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    I'm not that old!

    My DD who is 36 just got back from a field trip with her 10 yr daughter and her class. She was so upset when she called me. Evidently they went to a historical museum in our capital city and she saw things in the museum that she used to play with. She kept saying it wasn't possible - she's not that old! Of course my reply was "wait until you go to antique stores and find things you used to play with - I see them all the time!" Guess it just goes to show how fast things change in these high tech times we live in now.

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    I remember saying, my grandmother has some of those.
    Then it was my mother has some of those.
    Then it was me, trying to remember how long I've has some of those.

    At some antique shows the dealers have signs sitting around saying
    No one cares what your grandmother had except your grandfather.
    Crazy...if you don't engage your potential customer in friendly banter how do they survive in business?

    You still look 32 to me...

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    LOL I am sure I'd find a few things they'd consider as "old" that I remember. Like Spoolies for curling your hair? Remember those. Not sure I spelled it right.
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    Oh, I know. I spent some time in an antiques store over the weekend and found myself getting wistful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nygal View Post
    LOL I am sure I'd find a few things they'd consider as "old" that I remember. Like Spoolies for curling your hair? Remember those. Not sure I spelled it right.
    Since I had my own beauty salon for years...I have collected several vintage things..and I have some of those Pink Spoolies...we used them in our hair back in the 50's...the wave clamps.. the permanent rods that they hooked up to a machine...now that was not so good...

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    I remember the pink Spoolies! Used to set my mother's white hair with them!

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    I remember Spoolies. My Mom tried them on my baby fine hair and had to cut a couple of them out, it snarled so bad. I also remember one occasion with rag curlers. Then their was the dreaded Tonette home perm. She seemed to cut my bangs about an inch long too. I have a picture of my birthday party with all my little friends, guessing about age 8. All dressed in pastel party dresses and lace anklets. We all have the over-processed Tonette perms and the shorty-short bangs.

    Quote Originally Posted by Prism99 View Post
    I remember the pink Spoolies! Used to set my mother's white hair with them!

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    Oh Oh- I'm not yet 60 and I agree with all of you! Years ago someone came out with spoolies for embroidery floss, but they disappeared before I got them. My aunt was going to beauty school and gave 3 of us Toni perms- they were hideous and Mom wouldn't let us cut our hair short to get rid of the frizzies. I was teaching a sewing group at a church, and one of the women commented on my antique (1976) Kenmore. KalamaQuilts has me pegged to a T. I've seen those antique show signs also. One vendor said he was tired of folks clogging up his booth reminiscing without buying anything.

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    Yep, spoolies. try sleeping in those things. I did!!! my very straight hair took forever to dry and we didn't have hair dryers then. well not in my house. Vermont Country store still sells spoolies I think. I know I've seen them in some mail order catalog. not called spoolies though.

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    I remember my first perm..mom sent me to our local hair style shop ...the lady curled my hair with one of those electric machines hooked up to the curlers. I will never forget...I was in the shop by myself & scared to death.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nygal View Post
    LOL I am sure I'd find a few things they'd consider as "old" that I remember. Like Spoolies for curling your hair? Remember those. Not sure I spelled it right.
    Yes, I remember them!!! Wish I had some now.

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    It only takes 25 years to be old or antique! OMGosh, my younger son is now antique! What does that make me?!

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    LOL all 3 sons are antique. I'm history
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    I have dicarded things that I see people selling on ebay...I have a lot of wooden thread spools but don't know what a spoolies is and I'm old

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    It's not considered an antique till it's 100 years old. (300 in Europe) So that just makes you vintage. Opps,, that makes me vintage,too!!! LOL Everyone have a great day.
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    I remember using strings for setting hair rather than making quilt blocks
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    This has nothing to do about quilting, but my son (who is 41 now) but when he was younger was going on about a really cool band (Paul McCartney and Wings) I told him there is only one Paul McCartney and he was with the Beatles. We checked the band out and I said yes that is him. Son says can't be he isn't that old. We laughed the other day when he called and said he had spoken to his oldest and she mentioned a band member she "was hot for" and he told her yeah he has some of his albums from the "wayback machine". She says "he can't be that old". Karma. LOL!

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    Know the feeling. Been there done that.

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    lol when I turned 50 I was told I was an antique... I cannot wait to see what I am told when I turn 60 in 5 years !LOL
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    I remember ironing my long hair so it would be straight as a board. No such thing as blow dryers or hair straighteners then!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenda m View Post
    It's not considered an antique till it's 100 years old. (300 in Europe) So that just makes you vintage. Opps,, that makes me vintage,too!!! LOL Everyone have a great day.
    My German parents always get a kick out of all those "Antiques" in American Antique Stores and how expensive a lot of stuff is that is really only vintage and not antique! I have antique dining room furniture from Belgium (we bought when we were stationed there in 1997) that is certified 250 years old and I paid less than a modern set from Ethan Allen

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    I remember those things, being a hairdresser myself, but I have never used them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cagey View Post
    My DD who is 36 just got back from a field trip with her 10 yr daughter and her class. She was so upset when she called me. Evidently they went to a historical museum in our capital city and she saw things in the museum that she used to play with. She kept saying it wasn't possible - she's not that old! Of course my reply was "wait until you go to antique stores and find things you used to play with - I see them all the time!" Guess it just goes to show how fast things change in these high tech times we live in now.
    My mother used to say: "You are as old as you feel." So there you got it. My four yr. old granddaughter said to me the other day: "Grandma, you are old!" Awww, I said, I am not THAT old. Why do you say I am old? "Well, Grandma, you are old because you have CRINKLES!" I have had so many good laughs over that one. So if you don't want to get old, just don't get crinkles!!!!!

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    Unfortunately we all have to age but it's all up to us how old we feel. Don't know about any one else but some days I still feel 40 and the next maybe 80 and I'm 60.

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