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You know what I miss? I miss shampoo makers only making 3 kinds of shampoo - dry, normal and oily. One company had a different cap cover for each kind. Now you can spend more time at the shampoo isle just looking for your kind than you spend doing all your other shopping and still after reading nearly each and every bottle because your company changed it's packaging you think you found the kind for you - nope, they changed the forumla too and now it is wrong for your hair and you are stuck with a huge bottle you can't use and you are back at the store once again trying to find your shampoo again. Finally you find one and check the scent of it and it nearly makes you puke soooooo try again.

Dorothy - yes and the Painting Gallery Twilight Zone, there were some really creepy paintings in Rod's collection.
And yup, loved the first Star Trek and the Rocky and Bullwinkle - I really liked Fractured Fairytales.
Those too, although they were not a favourite.

BTW watched Man from UNCLE a little while back and although it was a drama show when it first aired in time it has become a comedy. Hubby and I looked at each other and wondered if we had really seen it so seriously and yet now the over-acting was just so funny. Some old shows should never be watched today as it ruins the memories. emoticon

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I remember watching Star Trek when it first came out. On Wednesday in black and white and then running next door to my grandparents on Friday to watch it in colour as they had the first colour tv at the time. I loved the show so much I loved watching it twice each week.
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Do not remember the knife sharpening trucks, but I do remember those sponge hair rollers.

Do you remember Saturday afternoon movie matinees? I lived in Dorval PQ when I was a teen, and Saturday afternoons my friends and I went to the movie theatre - it was always double bills, but older movies.

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I remember The Galloping Gourmet. We loved that show! But he did have a drinking problem.

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it sounds familiar but I don't remember watching that show.

Do you remember when each day was set aside for a particular task - Monday was wash day, Tuesday was ironing day, etc. etc.

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We never had a gas stove but I do remember some people who did light their gas stoves with a match. My hubby uses a match on an odd occasion when he can't seem to get our gas stove to light. I don't remember any curly q elements in the electric stoves.

Do you remember when roller skates got tied onto your regular shoes? I think ice skates were like that too.

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Oh yes I do remember and sometimes they would go out in hair rollers so they covered with a scarf too for that. I remember the days when I had to wear a lace doily on my head when going to church. I was so glad when they changed the rules so that women did not have to have their head covering on for church attendance.

Do you remember Saturday nights as being the night to take a bath, put rollers in your hair, use the nail file and maybe put on nail polish to get ready for church on Sunday?

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Yes. Perhaps needlework is becoming somewhat of a lost art because women are far too busy with other things to do. I'm glad I watched my mom do some stitchery so that I would have a good idea how to do it when I chose to give it a try. I never could catch on to using a crochet hook though, nor do I knit.

Do you remember when there was no such thing as an automatic dishwasher? I have never owned one myself.

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Yes - are there still some old houses that have those skeleton keys?

Remember the days when women were full time homemakers and men went to work full time?
( the nurturers and the providers)

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Yes I remember. Remember the days when one did not have to worry if you never locked your vehicle or your house?

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I've never used starch but I think my mother used to do the starching once in a while. I mostly remember her spraying the clothes to dampen with water before ironing until she had a good steam iron.

Do you remember when no one had to wear seat belts in the vehicles?

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Well, I was just born in the 50s so I don't remember them.

Do you remember getting down on hands and knees to wash the floors? Not too many people do that now a days.

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Never had a coal furnace but I remember hearing about them. We had a wood stove for our heating on the farm, but an electric stove for cooking.

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Remember having to use shoe polish and a cloth to polish your shoes?

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yes I seem to recall the sideburns


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Oh yes, the metronome drove me absolutely crazy. My ears could not quite get the fingers to play the keys right on time. And, I still have a metronome - not one, but two of them. One was inherited from my piano teacher, the other was inherited from a friend who had been a music teacher. I rarely use them but they are nice antique wooden items. One had a broken hook closure so a bobby pin is used to keep it closed and it also has always been off balance so the cover has to sit under one leg while using it in order to keep the beat steady! The second metronome works much better. Nice to have heirlooms I guess.

Did you do step dancing or clogging?

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I don't recall any plastic curtains.

Did your house have an upright piano in it? I still have one, it was my godmother's piano and I still play - it had been remodeled with mirrors. I remember visiting at their house and sitting down to watch my hands in the mirror as I played the keys. emoticon

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I think my mom used to call one of the cameras a "Box" camera. It was square shape like a box.

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Yes I remember black and white photos.

Do you remember the 'instamatic' camera? My mother loved taking pictures with it. or the cameras with a flash bulb?

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Oh yes, those awful permanents that my mom used to put in my hair!

Did you wear pig tails in your hair when you were young?

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I remember them. Didnít wear them myself. But I had a pair of lace up sandals that laced right to my knees - that I wore with my hot pants.

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We had all the Companyís Coming books in the 80s. One of our son collected as many as he could and used them when he was learning to cook. He now does gourmet cooking as hobby, and uses Ottolenghi.

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I think my mother in law has those. Mum and I didnít like to cook so much, hence the Peg Bracken one.

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Five Roses cookbook. I had my own then inherited both my mother's and my mother-in-law's Five Roses. They do wear out after a while when used all the time.

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Yup, my mother had one of those purses with sequences.

And I remember those flip up hair styles. For a little while I had one myself.

Do you remember some of the cookbooks of the time? Our favourite was The I Hate To Cook Cookbook by Peg Bracken, the 50th anniversary edition just came out!

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Yup. I remember those polyester suits. Agree. Glad they are gone.

Do you remember maxi coats? I wore very short skirts but maxi coats in winter, so I was nice and warm. I had an old fur coat donated to me by my aunt. It weighed 10 lbs, but warmest coat I ever had. In Ď68, Ď69 wearing a fur coat was very cool. Not now!

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Yes I think my husband wore some of those pants.

Remember the blue tuxedos from the 70's? My husband wore it for our wedding.

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Oh yes, I remember bell bottom pants. Also hot pants. Also tops that left the midriff bare when I wore the bell bottoms!

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Yes, those seams never worked for my heavy set legs at all!

Do you remember wearing bell bottom pants?

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My mum loved corsets!

And yes, I remember the garter belt with nylons. What a pain.

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I remember those crinolines too.

Do you remember wearing a garter belt to hook your nylons with? I sure had a struggle with that.
How about a corset? (my mom used to wear them)

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I remember doing that as a kid - having three or four crinolines - I think we called it something else - under my Sunday best outfit!

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Lol, I do. Now my husband plays it incessantly on the computer.

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Remember the days when Solitaire was actually played with a deck of cards?

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Snakes and ladders - oh yes! I played it as a kid. We played it with our sons. And I played it with our grandchildren.

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I loved LEGO. But when I was 8 or 9, the boy next door had a mecanno set, and I loved playing with that,

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I remember lots of games bouncing balls off walls. Also skipping.

As for no electronics - I remember one time when we were about 8, being in a friends garage during a thunderstorm, we had heard about lightening being attracted to metal so we took off everything with metal on it and put it at one end of the shed and we huddled at the other. Our pile of metal things included belts (with metal on them) and shoes - metal around the holes for laces to go through.

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Oh yes I remember the rubber balls. We used to bounce them up off the roof of the barn or shed.

Remember when kids just got together and played in a neighbour's back yard - no electronics!

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I donít remember Easter Egg hunts. Although we did do small ones in our home with our sons. And yes I remember crowded churches, every week, not just Easter. But that was when I was a child in Belfast. And after we left in 1964, Northern Ireland descended into 30 years of sectarian violence in the Troubles. Based on the difference between catholic and Protestant - so I have trouble with that, and wonder how much full churches had to do with it. However, true Christians of either kind, would not descend to that kind of violence.

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I never went on an Easter egg hunt but do know of them. We still have one in our town but not during the epidemic.

Do you remember when the churches would be absolutely full - standing room only - for Easter and Christmas?

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MaryBeth I remember the Easter Bonnets. I lived in Belfast then. The really big deal was moving from a bonnet tied with a ribbon under your neck to a hat that sat on top of your head. Iím not sure what age you switched - somewhere between 6 and 9 - but it was a really BIG deal.

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Yes baby dolls and carriages - playing mommy.

Remember all the fancy Easter bonnets that women and girls wore to church?

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I just discovered this thread today. And have just finished reading it all now. What fun!

I grew up in Northern Ireland - came to Canada at 11. But we did get some American tv shows in Belfast. I remember watching Bonanza and the Beverly Hillbillies in Ireland.

Then when we moved to Canada - Ontario at first - that was when I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched started. And My Favourite Martian - that was my favourite show.

Because We moved around a bit, I remember lots of Christmas cards. I still do them - but not as many - because I have people on England and Ireland and Ontario
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I remember those Christmas wreaths made from data cards, also some made with old Christmas cards.

Do you remember getting lots and lots of Christmas cards and sending out lots. Seems like a lost art nowadays.

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I remember those huge rooms with computers in them. And how lots of women had jobs as key punch operators. I also remember all the crafts using used keypunch cards. The one I remember the most is Christmas wreaths for doors made with key punch cards.

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I remember the big machine in high school for data processing. It never interested me so I did not take that course. computers have come a long way since then haven't they. emoticon

Do you remember having a 2:30 pm coffee/tea break with a neighbour - maybe it was 3:00 - after the soap operas were done. For a young mom it was after the kids nap time so the neighbour kids could play together while moms had their visit and coffee/tea.

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I kinda remember the transistor radios. They got replaced with electric ones.

Do you remember 8 tracks and their disc players? Used to listen to those in our vehicles when I was in high school and when dating. I still have some 8 tracks stuffed away in a bin. How about cassette players - I still have one that works.

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Oh yes. My mom used to make me clothes from that kind of material.


Remember doing lots of canning and preserving of vegetables and fruits?

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Oh yes. I think my mom bought a fuller brush vacuum.

Do you remember when girls always wore dresses and skirts to school and to church? Did you wear a uniform in school? I had a uniform jumper in school but I only remember them for a couple of years.

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Yes I remember Jiffy popcorn.

Do you remember having Pen Pals?

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Yes, I remember Checkers. How about Chinese Parcheesi or The Marble Game (Trouble)?


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