When the fireworks lasted a full hour! Hip hugger bell bottoms w/ midriff tops.. Peace and ahnk signs.. Soda came in glass bottles..Shampoo bottles were glass.. Body on Tap shampoo..Jan and Dean..Paul Revere and the Raiders.. Popeye when Brutus was Bluto..Mighty Mouse..Top Cat..Pixie and Dixie..John Glenn..Apollo 13..Cassius Clay changed his name to Mohammed Ali.. no cable tv.. tv stations signed off at midnight with the National Anthem.. returning soda bottles for deposit to have enough money to see a movie, Gosh I'm old!
When chocolate snacks actually contained chocolate Coke was really the "Real Thing Pop Rocks How glass bottle pop tasted better than canned or plastic soda. Nehi sodas Tab and Mr. Pibb Mayonnaise Sandwiches Eating a tomato from the garden by dipping it in salt and pepper that you have in your hand Milking a cow at my grandmama's and taking the cream to make fresh butter
Eating meals with the family Eating out was a treat and not usual Watching Billy Graham shows with family Being spanked by my neighbors and my mom was thankful to the neighbor for watching out for her kids CArrying leather book satchels Black and white oxfords The shoes with the boy and dog on them When Converse shoes cost a few dollars at Fred's department Store 45 records Those BIGGG music tape players that were in cars When females wore clothes in music videos
Land of the Lost Lost in Space Looney Tunes on Saturday AM - uncensored! The Muppet Show at night!
B&W TV Floor Console TVs! HUGE Microwaves Rotary Phones Typewriters (and white-out!) Orange push-ups Candy Floss (cotton candy) on a paper cone the "milk man" Hippity Hop No seatbelts and no car seats for kids! Riding in the back of a pickup down the road
Ah... the good 'ol days....
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Captain Kangaroo Electric Company Mulligan Stew Kurt Russell as a child actor The first MTV video Sesame Street in the 70's Walter"Sweetness" Payton dancing on Soul Train in the Early 70's When Arnold was the Terminator and not a governor When Michael Jackson couldn't MOONwalk
Haha ... I'm not a Boomer (Gen Xer here), but Joe, your comment about cell phones reminded me of something. Last year I was driving along the Wyoming-Montana border near Yellowstone. My 9-year-old daughter had my cell phone out trying to call someone, and was getting frustrated that she couldn't get through. I told her that that area did not have cell phone service, and she asked me what the people did when they needed to call someone. I replied that they have to use a land line. Her response: "What's a land line?" LOL!
As for myself ... I'm old enough to remember Saturday morning cartoons, "Pac Man Fever," and the urban legend that Pop Rocks killed Mikey the Life cereal kid. ;)
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