Do You Remember When...

Two Men ReminiscingMr. 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 fun to reminisce.

Do You Remember When...

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, Mom and Dad were sorry they gave it to me. Such a racket!

Welcome to Grandma's Nostalgia Fun

Gathering at the Record StoreRemember When It Was so Hip to Hang Out in the Record Store
(PD Source: Calling All Girls Magazine - Oct. 1945)

Do you remember when times seemed simpler and more enjoyable? Whether it's the 70s, 60s, or 50s, or earlier still, you'll find LOTS of fun nostalgia here.

Click Here to read the timeless memories shared by visitors to this site.

Be sure to see "When the Circus Came to Town" below. Read the wonderful visitor comments by Victoria B. Cristiani Rossi whose family owned and performed in the world-famous Cristiani Circus.

Do you remember your high school Latin? — Erat abhinc viginti annos hodie, Centurio Piper catervam canere docuit.

Translation: "It was twenty years ago today, Sergeant Pepper taught the band to play."

Are You a Part-Time Writer?

Simplex Typewriter circa 1955
Vintage Reel-To-Reel Tape RecorderReel-to-Reel Recorder

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, or a special event in your life, while including with an interesting photo or two.

We would love to hear from you.

For instance, I recall growing up in the 1950s. The older girls at school wore saddle shoes, and the boys wore Ivy League pants with thin black and grey stripes. And remember those white buck shoes that were so hard to keep clean.

What do you remember?

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Memories Shared by Others

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Many Wonderful Memories 
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 …

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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1950s Doll House Furniture1950s Doll House Furniture - How Styles Have Changed
(PD Source: Dell Comics 1953)

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