Woolworth's ~ always an adventure :-) I remember when!
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Woolworth's. It was the Walmart of the 50's and 60's. Went shopping with my mom and aunt every Sat. and had lunch at the "counter".
Woolworth's Went here after working at the movie theatre selling popcorn. I'd go to buy a sub marine sandwich.
The F.W. Woolworth Co. was the first five-and-dime stores, . Woolworth, as the stores popularly became known, was one of the first American retailers to put merchandise out for the shopping public to handle and select without the assistance of a sales clerk. Earlier retailers had kept all merchandise behind a counter, and customers presented the clerk with a list of items they wished to buy.
The F.W. Woolworth Co. was the first five-and-dime stores, which sold discounted general merchandise at fixed prices, usually five or ten cents, undercutting the clerk. Earlier retailers had kept all merchandise behind a counter, and customers presented the clerk with a list of items.
The 'Five and Dime' Store....Woolworth's sold a little bit of everything, including hamsters and Evening in Paris perfume
The F.W. Woolworth Co. was the first five-and-dime stores, which sold discounted general merchandise at fixed prices,
The F.W. Woolworth Co. was the first five-and-dime stores, which sold discounted general merchandise at fixed prices, usually five or ten cents, undercutting the prices of other local merchants
Woolworth ~ five & dime store. My mother took me to Portland several times and she would treat me to something at the lunch counter there. Looked forward to those trips with her. We rode the Greyhound bus from Newberg and the trip was all day. Such fun for a young girl from the country getting to go to the big city with her Mom. It was an occasion when Mom dressed up with the hat, gloves, purse and shoes to match. She looked so beautiful and her brown eyes sparkled.
Woolworth's, the real dime store!
Big Chief Tablet
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Big Chief Tablet- THE best writing tablet EVER! Once I found some at Big Lots, I bought all they had. I think I still have ONE tablet.
Big Chief Tablet I grew up in Nebraska, and this was my tablet of choice in the 50's and early 60's
Big Chief Tablet.....Grade school, also those fat pencils
Big Chief Tablet 40-s-50-s-60-s-and-70-s-retro-memories
Big Chief Tablet- writing tablet for school work!
Big Chief tablet Used one in elementary school
Big Chief Tablet...school days requirement
#School Big Chief Tablet | writing tablet
elementary school tablet
Loved this 10-color Ballpoint Pen! And was it just me, or did the inks seem to smell like fruit?
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10 Color Pen ... LOVED this thing -- even tho it was about 2 inches diameter!
I loved my 10-color Ballpoint Pen then, and I love my 4-color pen now :)
Throwback - 10-color Ballpoint Pen. Awesomeness! The coolest pens ever!
10-color Ballpoint Pen. The best pen to use on the Spiral Graph.
It was ALWAYS cool to own a 10-colour Ballpoint Pen!! =)
10-color Ballpoint Pen. Only the cool kids had these.
I had a couple of these ten color pens
~ Childhood Memories
10 color pens
TV test pattern. Televisions signed off for the night!
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"The Indian-head test pattern was introduced in 1939 by RCA. It became familiar to the large Post–World War II TV audiences in America from 1947 onwards; it would often follow the formal television station sign-off after the United States national anthem."
Television test pattern. Television stations signed off for the night around midnight--played the national anthem before signing off.
TV test pattern. Televisions signed off at midnight...for the night! I'm old enough that I remember this!!!
TV test pattern. Televisions signed off at midnight...for the night! There was no 24 hour tv back then
TV test pattern | Television stations signed off for the night - before there were infomercials.
TV test pattern. Televisions signed off for the night! Also they played the National Anthem...
TV test pattern at the end of the broadcast day - not all night tv in those days
TV test pattern. Televisions signed off for the night! and TV was "FREE"
TV test pattern. Televisions stations signed off at midnight.
Class rings were used to "go steady" - girls often used tape or yarn to make them fit or else wore them on a chain around their neck. Still have my husband's ring, that he had made smaller for me, over 58 years ago.
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Class rings were used to "go steady" - girls used angora yarn to make them fit or else wore them on a chain around their neck.this is just like my dads ring
In High School a guy would give his girlfriend his class ring to "go steady." She would wrap the inside with angora to make it fit. Sometimes she would wear his (angora wrapped) ring on a chain around her neck. (In Junior High you wore his ID Bracelet)
Boy's Class graduation rings were used to "go steady" - girls often used tape or yarn to make them fit or else wore them on a chain around their neck. 1945
A boy would give his girlfriend his class ring to "go steady." She would melt wax inside to make it fit. YEP!
Class rings were used to "go steady" - We would wrap angora around them to make them fit. yeh, and I never got mine back ...the bum. LOL
A boy would give his girlfriend his class ring to "go steady." She would wrap the inside with angora to make it fit. Sometimes she would wear his (angora wrapped) ring on a chain around her neck. YEP!
Class rings were used to "go steady" - girls often used tape or yarn to make them fit or else wore them on a chain around their neck. What ever happened to mine? I don't ever throw ANYthing away!
Class rings were used to "go steady" - girls often used tape or yarn to make them fit or else wore them on a chain around their neck. The yarn was Angora, and this is the year I was born, not my class ring.
Class rings were used as a sign of "going steady" with someone. Girls often used tape or yarn to make them fit. Some would wear them on a chain around their neck.
Percolator Coffee Pot--still the most reliable coffeemaker.
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Percolator Coffee Pot. This looks like the one my parents had! Loved the sound of the coffee percolating.
Percolator Coffee Pot --my mom had an electric one and I remember how much I hated washing the stupid thing & what a mess those used coffee grounds made!
Percolator Coffee Pot...makes me want to hear it. If you ever heard one you know what I mean. :-) my mom had one...I hate the smell of coffee!
Percolator Coffee Pot Terrie Tays-Gamino • just now I still have this in our garage! My mom rubbed dishwashing detergent on the outside so the smoke from the campfire washed off easier. Nothing like waking up in a tent, hearing a crackling fire, and smelling a campfire-brewed pot of coffee!
Percolator Coffee Pot. I remember my Mom using this until the automatic ones came out.
stovetop percolator coffee pot...my mom had one of these, makes wonderful coffee!
Percolator Coffee Pot. mom used to make coffee for dad and granny in this!
Percolator Coffee Pot.......I remember Mom had one of these !
Percolator Coffee Pot | Childhood Memories
Unguentine Pain Relieving Antiseptic Ointment, Maximum Strength, 1 fl
Blast, Kitchen, Kid
Unguentine This was in my grandma's bathroom cabinet
Most folks had this in their medicine cabinet.
Magic ointment for scraped up kids.
Remember when people actually measured your shoe size for you?
Shoe Sizer, Childhood Memories, Buying Shoes, Baby Boomer
These were used when you used to buy shoes from sales clerks who measured your shoe size (and width) and then went to the stock room to get the shoes you wanted to try on. Hannahs shoe store
Shoe scale, to find out what size shoe you wore. I also remember getting my feet x-rayed a couple of times when I was a kid ... right there in the middle of the shoe store! It was just a new gimmick to bring customers to the store. Folks were naive/uninformed back then about the dangers of overexposure to x-rays. (Yikes!)
Something that should make a comeback: measuring your foot at the shoe store and buying shoes that actually fit!
Remember this?? We only could buy shoes at a SHOE Store. The employees would measure youn feet so he could find the correct size for you in the back stock room.
Childhood memories. The excitement of getting new school shoes, the measuring & fitting.
I use to use this when I worked at Gallenkamp Shoes back in the 70's!
I used one of these when I worked at Green's Shoe Store in the '80's
Measured Our Feet At Shoe Store '60
Shoe sizer at Bata shoe store
Elementary School, Liquid Glue, 1960
1960's glue...you pressed the rubber top on the paper so the hole would open up and the glue would come out.
Use vintage toys and other thrift shop collectibles as drawing subjects in the research. More fun for participants, and more interesting drawings for the publications. WOOLCO MUCILAGE LePages Liquid Glue Bottles Vintage 1960s by Christian Montone, via Flickr
Reminds me of childhood! WOOLCO MUCILAGE LePages Liquid Glue Bottles Vintage 1960s by Christian Montone, via Flickr
WOOLCO MUCILAGE LePages Liquid Glue Bottles Vintage 1960s by Christian Montone, via Flickr...good LORD, do I remember using these prehistoric gluesticks!!
Remember these ? Glue bottles with the slit in the rubber top.
1960s WOOLCO MUCILAGE LePages Liquid Glue Bottles Vintage
Liquid glue. I used this in elementary school.
mucilage...glue. top would always be crusty.
glue sticks with the rubber tops
Remember when...the pewter Monopoly pieces.
Game Pieces, Childhood Memories, Monopoly Pieces, Playing Monopoly, Baby Boomer
Early Monopoly pieces. My friend Mindy and I played monopoly by the hours. She always had the hat and I had the car. Always!
ORIGINAL MONOPOLY GAME PIECES : boot, top hat, iron, scotty dog, race car, thimble.
Early Monopoly pieces....I always had to have the Scottie dog or I would pout! lol
Monopoly game pieces. I favored the Scottie dog. My big sister liked the top hat.
Monopoly pieces ~ Judith's comment: many warm childhood memories ~
Monopoly pieces from childhood game. We played Monopoly a LOT.
Early Monopoly pieces. I always wanted the Scottie dog.
Early Monopoly pieces. ❤Baby Boomers ❤
Vintage game pieces -
Merry go round. We had sooo much fun on this thing!
Playground Equipment, Playground Spinner, Elementary School, Playground Merry, Playground Days
Playground days We had gravel under our playground equipment, lots of scraped up knees but we all survived...barely!!
Playground days We had gravel under our playground equipment, lots of scraped up knees but we all survived. Kids playgrounds now have mulch or shredded tires to land on when they fall.
Merry go round on the elementary school playground. Accident waiting to happen
School playground merry-go-round. My favorite thing on the play ground.
School playground merry-go-round or baby brother torture device.
Merry go round on the elementary school playground.
Playground Fun it makes me so nauseous!
Round The Bend: Playground Memories
B B Bats
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A favorite at the penny candy store, often bought in conjunction with Sugar Daddy bars. Description from playingintheworldgame.wordpress.com. I searched for this on bing.com/images
BB Bats. Love these cause when my brother finished all 10 pieces of his penny candy .... I still had these... Naaa...naaa!
1960's walkin to school past the Arlington.. stoppin by to pick up a sweet treat.. BB Bats! Love the memories!
BB Bats - best Halloween candy. You can get them a retro candy stores but they don't taste the same :(
BB Bats. Loved these as a kid. Tired them a few years ago - eh.
B-B-Bats--Penny Candy at Hucks or Cales Market in Lloyd!
BB Bats...can't find them anywhere these days!
Growing up in the 50's
~ Childhood Memories
Now this is a real see saw! How many of us fell off these as a kid? Always fun when one jumped off and slammed the other into the concrete!
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"Now this is a real see saw! How many of us fell off these as a kid? But we survived!" & TKS 2 my sister: r subdivision was able to buy an entire old set from a torn down school!!! ;)
"Now this is a real see saw! How many of us fell off these as a kid? But we survived!" I never fell off, but I only played this with someone I trusted. Now these are deemed too dangerous for playgrounds as are swing sets. Ridiculous. i'm from the generation that played with lawn darts, which are dangerous, and no one I knew ever got hurt playing with them either.
teeter totter Hated these after knocked out two of my teeth when the kid got on before me. A very delicate balance required! I missed the drive in movie by the way!
"Now this is a real see saw! How many of us fell off these as a kid? But we survived!" But no handles!
"Now this is a real see saw! How many of us fell off these as a kid? But we survived!" I loved the see saw; unless someone held you up in the air and wouldn't let you down OR just jumped off! OUCH! and not funny. r
"Now this is a real see saw! How many of us fell off these as a kid? But we survived!" Remember how it felt when someone jumped off their end and you came crashing to the ground.
Loved this but lived in fear the other kid would jump off and I would come crashing down.
See saw! How many of us fell off these as a kid? d!"
Pincurls with bobbie pins-
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Mom used to do this for me for special occasions. #pincurls: comb damp hair and part into small sections. You’re going to pin each curl with a standard bobby pin, so sections must be small. Wind each curl around your finger smoothly. Pin each curl in place with a bobby pin.Gently tie a silk scarf around your hair before going to bed. In the morning remove pins and gently finger comb your hair. Letting pin curls fall loose from a side part was one of the sexiest #1940’s #hairstyles.
1940-50's Pin curls with bobby pins...I do NOT miss this at all.
Retro vintage Dymo Label Maker
Label Maker. On Everything. We always used this to mark our kid's belongings.
1970, Things Remembered, Label Makers, Childhood Memories, Memory Lane
Dymo Label Maker... you had to squeeze the heck out of it to get each letter to show up on the label! :) I loved mine!
DYMO Label Maker. Dad put these labels on everything. I was the second-born so mine said "#2".
Old school label maker. Got one for Christmas one year and Dymo labeled everything!
Label makers 80's style!! Now we have 'apps' for this sort of thing. ~JW
Dymo Label Maker - My grandpa went on a labeing kick with this one.
Label Maker. On Everything. I would love an old-school labeler now!
Dymo label maker. My mother tagged EVERYTHING with this!!
Dymo Label Maker - how we labeled things before P-touch.
1970's Label Maker.
How to Create a Paper Bag Book Cover
we covered our school books with grocery bags. My dad would always do this for me.
Brown Paper Bags, Wrapping Paper, Covering Textbooks, Brown Paperbags, Paper Bag Books
we covered our school books with grocery bags, perfect for doodling in class (or notes to ppl). Wrap books in wrapping paper was fun too :)
School books covered with grocery bags / brown paper / wallpaper. I saved leftover wallpaper to cover all my books. We became adept at covering books and they could look beautiful with lovely wall paper.
Remember wrapping our school books in brown paper/decorative book covers before the start of every school year? I used grocery bags.
School books were covered with grocery bags. (My younger son admits taking credit for the stellar book covers I've been doing all these years for him...)
All of my school books were required to have paper bag book covers.
School books covered with grocery bags / brown paper / wallpaper
Brown Paper Bags - Book Covers - Design Your Own
Covering textbooks with brown paper bags!
brown paperbags as bookcovers
Banana Splits candy with artificial banana flavor, my favorite artificial flavor. Still made by NECCO, the oldest large-scale candy company, but you have to order them.
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Banana Split Candies Are Soft, Chewy, and Loaded with Flavor A fav from my childhood
Banana candy from "penny candy" section of store.
Nostalgic Candy | Vintage Candy | Retro Candy
Banana Split candy. My mom loved these.
Banana Splits - remember Banana Bikes?
Banana Split candy, or Banana Bikes
Banana Candy | Childhood Memories
Banana bites or banana bikes?
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cough drops Smith Brothers black cough drops were the only way we could get away with "eating candy" during class in elementary school. I loved the black ones.
Smith Brothers cough drops. These were the black licorice flavor, they also came in honey and in cherry.
Black Licorice Cough Drops by Smith Brothers. Yuk...made a cough even worse because of the taste.
Smith Brothers cough drops ... I hated the black licorice ones ... still hate black licorice. LOL
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Smith Brothers Black Licorice Cough Drops ~ Loved Them!!!
Smith Brothers Cough Drops - cherry was good too.
Smith Brothers Black Cough Drops
#SmithBrothers #cough #drops
Domestic goddess: Luscious in the kitchen
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Listing of Cooking and Baking substitutions. Plus more cooking #cooking tips #cooking guide #recipes cooking
The Fun Cheap or Free Queen: Easy meal planning ideas to solve your dinner budget dilemmas! Includes recipes and FREE printables!
Easy meal planning ideas to solve your dinner budget dilemmas! Includes recipes and FREE printables!
Easy meal plan structure with free printables! - Fun Cheap or Free. She breaks it down into singles/working professionals, parents of young kids, parents of teens!
The Fun Cheap or Free Queen: Easy meal planning to solve your dinner budget dilemmas! Includes recipes and FREE printables! This will literally save your family thousands. Highlights meal plan structures for singles/working professionals, mothers of young kids, house full of teenagers, and empty nesters. Something for everyone.
no pic, but one of my favorite recipes Cilantro Bean Quinoa Salad
Oh to be a 1950s housewife with a yellow kitchen!
Yellow vintage kitchen
Domestic goddess: Luscious in the kitchen
Vintage 50s Pink Metal Canisters.jpg
Pink Canister, Lovely Canister, Pink Kitchens, 50S Pink, Vintage 50S
Lovely canisters- this would be so easy to replicate with coffee cans, paint and some decopaged scrapbook paper. DOING! :) http://www.etsy.com/listing/79206496/vintage-50s-pink-metal-canisters
Vintage '50s Pink Metal Canisters I had my kitchen painted white and one wall papered with blk/white marbel print wallpaper...and Pink & Black dishes and everything that went with them including my table & chairs. 1956
Vintage 50s Pink Metal Canisters...still have a couple of mom's from back in the day
Vintage 50s Pink Metal Canisters I got Pink & Gray canisters at my bridal shower!
Vintage 50s Pink Metal Canisters...these would look great in my kitchen...jp
Vintage 50s Pink Metal Canisters so need these right now for my kitchen
Vintage 50s Pink Metal Canisters by SwirlingOrange11 on Etsy, $38.00
Vintage 50s Pink Metal Canister Set
vintage pink canisters
Domestic goddess: Luscious in the kitchen
vintage kitchen poster. Looks like Donna Reed to me.
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Image detail for -Here is a photo of Donna Reed in all her 50′s housewifely glory.
1950s - Donna Reed of the Donna Reed show @Kris Wright this is now you
HOME EC - vintage kitchen poster. Looks like Donna Reed to me.
Donna Reed - 50s house wife chic. She's not June, but close. :)
1960 Donna Reed Mid Century T.V. favorite mom
1950s - Donna Reed of the Donna Reed show
Donna Reed ... My favorite TV mom
1950s Housewife Donna Reed
Domestic goddess: Luscious in the kitchen
1937 Bakelite Ashtray Phone
1937 Bakelite Ashtray Phone???
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1937 Bakelite Ashtray Phone now featured on Fab.
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Oh boy...I can remember doing this and if my mother had seen me, I would have been spanked good!
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Madrhiggs will be like a beautiful game, without risk. www.madrhiggs.com Swinging high in the Kaleva district of Tampere, Finland (circa 1950s) • photo: Ensio Kauppila
#Swings #Smiles #Fun Swinging high in the Kaleva district of Tampere, Finland (circa 1950s) • photo: Ensio Kauppila
Swinging high in the Kaleva district of Tampere, Finland (circa 1950s) • photo: Ensio Kauppila #MACxNastyGal
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Kaleva district of Tampere, Finland (circa 1950s) • photo: Ensio Kauppila
Vintage photo of children swinging high..remember that feeling? :)
Finland (circa 1950s) • photo: Ensio Kauppila
Happiness! Photo by Ensio Kauppila
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