This was an old blog that people enjoyed, so I’m posting it again, with some pictures this time.
Do you remember back when life was simple? Do you remember when you didn’t have to remember to charge your cell phone?
Remember….in no particular order, just as it comes to my memory………..when the phone was attached to the wall and didn’t have a dial? And when you picked it up, there was an operator?
Glass soda bottles.
Cars with metal bumpers.
Dresses that covered your body!
Wagons that kids pulled around to get those glass soda bottles for the deposit.
Playing with toys that didn’t take batteries.
Records, vinyl, 45’s and the spindle that made them fit the record player.
78 records, before the vinyl ones…….that’s way back there.
Roller skates with keys to attach them to your shoes.
Polaroid cameras, oh my, you got a picture right away!
Companies that answered the phone when you called……..
Black and white tv.
No remote, you get up and change the channel!
No movie channel.
Drive-in diners, with girls on skates.
Sunday dinners, cooked from scratch.
No pizza places.
Stores not open on Sunday.
Lunch boxes with good things packed from home for school.
The A & P store.
Not wearing seat belts.
12 TV channels.
Refrigerators you had to defrost?
No frozen food.
No processed foods.
Milking the cows by hand.
Food you could trust!
Scooters, without motors.
Catching lightning bugs in a jar and watching them light, then turning them loose. (please!)
Gas rationing in the 70’s.
Peyote, mescaline, LSD.
The Dawning of the Age of Aquarius.
Man on the Moon.
Wax pop bottles with good syrup inside.
Penny candy in general!
Putting cards on your bike spokes to make a neat noise.
No drugs in school, or on most streets.
Bread for a quarter, gas for a quarter….lots of things for a quarter.
Cream on the top of the non- homogenized milk.
Milk boxes, and deliveries………..
Mimeograph, and the smell, and purple ink.
Barbie…when she first arrived!
Michael Jackson, at 13.
Winding your watch.
Treadle sewing machines.
OK, the old lady rambled on enough. I remember all that, and hope I jogged some memories for some people. And maybe made some smile! If there are things you remember that I forgot to list, please feel free to leave a comment!