Nostalgia Trip for the 40’s and 50’s

Remember when….

 

It took three minutes for the TV to warm up?

Nobody owned a purebred dog?

When a quarter was a decent allowance? And made with real Silver!

You’d reach into a muddy gutter for a penny? Made with real copper! Looking to see if it was a 1943 copper penny!

Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces?

You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time?
And you didn’t pay for air? And, you got trading
stamps to boot?

Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels
hidden inside the box? Not to mention Cracker Jacks!

It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to
dinner at a real restaurant with your parents?

They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they
failed…and they did it!

When a 57 Chevy was everyone’s dream car…
to cruise, peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady

No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked?

Lying on your back in the grass with your friends and saying things like, ‘That cloud looks like a…’?

Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game?

Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger?

And with all our progress, don’t you just wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace, and share it with the children of today.

When being sent to the principal’s office was nothing
compared to the fate that awaited the student at home?

Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn’t because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! But we survived because their love was greater than the threat.

as well as summers filled with bike rides, Hula hoops, and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.

Candy cigarettes

Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside.

Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles.  Coffee shops with Table Side Jukeboxes.
Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum.

Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers.

Newsreels before the movie.

Telephone numbers with a word prefix…( Yukon 2-601). Or, some of us remember when there were just 4 numbers with no word prefix at all. And, nearly everyone had a party line.

Peashooters.

Hi-Fi’s & 45 RPM records.

78 RPM records!

Green Stamps.

Mimeograph paper.

The Fort Apache Play Set.

Do You Remember a Time When…

Decisions were made by going ‘eeny-meeny-miney-moe’?

Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, ‘Do Over!’?

‘Race issue’ meant arguing about who ran the fastest?

Catching The Fireflies Could Happily Occupy An Entire Evening?

It wasn’t odd to have two or three ‘Best Friends’?

Having a Weapon in School meant being caught with a Slingshot?

Saturday morning cartoons weren’t 30-minute commercials for action figures?

‘Oly-oly-oxen-free’ made perfect sense?

Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles?

The Worst Embarrassment was being picked last for a team?

War was a card game?

Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?

Taking drugs meant orange – flavored chewable aspirin?

Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?

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5 Responses to Nostalgia Trip for the 40’s and 50’s

  1. J. Soden says:

    A GREAT trip down memory lane! Thank you Post Scripts!!!!!

  2. Pie Guevara says:

    I remember that and more. Except for “Cracker Jacks.” It was and still is Cracker Jack.

    Peanuts (to few)
    Popcorn (stale)

    Candy coated popcorn!
    Peanuts and a prize!
    That’s what you get with Cracker Jack!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXDC7ZJLEWE
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4-gsdLSSQ0

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