Nifty Over Fifty:
It has been several weeks since I’ve posted anything on my blog, but that’s because I’ve been away in Japan. What a fascinating place! I hope to get my thoughts together and put together a post on my trip, but when you have been away for a while, all the things you neglected during your absence seem to have that sneaky way of collaborating to put you behind in your responsibilities….and that’s the case with me.
So although I don’t have the time to write about the trip, or the other things that are shaping my life right now, I’m going to just say “don’t forget about me” and ask your patience….new posts WILL be arriving–soon, I hope!
Meanwhile, a friend sent me these nifty for those over 50 (ok, 40) “remember when” items (and I added a few of my own) I assume they are in the public domain as I’ve received them at least a dozen times. I felt nostalgic this morning. Oh, and if you don’t see your favorite “remember when” items on this list, please add yours. I would love to hear your comments!
How many of these do you remember?
Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water (Nickle nips)
Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
Chock Full O’Nuts sugared whole wheat doughnuts’
Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
Gradmother who called the fridge the “icebox”
Betty Boop, Felix the Cat and Top Cat
Telephone numbers with a word prefix….(Beachview 4-5789)
45 RPM records
Metal ice cubes trays with levers
Ebingers Bakery (if you are a New Yorker)
Refrigerators you had to defrost with pots of hot water
The Fuller Brush Man
Reel-To-Reel tape recorders
Tinkertoys and Lincoln Logs
Barbie, when there was only one type (with a ponytail)
Do you remember a time when…
Decisions were made by going “eeny-meeny-miney-moe”?
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, “Do Over!”?
Good Humor men rode on bicycles with a refrigerated cooler on the front?
Horses still pulled carts on city streets (not all the time, but now and then)
“Race issue” meant arguing about who ran the fastest?
Catching fireflies or playing 20 questions could happily occupy an entire evening?
The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was “cooties”?
A foot of snow was a dream come true?
Holidays meant no responsibilities–just lots of great food and gifts?
Running around in a pack of girls meant you were playing “horses?”
What do YOU remember that has changed since “way back then?” Please comment