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

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    Post Our life in old pictures.....

    ~ I'm a Blessed Nanna to 2 Grandsons & 5 Granddaughters & 1 grandson in law ~
    ~ I'm a Blessed Mom to DS & DDIL, DD & DSIL ~
    ~ Mom to 1 black beauty now ~ Daisy ~
    ~ God Bless the USA ~ God Bless Our Troops ~

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    Thanks ljptexas, I remember almost every one of them. Just had a nice memory of my mother very patiently putting tinsel on our Christmas tree strand by strand. I think everybody who looks at these pictures will have an instant mental comment about each picture. My guess for the hardest one to identify just from a photo, the adapters for 45 rpm records.

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    I'm 58 & related to many....in fact I still have the old kitchen table/pull up center leaf & chairs, but mine is Grey & the chairs have chrome handles. I think I still have a set of those gold leaf glasses in a box on the attic among others that have gold or copper trim. Some of the items, even tho we had them way back when, you can still get here. I have many old things that were my Grandparents or Great Grandparents, that I still use today. Much better than the cheap junk you can buy now. My house is 101 years old. I have hand built, hand carved, furniture dating back to the late 1800's & wouldn't trade it for anything. As for the outhouse....we have many Amish here that still use them, also many hunting camps have them too. Most of the older items pictured were built to last for many years, unlike anything made today. Sad.

    When my Brother bought his house the previous owners left a lot of stuff behind. One of those items was a push floor cleaner made by Bissel....it was made of wood. You won't find that today.

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane .

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrs. fitz View Post
    Thanks ljptexas, I remember almost every one of them. Just had a nice memory of my mother very patiently putting tinsel on our Christmas tree strand by strand. I think everybody who looks at these pictures will have an instant mental comment about each picture. My guess for the hardest one to identify just from a photo, the adapters for 45 rpm records.
    Actually Amazon sells them. I still have all my 45's.

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    Nice trip down memory lane.

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    Gosh let's see, I remember: it's easier to say what I don't remember.
    the conga line, frosted glasses, Evening in Paris cologne, soda fountains, never used an outhouse.....ever!...sock hops.

    I loved my saddle shoes, I always made sure I didn't scuff the white parts. My parents divorced when I was about 11, at Mom's house she always had a tree w/tinsel strands. At home living w/ Dad we had an aluminum tree. That dang tree was such a pain to put together. Every branch had to be placed in it's own hole. And it didn't have light, but a rotating tri colored lens set a few feet away on the floor. And it had red and green glass ornaments. My Mom still does her hair with bobby pins, she said they were pin curls. We weren't allowed jacks after Dad stepped on one in the middle of the night. My Aunt used a mascara brush like the one pictured.
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    I remember 28, and I am 51.
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    At 74 I remember every one! Especially using the old washing machine - well, it was new to us! I had helped Nana use her WOODEN one!!
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    Of ALL my memories my two WORST are of the outhouse (even in the 70's)
    that was in our back yard, and of the old wringer washer.

    When we moved across the state in 1973 we moved into a 3 room house
    and one of those rooms was NOT the bathroom (kitchen, living room & 1 bedroom).
    The people next door would leave their back door unlocked for us (mainly me) to use
    their spare bathroom (at that time it was rare to have more than 1 in a small 2 bedroom
    house.

    But of ALL my bad memories I think the ordeal of my hand going through the
    wringers THREE (yes 3) times in one summer. Dr. told my parents that if I did
    it again I would end up breaking all the bones in my hand. They banded me from
    helping my friend doing laundry (it was her parents washer).


    Quote Originally Posted by Kitsie View Post
    At 74 I remember every one! Especially using the old washing machine - well, it was new to us! I had helped Nana use her WOODEN one!!
    Louise - Ya-ya to Zachary April 13 2015. I collect mugs from the U.S. and around the world. Also collect handmade pincushions, sewing/quilting themed fabrics, and fabric in general.

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    I recently discovered a pile of old pictures of relatives I don't recognize. After Christmas, I will need to take time to sort thru them all. One is an actual tin type photo of two women with the date 1875 on it.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quilty-Louise View Post
    I remember 28, and I am 51.
    I remembered most. I'm 51 too as of yesterday. 😊

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike'sgirl View Post
    I remembered most. I'm 51 too as of yesterday. 
    Happy B-day mikes'sgirl! I'm 52 and remember most as well. I would wear those saddle shoes today if I could-Love them!

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    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

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    I remembered all of them yikes that might date me I am 62 used a wringer washer for a long time when I was first married loved that old thing! Pin curls and rag curls were common when I was a child. Brought back many memories! I had an electrolux Vac like the one pictured too. And my kids wore cloth diapers and plastic pants even tho disposable were starting to appear we could not afford them. And the lead tinsel! Oh my I love how that hung I still have a bit but not enough for my whole tree anymore not only putting it on but taking it off strand by strand! I wish they made something comparable without the dangers of the lead. That new stuff is a joke! every time the dog walks by he takes a bunch with him!
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    I too remember them all! I still have a wringer washer in the basement. Haven't used it in a few years, but it does still work...think I'll keep it. Those sure were the good old days!

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    Oh yeah, I remember the wringer washer, 'cause I've still got damaged muscles on the under side of my arm. I was 3 years old and decided to "help" my Gram do laundry. She had gone out side to hang up some stuff and I climbed up on the cabinet by the washer. I had got my stocking cap (a real long one) wet and was putting it thru the wringer and my hand got caught and was pulled all the way thru up to my shoulder. Gram came running back in when she heard me yelling, got me undone from the wringer and took me to the Doctor. He told her I was really lucky that I didn't lose my arm, just messed up some of the muscles.

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    Eeks. I knew them all.
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    I remember all of them. I must be older than dirt.

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    Yes, I remembered everyone of them. Some of them seem so strange to us now.

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    Speaking of the old wringer washer, my story goes back further than that. Before we finally got an electric washer, we had the old black iron washpot in the back yard. Yep, it took awhile to draw enough water from the old rope and bucket well to carry to the washpot. Build a fire under it, add whatever soap we had and wash my Dad's oily overalls in almost boiling hot water. Used a "punching stick" to poke them around once in awhile. Then they went into the "rub board" washpot to scrub. Believe me, it was a red letter day when we got electricity and finally a wringer washer!
    PS....I am age 83 now.

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    I relate to each one - won't give you my age though.

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    I remember them all... What a gentler, simpler time that was. If we only knew what was coming we never would have believed it.
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