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 18, 2012 09:22 AM Meece wrote:
Somewhere I still have a huckleberry Hound plush toy. I am sure he is worse for the wear, his felt hat is probably squished flat. If only I had kept him safely on a shelf instead of in the pile of plush toys on my bed. I had dozens on my bed. I kept a few, and haven't seen them in years.
Feb 18, 2012 09:32 AM Jaytee wrote:Those were fun cartoons, weren't they----------Huckleberry Hound, Auggie doggie and Doggie Daddy, Quickdraw McGraw, Snagglepuss, -----------what were the names of the cat and mouse detectives who always wore the trench coats? and now-------exit-----stage left!
Feb 18, 2012 03:55 PM Jaytee wrote:
Thats it! Now that I think about it Blabber mouse sounds right----did the mouse call him snoops or snoopsy-----snooper is not ringing the bell with me. Was there a different cat called Top Cat? My siblings and I watched way too many cartoons in our day----but they were so much better back then. All time favorite has to be the old Bugs Bunny cartoons-------and you know at Christmas I always did like to see the Mr Magoo Christmas Carol special.
Feb 18, 2012 04:12 PM, edited Feb 18, 2012 04:14 PM by dutchgirl6
I definitely remember Top Cat, I had a couple of books from the show. He was too cool, man.
I agree about Bugs Bunny, they were, and still are, the best. So clever and witty.
Feb 18, 2012 05:19 PM Jaytee wrote:Some of my favorite episodes-----the ones with the witch who every time she ran----all the little bobby pins came out of her hair-----the big hairy monster with Bugs Bunny as the beautician and the innnnnnnnnteresting hairdo---------the frog who could sing and dance except when put in front of an audience----oh, there are too many to name. Many a time when I am out in my garden or flower beds checking for critter damage----I am singing that Elmer Fudd classic------Kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit-------
Feb 19, 2012 11:49 PM Bluebird-Essa wrote:
This was our little Pepe, renamed him Sage
who nneeds a diswasher?
Remember washing dishes at Grandma's, she didn't have running water when I was little, so we used the pump and heated water in the old pewter teapot on stove.
Feb 20, 2012 08:09 AM Marybe wrote:
I have never seen a brown and white skunk....how long did you have him? I had a baby squirrel who was totally hairless when I found him on the sidewalk....named him Socks since I would cut the ends off of socks and wrap him in them. I liked Top Cat....TC....and the little fat one named Bennie. Remember the cartoons from Captain Kangaroo?....Tom Terrific with his Mighty Manfred the Wonder dog. And then there was Crabby Appleton and Isotope Fennie. I forget if Clyde Crashcup and his assistant Barnaby were part of that group or where they came from. And then there were Fractured FariyTales with Evert Evert Horton narrating.....think those were part of the Rocky & Bullwinkle show.
When my sister and I were little, my mother would have someone take us to the movies on Sat. early and they would show something like 100 cartoons....Mr.Magoo was always one of them. That would get us out of her hair for hours!! If you stayed there was always a feature movie that was uaually a Disney film like The Shaggy Dog or sometimes a scary one like House on Haunted Hill. Since it was a matinee it was cheap, but I forget how cheap, 50 cents maybe?
Feb 20, 2012 11:59 AM elimar wrote:
Marybe, the kids in my neighborhood went to the "show" almost every Saturday. I think it was only 25 cents there in the early days because I remember getting 35 cents total, the extra 10 cents for candy. The parents never took us, they dropped us off. Cheap babysitting! Like yours, our "show" had Disney and horror movies, Elvis, James Bond, etc.and they usually showed an older movie first, then a cartoon intermission, then the featured movie. That was before movie ratings, of course, and I saw a lot of movies that would be at least PG-13 WAY before I was 13. They did have an age cut-off sometimes, but I think it was 7 or 10 years old. I remember this because a few times the little brothers and sisters had to stay home. Unfortunately the theater closed around the time I became a teenager. Then it re-opened as an X-rated place. NO, I never went again!
Feb 20, 2012 12:35 PM, edited Feb 20, 2012 12:36 PM by Marybe
I remember two of the movies the babysitter got into trouble for staying and watching A Patch of Blue and David and Lisa. An extra dime for candy would have been a lot then....a box of something,..nonparells (sp?) or Juju fruits , Jr mints or something and some necco waffers or maybe a candy bar. Now the candy and popcorn cost more than the movie!!!
Feb 20, 2012 12:58 PM elimar wrote:
I saw about a million movies with Vincent Price in them, Ghidra the Three Headed Monster, Santa Claus Conquers the Martians, etc. Goobers, Raisinets, Red Hot Dollars, Lemonheads, all 10 cents a box. Jujubes lasted the longest.
Feb 21, 2012 12:41 AM Meece wrote:
I used to be the "Babysitter" who took neighborhood kids to the show. My parents were very strict about movies I saw. I think the first R movie I saw was Escape from Alcatraz.
Feb 21, 2012 09:08 AM Jaytee wrote:
We used to get dropped off at the movies on Saturday afternoons too! Mom was always running late and usually we'd miss the first part of the movie, but you could stay and watch the part you missed. Popcorn came in those red and white striped boxes for 50 or 75 cents and you could get a pop too and still have some money left over. Jujubes, jujifruits, milk duds, sugar babies, -----the candy group aka 'cavity pullers' !
When I was in jr high, I remember the theater was showing some old movies, and a friend and I went and saw the Disney film 'Flubber'. I remember us laughing and laughing------years later when I saw it again I couldnt remember what we found so hysterical. Just a case of the jr high girl giggles, I guess. It does feel so good to laugh like that sometimes----I could use a good belly laugh!
Feb 23, 2012 09:03 AM Jaytee wrote:
Just sitting around thinking this morning----
what is it about the smell of Jergens hand cream that I find so intoxicating--------maybe it just reminds me of my Mom. Missing her lately---she is at the center of so many of my memories...
What were your favorite perfumes or colognes--------I remember wearing Muget de Bois---a pretty lily of the valley scent-------then later Charly or was it spelled Charlie?
Feb 23, 2012 09:33 AM NativeMainer wrote:
Evening in Paris
Feb 23, 2012 05:47 PM MinusTwo wrote:
Native Maine: thanks for the Evening in Paris reminder. I remember riding my bike down to Woolworths to get a fountain soda & buy nailpolish for my Mom for Christmas. I wore Evening in Paris in junior high, then went to L'Air du Temps in late High School. My Mom liked Arpege. My Grandma wore White Shoulders. Many "memory scents" are available at Vermont Country Store but they are pricey. Also I've read that quite a few are not the same "base" so the scents are different.
Feb 23, 2012 11:16 PM Meece wrote:
I was thinking of Jergen's at noon today. My dad was close friends of a Chinese herbalist named Doc Sue. He had his herbs and Chinese medical stuff in the back of his corner market. When I was young, Doc Sue died and my dad was in charge of clearing out the store. We were allowed to go in and pick out a couple of items. I got writing paper and a bottle of Jergen's. I remember my mother picked up waxed paper sandwich bags. Crazy litle memory jogs.