Do you remember?

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Do you remember?


The great drive-in culture of our era was a unique and fascinating experience, and a very special treat on a Saturday night. I remember my Mom making this huge paper bag full of popcorn to put on the backseat between my legs. I loved watching her salt it, and the grease stains from the butter along with the huge brown stains on the bottom of the sack. I always went in my pajamas. That was the best part of all. Then, when the sun sank down below the rim of the trees and the majestic rectangle of the movie screen, the action commenced.


There was also nothing like the snack bar. Between movies, the snack bar was Grand Central Station. And was it any wonder? They had all sorts of candy, popcorn, ice cream and soft drinks. If you needed it, they had it. If you wanted to check out the girls or boys, go to the snack bar. If you just wanted to get away from your parents- well, snack bar city.












School Days














Everything I need to know, I Learned In Kindergarten 

Most of what I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in Kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain but there in the sandbox at nursery school. These are the things I learned. Share everything. Play fair. Don't hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your mess. Don't take things that aren't yours. Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody. Wash your hands before you eat. Flush. Warm cookies are good for you. Live a balanced life. Learn some and think some. And draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. Take a nap every afternoon. When you go out into the world watch for traffic. Hold hands and stick together. Be aware of wonder.

Remember the little seed in the plastic cup. The roots go down and the plant goes up and nobody really knows how or why. But we are all like that. Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even the little seed in the plastic cup they all die . And remember the book about Dick and Jane and the first word you learned, the biggest word of all: LOOK. Everything you need to know is in there somewhere. The Golden Rule, Love, Basic Sanitation, Ecology, Politics and Sane Living.

Think of what a better world it would be if we all had cookies and milk about 3 o'clock every afternoon and then lay down with our blankets for a nap or if we had a basic policy in our nation and other nations to always put things back where we found them and clean up our own messes. And it is still true no matter how old you are, when you go out into the world it is best to hold hands and stick together. (Robert Fulghum)


First Grade







 Second Grade

Remember the first day of school and your new crayon box? It even had a place to put your name. 







3rd & 4th Grades

Remember when we were encouraged to play Dodge Ball? 









5th Grade

Remember playing board games with your friends? 







6th Grade





It was a well known fact that girls were smarter than boys.  It didn't matter who she was; if she was female, she was smarter.


Girls were well-behaved and paid attention in class. They had good penmanship and raised their hands often. Is it any wonder why guys would have nothing to do with them?


 How about the safe monkey bars at the playground?

 (of course we didn't have to worry about arsenic then did we?)







 Remember Hawaiian Punch?


 What about those school holidays? 




Any of these look familar?





   Wasn't that the best  10¢ you ever spent?






How about those Root Beer floats?











Then of course.........













 More wonderful memories -
















Remember those water gun fights?  





Remember spending hours copying the comics? 




Remember how they made it look so easy, yet ours always came out pointy and straight lines? 




 I am sure at least one of these look familiars. I think my mom still has those blue and white plates.



WOW a TV for only $347.77!! Do you remember UHF/VHF?










Click below to relive those 70's!




When Life was in Black & White.....


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Aug. 15-18 1969 - 40 Years Ago...... 







 Click above for a photo/music compiliation of the last 50 years -


(HINT: Click "Fullscreen" in the upper left)



Whether you are a Billy Joel fan or not, you probably remember his great song, 'We Didn't Start the Fire.'  Here it is, set to pictures...very, very cool. It's a neat flashback through the past half century. I never did know the words. Turn up volume, sit back and enjoy a review of 50 years of history in less than 3 minutes! Thanks toBilly Joel and some guy from the University of Chicago with a lot of spare time.    
The Top left gives you full right lets you pause. Bottom left shows the year. The older you are, the more pictures you will recognize. Anyone over age 65 should remember over 90% of what you see. But it's great for any age.  Take a deep breath (you'll need it) and click on the following link.  



Do you remember Mr. Whipple?


Click on the Wolfman for a flashback Wolfman style...

(click play button, wait briefly..then minimize if you want to listen while multi-tasking...)



Smothers Brothers


Blues Brothers


Who can forget those colorforms?





 Remember how fast you had to dial to be that "First Caller"? Remember party lines with different rings for you and your neighbor?





  Who didn't love Captain Kangaroo?



 Sunday Mornings with Davey & Goliath   





Remember this Dept. Store? - The "Walmart" of the 70's 




What's SPF anyhow?


Wasn't this the stuff that turned you orange?





"Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific" Shampoo -


This stuff couldn't have been that bad, as they still sell it today at only one place - The Vermont Country Store in Weston, VT.












And they thought using a can opener was easy? No twist off caps 


Sorry Ladies, but this one was way too funny! 





Cancer, Yes....But at least No throat irritation 



Wonder how this vegetable would sell today? It's all in a name 




 Cars back in the day 


Although a very contraversal subject this video is part of the past. The pictures might be gruesome to some but the video is well done and has pictures of Kent State today, displaying the monuments for the the students lost