Do You Remember When

Remember WhenMr. Hardcastle Remembers the Good Old Days
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Do you remember when the Good Old Days weren't all that, ahem, old? If you're anything like me, you're probably wondering how the years could have passed by so fast. It's almost like a blur!

"I love everything that's old: old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine," says Mr. Hardcastle in Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer. Ah, yes... I am sure that Hardcastle speaks for many of us. It's always fun to reminisce.

Do You Remember When...

Classic 45 RPM Record PlayerYou Spun 45 RPM Records with Huge Center Holes
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  • Your milk came in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers with a layer of cream on top of the milk.

  • Your powdered laundry detergent came with free towels, dishes, or glasses hid inside the box.

  • Calories were never counted in desserts, and cream and butter were healthy ingredients.

  • Tinkertoys®, hectograph copies, ringer washing machines, peashooters, Sunday drives with the family, and soft drink cartons.

  • You got Orange Crush® in a brown-glass bottle out of a big cooler filled with water and floating blocks of ice.

  • A family picnic meant spreading a blanket at the side of a country road and enjoying homemade sandwiches, icicle pickles, and thick slices of fresh-baked apple pie.

  • You got big ice cream cones for 10 cents with real cream and three flavors to choose from: vanilla, strawberry, and chocolate.

  • And who could ever forget the classic toy commercials? Sit back, watch the YouTube video below, and enjoy some timeless memories:

I especially remember watching the Slinky commercial. I could hardly wait to get one and watch it walk down the stairs! Afterwards, I think my parents were sorry they gave it to me. Such a racket!

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Remember the Record StoreIt Was So Hip to Hang Out in the Record Store
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Do you remember when times seemed simpler and more fun? Whether it's 70s, 60s, or 50s nostalgia, or earlier still, you'll find LOTS of fun reading here.

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Would you write for us? Share your own childhood memories and nostalgia with others who visit this page. Maybe you could tell us about your first car. Do you still have photos of it to share?

Or, tell us about a favorite vacation you once enjoyed as a child. Maybe you have an interesting photo or two that you could submit with your article.

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For instance, I recall growing up in the 1950s, and the girls all wanting poodle skirts and saddle shoes, and the boys wore Ivy League pants with those thin black and grey stripes and white buck shoes. Those white bucks were sure a challenge to keep clean!

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Old Fashioned Candy Store 
Do you have fond remembrances of glass candy jars and nostalgic candy from childhood? I know I do. Whenever I see or taste old fashioned candies, it takes …

Shopping At The 5 & 10 - When Sheets Had Hems 
I remember buying bed sheets at the G. C. Murphy (5 & 10) store. We could buy various colors, but they were all "flat," not "fitted." They all had wide …

The Simplex Typewriter 
Does anyone remember the Simplex Typewriter? It was around 1956 that I relentlessly badgered my parents to give me one for Christmas. It is mostly made …

Orange Drinking Spouts 
I remember when I was a kid (I'm 42) you could take an orange and roll it and mush it around and put this drinking spout into the orange and drink fresh …

When the Circus Came to Town 
While rummaging around in my basement the other day, I came across my old "King Bros. - Cristiani Circus Magazine" containing the official program for …

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I remember collecting pop bottles for money and visiting our neighborhood candy store. You could get so much candy for a few bottles. I can remember yummy …

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