Recognize any of these?
I remember some of these things, do you? Also, some of you are young enough you might enjoy looking at the old days.
manual window crank - when you actually rolled the windows down...
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 -
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! lol (This is sooo dangerous. I once stopped and Melinda's head hit the dash board! The back of the seat went forward & I could have killed her!!!! Don't know who cried the most, her or me!) bs
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 (by RickM2007@flickr) - 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
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 -
"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!
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 mom 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!!
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 neighbors house.
Parcheesi - played it all the time back in the day, haven't played it in years - do they even still make it?
(Yes I had a pair Tom R.)
Little Lulu and Tubby 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" ô
wish I had mine - I had a lot of cool names... Johnny Cash among them...
I remember 3 and 4 cent postage, and 1 and 2 cent postcards...
"I Like Ike" campaign buttons
Ipana tootpaste and Bucky Beaver...
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... lol
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