angelofmercy5 58F
12148 posts
5/30/2006 5:48 am

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Dust off the cobwebs! Go ahead....age yourself right along with me.

There's just something about Memorial Day that got me to remembering good old times. Times when on the first day the temperature went over 65 we got to go to A&W for a root beer float. Times when sitting on the porch on a hot summer night was fun.....and catching lightening bugs in a glass jar was entertainment. Times when, as a majorette....yes, I was....Memorial Day meant marching in a parade that the whole town came out for. What kind of memories do you have of simpler times???

Do you remember...........

candy cigarettes

wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water

soda pop machines that dispensed bottles

coffee shops with tableside jukeboxes

blackjack chewing gum

home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers

newsreels before the movie

drive-in movies

P.F. Flyers

duck tails (hair style)

telephone numbers with a word prefix (Murray Hill 7-7000)


Howdy Doody

45 RPM records

S & H Green Stamps


metal ice trays with levers

roller skate keys

jaw breakers

penny candy

drive-in fast food where they serve on roller skates

hop scotch

flip hairdos

keeping school supplies in cigar boxes

the Good Humor man


Mother May I

Red Rover

hula hoops

wax lips and mustaches

Three Stooges

Captain Kangaroo

Romper Room

catching lightning bugs in a jar

sitting on the curb

eating kool-aid powder with sugar

blue gym suits that everyone had to wear

nylons that came in two pieces

nylons with seams up the back

laundry detergent with free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside

getting free glassware or trading stamps with a fill-up of gas

bazooka bubble gum

getting 50 cents an hour for babysitting

saddle shoes

penny loafers with pennies in them

slam books


eating at the soda fountain in the drug store

and reading comic books off the rack while you ate

step on a crack & you'll break your mother's back

English Leather

decorated boxes on your desk for valentines

playing cards pinned to your bike so they flap against the spokes when you ride

WHAT DO YOU REMEMBER???? Feel free to add to the list...or just tell me your own memories.

campfirecozy 66M

5/30/2006 6:26 am

good grief we're old!!! LOL
Yep. I remember all of those things.
  • test patterns on the Black & White TV before stations went on the air
  • 25 cent Saturday morning cartoon movies at the Roxie
  • how freaked out everone was when coke machines required a nickel AND a penny for one of those glass bottled cokes
  • when gay meant happy
  • [when air conditioning was something you had to have installed under the car dash after you bought the car
  • transistor radios

angelofmercy5 replies on 5/30/2006 6:36 am:
Cozy....I remember my first transistor cool I thought I was. And yes, I remember when gay meant happy too. I love remembering all the good old memories....even if it does mean feeling old. lol I'm so glad to have you back!

puntachueca 105M

5/30/2006 6:29 am

wow does that bring back memories....

angelofmercy5 replies on 5/30/2006 6:37 am:
Puntachueca...its fun to remember, isn't it?

willing2cu 54M
12 posts
5/30/2006 6:48 am

Ping/ was the hottest game for the TV set at home in B&W format

angelofmercy5 replies on 5/30/2006 11:45 am:
willing2cu.....I even enjoy some of those B&W TV shows now, don't you? But I'd forgotten about the games. Thanks for stopping by....don't be a stranger.

_Adriane_ 47M

5/30/2006 6:59 am

Burger Queen
Dairy Queen
Sissy bars holding the banana seat on my bike
big wheel
25 cent arcade games
coke in bottles for 5 cents at the hardware store
car hop restaurants
Drive-in Movies
Stompers(battery powered miniature 4x4's) and all the extra "pimping" we did to them!
dial telephones
...and so much more.

those were the days!

angelofmercy5 replies on 5/30/2006 11:47 am:
Adriane....Welcome! The drive-in movies were great! What memories I have of my mom popping and buttering popcorn and putting it in a paper grocery sack and off we'd go in our pajamas to watch movies. And remember that you could get a deposit on the coke bottles and get enough to buy another coke???

kelly402005 52F

5/30/2006 7:05 am


the gum that came in a little 'gunny sack type thing', they were nuggets of gold

the tire swing, hanging from a tall tree

jumping off of a barn, into a pile of hay for fun!

5 cent ice cream cones at the A&W Rootbeer Stand

cb radio's........"breaker breaker 1-9"

getting in the middle of a big tire and having someone push it around, getting dizzy

dancing in the shed, listening to my dad's 45, of Elvis' "Blue Suede Shoes", ~ on the stereo with the television together.... the tv didn't work, but the stereo did!

watching "Cassius Clay" boxing with my dad...... he, called him that. Admired him from his early days.

my brother sticking a screw driver into the battery of an old, "tote goat", we had..... all of us holding hands and "feeling 'the shock'!!

I'll stop, I could go on and on though.........

Thanks girl, fun one!!!

angelofmercy5 replies on 5/30/2006 11:49 am:
Kelly....I'd forgotten about the little nuggets of gold gum! I used to love those. And playing in the hay in the barn was the best. I'ts fun to remember, isn't it?

PassionKisses4Me 44F

5/30/2006 7:33 am

In our town here we still have a drive in movie...plays current movies all summer much fun to take my kids too and let them enjoy

I love re-living all my childhood experiences with my kids



angelofmercy5 replies on 5/30/2006 11:51 am:
Becky....when I go home to Ohio to visit, there is one there too. My grandson thinks it is the best thing he has ever done. When I was a kid, they all had a great playground right under the big screen...and we kids would play and play till the movie came on. I think the idea was that the kids would be worn out and fall asleep so they could enjoy the movie themselves!

VATraveler1948 68M

5/30/2006 7:33 am

The beginning of summer does bring back some powerful memories...

- Flavored Coca Cola's ... made at a real soda fountain, not from a can or a bottle.
- Sneaking, in the middle of the night, into a nearby park with a large lake for swimming... and skinny dipping.
- Playing kick-the-can in the front yard
- Watching the brand new Color TV, the Flintstones had the best color
- Watching TV shows on Saturday morning... Sky King, the Lone Ranger, Gene Autry
- My first "date" ... I took a cute little girl from church to a Cleveland Indians baseball game (well, we went with the church youth group but I held hands with her and I think I bought her a hot dog and a Coke).

angelofmercy5 replies on 5/30/2006 11:53 am:
VAt...I do remember cherry coke...or chocolate the drug store fountain counter. I actually walked there with a boy once in the 4th grade for a cherry coke...which I didn't like...but I didn't tell him. God....I remember Sky King too! Its so cool to remember these things. And awwwwwww.....what a sweet first date!

007sexy40plus 51F  
7603 posts
5/30/2006 8:04 am

OH those indeed were the days. I bought a set of Jacks a couple of weeks ago. I used to play against my sisters to see who would go the farthest without getting "OUT". It was so much fun.

I am the real deal! "Come Get Me!!!"

angelofmercy5 replies on 5/30/2006 11:55 am:
007....I used to be the jacks champion on my block...even though my hands were the smallest. It would be fun to play jacks again now. Are you any good? Want to challenge me?

firestarter665 42M/39F

5/30/2006 8:27 am

You just brought me back to some good times. Here is one more for your list:

Slap bracelets

angelofmercy5 replies on 5/30/2006 11:56 am:
Firestarter...I had forgotten about slap bracelets. It is fun to hear about all of these things.

rm_goddess1946 105F
13518 posts
5/30/2006 8:34 am

I re*member when life was SIMPLE!

Just a little food for thought.............
If you really want to be happy, nobody can stop you...

angelofmercy5 replies on 5/30/2006 11:58 am:
Goddess...I do too! And I sometimes wish there was a way to make it that way again. I remember being able to play anywhere on our street until the street lights came on and then we had to go home. It isn't safe that way anymore. Our children and grandchildren have missed out on some of those wonderful things because of that.

rm_pagan380 64M
4405 posts
5/30/2006 9:06 am

It sounds like we grew up together, in differant mid west towns!

Come play naked in the sunshine and dance naked under the stars.


angelofmercy5 replies on 5/30/2006 11:59 am: does sound like it, doesn't it? It's a small world I guess.

penguinluvr 58M
1083 posts
5/30/2006 9:18 am

You left out "duck and cover" drills at school. Peace ins, love ins, and about a hundred other kinds of "ins". You forgot the coolest banana seat, the florescent orange one with the 6 foot sissy bar. And don't forget cheater slicks on bikes, they were such a stupid concept they were cool.


angelofmercy5 replies on 5/30/2006 12:00 pm:
Opus....alot of things we thought were cool back then were kind of stupid.....but fun! I will never forget the duck and cover drills. I'm so glad you mentioned them.

JazzDlight 59F

5/30/2006 9:22 am

Yikes I remember about 80-90 percent of those things....thanks for bringing back good memories of my childhood. Hugs, Jazz

angelofmercy5 replies on 5/30/2006 12:03 pm:
Jazz....I know what you mean! But some of those memories are the best, aren't they? Thanks for stopping by and not leaving me to feel like the only "old" one! ~hugs~

saddletrampsk 54F

5/30/2006 9:26 am feeling old..

How about the Bay City Rollers?

angelofmercy5 replies on 5/30/2006 12:03 pm:
Saddle....OMG! I forgot about the Bay City Rollers. That was something else!

HeartlessBitch69 46F

5/30/2006 10:32 am

Ya know here in the BACK WOODS we still have a drive-in theater, and I am going this coming weekend. Two movies $6.00. Wanna come?

"laundry detergent with free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside" I was just talking about this the other day. I wish we still had it around!

angelofmercy5 replies on 5/30/2006 12:05 pm:
Heartless....thats funny! I was thinking about that detergent the other day too. We used to have some pretty nice glasses that came in there. And yes yes yes!!!!! I wanna go to the drive in movie with you all! I wish I could.

4u281 64M

5/30/2006 11:34 am

How about Gas at a dime a gallon
or for thos that may grown up in Phoenix AZ Wallace and Ladmo they did a kids cartoon show weekdays and half the reason my home work wasn't done
Oh yeah one more skateboardsmade with a plank of wood and clamp on skates and my favorite the stingray bicycle with a banana seat ,,,,you guessed it I was a serial seat sniffer
Lewis , does heartlessbitch always look devilish hmm

angelofmercy5 replies on 5/30/2006 12:17 pm: are right. And bread was so cheap too. I do remember homemade skateboards! And the good old banana seats! We had a man in our neighborhood who worked for Wonder Bread...and once in awhile he would bring home little miniature loaves of bread for all of us! That was fun.

horny4770 60M
8158 posts
5/30/2006 1:12 pm

Waiting for the tubes in the old TV to warm up to watch Captain Kangaroo!

Playing with a stick and a spoon and making believe...

Red Ball Jets

Kroger Top Value Stamps

and yes ...

Red Rover, Red Rover let Angel come over!

Good Memories!


angelofmercy5 replies on 5/30/2006 1:44 pm:
Horny....oh! I do remember having to warm the tv up before we could watch Captain Kangaroo. Remember Mr Greenjeans? And when the tv tubes would explode sometimes and smoke? Funny what we forget! And yes....I rememember Red Rover......Horny come over!

rm_FreeLove999 46F
16127 posts
5/30/2006 1:55 pm

sorry, reading this list made me dizzy ... ok, i was already feeling dizzy. i take it as a sign to get away from my computer and rest!

[blog freelove999]

interested13563 53M
2557 posts
5/30/2006 2:47 pm

Hmmm... I do not remember much. Either my brain is drained
or I am too old!!!! How are you today, Angel????

oldude1946 70M

5/30/2006 3:45 pm

I remember all that and more

I remember the 5 cent coke

hokey57 58M
10 posts
5/30/2006 3:57 pm

Saturday mornin' Serials, Chapters 1 thru 16, Fly Paper, Penny Loafers, Lucky Stripe Green, Moon Hub Caps & loud heel taps and " he's a real gone cat" ,aw , do you remember that? James Dean , The US King, Sunday Movies were taboo. The Senior Prom, Judy's Mom, Rock and Roll was New... Fender skirts & the tremblin' petticoats, 'Mums" the word, you dirty bird, and the double root beer floats.... Indian burn , and "wait your turn", and four foul balls you're out. Cigar bands on your hands,aviator caps with the flaps that button down,Movie Stars on dixie cup tops, and knickers to your knees, aw do you remember these? Your daddy's socks rolled down, Stix nose plugs, the Sadie Hawkins Dance, Studebaker, ask daddy for the keys, how about a Secret Decoder Spy ring, the Whip at the County Fair, only the Shadow knows, Ovaltine... Snipets from the song "do we remember these" , by The Statler Brothers & others. Peace, Hoke

boydcounty 67M

5/30/2006 5:16 pm

Nickel comic books
Burger Boy Food-o-Rama home of the fifteen cent hamburger.
Real Cherry Cokes
G C Murphy 5 and 10 Cent stores
Slo Poke and Big Cow candies
Sodas (The ones made with soda water and ice cream)
3 on the tree
S & H Green Stamps
Valley Bell delivering milk to your door in gallon glass jugs
Mickey Thompson Wrinkle Wall Slicks
Pickup trucks with chains that held the tailgate shut.
1965 1/2 Mustang 2+2 Fastback
A brand new 1958 Edsel
Fats Domino live at Moonlight Gardens in downtown Ashland
The first time heard F.U.C.K. on a pop album (Woodstock)
The Motorcycle Song (Arlo Gutherie)
Condoms were sold behind the counter. You had to ask for them.
AM Radio
Wolfman Jack


Myhoneysrooster 68M
882 posts
5/30/2006 5:17 pm

I must be older than I tought, I remeber all of those plus more.

Even remember an honest politician. Its true Its true!!!!

Dang those were some good old days when we think back on them. Yea they were harder, but a heck of a lot better.

dmrwa 36M

5/30/2006 7:45 pm


And - on balmy slow evenings - I still go out and sit on the curb, with the echoes of years gone bye reverberating through my head and bringing a smile to my face. And I'm only 25!

libgemOH 56M/52F

5/30/2006 7:59 pm

The green stamps at the grocery and it wasn't a big chain grocery, it was just this little store with a few aisles!

And of course, just going out to play rather than sitting in the house watching TV! Life was out there, not in here! -B

boysofsumer63 53M
1 post
5/30/2006 9:53 pm

The five and ten cent store, penny candie, two for a penny and a wish that those days would never end.

rm_mariner464 70M
40 posts
5/30/2006 10:11 pm

I remember all that you posted plus these:
Cordiroy Breeks (like riding pants th Mounties wore)
Rolling up the sleeve of your T-shirt & tuckin' your smokes there.
51 Ford was the most sought after car for teens.
Blue jeans were $1.65 a pair.
Girls prefered to drink Cherry Whiskey mixed with Coke.
All I wanted for X-mas was a Red Rider bb-gun.
The awful taste of LIFEBOUY soap the first time my mother heard me use the "F" word.
and many many more.
Us dinosaurs remember alot of that shit. LOL

Looking0100 54M

5/30/2006 11:13 pm

Hello Angel,

You listed a lot of things. I like lists.

I remember these items:
(And I say whether or not I used or watched them)
candy cigarettes, yes
soda pop machines that dispensed bottles, yes
drive-in movies, definitely yes
Howdy Doody, no
45 RPM records, yes (still have hundreds of them)
S & H Green Stamps, no (but my mother did)
metal ice trays with levers, no
jaw breakers, no
hop scotch, no
the Good Humor man, no
jacks, no
hula hoops, no
Three Stooges, no
Captain Kangaroo, yes
Romper Room, no
bazooka bubble gum, no (do not chew gum)
Woolworth's, yes

Plus, I can add these items:
home gas delivery in the large cylinders
Montgomery Wards
Laurel and Hardy
Abbott and Costello
eight track tapes (my mother had these)
Dairy Queen
A & W (the place)
walking in the field out back of home or in the wooded area beyond that
comic books for less than 50 cents (still have dozens of them)
many female singers of the 70's (what happened to them?)
Zayre's (someone else mentioned this, but I didn't know they were gone)
The Honeymooners, All in the Family, The Andy Griffith Show,
I Love Lucy, Kung-Fu, I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched, Hogan's Heroes
Wanted: Dead or Alive, Mission: Impossible, M*A*S*H (all original shows)

Pop-o'matic games
Ovaltine (someone else mentioned that)
chopping down trees out back for firewood (my father did that)
triple S blue stamps (my mother again)
The Jackson Five, Donny and Marie, Sonny and Cher, Captain and Tenille
playing musical chairs in school
chocolate half dollars

rm_mindmeldme 56F
153 posts
5/30/2006 11:24 pm

Your list made me laugh. So many of these things I had not though of in a long time. The candy cigs...we thought it was so cool that we could make them "smoke."

But I recently tried to describe Captain Kangaroo to my kids: "there was this bunny rabbit, and these falling ping-pong balls... Yeah, you should see their eyes roll.

Summer evenings still always make me think of A & W rootbeer floats, but they are NO good unless in a frosty mug!

Thanks for the memories!

BadAssBlonde1 56F
4989 posts
5/31/2006 2:31 am

Yes, I remember many of those things. One thing that stands out in my mind is the play high heels that my Daddy bought me in the grocery store. They were the days. Buy a pair for a buck fifty and today, a hundred and fifty, course a different heel LOL...Loved them back then and love them to this day. Yummy candy cigs too *smiles* ... Thanks for such lovely memories.

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acooper1963 53M
1 post
5/31/2006 3:39 am

just stop in to thank you for welcomeing me to the blogs I remember batman&robin,the loneranger,and saturday night with sammy terry

rm_Keystone3812 65M
583 posts
5/31/2006 8:54 am

Are you feeling well enough to let me treat you to a cherry phosphate??? Hope you're doing well, Angel.

MaggiesWishes 59F

5/31/2006 1:21 pm

Well, I heard most of these, probably sampled a few. Let me see, my gramma's town was like 50 yrs behind the times ... so I got ataste of the "back in the day" with them.

The Jitterbug : My mom taught me how to dance that
Tab: The skinny drink
Jelly Jars you could use for drinking afterwards: Gramma had a slew of them
Hula Hoops: for the girls with hips
PF Flyers and Keds Hi'tops
Donkey Basketball: When the real shit would hit the floor
Prayer in School

ok, I racked a brain muscle!
Fantastic list, sweetie
Now you stay in bed, girly we need you healty!
warm huggies 2ya sis

rm_unlistedone 65M
2718 posts
6/1/2006 12:11 am

Yes, I remember all those things... and having to use the "outhouse," also. (YUCK!!)
The English Leather" brought back a thought. The girl in the ad was always so good looking. And when she said, "All my men wear English Leather... or they wear nothing at all." I always thought, I'll never wear English Leather around her... I would prefer to wear "nothing at all." lol hug hun, me

Bladesong 40F
476 posts
6/2/2006 11:51 am

Oh man this brings back memories!

The ugly green Datsuns
Nancy Drew books were the thing for young adults
Tiffany and Debbie Gibson was trying to be stars
Ice Cream was a quarter

~It is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved!

Be Good to those around you!


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