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Thread: Our life in old pictures.....

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    Ha, ha, ha, I'm only 50 and I remember all those things except the cough drops. Nope, strike that thought. I remember them also. lol
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    those wringer washers are worth a lot of cash nowadays, see about selling them and making quilting cash!
    put off till tomorrow what you can do today, and if you procrastinate long enough, you may never have to do it.

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    Oh, MY! What a walk down memory-lane. I am 83, so I remember just about everything there and hanging the old lead icicles on the tree was a three-day job, for sure.
    But then, I also remember the horse-drawn milk cart that came every day with your quart of fresh milk from the dairy. The little loaves of Wonder bread that they threw out of a panel truck to the neighborhood children about once a year, that was a "biggie".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bueniebabe View Post
    I have all my 45's from the 60's and nothing to play on them anymore
    Have had people trying to talk me into selling them, that will never happen
    You have to look around but it is possible to get new turntables for your records. - https://www.google.com/search?q=reco...utf-8&oe=utf-8
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    What is the 5th one?
    You know that feeling when you've finished all your quilting projects and your studio is perfectly clean???? Me neither.

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    I am 62, and I remember all of them. Mom hung the strands of icicles one at a time, and they were beautiful. She had the ringer machine at one time, and my brother got his whole arm in it. I had the saddle shoes. Mom bought lots of those Tony Permanent kits. Had a real collection of those records. I had the makeup, and the cologne. Between me and mom I have seen them all, and used most of them. It was a simpler time, and a good time.

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    At 77 I remember all of them and this is the truth. I am sitting at my computer desk and there is a wall outlet with a brass cover and four black buttons next to my desk. I use it. It is for the front door light and the porch light. What is good lasts! Forever! Edie
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    I'm 63 & I remember all of them except the tape thing at the bottom of the page. Can't place that but everything else brought back a lot of memories.

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    Recognized all. I have the juice glasses with gold trim which I bought from my elderly neighbor because I wanted something to remember her by and we use them almost every day!

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    Yep, I remember & used each & every one of them. I still have my 45's with the adapters & a record player that still works. When one of my Grandson's was about 8 (now 27) & we were sewing together, I ask him if he wanted to listen to some of my old songs. He was excite & when I pulled out my 45"s, he said "Gee grandma, I've never seen CD's that big before". Boy did I laugh. He was impressed not only with the songs on the 45's, but also the 78's I still have. He loved watching the arm go up to let another record play & the are return to play another song. I still have the 8track tapes & a player for them too. Don't figure I have to mention my age & some things I hoard. LOL

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    annette1952, I think you are talking about the roll of caps that fit in a child's cap gun that made a bang when the trigger was pulled. Those were fun to play with even if I am a girl. Well, maybe a tomboy. LOL

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    Each one the latest gadget or thing at their time. I'm 67 and remember the excitement when my parents bought the latest gadget home.
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    Wow, that brought back memories, I remember each and every item in those pictures! Yesterday while shopping for fabric I had a flashback of those machines that measured fabric as it was pulled through the device.

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    Thanks for the walk down memory lane.
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    My DH collects 45 record players. he calls the adaptors for the 45's 'dinkers'. It must be a technical term...
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    My brother had a similar accident, but his muscles weren't damaged. My parents probably did not take him to the Dr, though. They probably figured if it didn't stop him from doing 'stuff', he was ok. he's 67 and still using the arm, but the shoulder isn't doing too well. Should we blame that on the wringer washer?
    A quilt is like a good life. It's full of mistakes, but, in the end, it looks pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    I'm 65 so I relate to all of it. First time I did my hair was with pin curls. My aunt had the aluminum tree with the red and green lights. The most vivid memory of the soda fountain is the day a friend of mine and I decided to skip school on senior skip day. We left the school at lunch and went to the plaza nearby. We had saved our money to have lunch at the W. T. Grant store (Maybe it was Woolworth's) anyway we felt very empowered and all grown up. Half way through our meal, I looked toward a familiar sound at the end of the counter. Oh my Lord! it was my dad! I was caught. He ordered his lunch, came down and said; "Young lady, you will be leaving with me. So finish your lunch, come sit by us and wait till we're finished." I could hardly finish because I knew the outcome and sweat bullets the rest of the day. Dad took me back to school to the principal. Finished the day, got detention, then waited for my dad and the ride home. So much for empowerment at 17 years old when you have a father who has zero tolerance for skipping school. Didn't matter your age at our house, if my parents thought you needed a whooping you got it.
    My first washer was a Kenmore wringer and had belonged to my paternal grandmother. Used it for 3 years and with Lestoil and Oxydol it got the machinists oils and lube out of my husband's (ex) work clothes.Let them agitate for 30-45 minutes. That dirt and grime was going to come out one way or another.
    I can relate to most of the pictures, but this story about the wringer and the greasy work clothes brings it home to me. My DH was a mechanic and wore light gray uniforms. We lived in a garage apartment with the laundry area downstairs. Well, I would put that washer agitating with hot water and Tide and "process" that clothes for most of the morning (sometimes all of the morning). His uniforms were sparkly clean at the end of the day.

    BTW, my dinette set was egg yolk yellow with lots of chrome. ;o)
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