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.
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cuckoo clock ~ ~ my aunt and uncle had several of these . . .
my mom still has hers on the wall in the living room
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
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Report card time would scare the baludgies out of me!!!
What a treat...eating cracker jacks and finding the prize inside!!!
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Cracker Jack - Childhood Memories
Cracker Jack with a prize inside
Mom used to have the bird glaases displayed in our kitchen window.
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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.
...this is a vintage bottle from the Maplehurst Dairy, Indianapolis, Indiana
A galvanized, insulated milk box sat on our front porch for many years...our dairy was the Maplehurst Dairy, Indianapolis, Indiana.
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Can't wait til I can unpack my Berwick Creamery milk box and display it with its milk bottles.
A galvanized, insulated milk box sat on our front porch for many years...you'd mark the milk card of what you want and leave it in the box for the milkman.
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 milk bottles in a wire basket such as this...the products were then put into the uninsulated milk chute box built into the wall.
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 by the front door. We had home milk delivery well into the 60's in my small town.
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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We were given an old upright piano and I used the John Thompson books for beginning students to learn to play
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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This was similar to the bassinette that newborns were placed in once home. My grandmother had one and used it with my mom, aunt, and both uncles. Now all of us grandchildren and great-grandchildren laid in it at least one time after we were born. What a tradition!!
We still have my Dad's, his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren slept in it also
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.
Wow my mom passed hers down to me. 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
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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Wet bar- rub on stains- wash as usual. Or use this to make homemade laundry detergent.
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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.
Borax Ant Killer (from "Bethany's Favorite Recipes)--1 C. very warm water, 1/2 C. Sugar, 2 Tbs. 20 Mule Team Borax Powder, Mix well, dip cotton balls in until saturated, then place on stiff paper on/near ant trail. Ants will take this "food" back to their hill. Most ants will die within 24 hrs. Keep remaining solution in fridge until needed.
My mother used this popular laundry product...
You'll wonder where the yellow went....... When you brush your teeth with Pepsodent!
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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" cartoon mascot, Bucky Beaver - the icon of countless commercials of the 1950s & '60s (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0po-g28uTg).
Awesome advertising: Ipana toothpaste - 1950s I remember this from the movie Grease.
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
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A mail box out front!
mailbox---oh to wait for the mailman to arrive every day and run out to see if there was anything in the box. Our mail carrier also attended the same church we did and was a wonderful friend to all our family. Still keep in contact with some of his offspring. So many many memories of growing up with this family.
Had a mailbox like this for years - Rt. 1, Shongaloo - changed from Box 61 to 63 to 56 and later to Tom Haynes (grandfather) Road.
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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All our food was cooked right at the elementary school. Including bread and rolls. Mmmm, the smell.
The school cafeteria trays! Bluewell Elementary had the best "homemade" food ever!
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Grandma Carter's Dishes Charm Pattern in Azurite by Fire King...they were square!
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Fire King azurite "Charm" is among my favorites to collect. (not my photo, however).
Grannie Butts' dishes Charm Pattern in Azurite by Fire King...they were square!
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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!