Recognized Any of These?

Baby doll pajamas – lived in these on hot summer nights…

Manual window crank – when you actually rolled the windows down…

Clotheslines and pins

Vent windows in cars – why did ‘they’ get rid of these?

35mm slides – are yours still sitting in a box in a closet?

Carousel slide projector –

Ummm: Creamsicles!

Loved Fudgsicles too!

1960’s child car seat – they may not have been the safest, but it’s what was available at the time… at least we put our precious cargo in something!

Popeye cartoons

The soda fountain – best egg creams and black & whites – I miss ’em.

Switchboard operators – before automation, there was a real voice at the other end if you needed assistance.

Child’s metal sand bucket and shovel – before the influx of plastic

Plain ol’ red fire hydrant. You hardly ever see a red fire hydrant anymore. Now they’re yellow, construction orange, blue, or two-tone… but not just plain old red.

Trusty ol’ aluminum stove top coffee percolator

Flintstones chewables – my son loved these – crawled up on top of the fridge to get them when he was a toddler!

Used to see these posters all over –

Plugged mine in every morning(!!) and curled my hair before work… good grief, the things we did!

Nancy and Sluggo comics

Dick Tracy (and his two-way wrist radio) comics. We thoughts the wrist radios were fantastic. Now, we take mobile phones for granted.

Did you used to do this? We’d put metal taps on our shoes so we’d sound ‘cool’ as we click-clacked along. it was especially cool in the school halls!

Brenda Starr comic strip

In October 1957 the Soviet Union wins the Space Race and launches Sputnik 1, the first man made, earth-orbiting satellite.

Remember the trademark orange roofs, inexpensive meals, endless pots of coffee and 28 flavors of ice cream at Howard Johnson’s? They used to be everywhere.

I’d go shopping with my mom on Saturdays and what a treat to stop and have a grilled cheese sandwich and soda for lunch at the 5&10. And just look at the prices.

25 cents a gallon for gasoline – you could cruise around a lot on a couple of dollars. now you almost need to take out a second mortgage for a trip to the store!

At school we bought savings stamps for 10 cents. They went in a little booklet and when it was filled, you could take it to the bank for a U. S. Savings Bond – a war bond.

Oh my, how could I forget Howdy Doody and Buffalo Bob! We didn’t have a TV, but I watched it after school sometimes at a neighbor’s house.

Parcheesi – played it all the time back in the day, haven’t played it in years. Do they even still make it?

Classic white bucks.

Superman comics

Little Lulu and Tubby comics

Wonder Woman comics

Batman & Robin comics – the Dynamic Duo!

We still have some of these floating around the house… the cats love ’em

♫ “You’ll wonder where the yellow went, when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent” ♪

Wish I had mine – I had a lot of cool names… Johnny Cash among them…

My mother loved this

4 cent postage.

I remember 3 and 4 cent postage, and 1 and 2 cent postcards…

“I Like Ike” campaign buttons

Ipana tootpaste and Bucky Beaver: for that Ipana smile.

Lace curtain dryer/stretcher – my aunt had one of these scary, evil looking things (with all the little nails sticking out) in her attic – it was years before I knew what the heck it was.

48 star U.S. flag

Vicks VapoRub – comforting go-to for congestion and colds

Mercurochrome and Merthiolate – our go-to antiseptics for minor cuts and scrapes… boy, did that Merthiolate burn – you had to blow on the boo boo til it dried.

Dancing cigarette pack ads

Oversize sunglasses ala Jackie

Cat eye glasses. Stereotypically standard even today for older women in accounting.

Leisure suits and disco shirts…

1970’s hip hugger bell bottoms

Eat one, save the other ‘til later

‘Beatles’ hats – had to have one! I still love Greek fisherman hats.


The Wolf Man (Lon Chaney, Jr)

Frankenstein (Boris Karloff)

Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi)

Goofy toe socks – what ever were we thinking!

The Lone Ranger and Tonto… and Silver

Hopalong Cassidy & Topper


~ by yougottobekidding on November 25, 2012.

3 Responses to “Recognized Any of These?”

  1. Reblogged this on Dogma and Geopolitics.

  2. love this, thank you
    btw the clothes pins i still have a couple hundred lol

  3. I remember them well!! I’m getting old! Love them!

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