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 24, 2012 07:17 PM Jaytee wrote:
Oh, I forgot about Love's Baby Soft----remember wearing that one too! One of my Aunts always had lots of avon colognes and hand creams, I remember thinking those bottles were pretty too.
Love looking in the Vermont Country Store catalog. Has anyone been to the actual store? I have always wanted to buy DH some of that product they call 'Tired Old Ass Cream" lol They must sell a ton of that one for gag gifts!
Feb 24, 2012 07:25 PM MinusTwo wrote:
Haven't been to the store but I have ordered quite a bit from the catalog over the years. Always quality merchandise. I've been wearing nothing but Tangee lipstick again for the last two years. Remember - it looks orange but turns a different color on each person depending on their skin tone.
Feb 24, 2012 07:29 PM Jaytee wrote:
Haven't seen that in years----am going to have to send for a current catalog. What color does it turn on you. I am not much for wearing lipstick-----have never been able to find a good color for me
Feb 24, 2012 07:35 PM MinusTwo wrote:
Jaytee - I'm not much for lipstick either. It turns sort of light rose on me, but I have a friend who gets red. I started using this because whenever I did remember to put on lipstick, it migrated (ran) out into the pursed age lines around my lips (ugh). Tangee doesn't seem to do that, so now I try to remember before I leave for work in the AM and after lunch.
Feb 24, 2012 07:47 PM Jaytee wrote:
I will have to give that one a try. What else have you bought from Vermont General Store? So many things in the catalog remind me of some of the stuff my Dad used to sell in his little variety store.
Feb 25, 2012 12:51 AM KittyGirl2011 wrote:
Oh, we always had Prell in the bottle. Loved the emerald green! How about the tin boxes that saltine crackers came in? Kitty
Feb 25, 2012 08:04 AM Jaytee wrote:
Oh, I do remember that commercial----------Mom always bought Prell------it was a real eye stinger though. Does Vics Vapor Rub qualify as a fragrance we used to wear----sure got that rubbed on us a lot as a kid!
How many times over the years have you thought or said------"Calgon, take me away! "
Feb 25, 2012 09:47 AM Stanzie wrote:
My Mom used to buy me some scent her mom wore now can't remember the name something like Blue Grass??? Anyone ever heard of that?
I so remember the pearl doing down. You can still buy Prell but I'm sure it isn't the same. I used to love love Aquamarine shampoo and conditioner ( always reminded me of the beach- found some once at Big Lots but no more :( and Lemon up shampoo with the lemon on top and then Love's fresh lemon scent - really smelled like fresh lemons.
I remember the hats my Mom wore to church. They were always small and beautiful like a little crescent with a bow and small veil. Very tastful and elegant. She was tall and beautiful and I can still see her in chuch looking so perfect with perfect makeup and her stockings which were real stockings that came folded in a thin box with tissue paper that hooked to a girdle.
Hate how everyone looks so sloppy these days even when "dressed up". But can't imagine people ever going back just cause of the comfort factor. My Dad always wore suits and hats and looked so distinguished.
Feb 25, 2012 10:25 AM elimar wrote:
jaytee, haha, if Vics is a fragrance, then Noxema definitely is one too.
Mentioning the class bottles and containers of those times made me remember that my Grandma took the prettiest decanter bottles (I think they were mostly from booze) and filled them with colored water and put them on the windowsill. I saw these in a few other homes, so I think it was a trend at some point to do this. (Maybe only in the homes where someone emptied those bottles in the first place!)
Feb 25, 2012 06:20 PM Paula66 wrote:
Ok I know Im way off base on this, but after all this is a trip down memory lane, so here goes. Rememeber soap on a rope? I know its more of a dude thing, but the perfume memories made me think of my dad. It was always hanging in the shower downstairs. He always got a bar of it from us for christmas. The funny thing is, its what we always gave him at Christmas. Soap on a rope and a carton of ciggs.
Feb 25, 2012 11:15 PM MinusTwo wrote:
Stanzie: Blue Grass is correct. My mother wore that for awhile.
Jaytee: Vermont Country Store - I've bought old fashioned candy, clam chowder & some other foods, old fashioned toys (anybody remember the Bozo w/sand in the bottom that you punched & it popped right back up?), 3 prong fork & other gadgets, cosmetics, some old fashioned meds & yes the "tired old ass soak', etc. I've been pleased w/everything I've tried over the years except for one item. I returned that and received a prompt refund.
Mar 1, 2012 09:07 AM KittyGirl2011 wrote:
I just read this morning that Davy Jones from the Monkees died today. How sad!
Mar 1, 2012 11:40 PM MizMarie wrote:
I remember watching The Monkees on Saturdays after all the cartoons were over. It was kind of a dumb show, even then. But, after it was over, it was time for American Bandstand - loved that show!
Mar 2, 2012 12:12 PM, edited Mar 2, 2012 12:14 PM by elimar
Meece, sometimes I feel we might have been separated at birth. As a tall girl, I couldn't get past his shortness either. I guess I "liked" Mickey, the drummer, probably because he was goofy, but Davy did shake a mean tambourine! RIP-DJ.
Mar 2, 2012 06:38 PM suzwes wrote:
Davy was my Saturday boyfriend! I loved that show (and I'm short so Davy and I were PERFECT for each other). I also watched American band Stand after the Monkeys. I was so sad to hear he died.
Mar 12, 2012 08:53 AM Meece wrote:
On another thread someone mentioned L'eggs. I loved collecting the eggs from my mother, and it seems it wasn't too long after I was wearing them that the egg stopped. I think they phased it out and used the top of the egg on the cardboard cylinder for awhile.
Mar 12, 2012 09:32 AM, edited Mar 12, 2012 09:35 AM by Marybe
Wow, I didn't even realize the tan M & Ms were a thing of the past. I think I have been an obsessive eater all my life and used to eat my M & Ms according to color....would make little groups that went together....Red and green were my least favorite so they would go first and I would put the tan and brown and maybe throw in a yellow or orange that blended in with them and eat the one color group at a time....I probably should have knows this was indicative of a problem way back then!
I used to love Ambush cologne. My mother wore Blue Grass and also Tigress.....remember thos cardboard cansiters of body powder that came with the perfumes? There was a scent called Joy that she also liked and I think it was expensive because she didn't have a lot of it and I recall my Dad got her some one year for a birthday. How about All my men wear English Leather? Mine did not.....I liked Jade East and Canoe.
I remember Tangee.....it smelled really good. How about Bonnie Bell and Yardley of London Slicker?