Sunday, July 28, 2013

A BLAST from the past

Your T.V. looked like this

http://pinterest.com/angelkisse/life-in-the-60s-and-70s/

and these sat on top of them


and you watched this and wondered how she fit in the lamp


one of these sat on your parent's end table


and this was state of the art


one of these hung on the kitchen wall ( with an extra long cord so you could sneak into the next room)


if you can still remember every episode of this


or faking a tummy ache to get some of these


if these were a prized possesion - ( played outside on pavement was the best )


if this is the first book you can remember reading


if you went here regularly ( extra points if you can still remember the smell of thousands of books in one room )


if you were a champion at this


and a marvel at these



if your mode of transportation were these


if you longed to meet him


if fast food meant this


 if your state of the art blowdryer looked like this


and cell phones looked like this


if this was the greatest thing ever


well next to this anyway




If you can remember taking your frustrations out on this


or men visiting your house every morning ( remember getting chocolate milk as a special treat? )


and lastly if this was what led to your mad typing skills as a blogger


Then you have some pretty incredible memories ......................
I'm far too young to recognize any of these myself LMHO..................

These were all found on this Pinterest Board  - what an awesome page - take a moment to check it out
( if this post applies to you )

Have a wonderful Sunday everyone.
I feel old ( again )
Hugs,

42 comments:

  1. We didn't have a milkman, but we had Charles Chips bring a can of potato chips every week!

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  2. Ok, I remembered all but the milkman! I still have my Smith-Corona typewriter in the blue case, I just can't part with it!

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  3. Apart from the phone I'm too young for them....it's nice to say that once in a while!

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  4. We still have rabbit ears for our tv (no cable for now) and the kids love playing kerplunk. But they probably wouldn't recognize most of the other things here! Lol. What a fun post for a Sunday morning. Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Kerplunk is still around?
      I had no idea!!!
      And I didn't think rabbit ears worked anymore on new tv's
      Wow - what a genius I am lol
      XOXO

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    2. Yes, Suzan with a digital converter box you can still pull television signals right out of the air! Cable companies would prefer that you didn't but you can. I can only get three on air channels but with Hulu Plus and Netflix only coming via the internet I am saving about $45 a month which, in turn, becomes PAINT MONEY!!

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  5. Great post! I STILL love the thousand book smell of an old library. And if your rabbit ears weren't getting a good enough signal, a little tinfoil "flag" always did the trick :>)
    Blessings,
    Linda

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  6. Sadly I remember everything pictured! My favorite was the wall phone with the long, long cord. I would stand in the pantry (in the dark) with the door closed talking to my boyfriend. The cord stretched across the doorway to the dining room. Occasionally my father would walk into the cord and then immediately hang up the phone! Fun times!! :)

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  7. everyone of them, except the milk man, our milk came straight from the beast herself,

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  8. Yes to almost everything above. Talk about a walk down memory lane :)

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    1. Those were the days my friend
      We thought they'd never end
      We'd sing and dance.......................
      XOXO

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  9. Thank you, Suzan, for reminding me how truly ancient I am. LOL Hadn't seen one of those hairdryers for eons! What a fun post. And I'm sitting here wondering why the beautiful red phone box (of the UK) never caught on here. Look how ugly and utilitarian our phone booths were. WHICH reminds me, I came across an old movie on Netflix - 'The Conversation' with Gene Hackman and Harrison Ford. It was so odd and cold warrish and yet I watched it all the way through.

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  10. Great stuff, Suzan. I have a photo of myself at about age 8? with a hairdryer hood on like the one you show. And... I still have a phone on my kitchen wall with a long cord on it!

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  11. What a blast from the past! I am familiar with every single one of these. The rabbits ears on the TV! The flash on the camera! Spirograph (A favourite!) That blow dryer! I laughed out loud when I saw that. My mom had one of those. What a great post. Everything here is part of my early years. Thanks for this. It was fun!

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  12. ... forever and a day. Oh my gosh... this post brought back so many great memories. Especially roller skating... me and my girlfriends would fly up and down the street. I'd completely forgotten about that. This post may mean I'm old, but it did make me smile many times. Thanks for the memories!

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  13. Those were the days! I remember everything...loved my skates and jacks♥

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  14. Oh my gosh, my life is sitting here on your board. I LOVED to play w/my mom's typewriter, and I had a big TV like that one even after I was married, lolol

    The Spirograph really really rocked. :)

    The only two differences here...my skates looked different, and my mom had the big on-the-counter, over the head hair dryer. :)

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  15. Suzan, I loved seeing everything again. I didn't know at that time in life...it was the good days.xoxo,Susie

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  16. Oh my Suzan you just recapped my childhood. I have everyone of those in the the pictures. The only think you forgot to pin was the Beautiful Chrissy doll with the growing hair!!!!! Oh such beautiful memories. I loved my spirograph to think I could sit for hours with different color pens to make spiral art!!!
    Kris

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  17. In the words of Bob Hope or Dorothy Lamour (who you are far too young to know) "Thanks For the Memories".

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  18. Whoa! I remember all of them. Only thing missing is Clackers! Do you remember those?

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  19. I just visited that Pin board. That put a smile on my face! Clackers were there! Did you see the price of gas? Plus you got a free glass! So, so many things that tweaked my memories. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. So fun to see theese tings again. It was almost the same here.
    You have the ideas, dear Suzan.

    Hugs

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  21. Yes, these are fabulous memories!!! I guess I'm that old...yikes!
    Mary Alice

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  22. The only thing I don't recall ever having was the roller skates. Our tv was black and white. I wish they still made Spirograph. I'd play with it now. Lol

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    1. We could start a real blog craze with the spirographs I think LMHO
      We had one of the first color t.v.s on the street - and I think it took my Mother 10 years to pay it off!!!!!!
      XOXO

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  23. Wow, I remember all of these things! Is that a good thing or a bad thing? I could use one of those bozo punching bags right about now. I wonder if you can still find them? :)

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  24. I laughed out loud at the Bayer baby aspirin comment. Those things were addicting. lol. About two weeks ago, I bought a framed, matted, page from a Dick and Jane book. The lovely colorful illustration is Dick and Jane playing hide and seek with some other kid. But the text sealed the deal: "We see funny Dick. Look, Jane, look. You can find Dick now." I laughed so hard I almost p'd my pants. Of course, I had to buy it. Ah, the innocence of youth ;-)

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    1. I actually remember DOING that Betsy lol - faking being sick to get pills LMHO
      And the Dick thing is absolutely hilarious - read in an adult context - I think back then Dick was really only a nick name for Richard - I don't remember my Mother smirking or anything when I read it LOL
      XOXO

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  25. It's funny that even on the other side of the ocean, some of these memories are true. The spirograph for example and my mom's super heavy typewriter where I learnt how to type. But our TV was on some grey pedestal that was the latest thing to have according to my parents and was standing in front of a wallpapered wall with big orange flowers (I still hate orange flowers from that day)!

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  26. Such a hoot and great memories.
    Yesterday my son came home and said he played trouble with some friends. He is 19 going on 20. He begged me to play when he was a kid. We would play 10 games in a row. Loved it. So I challenged him on the best of 5 games but we couldn't find our game. It was his fathers game and was vintage when we played on it 15 yrs ago. Sadly we rummaged through the house but couldn't find it. The bubble was so worn out and scratched we both recalled. He said I must have thrown it out but I collect everything, and this game was a favorite with my kids. I would never have thrown it out :(.

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  27. Ok....there is NO WAY on God's green earth that you're old enough to remember these things, girl. If you are, you're hiding it well. lolol! But yep! I remember every single treasured memory you posted today...except for the milkman. I lived in the city, and we got our milk from the grocery store. :) I basically grew up in a library because my mom worked there, so the smell of books floods my mind with sweet memories. :) Baby aspirin? LOVED it! lol And I actually received many of those other treasures as birthday and Christmas gifts! lol Those were truly the good ol' days, weren't they?? :)

    xoxo laurie

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  28. I had the Spirograph and it was very difficult to work b/c I always did it too fast and messed up my design!

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  29. You have such cool posts Suzan!

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  30. bunny ears for us...28 free channels at no extra cost, plugged directly to our flat screen tv :) ...not that we watch much tv anyway. I remember few of the items in the pictures, but some things are really timeless

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  31. Bozo, Bozo, always laughs never frowns,
    Bozo, Bozo, Bozo the clown.

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  32. This was a stroll down memory lane. I hadn't thought of some of these things in years.

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    1. Me either - and I'm missing Chatty Cathy and Lite Brite from this LOL
      Thanks for strolling with me :)
      XOXO

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  33. Geeze...were you spying on my earlier life? I had all of these things...but the one that made me go, Oh My God..was the clock. That very clock sat in my bedroom window sill for my entire child hood.. I had forgotten it!

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  34. My Footsie had a bell, not a ball. I had a tendency to put that thing on my foot and then walk around the rest of the day dragging it, jingling away. Obviously, I was then prone to random outbursts of spinning and skipping it.

    I had long, thick, curly hair and my mom's hairdryer like that one took about 4-1/2 hours to dry it. I cannot entirely recall what would have motivated me to use it in the first place. You were completely tethered to that spot, your head swelled up like a giant meatball...

    The town I grew up in wasn't metropolitan enough to offer milk delivery. I lived in Milwaukee as an adult and every old house there had a milk door from those days.

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  35. I remember most of these items. This was a very enjoyable post and brought back memories!

    Cynthia

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  36. OMG - thanks for the trip down memory lane!
    Marie@InteriorFrugalista

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