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Wednesday, January 18, 2012
1965, THE SAME NO MATTER THE GEOGRAPHY!
1. Wrigley’s Chewing Gum. Double Your Pleasure, Double Your Fun. Blackjack Chewing
Gum. Bazooka Bubble Gum. Juicy Fruit Gum.
2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water. NIK-L-NIPS.
3. Candy cigarettes with pink tips in their own box as you faked ‘taking a drag’!
4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles.
5. Coffee shops or diners with tabletop jukeboxes. 5 cents each or 6 songs for 25!!!
6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers with pull-off tab.
The milkman left the bottles by one of your doors.
7. Party-lines on the telephone….Oops, sorry! Rarely did people ‘Listen In.’
8. Newsreels before the movies. Up to date world news.
9. P.F. Flyers. U.S. Keds.
10. Butch Wax. For that slicked back greasy look.
11. TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows
started again in the morning (there were only 3 channels....if you were fortunate).
12. Peashooters. Ouch!
13. It's Howdy Doody Time...It's Time to Laugh and Play! His freckles!
14. 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM Records.
15. Licking S & H Green Stamps and pasting ‘em in the books! Plaid Stamps. [And Eagle Stamps at Famous Barr here in St. Louis]
16. Hi-Fi record players.
17. Metal ice trays with release lever.
18. Mimeograph machines. [And the fabulous smell of mimeo ink]
19. Blue Sylvania flashbulbs.
20. Packards, Studebakers, DeSoto ‘fins’ and VW Beetles.
21. Roller skate keys that you hung around your neck.
22. Cork popguns.
23. Drive-in restaurants with trays that hooked over the driver’s window.
24. Drive-in movies.
25. Wash tubs with wringers. Outdoors clothes lines with wooden clothes pins.
26. Pez dispensers with different flavored brick shaped candies.
27. Hop Scotch, Bingo, Old Maid, Go Fish, Dominoes, Scrabble and Hula Hoops.
28. Wax lips, teeth, mustache and red tongue candies that tasted waxy and awful.
29. Sherry Lewis and Lambchop..and Kookla, Fran & Ollie.
30. Winding film in camera and taking photo by looking DOWN into viewer. Hold real still!
31. Saddle shoes and penny loafers. [I'm still wearing penny loafers!]
32. Good Humor trucks with bells. Double-stick popsicles. Fudgesicles. Creamsicles.
33. Pesticide trucks spraying DDT up and down the streets at the Jersey shore for pesky
mosquitoes while kids ran behind breathing in the fumes for a ‘high.’
34. Three Musketeer Bars that had 2 grooves on each side so you could share them
with your other 2 Musketeer friends.
35. Matching ‘Sticky Pins’ made to look like swords for you and your buddy & worn on collar.
36. Praying mantis, lightning bugs, Japanese beetles, blue mud daubbers and lady bugs.
37. Candied dots on paper strips in 5 colors. Try not to eat the paper attached to them.
38. Malt balls, Sprinkles, Jimmies, Red Hots & Pixie Stix. Straws with chocolate & strawberry
flavoring in them. Fruit flavored Fizzies you’d drop in water to drink.
39. Hi Ho Silver, Away! The Lone Ranger. Kemosabie! Who was that masked man?
I didn’t even have the chance to thank him.
40. The Honeymooners Ralph Kramden (Jackie Gleason) and Alice (Audrey Meadows).
Friends Ed Norton (Art Carney) and Trixie (Joyce Randolph)
Someday, you’re going to the moon, Alice. Pow, right in the kisser!
High beam head light and dimmer switches on the floor.
Ignition switches on the dashboard.
Heaters mounted on the inside of the fire wall.
Bicycle ‘pant leg clips’ so pants wouldn't get caught in the chain. (Before guards)
Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.
Using hand signals in cars when turning.
Man, am I old.
Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?
Having some “Senor or Senorita Momentos”?
Mmmm...We really ARE “Official Members” of the J.O.Y. GROUP!
J-O-Y = Just Old Youth!!!