All Topics → Forum: "Middle Age" 40-60(ish) Years with Breast Cancer → Topic: Middle Aged Memories
Posted on: Nov 9, 2009 06:18 PM
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Feb 5, 2012 01:46 PM elimar wrote:
Were they the ones who had a routine with the toilet paper rolls (or was that Blue Man Group?)
I wish this thread would get revived by more ladies with good memories!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Meece, Know how our moms rarely let us spend money on trendy fad junk? Well, I must have really begged, because I DID get these wigs somehow. They were nothing more than ugly molded plastic. My mom refrained from saying, "I told you so." Lesson learned.
Feb 5, 2012 06:52 PM marlegal wrote:
Ugh, I remember those wigs! hhmmm....memories....let's see. How about the little wax bottles with colored sugar water in them? I think that's when my drinking first started!! And Chinese jump rope, does that even still exist? You never see kids outside playing that. I liked it so much I used to string it up inside the house between a dining room chair and the leg of the coffee table.
Feb 5, 2012 10:37 PM elimar wrote:
marlegal, I know what Chinese jump rope is, but never really got into it.
We could usually find a couple twirlers to do Double Dutch jump rope, with all the rhymes to go with it. I can't remember all of those. One had some words like, "Daddy called the doctor, mama called the nurse, sister called the lady with the big, black purse."
Feb 6, 2012 04:12 PM Stanzie wrote:
I love that Mr. Bubble commercial! Actually so many of the old commercials were actually pretty good and more imaginative than a lot of the ones today. I'm trying to think of.... oh yes I remember we had some kind of fish I believe they were that were made in China back when that was really strange. The fish were filled with water which you put in the freezer and I remember we thought they were so wonderful. Then there was a big recall as the water inside if it leaked was making people really sick and there was this big scare about them. Anyone else recall that?
I so miss all the wonderfully built board games and toys we had and so wish I had saved. I get so disgusted everytime I see what looks to be a fun and interesting toy which I will buy even though I think it is too expnsive then it arrives and it is just cheap plastic and you have to try and assemble it and then it never works properly. If I had only known I would have tried to have saved all my old toys. At least I did save some of my wonderful Steif Stuffed animals.
I still remember our den television which was actually a large piece of furniture in a big cabinet with legs and everything. I also remember the first color television set we got and how amazing that was. I remember seeing Charlie Brown specials, Christmas specials like Rudolph and such and for some reason remember seeing 7 Brides for 7 Brothers if that is the correct name. I think I watched it because Bobby Sherman was in it! LOL! Whew so long ago! Still think all the shows like Leave it to Beaver, Hazel, Father Knows Best, Dick Van Dike, I Love Lucy and such are so much better and more interesting than the awful kid sitcoms they have today. I hate that the parents are either non-existant or just stupid. Ok, this was long .....
Feb 6, 2012 04:59 PM PlantLover wrote:Stanzie - I think you're thinking of Here Comes the Brides. Bobby Sherman played the part of Jeremy and he stuttered. I was in love, lol!
Feb 6, 2012 11:30 PM Paula66 wrote:
Marlegal I loved chinese jumprope! We would do the same thing with the chair.
I remember the hand games we played. I dont really know what to call them. Me and my sissys would play them for hours.
Oh and I remember this song we would sing cause we thought we were being so bad when we said naked ladies. Now that Ive gotten older the song really isnt a nice one at all. But we thought we were such rebels when we sang the part with the naked ladies, lol.
Feb 7, 2012 09:18 AM NativeMainer wrote:
Feb 8, 2012 08:57 AM Meece wrote:
After seeing the pictures of the swim caps...YUK!!! Rememeber how they smelled? And how they would eventually rot? I had to borrow my mother's once and it had yellow flowers with green leaves..I don't think it was worth getting to swim that day.
Feb 9, 2012 03:01 AM Marybe wrote:
I am sure I could not have done a Cat's Cradle, but love Cat Stevens. Does that count for anything? When you talked about board games and how well some of them were made, I recall MouseTrap....that was such a well constructed game and I found it up in the attic several years ago, but alas pieces were missing. I used to like to play Shoots and Ladders and Pick up Sticks and remeber the guy you drew hair on that was made out of lead shavinging or little beads? I think he had a name, but it escapes me. I do still have out etch'a'sketch. I was odd, loved bathing caps, got them to match my bathing suits...but I was only 11 or 12 so what did I know.....had not much of a shape or taste at that age. I had a wig hat and also a Beatle wig.....both were horrible. And then when I was a Sr. in HS. I blew a lot on a long wig which was equally hideous, but I HAD to have it.....a friend reminded me of it a few years ago, how I had cut it myself and ruined it, but it was ugly anyway. I always had thick hair and it just did not fit my head right and looked like a wig. I remember on the Sr.class trip, I singed it in a shop in Williamsburg on a candle.....caused quite a stir when it started to burn. And then when it came time to get a real wig due to chemo.....Ugh, I hate them....they itch and are hot.
I loved Here come the Brides...Jason, Joshua and Jeremy Bolton.....I liked the middle one because I was into blondes. Jeremy like Penny, right?....didn't she move on to some show and then disappear?
You were writing about costumes......I am going to a Mardi Gras party on the 18th and am going as a court type lady from the Game of Thrones era since I need covering up and love those books. My other thought was a monk since my hair is going to be perfect for that in another week, but all the monk costumes were huge and I am not up to sewing something. My mother used to make our costumes (now that woman could sew) and we had some great ones, but I of course always wanted the "store bought" ones. Remember wax lips?.....I loved those things and think I have a pic in them. To this day, I still love pixie sticks and Sweet tarts, and cinnamon balls. Heck, while we are at it MaryJanes, Bit of Honey, BB Bats, Double Bubble and Bazooka Joe.............loved candy, but Daddy was a dentist so we did not see a lot of it, except on Halloween, some at Xmas and on Sat. which was"Candy Day" .
Feb 9, 2012 08:10 AM Stanzie wrote:
Maybe- LOL at didn't see a lot of candy except on holidays and Saturdays!!! Um I think you did have candy!
My Mom also could sew beautifully and made fabulous costumes which I remember winning prizes for but recently have started a puppy class with an old friend who moved away when I was 10. I remember one of her costumes I thought was so cleaver. It was for an ice skating club we belonged to and she came as a Ham Sandwitch. The bread was huge pieces of Foam cut into the shape of bread and painted brown, then she had torn green paper towels stuck on her and she was the Ham inside. I just loved that!
When my kids were little I made a wonderful dragon costume for my son and then later when asked what he wanted to be one year he said a mushroom! That actually came out really cute as well.... then yes they wanted store bought! No fun then..... I don't sew but I can hot glue like crazy!
Feb 9, 2012 08:38 AM Meece wrote:
Loved Cat Stevens who is now Yusuf Islam. My grandfather was deaf and used games and such to relate to children...and adults. He taught me the Cat's cradle. He always had strings in his pocket. he was a wonderful man!
I always made my kids' costumes and many won prizes. Someone told my ex that I should not be allowed to bring my kids to competitons anymore because they "always won". So...I had him take them! Hey, we didn't have to buy bikes for them for several years! They sported costumes such as a red ant, robots, an elephant, and Hickory Dickory Dock.
This year I made my DGS Patch this tiger suit...
Feb 9, 2012 09:38 AM Marybe wrote:
That's it!....all of them....now what was that girl's name...the one Jeremy was sweet on, not Penny...Holly maybe? Penny was Sky King's niece. The guy with the tie was Aaron Stemple, right and I can't remember the blond lady's name....she sort of ran things. Oh, the bluest Skies you've ever seen are in Seattle...........
Meece, That is one cute little tiger.
Stanzie, Oh we had candy, but there was this one period where it was only on Sat. When we got older my father could not enforce it. There was a little grocery catty corner from where we lived, Meercer's and we got a whole quarter to spend,which was a lot of candy then. My friends would all want to spend Friday night with me, not only because we got to watch Twilight Zone and have popcorn on Friday night, but because on Sat. they got a quarter also and went to the store with us. It would take us an hour to pick....so many wonderful things. I think a lot were two for a penny like those cinnamon balls and root beer barrels. And I love those little black licorice wheels that looks like a record with a little red candy in the middle. We each would have a little brown bag and would take it home and dump it out like a miniature trick or treat haul.
I used to post on this thread and forgot how much fun it was.
Remember the eight ball.....Eight ball, oh eight ball, is Bobby going to like me? Am I going to get a new bike?
Feb 9, 2012 10:44 AM, edited Feb 9, 2012 10:52 AM by elimar
I had Wooly Willie, and found one again when my kids were small. Also Magic Slate. The plastic sheet on top, the black wax underneath. They were so cheap, they got wrecked pretty quick. It seemed like I was always getting them as birthday party favors. Speaking of birthday party favors, I was always getting those animals that walked because they were on a string with a little ball that you hung over the table. Got those pop-up animals too. The button underneath loosened their strings and made their legs collapse. (I'll try and find some pictures.)
Mine ... My kids model ...
Looks like the leather ears fell off this one too (just like on mine.)
Feb 9, 2012 10:54 AM Stanzie wrote:
elimar - I know what you are talking about. Here there was this great store called Richards Five and Dime... well it is still here but certainly not a Five and Dime anymore - they carry a lot of old fashioned toys but they really jack up the prices. Wish I could take pictures in the store with my phone but the owners are very strict you have to turn in any bags and some pocketbooks even before being allowed in the store. It is fun to look though.
NM- what is that first game? Is that shoots and ladders? My son would adore that!
Maybre I used to love the little licorice buttons but I never can find them anymore. My sister and I used to walk the little poodle next door for a stick of licorice and we got hooked on it. Of course my Dad loved it as well and his Mom used to send him these big boxes of Nibs which came in yellow and red packages and he would hide them in his closet. Of course my sister and I found them and boy did we get in trouble. Isn't it funny how a lot of candy doesn't taste as good as it did when we were kids. Ok, so maybe that is a good thing!
Feb 9, 2012 12:28 PM Jaytee wrote:
Does anyone remember the Milkshake candy bar? I have craved one of those for years! Had a kind of malted milk nougat center covered in chocolate. The refreshment stand at the pool would sell them frozen. So good! Have looked at sites that sell some of the old candy varieties but havent seen that one.
When I was a kid, my dad had a variety, 5 and 10 type of store. We sold the penny candy. Mom would give us a dime and it could take so long trying to decide what to get. He also had a bulk candy counter and my sisters and I all wanted to help weigh the candy, especially during the holidays. Best of all was when new shipments of candy would come in------ heaven was having a really, really fresh Brach's chocolate covered peanut, raisin or caramel nut patty, right off the truck! He also had bulk nuts in that little display with the light bulbs that kept them warm. Loved, the warm cashews.
I went through a Cat Stevens stage too----think I still have those albums somewhere. Loved the instrumental music-----'-Classical Gas' and 'Love is Blue'----used to give me goosebumps. And I still love Glen Campbells, 'Wichita Lineman'...............that is a great song!
Will have to take some time to read all the posts------such a nice place to take a walk down memory lane!
Feb 9, 2012 04:01 PM PlantLover wrote:
What's not to love about him in that role? I was only 8 or 9 but I just loved him. The role he played was so sweet ... so much the fighter for the underdog. Wow, just watching that takes me back! It's amazing what you can find on YouTube.
Jaytee ... I remember Milkshake candy. I liked crunchy candy better ... MMmmmmm Zagnuts!!! Wow, I hadn't thought about the bulk nut displays with the light bulbs in years. Thanks for the memory!
This is such a fun thread!
Feb 9, 2012 04:55 PM NativeMainer wrote:
That first game is Mousetrap--a game I remember well, you made this incredibly complicated thing that actually caught the mouse piece if you did it all right!