I Remember when.... forum: Welcome to the I remember when Forum!

 
Page 1 of 6 • 1 2 3 4 5 6

Views: 93, Replies: 113 » Jump to the end
ImageSugarweed
Feb 5, 2010 9:53 AM CST
Name: Sidney, Zone 9A and 9B
Okeechobee, Fl
Giving Audubon Sanct. Tours Soon.
Here is the i remember when forum.
The difference between adventure and adversity is attitude. Be positive, be happy.
ImageSugarweed
Feb 6, 2010 12:10 AM CST
Name: Sidney, Zone 9A and 9B
Okeechobee, Fl
Giving Audubon Sanct. Tours Soon.
I remember when we got our first television.
Daddy was Superintendent, Principal, and girls and boy's Basketball Coach at Alanreed, Tx.
We also had a phone on the wall that had a handle you turned to ring the operator.
Our phone number was 123.
Anyhow the little round bellied tube showed a test pattern for half the day.
The first movie we saw on TV was The Wizard of Oz.
Amazing how my phone fits in my pocket and goes everywhere with me.
What do you remember about your first TV, Stereo,
etc.
;)
The difference between adventure and adversity is attitude. Be positive, be happy.
ImageAguane
Feb 6, 2010 10:24 PM CST
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ
I don't remember a thing... San Francisco, '60's, Brownies, get the picture?
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --Albert Einstein
~ All Things Plants, SOUTHWEST GARDENING ~Cubits.org ENERGY & POWER
ImageSugarweed
Feb 7, 2010 12:38 AM CST
Name: Sidney, Zone 9A and 9B
Okeechobee, Fl
Giving Audubon Sanct. Tours Soon.
Aha! another silver hippie, LOL
Shine
The difference between adventure and adversity is attitude. Be positive, be happy.
Imageplantladylin
Feb 8, 2010 8:44 PM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
Sunshine, what a great idea for a thread!

hmm ... I remember a very small box type television and our family of 8 (nine when my grandmother was living with us) crowded in front of the little t.v. set, all watching The Ed Sullivan Show.

I vaguely remember when our telephone wasn't a private line for just our family, I think they called them party lines? We were taught to be courteous, if we picked up the phone to call someone and the other party was on the phone, gently hang up and wait awhile before trying again.

I remember the time when no one locked their doors and windows ... ever! I remember when kids walked or rode their bicycles or scooters around the neighborhoods visiting their friends ... and neighborhoods weren't just one or two streets, but sometimes many blocks.

I remember when a family had only one car for the household, not like today with some families I know, and the mother, father and three or four teenagers .. all have their own cars!

I remember the old stove top coffee percolator with the little glass ball, and you could see the coffee boiling/perking.

I remember the entire family cramming into the station wagon, for a road trip to visit my Grandmother, Aunt, Uncle and cousins in another city about 2 hours away.

I remember huge Sunday dinners, always with two meats, usually Roast Beef and Ham, mashed potatoes, gravy at least three vegetables, bread and dessert!

I remember times before automatic dishwashers ... WE were the dishwashers!

I remember the time before clothes dryers ... clotheslines were the way laundry was dried. I remember many times when it began to rain and mom would holler at us to hurry and help get the clothes in.

Gee, this is fun .... Thanks for the memories!



ImageLindaTX8
Feb 9, 2010 11:57 PM CST
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX
I remember iceboxes. We didn't have a refrigerator when I was very small. Daddy brought home the ice blocks for it. Then we won a prize...a refrigerator! We had an old style clothes washer at one time...you turned the handle to get enough water out the clothes. We didn't have a TV until we were in San Antonio. Don't remember exactly how old I was, but probably 10 or so. We were poor....I know that now, although not sure to what extent I knew that when I was little. The milkman always came by with milk and whatever.
Imagejimsned2
Feb 11, 2010 7:29 AM CST
Name: Jim
South Florida
I can remember my mother using a scrub board that was propped up in the bath tub here she did all the wash for our family of six, I remember trains going by our house about a block away with dirty black billowing smoke coming from the engine, I recall the flat bed trains with each flat bed having a battle tank on them, I remember our ice box and the smell from it, and putting out a sign that told the ice man if we wanted a 20¢ or 30¢ block of ice that day, I remember our first T.V. A hallicrafter, we lived in a row home in Phila and all the neighbors would look in our living room to see it. I remember how hospitals smelled strongly of either throughout the building. I remember a large wooden frame with needles that my mother stretched the curtains on. And milk and bread, and ice delivered by horse drawn wagons. I remember how I was in love with a singer named Carmen Miranda I guess I actually love her hat^_^. I remember airplanes dropping paper bombs urging folks to buy war bonds, and collections during a movie for Polio. Gosh, I can remember so much, but I can't remember yesterday.
"we don't pay taxes, only little people pay taxes" Leona Helmsley

ImageSugarweed
Feb 11, 2010 8:19 AM CST
Name: Sidney, Zone 9A and 9B
Okeechobee, Fl
Giving Audubon Sanct. Tours Soon.
Oh, ask and it is delivered, LOL.
I was trying my derndest to remember the company my second hubby worked for.
You just told me Jim. It was Hallicrafters!
They moved a branch of their co to El Paso in the early seventies to manufactor in Juarez.
Everything you mentioned I got an instant image in my noggin.
Thanks
The difference between adventure and adversity is attitude. Be positive, be happy.
Imagejimsned2
Feb 11, 2010 8:47 AM CST
Name: Jim
South Florida
I gotta ask, do they still make T.V.s? Also, if you remember what is the big wooden frame that had needles all around it for I guess drying or stretching curtains called? Can you remember when shoe stores had X-ray machines to see if your shoes fit? Wonder why they allowed that? Can you remember that when you wanted to buy chicken for dinner you went to the store picked out a live chicken and they slit it's throat right there? Ahh the good old days LOL, How about boys that would use an old milk create and attach a skate to it to make a cart, or when kids played hop scotch, and bottle caps in the street. On a hot day turning on a fire plug to get cool till the cops came and shut it off, Trolley cars that were free for kids with they're parents, so I would just hang on to a strangers sleeve and ride trolleys all day. Wondering if girls still "double dutch"? I remember gas street lights, every evening some guy would come by and light them. I remember getting sick with scarlet fever and the health dept guaranteed our house, it turned out to be something called scarlatina, but I still wound up in a hospital. I remember just about every kid I knew getting their tonsils out and I don't think they even do that any more.
"we don't pay taxes, only little people pay taxes" Leona Helmsley

ImageSugarweed
Feb 11, 2010 10:48 AM CST
Name: Sidney, Zone 9A and 9B
Okeechobee, Fl
Giving Audubon Sanct. Tours Soon.
The frames you are talking about were for some sheer curtains that hung on double rods. They each had ruffles on one side plus the bottom
and were hung full width one in front of the other. Each was held with a ruffed tie-back and they were very pretty.
They actually had skinny sharp nails about every quarter inch. Boy, was that a chore!
After stretching them they still had to be ironed. I think we called the frames curtain stretchers, or Sheer Curtain Stretchers.
When Hallicrafters was in El Paso they were making radios like we use in construction.
That operation folded there in 1976.
They may still be in Chicago. They also were tied to Motarola.
Your memories are big city and mine are more small towns and small city and the farm.
DD sold shoes when I was very young and they had that x-ray machine.
He wouldn't let me look at my toes everytime we went in there. It was a part time job to supplement his teaching salary. He also sold sets of Stainless Steel cookware at dinner parties.
I still have and use the SS pots and pans we grew up with and cook in them regularily.
By the time I came arouund my DGM had a Coldspot refridgerator that ran on propane.

The difference between adventure and adversity is attitude. Be positive, be happy.
ImageAguane
Feb 12, 2010 10:30 PM CST
Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ
I remember when:
My cousin flew across the United States in an aeroplane for the first time on automatic pilot and it was in TV!
I saw for the first time a human being walk on the Moon
1964 when our President was assassinated
When I couldn't have lunch in a restaurant with my friend of African descent
I could buy shoes made from alligator
Gasoline was 19cents a gallon and cigarettes were 22 cents a pack
Movies were a quarter
I was "grounded" for a year!!!!! for my grades!!!!!!!
My first kiss..... Rex Allen Jr.
We could buy a weeks worth of groceries for less than $5
... being really happy!
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle." --Albert Einstein
~ All Things Plants, SOUTHWEST GARDENING ~Cubits.org ENERGY & POWER
ImageLindaTX8
Feb 13, 2010 12:23 AM CST
Name: Linda
Medina Co., TX
It sure was different back then. We "adopted" the landlord's dog when I was little. He didn't know he wasn't really our dog. My parents never did want pets. We'd go out and find kittens from the feral or stray cats and play with them, but couldn't have a cat of our own. I remember my father teaching school in one town in Texas. Before classes he drove the school bus and after classes also. It was hard on him. He gave up teaching for good after that. Later worked at the post office in San Antonio, retired a while before he passed away. With my mother gone before he retired and not working anymore, he didn't seem to know what to do with himself during the few years before he died. He had always talked about his mother, who died when he was 9 years old. He missed her so, even after all those years. I'd like to think of him going to be with her and my mother when he passed. Iwish I'd known his mother. She sounded so special!
ImageSugarweed
Feb 13, 2010 10:47 AM CST
Name: Sidney, Zone 9A and 9B
Okeechobee, Fl
Giving Audubon Sanct. Tours Soon.
In 1955 we got $.35 a day for lunch and it would buy a hamburger and a coke across from school at the little drug store.
They had maybe 30 jars of penny candy and the clerk was ever so patient as we gingerly spent our nickles.
In Alanreed DD also drove school bus, coached girls and boys BB. He also cleaned the BB court floors before games. That school was so small we had the third and forth grades together. We still only had seven students in the room.
A sports equipment sales man came once to sell BB equipment to the school. He brought a fifth of liquor with him and after a they had a drink he left it with DD.
We had to take the empty bottle out in the country and toss it.
It seems the school board had someone inspect our trash when they collected it.
Then he lost one teaching position when the school board found out he was county chairman of a certain political party and he was teaching their kids civics. LOL The school district was predominantly the opposite party.
He eventually ended up teaching for Uncle Sam at the US Army Sch, Europe for 3 years in Oberammergau, Germany.
I want to thank you Lin, Linda, Jim and Susie for posting here. Thumbs up
Linda, If you have time you could write a short story about that GM your DD told you about. Just how you imagine her.

Hug someone if you can!
Smiling
The difference between adventure and adversity is attitude. Be positive, be happy.
ivyplantsnyc
Feb 18, 2010 5:50 PM CST
Name: Ivy T
Manhattan, New York
This forum brings back memories. Wow. All I can say is I experienced at least half of what was mentioned at one time or another.
My memories really start when I would visit my Grandmother in Cleveland Ohio which was the hightlight of my life. Unfortunately, I only knew her for 10 years.
In New York, I had a hand full of penny candy, cracker jacks with real prizes, the milkman leaving the bottles of milk, coal for the furnace to heat the tenement building I lived in during the 50's, the knives were sharpened when the man who sold scissors came by and sold butcher knives and saws etc on the edge of the curb, traveled on the railroad from Ohio to NYC often and had a compartment to sleep in with curtains (Uncle worked for the railroad), the March on Washington, poodle skirts, Buster Brown shoes because they were good for your feet, saddle shoes, gingham blouses and dresses, wore gloves and real young ladies so they told me wore girdles, there were snuggies, and hats with veils, 33 1/3 records, pressure cookers and jello molds. The list goes on.
Pause for Paws.
ImageEufaula
Feb 18, 2010 6:02 PM CST
Name: Lynn
I remember waking up to the smell of Coffee and kerosene lamps in my Grandmothers kitchen, a fire started with fat lightered pieces and burning oak wood in the fireplace. Standing close to the fire and turning and turning cause your back would be freezing and your front would be roasting.
Shelling Corn for the chickens with the hand cranked sheller,,finding the old air raid siren hidden in the barn and cranking it up and listening to the deafening wwwwwhine , before getting stopped.
Going to the old confectionery store on Saturday and buying a huge, I mean Huge,Baby Ruth for a Dime. or filling a paper bag with penny Candy!!!!
My path is never blocked, it just needs sweeping!
Imagedgal
Feb 18, 2010 10:06 PM CST
Name: Don Galaway
Baytown, Texas (Zone 9a)
I just came across this Cubit/thread and love the memories. I can't think of too many that haven't already been mentioned, but I'll name a few.

Living in he country, pushing a bottle or block of wood, making believe they were cars and trucks and having a ball.

Feeding the chickens and gathering the eggs. Running from that old mean rooster.

Laying on our backs in the yard in the daytime, looking up at the clouds and finding pictures there.

Catching lightning bugs and putting them in a jar.

Swinging as high as we could and jumping out to see how far we could jump.

Trying to sleep on those hot summer nights, sweating on the side that was on the sheet.

Turning the crank on the ice cream freezer.

Straining the cream off of the milk.

My uncle squirting milk into my mouth while milking the cow.

Turning the crank on the butter churn.

Patches on my jeans.

The smell of rain just before a storm.

Well, I got started and the floodgates opened.
Santa Don

Bringing joy to the world, one smile at a time. http://www.santa2u.net
Imagejimsned2
Feb 19, 2010 5:13 AM CST
Name: Jim
South Florida
Your right Don, but I'm enjoying the flood gates being opened. Your memories of patches on your jeans made me think of holes in the soles of my shoes, my mother always bought our shoes at Sears because they had a one year guarantee,and I was always sure to get a second pair in 11&1/2 months. I remember a guy grinding horse radish from a gizmo that he carried door to door, and having my picture taken on a spotted pony while living in Philadelphia! As I recall we had a trash day and an "ash" day when you put your ashes out from the coal furnace! I remember my mother saving bacon fat in a coffee tin, I think it was to give to the military to pack ammo in? I remember when I was told that the family decided to take my dog to a "farm" because he would be much happier and be able to chase bunnies Whistling , I remember when to be in style a boy had to wear box toe shoes and have a D.A.haircut, I remember when dancing was a beautiful act and not two people looking like they are having seizures, and when songs told a beautiful story.
"we don't pay taxes, only little people pay taxes" Leona Helmsley

ImageEufaula
Feb 19, 2010 8:07 AM CST
Name: Lynn
.....and Dare we say... Yes I remember the Outhouse!!! LOl! Wasps and all!
My path is never blocked, it just needs sweeping!
ImageSugarweed
Feb 19, 2010 11:33 AM CST
Name: Sidney, Zone 9A and 9B
Okeechobee, Fl
Giving Audubon Sanct. Tours Soon.
Rolling on the floor laughing
Oh the outhouse deal. I was always afraid a snake was in the hole.
Lynn you are so right about those great coffee smells waking everyone up and the other smells of morning.
Smells can really bring on flash backs.
I was in Charlotte several years back.
As I walked through the produce section I smelled my DGM's farm.
Chased down that wonderful smell to a box of potatoes from Hale Center, Tex. About ten miles as the crow flies.
Then I never realized how a cotton field in bloom smelled until I crossed a long NC bridge and the fields of cotton perfume took me right back to Texas.
Don, I too remember the block cars and playing with Horny Toads. They looked so prehistoric. If you turned them over they became stiff.
I don't believe we were ever cruel to them beyond that.
There were salamanders in the cellar and occasionally we had doodle bugs out by the barn.
I too remember 'Papa' (DGF) squirting me in the eye with milk when we were getting milking lessons.
What a blessed childhood I had.
Thanks folks for coming by.
Whistling
The difference between adventure and adversity is attitude. Be positive, be happy.
Imagedgal
Feb 19, 2010 12:20 PM CST
Name: Don Galaway
Baytown, Texas (Zone 9a)
Eufaula wrote:.....and Dare we say... Yes I remember the Outhouse!!! LOl! Wasps and all!


Ah yes. I forgot that one. We always had indoor plumbing, but we would visit our kinfolks out in Lamesa, Texas and they didn't.
Santa Don

Bringing joy to the world, one smile at a time. http://www.santa2u.net

Page 1 of 6 • 1 2 3 4 5 6

« Back to the top
« Cubits.org homepage
« Booming into Seniorhood cubit homepage
« I Remember when.... forum

You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Booming into Seniorhood

Welcome all my fellow Baby Boomers! After all if we just pay attention we can live longer than any generation has. Ageing gracefully.

» Home
» Forums

Cubit owner: Sugarweed