THE OLD DAYS
Do You Remember?
Manual window crank - when you actually rolled the windows down, the smaller crank opened the window vent.
Clotheslines & pins
Vent windows in cars - why did 'they' get rid of these?
35mm slides - are yours still sitting in a box in a closet? They were until my daughter-in-law put them all on a DVD.
Carousel slide projector
Creamsicles! Loved creamsicles! Good 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!
The soda fountain - best egg creams, root beer floats 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, or construction orange, or blue, or two-tone... but not just plain old red.
Trusty ol' aluminum stove top coffee percolator. It's a NO, NO now too much aluminum!
"I Remember Mama" TV series - wow, a real oldie from the 50s.
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...
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!
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 mother on Saturdays and what a treat to stop and have a grilled cheese sandwich and soda for lunch at the 5&10.
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!! ...... I remember when I could buy a gallon of gas and a 3 cent Kline candy bar for a quarter, ....and do a round trip from Transfer to Lake Erie and back for POCKET CHANGE from 3 or 4 people, ...(140) miles ?
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!
Parcheesi - played it all the time back in the day, haven't played it in years - do they still make it??
Classic white bucks...
Little Lulu and Tubby comics
"you'll wonder where the yellow went, when you brush your teeth with Pepsodent"
4 cent postage.
I remember 3 and 4 cent postage, and 1 and 2 cent postcards..
Ipana tootpaste and Bucky Beaver.
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 it til it dried
Dancing cigarette pack ads
Oversize sunglasses ala Jackie
Leisure suits and disco shirts...
Remember these from high school days - I still have mine.