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Life IS history in the making. Every word we say, everything we do becomes history the moment it is said or done. Life void of memories leaves nothing but emptiness. For those who might consider history boring, think again: It is who we are, what we do and why we are here. We are certainly individuals in our thoughts and deeds but we all germinated from seeds planted long, long ago.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Recognize any of these?

Old photographs sure bring back a lot of memories. With time comes change and change is surely here. Not much left that looks the same as when it started. The basic ideas may still be pretty much the same but what a difference the years have made. It is always fun to go back in time and revisit those memories formulating in our minds the way they were vs. the way they are now. Of course, not all survived and a lot may be hidden away in an attic somewhere.

Which ones do you remember?  
Or better yet...which ones do you still have?

As you go through the pictures, be sure to take a close look at some of the prices. Notice the names of characters that are still popular today but think about the mode in which they are projected now vs. in the past. Are there any that trigger a special time in your life?

Be sure to watch for links to other interesting sites & videos.

Hope you enjoy your walk down memory lane!

Baby Doll Pajamas
Manual Window Crank
Clothesline & Pins

Car Vented Windows - Why DID they get rid of these?
35mm Slides
Carousel Slide Projector
1960s Child Car Seat
Soda Fountain Nostalgia
Switchboard Operators

As this video shows, the original telephone operators 
were not women but they were soon replaced by women. 
In effect, the new technology created an occupation for women.

Metal Scoop and Bucket (Before days of plastic!)
Plain ol' Red Fire Hydrant
Flintstones Chewables

Uncle Sam Wants YOU!

"I Remember Mama" TV Series

Mama was a weekly Maxwell House-sponsored 
CBS television comedy-drama series 
which ran from July 1, 1949 until March 17, 1957. 

HOT Rollers

Brenda Starr
Dick Tracy Two-Way Wrist Radio

Shoes with Heel Taps

Sputnik 1

Howard Johnson's

Aluminum Percolator
Time for Coffee - Singing Coffee Pot
Nancy and Sluggo
FW Woolworth

Premium Gasoline = 25 cents/gal

Saving Stamps = 10 cents

Howdy Doody
Hey KIDS! What time is it?


White Bucks

Little Lulu & Tubby Comics
Popeye Cartoons
Superman Comics
Wonder Woman Comics
Batman & Robin Comics = The Dynamic Duo

Super Ball Compressed Energy

You'll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with pepsodent!

The place for cool names!

Coco Chanel = Chanel No. 5

Ipana Toothpaste
Vintage Animated Bucky Beaver Ipana Toothpaste Commercial -
The Engine

Lace Curtain Dryer Stretcher

48-star Flag


Old Gold Cigarettes

Oversize Sunglasses ala Jackie
A quick look into the 70s provides a stab at some of the fashion trends... yep, that's the guy on the left outfitted in a leisure suit and disco shirt. The gals sported hip hugger bell bottoms. These were certainly Groovy Times!

The beginning of horror classics included...

The Wolf Man


Count Dracula

Then came the television westerns and real heroes which led kids away from the comic books...

Long Ranger, Tonto & Silver

Hopalong Cassidy & Topper

Roy Rogers & Dale Evans

Gene Autry & Champion

Last, but by no means least, were the comedians. . .

Bud Abbot & Lou Costello

Red Skelton =
Clem Kadiddlehopper
A classic blooper (or should I say "plopper") by Red Skelton 
with Jack Albertson and a cow that wants to ad-lib.

Dean Martin, Bob Hope, Jerry Lewis

Of course, this list goes on and on and on but it would take too long and too much space to even attempt to list them all. And we haven't even begun to think about the music...that is a topic totally of its own. Hopefully these pictures and videos have brought back memories of a time when life was less complicated and more time was spent with family than on the phone!