Things you remember that today's youth will never know.

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mar52
Sirloin
2011/10/29 20:31:30
Slots in medicine cabinets for those disposable blades!  (Borrowed from the other thread)
 
Those typewriter erasers with the wheel and brush.
 
 
 
 
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/10/30 01:42:18
Black & White TV.
Ice Boxes with real Ice to cool them!
Non-Plastic Outhouses!
Kodak Box Camera's.
Leaded Gasoline at 29.9 cents!
Nickel Candy Bars.
Mimeograph Machines
Rotary Dial Telephones.
Phone numbers that started with letters - BR549!
Long Neck Glass Milk Bottles with paper caps.
Mail Man Bags.
Party Lines
5 cent Saturday Matinee's in black and white starring Lash Larue, Hopalong Cassidy, Rocketman and the Lone Ranger plus others.
Beer in tin cans with no pull tabs.
Girls with their cardigans on backwards - Buttoned up the back for easy access!
Cloth Diapers
Washing machines with wringers on the back of them.
Crystal Radio sets wired to Bed Springs for better reception.
Raleigh Cigarettes with coupons.
Vacutex Blackhead remover and White Cloverine Brand Salve ads in Comic Books! 
 
post edited by Foodbme - 2011/10/30 02:04:31
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/10/30 01:48:42
Phone booths
Those tiny US Mailboxes that used to be on phone poles.
Pay bathrooms
rollerskates with metal wheels
ChrisOC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/10/30 06:54:28
Having to walk over to the TV to change the channel
Having to memorize your friends phone numbers
DawnT
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/10/30 08:06:00
TVs and Radios having to warm up and then fiddling with the horizontal and vertical hold controls a couple of times until it stabilized the picture. Vacuum tubes glowing inside. What the "dial" or the U meant on a tv. Conelrad/CD triangle markings on the radio dial. Radios that took "A" & "B" batteries before the transistor sets.
 
That smelly stuff that you coated a Poloroid B&W picture with.
 
The Dr's office experience with white enamled trays, cabinets full of scary instruments, White coats on Dr's and starched white uniforms on nurses complete with the hat...reflector on a headband. Getting your throat painted with an idodine swab for a sore throat. Getting a shot with a very dull needle that's been sterilized thousands of times on the end of a glass syringe.
 
That thing hanging behind the bathroom door that was supposed to cure everything.
 
Sanitary belts
 
Lawn Darts
 
Shortwave radios
 
Unsealed food and medicines without nutriton facts
 
8 tracks, open reels, and shellac 78rpm records
 
The sound of the changer mechanism on your record player.
 
Cigarette vending machines.
 
Theater's having an organist playing b4 the movie started.
 
Cans of food stamped with the price in blue ink and the amount individually keyed into the register.
 
Paregoric sold in little bottles on the shelves.
 
Waking up on saturday mornings to watch cartoons and go out to play at noon just in time to hear the air raid sirens
 
Duck and Cover while were at it.
 
Do they still make canvas notebooks? Do students actually practice cursive anymore?
 
Changing the ribbon on a manual typewriter
 
Carbon paper
 
Buying carbide in a can at the hardware store for a lamp
 
Console tv/stereos
 
Stores and places w/o air conditioning and places that have it advertising the fact they do
 
Wooden phone booths inside public places and an old Bell logo outside the place advertising the availability of a pay phone.
 
The sound of a teletype machine, selectric typewriter/printer, or daisy wheel printer
 
 
 
 
 
 
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/10/30 13:00:00
Politeness.
easydoesit
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/10/30 13:37:59
Re Dawn's comment about vacuum tubes.  Every hardware store used to have "tube testers" where you could check if yours was still alive or dead just by plugging them in, and they were free.  In my dad's TV & Radio repair business, I, at ten years old, was the Chief Tester, meaning I was the one who carried the box a half mile to the store, and plugged each one in.
 
Re Dawn's comment about TV's and radios and their controls -- don't forget your brother, standing outside and slowly turning the TV antenna until you get the best picture you can -- "Little more, Johhny.  Little more...little more...that's it!   Stop.  Oh, darn, too far, back one twist!" 
 
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/10/30 14:27:17
Fill 'er up with Ethyl
 
Full service that was really full service
 
A remote that clicks... (I still call it the clicker someties)
 
The phone in your home didn't belong to you
 
Vacuum bags are becoming a thing of the past.
 
 
BelleReve
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/10/30 16:55:18
making covers for our school books using brown paper bags
 
milk not only being delivered to your house, but in glass bottles
 
5 and dime stores where a lot of items actually sold for 5 and 10 cents  
 
Mar52's roller skates with metal wheels, and a skate key you needed to keep them on 
 
Early drink vending machines required some physical effort,  where you opened the case, and pulled the drink out of it's socket, or in the case of those old cooler types, you slid the bottle along those two metal bars 
ChrisOC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/10/30 17:31:18
Cigarette machines.....I saw one a few months ago in a liquor store.  First one I had seen in years.  The price- $10.00
BackAlleyBurger
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/10/30 20:11:28
having to put a penny or dime on the record player arm to keep it from skipping 
 
blowing into an atari cartridge to get it to work
 
red pistachio's for bar munchies, hell, bar munchies themselves
 
actually having to do maintenance on your car (setting points/adjusting carbs)
 
going through the full service lane while on a date to make it a special event spending 5 bucks for a half tank of gas
 
pay phone hacking
 
the hiss and pop of playing a record album
 
the cool as hell power meter on the front of your new pioneer cassette player in your car 
 
a song cut in half and started again on the next track of an 8 track player
pizzamaker
Junior Burger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/10/30 21:29:19
Milkman coming to your home, with milk that had real cream on top.
Having to wear dresses or skirts to school.  No jeans or pants allowed.  
Reel to reel tape recorders, that you could splice the tapes.
Always shopped downtown, no Malls or Super Stores
Getting our first TV (black and white) with hardly any channels
The Dentists drill that really sounded nasty, and really smelled when grinding out a cavity.
Garter belts to hold up nylons.
When Elvis on TV first couldn’t be seen swiveling his hips.
Board oiled floors at school.
Inkwells at school.
Teachers were able to spank children.
phatphil
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/10/30 22:03:40
installing and setting points in a car ( ignition points and condensor )
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/10/31 00:41:39
LIghting the pilot on your stove
 
The choke in a car
 
Pumping the gas pedal to get it started
 
window wings in the front windows of cars
 
 
 
 
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/10/31 03:04:54
Soft Drinks only available in Glass Bottles.
Civil Defense Outposts for spotting planes.
Air Raid Drills
Waffle Irons that you heated on the stove.
Wood Burning Kitchen Stoves.
The Fuller Brush Man.
Telegrams and Telegram Delivery Boys.
Ticker Tape machines.
Computer punch cards.
After market White Walls for your tires.
Carbide Cannons
Web strap seats in Airplanes.
100% wooden snow and water skis.
Pressure Cookers that actually blew up.
Transistor Radios.
UHF TV's
Leather Football Helmets.
Round, oil filled Road Construction Lamps
 
cosmo64
Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/10/31 08:29:06
29 cent pack of cigarettes with a penny change taped on the pack out of a vending machine.
Paper gallon milk cartons
4 cents for 1st class postage
vacuum tube TV's that had to warm up
penny candy
watching man step on moon for 1st time live
post edited by cosmo64 - 2011/10/31 08:31:37
BelleReve
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/10/31 16:43:42
viewmasters - I remember a slide in particular of a dinosaur diorama that I  thought was cool
 
Drive Ins - though there are a few left 
 
TV test patterns - indicating shows were off the air
kland01s
Filet Mignon
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/10/31 17:16:35
I live in an area that we still can get milk delivery in a glass bottle!
 
As a note to the demise of typewriters, I spent many years working as a computer technician for my local community college. I had a student intern working with me once when we were in a office that still used a typewriter because certain State forms HAD to be done that way. My intern commented about "that typey thingee"  when he heard the click click of a keyboard.
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/10/31 17:19:05
Everything that happened before last year!
ChrisOC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/10/31 19:24:52
Pulling into a gas station and asking for "three dollars worth"  Then having the attendant wash your windshield, check your oil, your radiator and your battery water.
ChrisOC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/10/31 19:29:45
Sadly, being able to travel the city (Philadelphia in my case) at anytime of the day or night on the buses, trolleys and subway, without fear for your personal safety.
mayor al
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/10/31 20:36:49
Church Keys for can openers (before pop-tops or pull-tabs)
 
Horse meat in the meat markets glass case
 
Waiting for the radio (and tv) to warm up before you could hear/see anything
 
C-Rations at army surplus stores 
 
Fluid Drive (Chrysler products)
 
Bobcat pins, Wolf, Bear, and Lion badges (Cub Scouts BSA)
AIR EXPLORERS BSA
 
Junior Drivers Licenses (age 14 in Indiana for many years)
 
Watching airburst Atomic Bombs in Nevada from 100 miles away
 
 
 
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/10/31 21:51:53
Watching as they filed two-by-two into the ark.
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/01 08:58:37
BackAlleyBurger

the hiss and pop of playing a record album


Vinyl's actually experiencing a bit of a resurgence right now...I wouldn't write it off just yet.
 
Brad
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/02 04:31:34
Oiling Dirt Roads to keep the dust down
Covering counters in retail stores with sheets at closing time.
Sears Catalogs
Pup Tents made out of Waterproofed Canvas.
Marching from one Cemetary to another on Memorial Day in our scout uniforms. (Now Veterans Day for those who don't remember)
Running boards on cars.
Having to swim naked in the YMCA Indoor Pool. No suits allowed.
The Railway Express Agency. (Had my fireworks shipped in on the REA)
Carling Black Label - 50 cents a quart.
Curb feelers on cars.
Buster Brown Shoes and Radio Commercials. "Hi, I'm Buster Brown - I live in a Shoe!"
White Bucks
Madras Shirts
Coming home after school to watch American Bandstand with Dick Clark and learn the latest dance moves. (In B&W)
Inner Tubes in Tires
Hitchiking was safe and people picked you up
People stopped to help people with car trouble
Cars were 100% metal!
Fireworks were legal most everywhere.
Storm Windows had to be put up and taken down.
People didn't lock their doors.
Bicycles only had 1 gear.
No Bicycle Helmets.
No Seatbelts or car seats.
Women wore hats & gloves to Church.
No Car Air Conditioning or House AC.
ALL Nuns wore Habits!
ALL Nuns carried rulers as standard equipment!
Every School Principal had a paddle.
Many homes had Coal Chutes & Bins and coal furnaces
Schools provided school supplies and sporting equipment.
Football Helmets had no facemasks. Baseball players wore no helmets.
Golf shoes had metal spikes.
Flight Attendants no longer wear hot pants and boots
post edited by Foodbme - 2011/11/02 05:48:31
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/02 14:08:37
Girls had to wear swimming caps when in a pool, but boys didn't.
 
hitchhiking
 
busses that were connected to overhead wires. 
ChrisOC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/02 18:35:16
mar52 
busses that were connected to overhead wires. 

I Philly we called those "Trackless Trolleys"
Extreme Glow
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/02 21:01:03
This group sounds old.
 
Running around town looking for discarded soda bottles to get the three cent deposit. For you youngsters out there, glass soda bottles were washed and reused.
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/02 21:21:45
paper dolls
 
Do they still make those balsa wood gliders, Jacks, Tiddly Winks, Pick up Sticks?
 
 
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/02 22:16:55
mar52

paper dolls

Do they still make those balsa wood gliders, Jacks, Tiddly Winks, Pick up Sticks?



 
You'll have to ask JoeRogo where he gets his paper dolls, but while they are harder and harder to find each year, the balsa wood planes are still around.  http://www.guillow.com/
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/02 23:30:38
Cool!  Thank you, Mr. Bad.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/03 03:33:29
mar52
paper dolls
Do they still make those balsa wood gliders, Jacks, Tiddly Winks, Pick up Sticks?

Don't know about paper dolls but have seen the others. Usually in specialty toy stores.
TooPhat
Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/03 03:59:22
Metal ice cube trays that you had to pull the handle on to release the cubes.
Dippity Do and those wire mesh curlers.
Shorthand.
Saddle shoes and knee socks.
In grade school, starting a savings account through the school. Brought your money in every Monday, put in it a little envelope with the amount, usually a quarter, was sent for deposit at the bank. Was so exciting when you got your passbook!
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/03 04:28:53
Poodle Skirts
Walking single file from the classroom to the boys room and back. (May still do that)?
FriedTater
Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/03 09:54:29
Selling GRIT newspapers every Sat. morning in front of the post office.
Buying a couple of sacks of Spudnuts for a quarter each and going door to door selling for 30 or 35 cents.
And yes, a bank account at school. Forgot about that one.
wanderingjew
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/03 10:10:11
Looking at all this stuff, I'm about as wide eyed as my coworkers are when I try to describe members only jackets, walkmans, capezzio shoes and new wave, in addition, to them John Lennon has always been dead and the first president they remember seeing on TV is either Daddy Bush or Clinton and I must be really old if Nixon is the first president I remember seeing on TV.
 
ChrisOC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/03 12:38:08
When I was a kid we didn't have a TV to see President Truman
kland01s
Filet Mignon
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/03 13:08:28
I did see Truman on my family's first TV. It was a giant cabinet with a 10" or so tube. Grainy black and white. Saw Queen Elizabeth's coronation on TV too. 
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/03 14:43:31
wanderingjew
Looking at all this stuff, I'm about as wide eyed as my coworkers are when I try to describe members only jackets, walkmans, capezzio shoes and new wave, in addition, to them John Lennon has always been dead and the first president they remember seeing on TV is either Daddy Bush or Clinton and I must be really old if Nixon is the first president I remember seeing on TV.

What? I still have my Members Only Jacket and still wear it! It's out of date? Really?
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/03 15:06:30
Foodbme
 What? I still have my Members Only Jacket and still wear it! It's out of date? Really?

 
Not in New Jersey!
Ort. Carlton.
Filet Mignon
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/04 00:22:49
Dearfolk,
   I remember seeing The Allman Brothers for FREE in Piedmont Park in Atlanta and only being marginally impressed.
   What's wrong with me, anyway?
      Wholeheartedly And Truckingly, Ort.
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/04 00:37:39
TooPhat: 
In grade school, starting a savings account through the school. Brought your money in every Monday, put in it a little envelope with the amount, usually a quarter, was sent for deposit at the bank. Was so exciting when you got your passbook!

 
TooPhat, was it a little manila envelope with a string that went around the two round things to close it?
 
Individual paper wrapped servings of ice cream that were square and you put them onto cones. 
TooPhat
Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/04 03:56:49
Mar, Yes that was the the envelope we used!
jeepster4
Junior Burger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/04 22:58:49
Waiting on Harry  or Bess Truman  at the Kroger Store in Independence, Mo.
Owning a Mustang convertible in April of 1964 and having everyone think it was some kind of new Ferrari (prancing horse emblem). 
post edited by jeepster4 - 2011/11/04 23:00:41
jeepster4
Junior Burger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/04 23:13:00
Eating at Bryant's old Barbeque when it was located around the corner from the KC Blues stadium and Arthur was working for Charlie. That was in the day when the Yankee's had the three best teams in baseball and one of them played as th KC Blues.
pnwchef
Filet Mignon
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/05 09:37:06
Mar, in a Bikini ...................Not that I would know, or ever saw..........
post edited by PNWCHEF - 2011/11/05 11:55:53
ces1948
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/05 10:50:09
Someone mentioned cloth diapers. I just read a story about a lady out west making a success out of running a diaper service.
ces1948
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/05 10:50:10
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post edited by ces1948 - 2011/11/06 09:16:28
claracamille
Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/06 08:15:30
Cleaning poopy diapers in the toilet!
Stockings & garter belts.  My husband really misses them- that skin above the stockings, very sexy.
Slide rules.
Crinolines under your skirt.
Wearing your Easter clothes to school on the Monday after Easter.
Slow dances.
Elvis
Louis
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/07 09:03:50
Comic books for 10 (and later 12) cents.
carlton pierre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/09 16:34:36
The Berlin Wall
DawnT
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/09 18:18:37
Howard Cosell
Authur Godfrey
Cora & Mr.Whipple. Shining examples of anti-free market capitalism
"Strangers" that always wear raincoats and hats, have candy, and want to show you a baby puppy.
Commies,Reds,and Ruskies that hiding everywhere except nobody ever seen one or Emmanuel Goldstein.
Condoms that were supposed only to be used to prevent diseases such as poli or smallpox.
Polio and Smallpox
Schmoos
Top opening satchels
greasy kid stuff in boy's hair
pre-'65 Catholic Church interiors b4 the desanctification order.
spinsters
tobacco advertisments
Toys that ran on imagination
Models that were made from tissue paper and balsa instead of plastic.
Gas powered motors for the above that you started with your finger and a glow plug clip
Fold out chemistry sets that had a lot of emphasis on exothermic reactions and basement pyrotechnics
Mattel thingmaker sets with plastic goop
Toys that could burn,shock,amputate,cut,explode,or otherwise challenge medical or homeowner's insurance without specifically suggesting their use under adult supervision.
screw in fuses that could retain pennies
storing all of your soap ends in jars under the kitchen sink
Sweets,candies,sugar,and confections before they promoted "tooth decay" and only spoiled your appetite
Going out to play in "play clothes"unsupervised
Parents dumping their kids off in the toy section and going about their business shopping.
Pharmacists working usually at the end of the pharmacy raised several feet above floor level in white smocks surrounded with apocothary jars filled with colored water. The rest of the store's products were referred to as "sundries" and paid for at separtate registers.
 
 
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/09 18:40:47
DawnT
Howard Cosell
Authur Godfrey
Cora & Mr.Whipple. Shining examples of anti-free market capitalism
"Strangers" that always wear raincoats and hats, have candy, and want to show you a baby puppy.
Commies,Reds,and Ruskies that hiding everywhere except nobody ever seen one or Emmanuel Goldstein.
Condoms that were supposed only to be used to prevent diseases such as poli or smallpox.
Polio and Smallpox
Schmoos
Top opening satchels
greasy kid stuff in boy's hair
pre-'65 Catholic Church interiors b4 the desanctification order.
spinsters
tobacco advertisments
Toys that ran on imagination
Models that were made from tissue paper and balsa instead of plastic.
Gas powered motors for the above that you started with your finger and a glow plug clip
Fold out chemistry sets that had a lot of emphasis on exothermic reactions and basement pyrotechnics
Mattel thingmaker sets with plastic goop
Toys that could burn,shock,amputate,cut,explode,or otherwise challenge medical or homeowner's insurance without specifically suggesting their use under adult supervision.
screw in fuses that could retain pennies
storing all of your soap ends in jars under the kitchen sink
Sweets,candies,sugar,and confections before they promoted "tooth decay" and only spoiled your appetite
Going out to play in "play clothes"unsupervised
Parents dumping their kids off in the toy section and going about their business shopping.
Pharmacists working usually at the end of the pharmacy raised several feet above floor level in white smocks surrounded with apocothary jars filled with colored water. The rest of the store's products were referred to as "sundries" and paid for at separtate registers.

We STILL save soap ends under the sink! My bride puts them in a cloth bag and uses them in the shower!
ChrisOC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/09 19:22:56
Record stores had a listning booth so you could listen to a record before you bought it.
45 rpm records with those big spindle holes.
Glenn1234
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/09 19:43:18
 
True story :  ....
 
Yesterday, I had to go to the dentist to get a tooth repaired.   The dentst now has a new, young  assistant who I never met before.  I would guess that she is in her low 20's.   I pre-warned her that I am a little claustrophobic, and don't like to use that mouth prop or have too much cotton junk stuffed in my mouth.  So far, so good.  She understood.   
 I went on and explained that I'm really okay with the dentistry part;  I just don't like stuff interferring with my airway...which gives me a sensation of suffocating.    Anyway, I told here I'm not clasutrophobinc about things like standing in a phone booth.
She said, "A what?''.  She had no idea what a phone booth was!     Now that I think about it, pay phones were still pretty common even 10 years ago, but the remaining ones were usually mounted on a wall, and not in a free standing booth. 
So, wow!  .. Some 20-somethings don't know what a phone booth is!
 
Glenn
 
 
ChrisOC
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/09 19:49:34
I remember when phone booths were made of wood, had a seat, and one switch for a light and one for a fan.
carlton pierre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/10 07:39:34
Wow!  there are some really old, old farts on here.
DawnT
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/10 12:54:47
Sego
Figurines
Tab in the original off-round and bumpy bottle
Hollywood Cola & Hollywood Bread
Sweeta
Sacchrine tablets that used to look like what we know today as sublingual Nitroglycerine Tablets
The Dietetic Foods section of about 35 products
 
Non-Dietetic:
Milkshake powders in funky packages that came with a free shaker and the refills cost more then the shaker into package.
Great Shake
Quick Shake
 
Carnation Instant Breakfasts
Didn'they even suggested mixing them in a blender with a raw egg and milk for a deluxe breakfast at one point?
Tang as astronaut juice
 
Gas stations sold "White Gas" for things that required unleaded gas w/o additives.
The racks of recycled motor oil in those bottles with a snoot in front of the station that were ready the moment the attendent fueiling your car told you you're a quart low.
 
Purse hooks on the ends of tables
wrapped cubes of sugar instead of packets, but the granulated sugar dispenser bottle was on the table too.
 
Police/fire call boxes on most telephone poles since beat cops didn't have walkie talkies
Post Office Mail Boxes were drab green, so were the trucks. Every couple of blocks there was a second mail box without a chute that was used for storage. Mailmen drove bikes with a triangular kickstand.
Your newsaper never knew a plastic bag and was held together with a rubber band.
Mustard Plasters.
Oil of wintergreen with a hot towel.
Milk cartons were coated with wax that a kid could make a mess scratching off.
 
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/10 14:22:15
Kerosene camping lanterns with the delicate mantles
Wood camping cots
A hand written letter
DawnT
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Re:Things you remember that today's youth will never know. 2011/11/10 15:04:20
What I Was thinking of Marlene. Most of our camping stuff was early 60's. Old style oiled heavy canvas, and the original coleman stove that were built very heavy,not cheap,stamped metal. Same with the Thermos brand lantern that used a heavy porclean finish. We also had a carbide lamp that you could still buy the cans of  "rocks" for it. The stove and lantern were pre-naptha era and labeled "White Gas Only".So was our power lawnmower that had the old style round blades like the push mowers b4 the flat blade ones became common. Threw out all this stuff that had been hanging up in the rafters during the 90's at my parents. It's hard to believe how heavy this stuff was built. There were still packaged mantles that were never used. Also  yellowed, wooden cots with heavily rusted articulating joints.
Just remembered when most all the wheelchairs were wood too.
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