Memories from Earlier Times for Baby Boomers and Others

EXCUSE THE MESS…WORK IN PROGRESS

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

 

  • 1920s Hormel flavor sealed hams
    1920s sayings: It’s the cat’s pajamas. It’s the berries
    1924 curling iron had two steel rods with handles like scissors, that you squeezed open. To heat the curling iron you hung it from the chimney of a kerosene lamp over a low flame at just the right height to avoid black soot. You had to get it hot enough to curl but not singe the hair. Only two at a time could be done before having to reheat it.
    1930s and 1940s Mother Hubbard was sold door to door
    1930’s electricity coming to farm homes
    1930’s – Civilian Conservation Corps work camps run by Army officers…Breadlines…Work Relief…fox furs with real fox heads..shoe shine boys…
    1930s tramps, as they were called, coming to the homes asking for food.
    1930’s comics – Little Iodine, Katzenjammer kids, Tillie the Toiler, Toots and Caper, The Timid Soul Mr and Mrs, Mutt and Jeff, Smitty, Harold Teen, Smiling Jack, Terry and the pirates, Bringing up Father, Henry, They’ll Do it Everytime, by Jimmy Hatlo
    1931 Gold Medal Cake Flour
  • 1932  mm home movie cameras & projectors  developed by the Eastman Kodak company during the Great Depression and released to the market in 1932 to create a home movie format that was less expensive than 16 mm.  (Wikipedia)
  • 1940s Captain Midnight
    1940s Girl Reserves- teen branch of the YWCA 1944
    1943 USO dances for WWII Servicemen station in the area
  • 1948 –  ​33 13 rpm, LP (from “long playing”) is a  a vinyl record format introduced by Columbia in 1948
  • 1949  12 O’Clock High
  • 1950s 15-cent McDonalds burgers
  • 1950 Packard Eight
  • 1950 3M Thermo-Fax copying machines- is 3M’s trademarked name for a photocopying technology which was introduced in 1950
  • 1951 Buick Super, Crosley Super Sport, Hudson Hornet, Kaiser-Frazer Henry J, Studebaker Commander automobiles
    1952 Allstate automobile;   5-cent packs of baseball cards From 1952–1969, Topps always offered five or six card nickel wax packs and in 1952–1964, also offered one card penny packs. (Wikipedia)
  • 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            77 Sunset Strip debuted and ran through  1964
  • 1959 Chevrolet Impala, Ford Galaxie Fairlane 500, Nu-Klea Starlite;
  • 1959 21 Beacon Street- an American detective television series that originally aired on NBC from July 2 to September 10, 1959 (Wikipedia)
  • 1960 Chevrolet Corvair, Ford Falcon, Ford Frontenac,Henney Kilowatt, Lincoln Continental, Plymouth Fury, Plymouth Valiant ,Porsche 1600 Super, Rambler American automobiles
    1960s Frigidaire Flair range stove with double oven pull-out yellow or blue range or the Flair Built-In Wall Oven.
    1960s school playground equipment Giant stride, jungle gym, monkey bars;   78 rpm records protected by a paper sleeve;
  • 1960s -8 track tapes  popular in the United States from the mid-1960s to the early 1980s, when the Compact Cassette format took over. (Wikipedia)
  • 1960s finger, 6 finger man alive, How’d I ever make it with 5?…(Toys for kids the 1950s and 1960s)
    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
  • 1963 2-letter state abbreviations  
  • 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       2001: A Space Odyssey          911 emergency telephone service – In 1968, AT&T announced that it would establish the digits 9-1-1 (nine-one-one) as the emergency code throughout the United States.
  • 1969 Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (1969)
    1970 Ford Torino

 

 

Air Raid Drill

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
Aquanet hair spray that would glue your hair into a foot ball helmet shape that a mighty wind could not ruffle.
avocado green or harvest gold appliances, such as a Tappan range
Alaska and Hawaii became states in 1959
Audio-Visual projector was wheeled in in school to watch a movie.
Airplane passengers dressed in their best and received in-flight meals
A&W Rootbeer drive in – car hops metal tray clamped to edge of lowered window – frosty heavy weight mugs capped with a creamy head
Aftershave came about because men saw cologne as effeminate.
Anthony’s – The cashier would put your money into a canister then place it into the vacuum tube to send money to the main office located high above the sales floor. After a few moments the canister would come flying across the ceiling and back down to your cashier, with your change.
Aeroplanes
Aladdin lamps
Aviator helmets for men and boys 1930 after Lindbergs 1927 flight (caps with goggles, caps with sheeplined ear flaps and some in genuine leather) and close fitting “baby bonnets” for women (Flappers) that mimicked the Aviator look.
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
Bass-O-MAtic Saturday Night Live (SNL)
Bill Murray Lounge Singer Saturday Night Live (SNL)
Babe Ruth

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- name trademarked by Mattel in 1959)

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

bluing agent in the rinse water in the washing machine to make clothes whiter (LaFrance in a box or Mrs. White’s bluing in a bottle
Bowling alley pinsetter job
baby oil and iodine for sun tanning

Bean bag chairs
Beatlemania
Bewitched (Samantha, Darren and Tabitha Stevens)
Bowling leagues and trophies
Bentwood rockers
Big Wheel bike
Barefoot Contessa (Ava Gardner) 1958
Beehive hairdos shellacked with Aquanet
banana sandwich on white bread with crispy lettuce and mayo
bologna and crushed potato chips between bread
bread spread with mayo, salt and pepper
Bike streamers, a battery operated horn and headlight, a basket on front, a playing card in back wheel spokes to make it sound like a motor.
Bicycles at Otasco
bologna and crackers
Bell Telephone colors yellow, light blue, red, green, pink white, black and what some employees called “band-aid beige”.

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- Invented in the 1930s by Pearson’s Candy 7-UP bars first came in milk chocolate, then later 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.

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

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

Casey Cason WLS radio from Chicago
curl topped cones from Dairy Queen
Card clubs on Friday or Saturday night with ashtrays on the table.
Carriage rattling over cobblestone while the horses hooves clip clopped.

Cars- $3,000 or less for a family car

Chief operators at the phone company
Cherry Phosphates (a basic phosphate: Fill a tall glass about 3/4 full with chilled carbonated water, such as club soda. Stir in flavoring, (chocolate syrup, like Hershey’s; cherry syrup, lime syrup, to name a few) to taste. Add ice and enjoy. A retired pharmacist who had made phosphates 60 or so years ago said “Mix a tank of CO2 with water to make the fizz and add the syrup and ice.” To purchase food-grade acid phosphate that some of the phosphate drinks had added check out: artofdrink.com Don’t mess around with anything else because stronger concentrations of phosphoric acid are used in rust removers, fertilizers, varnish and boiler water treatment, to name a few.
Chevy station wagon in Coral Pink
Chocolate soda is made with carbonated water, flavorings and ice cream.

Coca- Cola in a bottle for 5 cents…and we shared them by having two straws.

Conti Castile shampoo 1947
Crackers and 7Up when your tummy was upset
Cappers Weekly,The Saturday Evening post, Colliers, Ladies Home Journal were magazines
carhops at drive in restaurant (See Varsity) https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=12&v=ErzHjOH69qU
Charles Lindberg 1927 flight across Atlantic from NY to Paris
Chaise lounge with velon webbing and several positions for lawn, porch or patio
Chippewa salt
Christmas Caroling
Christmas party at Dad’s work where mom and dad paid for the gift you received.
Christmas play at school
Clamation- Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Cowboy outfits
Cru Butch Hair Wax
Cars named after insects VW Beetle, Dodge Super Bee, American Motors Hornet, Plymouth Cricket, Datsun Honey Bee
Cat Eye glasses
Church first and a big dinner afterwards
Curb feelers
Curly of the Three Stooges (real name was Jerome Howard)was Moe’s brother. A workaholic Curly shaved his wavy hair to join the comedy troupe in 1933. Married four times, his first wife was Julie Rosenthal
Curtis Mathis television
circus coming to a small town grocery bagger who took groceries to car
Citizen Kane
Coneheads Saturday Night Live (SNL)
Corvair
Chef Boy Ardee Spaghetti Dinner 1954
Collecting bottle caps
CB radio craze in the 1970s
Cotton house dresses with big prints and big pockets

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

Darkness comes early in December and snow is falling as we park downtown at the parking meters festooned with peppermint candy cane wrapping colored twinkling lights, garlands Opulent department store displays at Christmas- mechanical Santa in the large plate glass store window turning from side to side to beckon us in.
Dodge Charge introduced in 1966
dinner-noontime meal
drying hair over heat register
Dallas
Drive in movies
Dark Shadows – Barnabas Collins Vampire Soap Opera
Donkey Cong, PacMan Jungle King Arcade games
Duck pin setter at bowling Alley
Dance Party
Disco Dancing
Driving around to look at the Christmas lights. Trees in windows the front picture window framed the colorful lights on the green tree or the color wheel had changing lights on the aluminum tree.
Dating game
door to door encyclopedia and vacuum cleaner salesmen
driving with car windows down
Don Amechi
Dressing up for dinner out

Eyes for the Navy- donated binoculars WWI for Navy’s anti-submarines patrols off the Atlantic coast. Brainchild of FDR, then Assistant
Eating at the City Drug lunch counter or booth….Chicken salad on toast with lettuce, cut in half in a triangle and held together with a toothpick
eating pickled eggs from a bread sack while riding the Greyhound bus
Easter white patent leather shoes, white gloves,pastel dresses, hat with elastic for under the chin
Ed Sullivan on Sunday night where the Beatles, Bob Hope, Lena Horne and Martin and Lewis made their national debut

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

 

Four for a quarter photo booth
Falls City Hi-Bru Beer
Fels-Naptha soap
Flying saucer watching
Fox furs
Fab was a word from 1959
Frisbee throwing in parks–anyone could just join in
Falcon Crest, Dynasty, Dukes of Hazzard
Fat tire bicycle
Five and Dime stores (Dime stores)
Fox tail hanging from car antenna
F. W. Woolworth Co. 5 and 10 cent store (Woolworth’s)

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

 

goat carts 1920s
grandma rolling hair on leather curlers
gasoline engine washer
gas station attendants, who cleaned the windshield and checked the oil and tire pressure, pumped gas, fixed flats, worked in grease pit, lubricating car, and sometimes you got a free glass with fill up (But what a pain we were to go in and ask for $1 worth and they had to do so much for us.)
Groovy
Genesis 12 Horse Ale
Good Humor ice cream truck 1950s The driver wore white uniform and cap

Gunsmoke

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Healthy Club Baking powder 10 cents
Home Comfort Electric stove by Iron Range
Husky pencils and Big Chief tablets
Hot water bottles
Hydra-matic transmission of the car
Hairy pits Rock Star Candy Slice Gilda Radner portrayed her on Saturday Night Live (SNL)
Halloween costumes to solicit candy from neighbors
HI-C drink
Hula Hoops
Homemade bread covered with ricotta cheese and sprinkled with walnuts
hot bologna sandwich on homemade bread
Hats for men- fedoras, top hats, bowlers, cowboy hats
Hats- pill boxes with veil
Hanging wooden basket chair
Hot pants
Hallman, Special Windsor, Magic Chef ranges
hand laundry
hard plastic tiara and high heels in a cellophane package
Hayrides and weenie roasts
Hello Kitty
Hot tubs began appearing in 1968
Huffy bicycles

ID bracelet
International Harvester Refrigerator
I’ll be home for Christmas

Ivory Snow…

Ivory Soap 4 Bar Beauty Bundle…During the Great Depression, the company asked folks to explain “Why I Like Ivory Soap”  in 50 words or less to try to win a car. A tremendous number of people spent hours thinking  about why they liked Ivory Soap.  Hundreds of thousands of people, without any strong threats or coercion, convinced themselves that they really liked Ivory Soap, resulting in more product sold. Essay results were published in newspapers and broadcast on the radio, providing plenty of free positive promotion for P&G.  

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…remember increasing the length and width of metal skates that we attached to our shoes and worke the skate key around our neck on a key?

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)

 

Jaccuzi, built in Whirlpool jets caused explosion of growth
Jewel Tea- Autumn leaf
Jackson Five
Jalopy race- Jalopys were just a frame, engine and roll bars made from the wheels of old hay rakes. The races on dirt tracks in a former cow pasture revved up in 1930s and became a popular past time during WWII
Jalopy races

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 store

 

Kleenex and bobby pin flowers (Kleenex stuck in chicken wire for parade floats.)

Kleenex since 1924, started as cold cream removal. A customer survey revealed many more people used it as a tissue to blow their nose. 1930’s slogan “Don’t carry a cold in your pocket”.
Kraft Spaghetti Dinner 1963
Kitty Carlisle
Kodachrome transparency Kodak Kodachrome color slides
Kip’s Big Boy
Kochak; The Night Stalker
Kresge’s

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

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)

Lava lamps
Lifesavers- orange, lime, pineapple, cherry, lemon -5 Delicious flavors
Love that Bob (Bob Cummings) television show
Life savers- candy with hole 1912. The founder Clarence Crane punched holes int he center of his mints to make them stand out from similar candies
Lily Munster- Yvonne De Carlo
leftover milk gravy-mix chopped green onions into cold gravy and spread on bread
Long strings of pearls with the straight dress, to complete the flapper girl look.
Ladies shopping wearing hats and gloves
Laundry baskets carried to clothes line
Local phone operators working cordboard in their living room to help people make calls.
Lumber mill in the 1930s-log train that logs were loaded on to.- pulled by an old steam locomotive with a funnel haystack
Leather mittens
Leather shoes and cords over Nikes and jeans
Lik-M-Aid
Lucky Strike cigarettes
Leisure suits in powder blue
LAwn darts popular in 1970s were banned before Christmas 1988
Lemonade stand
Lexington Candy shop in Manhattan, NY
Loose fitting bib overalls with no shirt or shoes
Luncheonettes

 

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…

Mimeograph copy machine- schools and offices used it between the 50s and 70s
Mopeds
macrame wall hangings
Mazeppa Pompazoidi (Gailard Sartain)in he Uncanny Film Festival and Camp Meeting on Saturday nights, a late night off-the-wall comedy program. Gary Busey was on the show.
Mustang car (Pony)introduced at the 1964 World’s Fair
Marshall Field and Co toy dept at Christmas
miniskirts
Muscle cars- ’72 Dodge Challenger and 1969 Chevrolet Camaro
My Favorite Martian (Debuted Sept 29, 1963)
Mickey Mouse club
Mod
Mary Poppins, Chim Chim Cher-ee and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
May baskets
Memorial Day when people understood that that was a day specifically for people who were killed in war
MKT Railroad
Miss Clairol- Does she or doesn’t she? ad
Motor clubs
Milk delivered to door 15 cents a quart
Muffin bells, were swung back and forth and used as a dinner bell, by town criers and to alert firemen
Mumbletypeg- played with pocketknife flipped on the ground
Magic Box (TV)- wrestling matches, boxing bouts, early sitcoms (I Love Lucy), Maverick, Sky King, Rawhide
Man walking on moon
Mars Toaster Almond Bar
Mounds bars
Nehru jacket with a medallion necklace
nylons, or ‘hose’ and later panty hose- clear nail polish fixed runs
Newlywed game
Nintendo
Night Gallery TV

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

One Step Beyond Hosted by John Newland 1959-1961
Old Spice originally was a fragrance for women called Early American Old Spice and debuted in 1937.
Osmond Brothers
Oldsmobile Super 88 sedan as seen in the 1993 moving A Bronx Tale had a General Motors Jetaway Automatic Transmission
Oldsmobile the oldest line of cards under continuous production in the US ended production in 2004
Old Fordson tractors- steel wheeled produced around 1917 plodded along.
Old tires for getting inside and rolling, or using a broomstick to roll or for a swing. The inner tube for swimming on
Old fashion clothes pins
oleo margarine- a butter substitute (white colored with a plastic pouch of reddish yellow food coloring)
outhouses
Our young men in Vietnam

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.

Pancake makeup by Max Factor
Peacock chairs
Piggly Wiggly
Ponds Angel Face Makeup
Portable electric hair dryer
Picket fence popular since Colonial times
Powdering ones’ face.
Platform shoes
Posters on our walls
Puka beads
Phillips Beans with Pork
Phillips Vegetable soup
Plee-zing specialty milled oats
popcorn strung for the Christmas tree
Parker Pen or Timex watch for graduation
Pole lamps
Popsicle from ice cream truck being eaten on the front porch of a cousins’ house while smelling the newly mown grass
paper routes
picking apples
picnic baskets when going on a trip
playing post office
portable record player
Picket fence popular since Colonial time
Pontiac Chieftain

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

Queen for a day tv show

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

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

Records    78-rpm records; 45 rpm   single record with large central hole as used in the US for jukeboxes

 

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

Red Ryde Daisy BB Gun
Radiators
Roseanne Rosanadanna talking a blue streak “It’s Always Something”- Saturday Night Live (SNL)
Rockettes
Red FarmAll tractor (early tricycle tractor) was zippy and could go through cornfield without damaging crop.had a yellow umbrella
Red Skelton- Clem Kadiddlehopper
Ray guns
rubber floor tile
Remember your first home?
Rock N’ Roll
Roller derby
Roscoe P. Coltrain
Rosa Parks refusal to give up her seat
raw potato with sliced raw onions, sprinkled with salt and pepper and real butter on the bread.

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, a cedar tree, roast turkey, baking cookies.

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

Skating rinks that came to town and set up a tent with heavy ropes to secure it and with spotlights. Girls wore colorful gathered skirts, not jeans.  And we did the Hokey Pokey and the Floor Guards used to control speeders and mischief makers.

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

Sandwiches- hard cooked eggs, beet slices, mayo and lettuce
Sweet Spanish onion slices in diluted vinegar for several hours the spread bread with margarine and add onion slices
toast with real whipped cream
Saturday night Fever movie was released in 1977
School lunches
sideburns and mustaches
Silly putty- take up full color comics, pull and roll like taffy and bounce as high as a rubber ball.
Spudnuts were donuts
Shoes- nailing new soles to your shoes – Depression
Sandwich 1/2 Hershey’s chocolate bar with tsp of chopped peanuts between two slices of bread buttered on the outside and then grilled.
Sandwich brown sugar sandwich with slice of bread, a little oleo and a few tsp of dark brown sugar
Spam with 4-5 pickles (sweet or dill) mixed with salad dressing, lettuce, tomatoes, scallion, red peppers, garlic, mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, lemo juice olive oil, Syrian or Greek olives, oregano an Bulgar wheat on pizza bread
Sandwich pecan halves on two pieces of bread with Miracle Whip
Streaking in the 70’s
Saturday Night Live Debuted 1975
School bus old green vinyl/plastic seats that would rip and looked like there was straw in them
Sesame Street Debuted 1969
Skydiving at the Cushing, OK airport
Smoking on airplanes
Snoods for hair
Sonja Henie, Princess Elizabeth and Shirley Temple Dolls
Sputniks blastoff Oct 4, 1957
Stan Back headache powders
Strings of colored Christmas lights were hung over the street an the street lights were wrapped with long silver tinsel- storefront windows filled with toys such as dolls, trains, stuffed bears, pedal cars, metal molded military soldiers, BB guns, etc. with snowflakes gently falling.
Searching for 4 Leaf Clover
shaking sheets before going to be- dust bowl era
Skirts covering lower (open) kitchen cabinets
street cars
Sunburst wall clocks
sand box
Scary movies
scooping snow from a drift to make ice cream
Secretary of Navy for Pres Woodrow Wilson
selling Grit paper
slumber party with pillow fights
Soap Box Derby
Show Biz Pizza Arcade games (Now Chuck E. Cheese)
Smell o f oiled wooden floors

Tyrone Power

The Hathaways

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    also on  archive.org  when it opens: under where it says Internet Archive is a non-profit library of millions of free books, movies, software, music, websites, and more”  click on the icon for audio (the 4th one going to the right and it is in blue). Then  pick  Old Time Radio 

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.

television- the families first or their first color one
Treet by Armour 1941
The Twist dance
The War of the Worlds Radio
Twilight Zone- Rod Serling
The World’s Fair
Thin tough cardboard sheet at the bottom of a stack of pre-packaged bologna
Topper starring Leo G. Carroll television show
Tv dinners on tv tray in front of tv
TV repair shops
TV show- Who shot JR? 1980
Tabletop jukeboxes
Tangee lipstick
Taylor Tot strollers 1947 era
Theater / theatre ushers and usherettes wore short jackets and doormen wore long coats.
Traveling by bus
Tulle wedding dresses and prom dresses of the 1950’s and early 1960s
Tetherball
The Christmas Story Movie debuted in 1984. (The house is in Cleveland. It was a brick home in the movie, but it seems to be siding now.) Melinda Dillon was the sweet mom.
The Monkees
The Safe Pipe Tobacco
The Supremes
Trees dripping with icesicles and red ornaments
tv set with a 6 inch screen and 4 foot bulky cabinet
Tawn toiletries or men, a division of Mckesson, had talc, shampoo, hair dressing, cologne and aftershave.
Teddy Ruxpin
The A&P
The Twilight Zone debuted 1959
tube tops
TWA- TransWorld Airlines, Pan American Airlines and more

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

Vintage clothing: (When it opens click on gallery and chose the decade) <a href=”http://myvintagevogue.com/gallery&#8221; target=”_blank” rel=”noopener nofollow”> http://myvintagevogue.com/gallery </a>
VW Thing- vehicle produced in Mexico in the 70’s
Villa Chocolate covered cherries
vitameatavegamin
VW Thing- vehicle produced in Mexico in the 70’s
Vaseline hair tonic for dry scalp 1950
Virginia Slim Cigarettes
Vitalis 1946 had pure veg oil

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

 

Window open with white curtains flapping in the welcome summer breeze
Woolworth counters divided into sections holding thread, nylons (not pantyhose) in packages.
window watching tvs through store windows
wing window on car full open
Virginia Slim cigs
waitressing in white uniforms
Which twin has the Toni?
White Christmas
WPA (Works Progress Administration)
women wearing hats
Western Flyer from Western Auto
warm homemade bread with homemade butter and wild gooseberry or chokeberry jelly
Woolworth’s lunch counter- ham and egg salad club- ham salad between the first two slices, then topped with egg salad and a third bread slice. It was cut in quarters and stood on the crust sides
Yo-Yos popular in the 1930s, 1940s, 1950s were called a bandalore or quiz in the 1800s by the English. A 1789 portrait of future French Louis XVII shows him playing with a yo-yo called a l’emigrette. Greek vase (about 500 BC) depicts a boy playing with what may be a primitive yo-yo.
yellow onions sauteed, then green peppers and tomatoes added and cooked til tender. Dip homemade bread in sauce then mound up onion, peppers and tomatoes on bread.

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 Root hair cream

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

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

Zsa Zsa Gabor

Zorba the Greek (1964)

Zipper-sealable plastic bags?

Zip guns

ZIP codes

Zap Comix

Zagnut candy

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Peanut Butter Sandwiches- We’d add one of these:chili sauce and small pieces of celery
mustard
thin slices of Spanish onion, cucumbers and pickles
hamburger patty
thin slices of dill pickle
grilled cheese
Cheez Whiz
tomato slices, peanut butter, salt and pepper
grape jelly and Spam
sweet pickles
banana
scrambled egg
lettuce and salt (1920s and 1930s at the Pennsylvania Dutch Restaurant in Butler, TN

 
  
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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52 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 doing research 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

    https://www.facebook.com/thefabulousfifties007
    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.
    ~ Twister the game
    ~ Super Soaker
    ~ Spinning Top
    ~ Hours spent coloring with cousins
    ~ Wiffle Ball
    ~ Battleship
    ~ Scooter
    ~ Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
    ~ Hand puppets
    ~ 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. Sherri Williams says:

    Snack cakes…they were 2 vanilla cakes about four inches round…with pink cream in the center…u could get them for 5 cent…n me n my 3 siblings could take $1… put 5 cent each n Sunday school 😇…n hav a party with the rest…😱

  34. Cristi says:
    • Heavens to Mergatroyd!
    • buggy whip
    • Jalopy?” Hunky Dory
    • “Don’t touch that dial,”
    • “Carbon copy,”
    • “You sound like a broken record”
    • “Hung out to dry.”
    • we had a lot of ‘moxie.’
    • Blackjack chewing gum
    • wax coke bottle shaped with colored sugar water,
    • candy cigarettes
    • soda pop machines dispensed bottles
    • coffee shops with tableside jukeboxes
    • home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
    • party lines
    • newsreels before the movie.
    • We’d put on our best ‘bib and tucker’ to’ straighten up and fly right’.
    • Heavens to Betsy!
    • Gee whillikers!
    • Jumping Jehoshaphat!
    • Holy moley!
    • We were ‘in like Flynn’ and ‘living the life of Riley’’,
    • a regular guy
    • a knucklehead, a nincompoop or a pill.
    • Not for all the tea in China!
    • Back in the olden days, life used to be swell,
    • beehives, pageboys and the D.A.;
    • spats, knickers, fedoras, poodle skirts, saddle shoes
    • pedal pushers… …
    • Saddle Stitched Pants
    • Oh, my aching back!
    • Kilroy was here, but he isn’t anymore.
    • well I’ll be‘ a monkey’s uncle!’
    • This is a ‘fine kettle of fish’!

      Where have all those great phrases gone? ( My Favorite)” Let’s all go to
      the beach Saturday”…

    • Pshaw
    • The milkman did it.
    • Hey! It’s your nickel.
    • Don’t forget to pull the chain.
    • Knee high to a grasshopper.
    • Well, Fiddlesticks!
    • Going like sixty.
    • I’ll see you in the funny papers.
    • Don’t take any wooden nickels.
    • Ninety to nothing
    • Wake up and smell the roses.
    • more than Carter has liver pills.
    • “Carter’s Little Liver Pills” are gone too!
    • where Superman will find a phone booth…
    • See ya later, alligator!
    • Okidoki

      *WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE FABULOUS 50’S…**NO ONE WILL EVER HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY AGAIN…* *GOD GAVE US ONE OF OUR MOST PRECIOUS GIFTS:**…………OUR MEMORIES……..

  35. Lori Hartwig-Lewis says:

    My mother used to wear a perfume made by Studio Girl it was called ‘Velmora’ it smelled like it had carnations in it, do they still make it maybe by a different name? Thank you, Lori.
    lorihartwig32@yahoo.com

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  37. JEFFREY SCHENKEL says:

    Omigosh, this list is now so long ! But I don’t think anyone has mentioned CHICKEN POX PARTIES !

    Back in the mid-50s I remember we had Chicken Pox Parties. The situation was that chicken pox was something that most everybody caught sooner or later, there was no vaccine then. And most people agreed that it was a so-called “Childhood Disease”, and that it was much better to get it as a young child rather than an adult. Adults stricken with chicken pox generally got sicker than children, and took perhaps twice as long to recover.

    And chicken pox is a very communicable disease. SO, when you were maybe 4 years old or so, and one of the neighborhood kids came down with chicken pox, you were part of a group invited to play with the sick kid. And Voila ! Nearly all of the party invitees came down with chicken pox, their moms saw them through it, and then it was all out of the way.

    (Also – Nobody back then knew that it was the cause of shingles later on in life.)

  38. Davina says:

    This came in an e-mail. (Author unknown….Sorry don’t know who to credit.)

    Back in the old days, we returned milk bottles, soda bottles and beer bottles to the store. The store sent them back to the plant to be washed and sterilized and refilled, so it could use the same bottles over and over. So they really were recycled. But we didn’t have the “green thing” back in our day.

    Grocery stores bagged our groceries in brown paper bags that we reused for numerous things. Most memorable besides household garbage bags was the use of brown paper bags as book covers for our school books. This was to ensure that public property (the books provided for our use by the school) was not defaced by our scribblings. Then we were able to personalize our books on the brown paper bags.

    We walked up stairs because we didn’t have an escalator in every store and office building. We walked to the grocery store and didn’t climb into a 300-horsepower machine every time we had to go two blocks.

    Back then we washed the baby’s diapers because we didn’t have the throw away kind. We dried clothes on a line, not in an energy-gobbling machine burning up 220 volts. Wind and solar power really did dry our clothes back in our early days. Kids got hand-me-down clothes from their brothers or sisters, not always brand-new clothing.

    Back then we had one TV, or radio, in the house — not a TV in every room. And the TV had a small screen the size of a handkerchief (remember them?), not a screen the size of the state of Montana . In the kitchen we blended and stirred by hand because we didn’t have electric machines to do everything for us. When we packaged a fragile item to send in the mail, we used wadded up old newspapers to cushion it, not Styrofoam or plastic bubble wrap. Back then, we didn’t fire up an engine and burn gasoline just to cut the lawn. We used a push mower that ran on human power. We exercised by working so we didn’t need to go to a health club to run on treadmills that operate on electricity.

    We drank from a fountain when we were thirsty instead of using a cup or a plastic bottle every time we had a drink of water. We refilled writing pens with ink instead of buying a new pen, and we replaced the razor blade in a razor instead of throwing away the whole razor just because the blade got dull.

    Back then, people took the streetcar or a bus and kids rode their bikes to school or walked instead of turning their moms into a 24-hour taxi service in the family’s $45,000 SUV or van, which cost what a whole house did before the”green thing.” We had one electrical outlet in a room, not an entire bank of sockets to power a dozen appliances. And we didn’t need a computerized gadget to receive a signal beamed from satellites 23,000 miles out in space in order to find the nearest burger joint.

    But isn’t it sad the current generation laments how wasteful we old folks were just because we didn’t have the “green thing” back then?

  39. jerry oconnor says:

    I remember flavored fizzy tablets that dissolve in a glass of water for a fizzy drink. They are gone for many years. Also ate a ground meat pickle olive relish in a squeeze tube that was spread on bread for a sandwich. I ate it on my school lunch sandwiches. tI is also not made now.

  40. Erin says:

    What smells or sounds trigger memories for you?

  41. Little 1″ rubber babydolls you could buy by the bag–using thread and their smallest crochet hook, women would crochet an outfit and baby bonnet directly on the doll. I wish I had my mom to teach me how she did that (and so many other things I didn’t pay attention to)!

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