teenagers princess phone- extension phones
    – wind up alarm
    – the first generation to grow up with Rock and Roll
    – bean bag ashtray
    – tire swing
    – banana seat on a bike
    – every home had an ash tray prominently displayed
    – a dill pickle at the show (movie)
    – flip flops were called thongs and everyone wore them at the lake
    – phones were called telephones,
    – beauty parlors
    – motels advertised air conditioning and color television
    – cafe curtains
    – sting ray bikes
    – television programs advertised “on living color”
    – collect phone calls “reverse the charges” The operator would announce “I have a collect call for ….from … Will you accept the charges?”.
    – “person to person” phone calls,
    – rotary phones, ..and then the new “touch tone”
    – party lines and an operator would come on and ask for your number to know where to bill it
    – blue rinses on hair at church
    – All the girls had ugly gym uniforms…And wore tennis shoes not $200 Nike’s!
    – It took three minutes for the TV to warm up
    – Nobody owned a purebred dog.
    – a quarter was a decent allowance
    – You’d reach into a muddy gutter for a penny
    – Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces…and gloves
    – You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time. And you didn’t pay for air. And, you got trading stamps to boot
    – Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box.
    – It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents.
    – They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed… and they did it!
    – When a 57 Chevy was everyone’s dream car…to cruise, peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady.
    – No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked.
    – Lying on your back in the grass with your friends… and saying things like, ‘That cloud looks like a… ‘.
    – Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game.
    – Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger…
    – When being sent to the principal’s office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited the student at home.
    – Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn’t because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! But we survived because their love was greater than the threat.
    – summers were filled with bike rides, Hula Hoops, and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.
    – Saf-T-Pops with the paper loop handle
    – Cartoons: Deputy Dawg. Hint…Youtube or google can help you remember Heckle and Jeckle crow hop. What were your fav’s Yogi Bear or Flintstones? Jetsons with Jane’s voice done by Peggy Singleton who was Blondie in the Dagwood movies
    – old coke machine toy
    – the magic of advertising to kids -go to youtube and listen to old ads-“Tell Mom to get ..” and kids did what they were told
    – End of an era. Hallmark cards, pay phones, ash trays, watches
    – Nostalgia on things from the 1950s-check out Tulsa Flea Market
    – pay phones and third party calling
    – Double Dog Dare
    – Howdy Doody and The Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger, The Shadow Knows, Nellie Bell , Royand Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk.
    – Candy cigarettes…
    – Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside…
    – Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles…
    – Coffee shops with Table Side Jukeboxes…
    – Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum…
    – Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers…
    Newsreels before the movie which is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsPKD4tNe-Y
    – Telephone numbers with a word prefix…(Yukon 2-601). Party lines…
    – Peashooters…
    – Hi-If’s & 45 RPM records…
    – 78 RPM records…
    – Green Stamps…
    – Mimeograph paper…
    – The Fort Apache Play Set…
    – Decisions were made by going… ‘eeny-meeny-miney-moe’.
    – Newstands – they sold newspapers from several cities along with gum and candy and not much more. (Yes, even my small town had one.)
    – hankies (oh, yes, weren’t those sanitary)
    -cloth diapers
    -formica top chrome dinettes
    -melmac dinner ware
    -refrigerator not as tall as us but it held food enoughfor a large family
    – Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, ‘Do Over!’.
    – ‘Race issue’ meant arguing about who ran the fastest.
    – Catching The Fireflies Could Happily Occupy An Entire Evening.
    – It wasn’t odd to have two or three ‘Best Friends’…
    – Having a Weapon in School meant being caught with a Slingshot.
    – Saturday morning cartoons weren’t 30-minute commercials for action figures.
    – ‘Oly-oly-in-free’ made perfect sense.
    – Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles.
    – The Worst Embarrassment was being picked last for a team.
    – War was a card game.
    – Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle.
    – Taking drugs meant orange flavored chewable aspirin.
    – Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.
    – Red Ryder BB guns
    – plastic baseballs and golf balls
    – sling shots
    – roller skates..spending hours playing catch or shooting hoops…scooters, bikes, kites, tree houses, badminton, marbles, dodgeball, wrestling, pogo sticks, stilts, mumbly-peg
    – road maps(full service gas stations gave them out) before GPS
    Tulsa TV memories
    Tulsa Radio memories if you google.
    -Do you remember Tulsa radio’s “Modell Phipps” (Lee Gideon) who would call in to John Erling’s show on KRMG to talk. Modell had a his pet spider monkey named Everett. I remember his wife Inez, Lurleen…which might have been his wife’s sister ….and he sounded like a hick but he was an actor and had been on the Dallas television show, I believe. Facebook: Modell Phipps
    -Stores in Tulsa that are gone: Renbergs, Meeks Furniture, Hanna’s of Brookside, Frougs, Reeds, Aberson’s Alley, Poise n’ Ivy, Stewarts, Extension One, Clarkes Good Clothes, Wolff Brothers,Looboyles, Oertles, Der Weinerschneitzel
    -hum of the mower in summer when we opened the windows
    -bus stations weren’t so scary
    -a four-lane with bricks down the middle of Main street to divide the traffic
    -coming of age in a small town.
    – Pepé Le Pew
    – Troll dolls
    Sbicca Rocker shoes
    – Coonskin hats.
    – Campus streaking.
    – Disco.
    – The Twist.
    – Moonwalking.
    – Aqua Net big hair.
    – Sun In.
    – Flannel
    – Converse high tops
    – Barbies.
    – The Monkees.
    Heavens to Murgatroyd!

    jalopy
    Hunky Dory
    “Don’t touch that dial,”
    “Carbon copy,”
    “You sound like a broken record”
    “Hung out to dry.”
    Going to the show
    Back in the old days we had a lot of moxie.
    We’d put on our best bib and tucker
    straighten up and fly right
    Heavens to Betsy!
    Gee whillikers!
    Jumping Jehoshaphat!
    Holy moley!
    We were in like Flynn
    living the life of Riley
    even a regular guy couldn’t accuse us of being a knucklehead, a nincompoop or a pill.
    Not for all the tea in China!
    life is swell
    beehives, pageboys, spats, knickers, fedoras, poodle skirts, saddle shoes and pedal pushers.
    Oh, my aching back.
    Kilroy was here, but he isn’t anymore.
    For crying outloud
    “Well, I’ll be a monkey’s uncle!
    This is a fine kettle of fish!”
    Pshaw!
    The milkman did it.
    Hey, it’s your nickel.
    Don’t forget to pull the chain.
    Knee high to a grasshopper.
    Here is a dime. Call someone who cares.
    Well, fiddlesticks!
    Going like sixty.
    90 to nothing
    see you in the funny papers.
    Don’t take any wooden nickels.
    More ….than Carter has liver pills.
    See ya later, alligator.

  33. Burl says:

    Google a year you want to go back to , to hear the music like this:

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