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John In Seattle

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Baby Boomer Food Website: A Blast From The Past. Sun, 07/30/06 10:06 PM (permalink)
Check out this interesting site, covering many of the foods we grew up with:

http://www.octanecreative.com/boomerbaby/food.html
 
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    roossy90

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    RE: Baby Boomer Food Website: A Blast From The Past. Mon, 07/31/06 6:46 PM (permalink)
    Gawd.. That makes me feel old reading some of those things.....
    But a good site, non the less.
     
    #2
      Sandy Thruthegarden

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      RE: Baby Boomer Food Website: A Blast From The Past. Mon, 07/31/06 7:26 PM (permalink)
      Well that was fun. I'd forgotten most of that stuff. Boy, some of that stuff was nasty! I vividly remember the taste of that candy lipstick and the Space Food Bars! Somebody even made reference to Flying Saucer candy which was perfectly tasteless. Unless, I missed it nobody mentioned those time candy "pies" that came in a tiny fluted pan with a little spoon.

      Thanks for the link.
       
      #3
        xannie_01

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        RE: Baby Boomer Food Website: A Blast From The Past. Mon, 07/31/06 7:44 PM (permalink)
        i'll let you know how old i am..i remember getting a box of kellog's cereal for the free prize..a battleship you put baking soda and vinegar into and the ship would go all around the bathtub.
         
        #4
          Oneiron339

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          RE: Baby Boomer Food Website: A Blast From The Past. Tue, 08/1/06 7:21 AM (permalink)
          quote:
          Originally posted by xannie_01

          i'll let you know how old i am..i remember getting a box of kellog's cereal for the free prize..a battleship you put baking soda and vinegar into and the ship would go all around the bathtub.

          And they also had a "frogman" which did the same thing if you put the baking soda/vinegar in his flippers. Frosted Flakes box, I believe.
           
          #5
            SassyGritsAL

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            RE: Baby Boomer Food Website: A Blast From The Past. Tue, 08/1/06 3:53 PM (permalink)
            Baby Boomers - Remember when there were only two types of sneakers (Kids and PF Flyers).
            When you never ever wore white after Labor Day
            When it was a treat to eat out at a real restaurant
            "Jacks hamburgers for 15 cents are so good, good, good, you'll go back, back, back to Jacks', Jacks', Jacks' for more, more, more
            Calling someone a "fink" and who could forget "cooties".
            The candy counter at Woolworth's not to mention the lunch counter that served the world's best meatloaf and mashed potatoes w/gray.
            Thom McCann shoes and Heaven Scent cologne
            When we heard the commercial "Take It Off, Take Off, Take It All Off", and thought it very risque
            Remember when being able to walk or ride your bicycle anywhere and no one worried about you getting "snatched"
            Petal pushers (now called Capri's, Dippity-Do & Sun-In, bobby pins and hair dryers with the hose and hoot that billowed out
            Glittered macaroni glued onto paper plates at Vacation Bible School
            Lunch boxes with a Thermos...that broke, and going home for lunch from school
            I could go on and on, please share some of your found memories.
             
            #6
              xannie_01

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              RE: Baby Boomer Food Website: A Blast From The Past. Tue, 08/1/06 4:00 PM (permalink)
              Robert Hall
              S&H green stamps
              "you'll wonder where the yellow went when you brush your teeth with pepsident"
              brillcream "a little dab will do ya"
              tonette perms
              revlon dolls
              buster brown shoes
              "plunk yer magic twanger, froggy"
              pinkie lee
              clutch cargo cartoons
              poll parrot
              lorna doone cookies
               
              #7
                MikeS.

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                RE: Baby Boomer Food Website: A Blast From The Past. Fri, 08/4/06 1:05 AM (permalink)
                Plop plop fizz fizz, I ate the WHOLE THANG...
                 
                #8
                  enginecapt

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                  RE: Baby Boomer Food Website: A Blast From The Past. Sat, 08/19/06 12:06 AM (permalink)
                  quote:
                  Originally posted by SassyGritsAL


                  When you never ever wore white after Labor Day


                  ????? Was that a girl thing or a Southern thing? Or both?
                   
                  #9
                    enginecapt

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                    RE: Baby Boomer Food Website: A Blast From The Past. Sat, 08/19/06 12:48 AM (permalink)
                    Don't cook tonight call Chicken Delight.

                    Call Pizza Man, he delivers.

                    Hi folks, Ralph Williams from Ralph Williams Ford in Encino, Triangle, TR on your dial, 21880

                    Robert W. Morgaaaaan, 93 KHJ!

                    TINA DELGADO'S ALIVE, ALIVE!!!

                    11980 East Firestone, DIAL CHEVROLET! badumba dum

                    Air raid siren testing, last Friday of every month at 10am. Very spooky sound.

                    The NIKE Missle sites that once encircled L.A.

                    Bob Crane's morning show on KNX 1070 AM (yes, the Hogan's Heros Bob Crane).

                    Joe Pyne's morning show on KLAC 570 AM.

                    Don Drysdale painfully showing yet another hitter who really owns that strike zone.

                    The sound of the Helms Bakery truck whistle. The smell of the Helms bakery truck.

                    Christmas shopping at Bullocks Wilshire with my Mom.

                    Being taken by my parents to a nice Restaurant Row dinner on La Cienega Blvd, usually Tail 'o the Cock, Bob Dalton's or Sarnez.

                    A hobby horse that was actually made of wood.

                    Gas pumps with that spinning thing behind the little glass dome thing.

                    Jumping on the black hose that sounded the bell at the gas station.

                    Burger, fries and a malt at the Wichstand drive in.

                    Candy bars for a nickle, Hostess cupcakes or fruit pies for 13 cents.

                    Cork liner under the bottle cap on the glass bottle of soda.

                    Having to drive all the way from Capistrano to Tustin for McDonalds. (40+ mile round trip)

                    The first corporate fast food place to hit town, and it had a drive thru! (Jack in the Box).

                    Back when KFC was actually good food.

                    TV dinners in aluminum trays.

                    The amazing, expensive, unattainable RadarRange.





                     
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                      EdSails

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                      RE: Baby Boomer Food Website: A Blast From The Past. Sat, 08/19/06 1:55 AM (permalink)
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by enginecapt

                      Don't cook tonight call Chicken Delight.

                      Call Pizza Man, he delivers.

                      Hi folks, Ralph Williams from Ralph Williams Ford in Encino, Triangle, TR on your dial, 21880

                      Robert W. Morgaaaaan, 93 KHJ!

                      TINA DELGADO'S ALIVE, ALIVE!!!

                      11980 East Firestone, DIAL CHEVROLET! badumba dum

                      Air raid siren testing, last Friday of every month at 10am. Very spooky sound.

                      The NIKE Missle sites that once encircled L.A.

                      Bob Crane's morning show on KNX 1070 AM (yes, the Hogan's Heros Bob Crane).

                      Joe Pyne's morning show on KLAC 570 AM.

                      Don Drysdale painfully showing yet another hitter who really owns that strike zone.

                      The sound of the Helms Bakery truck whistle. The smell of the Helms bakery truck.

                      Christmas shopping at Bullocks Wilshire with my Mom.

                      Being taken by my parents to a nice Restaurant Row dinner on La Cienega Blvd, usually Tail 'o the Cock, Bob Dalton's or Sarnez.

                      A hobby horse that was actually made of wood.

                      Gas pumps with that spinning thing behind the little glass dome thing.

                      Jumping on the black hose that sounded the bell at the gas station.

                      Burger, fries and a malt at the Wichstand drive in.

                      Candy bars for a nickle, Hostess cupcakes or fruit pies for 13 cents.

                      Cork liner under the bottle cap on the glass bottle of soda.

                      Having to drive all the way from Capistrano to Tustin for McDonalds. (40+ mile round trip)

                      The first corporate fast food place to hit town, and it had a drive thru! (Jack in the Box).

                      Back when KFC was actually good food.

                      TV dinners in aluminum trays.

                      The amazing, expensive, unattainable RadarRange.








                      And Cal Worthington......and his dog Spot!

                      [

                      Did you ever get to Alan Hales Lobster Barrel on La Cienega?
                       
                      #11
                        AndreaB

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                        RE: Baby Boomer Food Website: A Blast From The Past. Sat, 08/19/06 5:19 AM (permalink)


                        The Charm's sucker that had the commercial where people were seeing who could finish it first, and one always cheated by biting it

                        Freakies cereal

                        Those little things of ice cream that came with a wooden spoon and there was a gumball at the bottom

                        The pirate themed TV dinner for children

                        Burger Queen

                        Big Red in bottles

                        Fruit Stripe gum

                        Those giant chewy sweet tarts

                        Those drills we had to do in school where the alarm went off and we
                        had to go out into the hall and crouch down against the wall with our hands over out heads

                         
                        #12
                          enginecapt

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                          RE: Baby Boomer Food Website: A Blast From The Past. Sat, 08/19/06 2:21 PM (permalink)
                          No Ed, never made it to the Skipper's place. My Mom would have nothing to do with seafood. In fact, my Dad and I had to eat our sardines out in the yard, she wouldn't allow them in her domicile. He let her win that battle, while putting his foot down in the battle over his playing baseball after work in the BofA league. She lost that one. As he used to say, "In marriage, a man has to choose his battles as well as which hill he's gonna die on". Good advice from the old man.
                           
                          #13
                            Zman

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                            RE: Baby Boomer Food Website: A Blast From The Past. Sun, 08/20/06 12:10 AM (permalink)
                            I think there was a "tennis shoe" called Red Ball Jets. (maybe made by Converse)
                            Anyone remember them?

                            Zman
                             
                            #14
                              lleechef

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                              RE: Baby Boomer Food Website: A Blast From The Past. Sun, 08/20/06 2:40 AM (permalink)
                              Wow. We have an old crew here. I don't remember any of that stuff! Zman is still making Jello in his baby blue leisure suit, watching Bonanza and I Love Lucy.
                               
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                                Diner-Lover

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                                RE: Baby Boomer Food Website: A Blast From The Past. Sun, 08/20/06 6:39 AM (permalink)
                                quote:
                                Originally posted by Zman

                                I think there was a "tennis shoe" called Red Ball Jets. (maybe made by Converse)
                                Anyone remember them?

                                Zman

                                Remember them? I wore them!
                                 
                                #16
                                  xannie_01

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                                  RE: Baby Boomer Food Website: A Blast From The Past. Sun, 08/20/06 2:56 PM (permalink)
                                  p.f.flyers were the sneakers that
                                  was supposed to help you run faster
                                  than keds.
                                  safty patrol badges
                                   
                                  #17
                                    jerrstan

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                                    RE: Baby Boomer Food Website: A Blast From The Past. Thu, 05/28/09 11:01 PM (permalink)
                                    I'd say that you people are old, but... I too remember most of the things listed here.
                                     
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