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Topic: Middle Aged Memories

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Posted on: Nov 9, 2009 04:18PM

NativeMainer wrote:

Let's see, so far we've reminisced about dittos, drive in theaters, lick-a-stick candy, five-and-dime stores, Donny Osmond, Dark Shadows, what have I missed? 

"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Jul 19, 2017 02:13PM MinusTwo wrote:

I sure hope it's not true that everyone has lost this thread from their 'favorites' list. Maybe everyone is on vacation?

Thanks for the answer Elimar. I never heard that one, but I was pretty much raised in a paper bag.

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Jul 19, 2017 03:29PM TampaBayBucsGirl wrote:

How about Freakies cereal? They always had a collectible "Freakie" creature inside every box. My mom still has one of the magnets that I pulled out of a cereal box on her refrigerator. I must have been around 10 years old when this cereal was on the market. I think they stopped making it a long time ago.

Oh, and I was in love with the Bay City Rollers...LOL!

Dx 9/29/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 10/25/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Targeted Therapy 12/2/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 12/2/2016 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 2/27/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 3/1/2017 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jul 20, 2017 07:39AM elimar wrote:

Freakies cereal? How did I miss that one? I don't remember the figures either.

Well, we are on the 100th PAGE now...where is Native Mainer to celebrate that fact?

Thank you very much, Mr. Peanut! Shall we try for 100 more?

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 20, 2017 07:57AM NativeMainer wrote:

I don't remember the leaving the ciggies in the bar joke. Maybe it was a regional thing?

Are these the Freakies?

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Don't remember these, either. Beginning to wonder what alternate universe I grew up in!


Are these the Bay City Rollers?

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"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Jul 20, 2017 06:54PM - edited Jul 20, 2017 06:55PM by TampaBayBucsGirl

Hi NativeMainer.  You've got both correct. LOL!! I loved that cereal! That was back in the 70's. Really? No one remembers it? Maybe I'm the one who grew up in an alternate universe. Loopy

OMG, I can't believe I was in love with the Bay City Rollers. They don't look so hot in that picture. Especially in those goucho plaid pants. ROTFL!


Dx 9/29/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 10/25/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Targeted Therapy 12/2/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 12/2/2016 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 2/27/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 3/1/2017 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jul 23, 2017 07:05AM TampaBayBucsGirl wrote:

Okay, I have a few more for you. I hope they haven't already been mentioned. I couldn't get through a 100 pages.

How about the Jean Nate after shower splash? It was a big thing back then. I actually saw a bottle of it at our local CVS Pharmacy recently.

Does anyone remember the Hudson Brother's variety show? It was like the Donny & Marie show.

Did anyone watch the Carol Burnett Show? That Tim Conway was a hoot! It was funny to see him and Harvey Korman trying not to laugh at each other.

Dx 9/29/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 10/25/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Targeted Therapy 12/2/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 12/2/2016 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 2/27/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 3/1/2017 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jul 23, 2017 07:35AM NativeMainer wrote:

Oh my heavens, The Carol Burnett Show was HILARIOUS!!!! So many memories from that one.

I do remember Jean Nate:

Image result for jean nate shower gel

Don't remember the Hudson Brothers, but looks like they had fun!

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"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Jul 23, 2017 08:52AM - edited Jul 23, 2017 03:32PM by TampaBayBucsGirl

ROTFL! That is so funny!! Smile

I think the Hudson Brothers were way cuter than the Bay City Rollers. Winking

Dx 9/29/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 10/25/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Targeted Therapy 12/2/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 12/2/2016 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 2/27/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 3/1/2017 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jul 23, 2017 11:50AM elimar wrote:

Oh, my! Look at that little Christie Brinkley. Look at that little Kate Hudson's dad. So young!

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jul 23, 2017 03:33PM TampaBayBucsGirl wrote:

Oh my goodness! I didn't even know that was Christie Brinkley and Bill Hudson. Yes, so very young!

Dx 9/29/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 10/25/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Targeted Therapy 12/2/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 12/2/2016 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 2/27/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 3/1/2017 Whole-breast: Breast
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Jul 30, 2017 02:15PM Loral wrote:

Source: iconosquare.com … MoreSixty's!!!

Oncotype DX 34....When NOTHING is sure, EVERYTHING is possible ,so NEVER, EVER, GIVE UP HOPE!! Dx 9/11/2012, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 10/9/2012 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 12/13/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jul 30, 2017 02:57PM - edited Jul 30, 2017 02:59PM by Michelle_in_cornland

I used St. Ives apricot scrub today, I was preparing for a fake tan. How long has that scrub been around? 1960s??

Live free - Oncotype 14, Take things as they come and you can do it!!! Dx 8/8/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/29/2016 Radiation Therapy 10/6/2016 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 2/14/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Prophylactic ovary removal
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Jul 31, 2017 05:03AM NativeMainer wrote:

Image result for st ives apricot scrub 1960

"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Aug 19, 2017 07:16PM beach2beach wrote:

So cool to see these pics and read the posts. Brings back such memories. Some things still around like licorice whips, swedish fish, the button candy on the paper that you somehow you always wound up eating some paper, bazookas, laffy taffy.... Nothing is a penny anymore but for $1.00 in the 70's I'd go after school and get a whole brown bag full of candy.

Dx 7/28/2017, LCIS/DCIS/ILC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/8/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 9/11/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Oct 11, 2017 10:39AM elimar wrote:

Today I was remembering a game my class had in the first grade. It was called Stadium Checkers. The only place I ever played it was at school. When I looked it up, it was made by Schaper, the makers of Cootie. You all remember Cootie, don't you?

Somehow, more fun than Mr. Potato Head!

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 11, 2017 02:31PM MinusTwo wrote:

Oh I loved the Cootie game. Funny, Mr. Potato Head came to mind before I even finished reading your post. But I agree. Cooties was more fun. I feel very fortunate that my family played games all the time. I could never interest my DH. Good to see you Eli.

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Oct 14, 2017 09:05AM Loral wrote:

This was fun too!!!!

Don't Break the Ice

Don't Break the Ice Game

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Oct 15, 2017 08:42AM NativeMainer wrote:

I remember Don't Break the Ice!


"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Oct 18, 2017 07:22AM elimar wrote:

Tip It.

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Oct 18, 2017 07:31AM elimar wrote:

Your posts made me think of Tip It. Originally, I had been thinking about the many, many permutations of Magic Slate. Always seemed to have one of these around the house as a kid.

The search for a pic of Magic Slate also led me to Magic Window, which came later, cost more, and was quite boring in an unaltered state.

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Oct 18, 2017 04:44PM beach2beach wrote:

We have a auto repair shop that has an attached old time candy store. Between all the candies in the containers you can buy by the piece and make up your own bag of candy, the old games, soda in the old tyme bottles etc. I get a kick going in there when they find some other goodie from way back when and stock it.

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Oct 18, 2017 06:03PM CeliaC wrote:

Does anyone remember playing the card games "Old Maid" (so politically incorrect today) or "Authors? I remember all of the other games, etc. that others have posted.

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Oct 18, 2017 06:19PM - edited Oct 18, 2017 06:19PM by MinusTwo

Oh yes, we played both of those card games. Thanks for the memories of time spent with my long departed parents Celia.

Eli - I thought Magic Slate was always more fun then Etch-A-Sketch too.

Just got my fall Vermont Country Store catalog. I love looking through their old time candies & games & toys. Even some clothes. I treasured a Lanz night gown that was passed down from a cousin when I was in junior high. (disclaimer - I have no ties to the company). I do buy their original TANGEE lipstick that is a different color on each person.

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Oct 19, 2017 06:55AM NativeMainer wrote:

Magic slates are still around, I see them in the stores occasionally.I remember the Magic Window, didn't remember what it was called. I could spend hours playing with that, and another item like it only instead of crystals it had a liquid and changed color from the heat of your finger on the back side. Can't remember the name of that, either.

Beach--WOW, what a store!I could spend a lot of time looking around in there!

Celia--I remember Old Maid, certainly couldn't play that one today!

Minus--I love looking through the Vermont Country Store catalog, too. I've even been in once or twice.Hmm, that might make a nice day trip this fall, see the foliage and rummage through the store.


AHA! I found a pic of the toy that I used to love:

http://i.ebayimg.com/00/s/NTAwWDQ5OQ==/z/EeMAAOxyBjBTVhJd/$_3.JPG?set_id=2

Still no idea what it was called, though. Anyone remember?


"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Oct 19, 2017 04:10PM elimar wrote:

Beach, I could not make out everything in the jars, but that is quite the selection! I got a Turkish Taffy at Cracker Barrel last time.

Celia, I had forgotten about Authors, but I did have that game. (Edgar Allen Poe, Washington Irving, James Fenimore Cooper...)

Native, The name of your toy escapes me too, but I remember it. It was from the "mood ring era." Maybe it will come to me.

MInusTwo, Magic Window was like sand art without the work or the mess (until the inevitable breakage!)

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Oct 19, 2017 05:07PM beach2beach wrote:

I don't remember that toy but googled swirly toy from the 70's and came up with this... Does that sound familiar?

'SPACE FIDGET' RETRO 70's TOY -

The 'Space Fidgit' was also known as a Fidget, Figit and even "Touch me" — they were mostly green when you looked at them straight on, and more reddish/orange at an angle. It had a creamy gel-like material inside, and you could change the colors of the inside gel with pressure and angle changes.



Here's a description from original product packaging:

This unique plastic disc is filled with fascinating liquid crystals. Just a touch on the back causes liquid to flow into a spectacular show of changing hues and patterns.
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These fun toys are made of plastic and filled with thermotropic liquid crystal; the same material found in mood rings. The crystals respond to changes in temperature. The image created would simulate the iridescent colors seen in a puddle of oil:


This 1970's toy was a thin, octagonal hand-held kinetic toy with a clear plastic window over color-changing goo. It looked a little like a drink coaster, and measured about 3-inches across.



The octagon plastic disc filled was with liquid crystals that you would touch for different patterns. Just a touch on the back caused the encased liquid to flow into a spectacular show of changing hues and patterns.



This 'Magic Color Disc' was a 3" Acrylic discs with a pressure and heat sensitive combination of materials that would respond to the touch of your finger with psychedelic colors of red, blue, green, and yellow.


Dx 7/28/2017, LCIS/DCIS/ILC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/8/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy 9/11/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Oct 20, 2017 07:18AM NativeMainer wrote:

YES!! That's the toy! I think we did call it a Space Figit. I loved that thing. And it was from the mood ring era. Wish I could find one now.


"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Nov 21, 2017 06:09PM elimar wrote:

"Anthony...AN-THO-NY!"


https://newengland.com/today/living/new-england-nostalgia/wednesday-is-prince-spaghetti-day/

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 24, 2017 05:31PM MinusTwo wrote:

What a great article Eli. Thanks for posting. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Dec 2, 2017 10:56AM TampaBayBucsGirl wrote:

Does anyone remember watching "Creature Features" on TV? They'd have a "Creature Double Feature" every Saturday. The old horror movies like Dracula, Frankenstein, Creature from the Black Lagoon...

I watched it on WCIX in Miami. I think it aired nationally, but I'm not sure. My dad and I used to watch them every Saturday. Good memories!


Dx 9/29/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Surgery 10/25/2016 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Targeted Therapy 12/2/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 12/2/2016 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 2/27/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy 3/1/2017 Whole-breast: Breast

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