Toys, games, television, movies, etc. from the 50's when I grew up
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This cuckoo clock belonged to Grandpa Carter and hung in the living room near his recliner and smoke stand. It is still working order and is proudly displayed in my living room where its rhythmic ticking gives a cozy feel and the cuckoos keep us aware of the time.
hung in the living room It is still working order and is proudly displayed in my living room where its rhythmic ticking gives a cozy feel and the cuckoos keep us aware of the time.
Report Cards came out every six weeks whether you liked it or not!
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Report cards were actual cards your parents had to sign and return each quarter. We had a new one each year.
report cards.. and your parents had to sign and return! It was actually a CARD and not a piece of paper [school]
The dreaded report cards
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Report Cards that you had to bring home in your school bag - they did not arrive in the mail like today
Report card time would scare the baludgies out of me!!!
School Report Cards
What a treat...eating cracker jacks and finding the prize inside!!!
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Cracker Jack - Childhood Memories
Mom used to have the bird glaases displayed in our kitchen window.
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Vintage Bird Drinking Glasses Anchor Hocking
These were collected by buying them full of cottage Cheese!
Grandma Watson loved her "bird glasses".
Our milk came in glass bottles with colorful foil lids...this is a vintage bottle from the Maplehurst Dairy, Indianapolis, Indiana. The cream was on the top and had to be shaken into the milk or could be removed for coffee or cooking purposes.
"Our milk came in glass bottles with colorful foil lids...this is a vintage bottle from the Maplehurst Dairy, Indianapolis, Indiana. The cream was on the top and had to be shaken into the milk or could be removed for coffee or cooking purposes."
A family friend, Ted Tucker, was our milkman for many years. He drove for Maplehurst Dairy out of Indianapolis. His wife,Dutch, was a half-sister to my aunt, Ella May Carter who lived a few doors down from us.
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A galvanized, insulated milk box sat on our front porch for many years...our dairy was the Maplehurst Dairy, Indianapolis, Indiana.
Can't wait til I can unpack my Berwick Creamery milk box and display it with its milk bottles.
The milkman carried the glass bottles of milk in a wire basket such as this...the products were then put into the insulated milk box sitting on the porch. Our dairy was Maplehurst Dairy out of Indianapolis.
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The milkman carried the glass bottles of milk in a wire basket such as this...the products were then put into the insulated milk box sitting on the porch.My Dad was a milkman until I was around 8. He worked for Meadow Gold.
The milkman carried the glass bottles of milk in a wire basket such as this...the products were then put into the insulated milk box sitting on the porch. My dairy carrier was Hood's Milk in Massachusetts.
The milkman delivered milk
We were given an old upright piano and I used the John Thompson books for beginning students to learn to play a few songs, but never had lessons. The piano was in very bad disrepair and was later made into end tables!
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mY SISTER PLAYED
this looks just like the piano we had in the school auditorium
My Mother's parents had one of these... As kids we loved going to visit them. Now I am the proud owner of their player piano.
We had an old upright piano very similar to this to practice my piano lessons on.Thank you Mom&Dad for paying for all my piano lessons and making me practice before I could go away with my friends.
We were given an old upright piano and I used the John Thompson books for beginning students to learn to play
My family had a black piano like this but in better condition
I learned to play piano on an old upright piano...and I'm so glad I did!
Singing around the piano growing up
This was similar to the bassinette that newborns were placed in during their first few weeks in the family. The bed was often kept in the parent's bedroom; once this was outgrown the infant went into a crib of its own.
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First portable 'crib'. Kept in the parent's bedroom; often wrapped in layers of ruffles and fabric.
All three of us girls slept in this, basket could be lifted out and moved from room to room, into the car (no seat belts). Once too big for the basket, moved into crib. Often had extra ruffles.
Old baby bassinet. Rickety, rickety!
We still have my Dad's, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren slept in it also
Just like mine! 70 yrs ago!
When Dad, Mom, and I moved into our new house on Paddock Road, it had no electricity...we used kerosene lamps. There was also no glass in the windows and they were covered over with tar paper. 1948
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I keep several of these around the house just in case the power goes out. Two are old and two are newer.
Mom and Dad had DOZENS of these. Aladdin lamps. All over the house.
Coal Oil lamps. My mother had her aunt's antique lamp.
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Fels Neptha Soap...for use in the laundry...Mama used this brand, too!
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Fels Naptha gel for stain removal Great for grease,lipstick, blood etc!
Fels Neptha Soap. It is great for homemade laundry soap and it smells terrific.
Mama used this popular laundry product...
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Bethany's Favorite Recipes: Borax Ant Killer Pinned a similar recipe before for household use...this is for use outside.
combine 1/2-cup baking soda, 1/4-cup borax and hot water to form a thin paste. Pour over the tile, scrub and rinse. If it leaves a residue on the grout after rinsing, dip a clean cloth in white vinegar and wipe the tile down again. GROUT CLEANER
"Bethany's Favorite Recipes: Borax Ant Killer" this stuff works great!!!!!
You'll wonder where the yellow went....... When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent!
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You'll wonder where the yellow went....... When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent! ~j
metal tooth paste tubes. Aster they were rolled up a couple of times. The edges would crack & tooth paste would ooze out.
My favorite toothpaste when I was a kid.
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Ipana Toothpaste ad w/ Bucky Beaver c. 1956 OH! I so remember this commercial!
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Chinese Checkers...our set was like this one...a metal board with indentations for the marbles which were used as "men" for each player.
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Chinese Checkers...our set was like this one...a metal board withmarbles which were used as "men" for each CHINESE CHECKERS
Do You Remember - Yesterday, back by popular demand.
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A mail box out front!
mailbox 256 - rusty & rural
The school cafeteria...those cooks did their best and kids still complained...I don't recall ever having fried chicken or corn on the cob though!
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The school cafeteria...
Lunchtime poll – should schools rule kids' lunches?
Grandma Carter's Dishes Charm Pattern in Azurite by Fire King...they were square!
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Fire King azurite "Charm" is luscious!
how i love Fire King Charm in Azurite, I fill my cabinets with it.
Fire King Azurite Blue Square/Charm...have 6 cups and saucers
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Poodles were a fad in the 50's...poodle skirts, and everything else imaginable. Of course, pink and grey were THE "in" colors!
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Poodles were a fad in the 50's...poodle skirts, and everything else imaginable. Of course, pink and grey were THE "in" colors! My mom used to take me to the bank with her, and they gave me a pink poodle "piggy bank."
Wood plane...a staple in the carpenter's toolbox
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Wood plane...a staple in the carpenter's toolbox. I still use one for sticking doors and other repairs
Our boys had a "cobblers bench" similar to this...great for hand-eye coordination!
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I can still remember playing with this! This has been updated with more pegs. Dax got one of these for his first birthday.
Our boys had a "cobblers bench" similar to this...great for hand-eye coordination!
Mama's pyrex mixing bowls.