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Topic: Middle Aged Memories

Forum: "Middle Age" 40-60(ish) Years Old With Breast Cancer —

Meet others in this age-range who share similar life issues.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2009 10:18AM

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 3/14/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/28/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/9/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/4/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/24/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/14/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/20/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Oct 5, 2020 06:49AM - edited Oct 5, 2020 06:51AM by MinusTwo

How about Archie & Veronica? 1946 - 2011

We weren't allowed to go out & play on Sundays. I do remember spreading the Sunday comics all over the floor in the den. And what fun to "make" copies of the pictures when Silly Putty came along.

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Oct 5, 2020 09:24AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

I remember the one and only Bean Bag chair I had as a kid. It lasted for about a year until I took a running leap into it and split the side and everything came flying out! My mom was so mad at the mess it made.

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Oct 5, 2020 09:16PM NativeMainer wrote:

Great review of Hi and Lois!


"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 3/14/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/28/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/9/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/4/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/24/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/14/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/20/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Oct 5, 2020 11:50PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

My mom giving me hair cuts with a bowl over my head so she could make it come out even. I finally put an end to it when I finished 4th grade.

Remember the electronic game Simon? My sister went through 4 of them! And how impossible it was to solve the Rubik’s Cube? I used to take the stickers off my sister’s very carefully and put them in the right places. She used to get so mad about finding it after my “fixes”.


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Oct 6, 2020 09:24PM NativeMainer wrote:

LOL!!!


"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 3/14/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/28/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/9/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/4/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/24/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/14/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/20/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Oct 7, 2020 01:51AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

I was totally evil as a kid!

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Oct 7, 2020 04:25AM MinusTwo wrote:

I know I'm older than most of you, but here are some memories.

I was the only girl in my neighborhood full of little boys. Even though I was a bit older, they always made me be the Indian when we played cowboys. I finally convinced my Mother to buy me a cap pistol so I could be "equal".

We're talking early 1950s here when we only had a radio - no TV. And we listened to The Lone Ranger, Sgt Preston of the Yukon, Fibber McGee & Molly, Burns & Allen, Roy Rogers.

When I was sick & missed school, my Mother would make homemade clay with flour & salt & water - years before PlayDoh. I'd listen to Our Miss Brooks and My Little Margie and play with my paper dolls

When my Grandparents came to visit, their favorite was the Guy Lombardo show. And of course after we finally got a TV - Lawrence Welk. Remember those little Lennon Sisters?

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Oct 9, 2020 01:48AM NativeMainer wrote:

I remember theLawrence Welk show, it was a weekend staple in my house when I was growing up. The Lennon Sisters, Norma Zimmer, Cissy and Bobby. That show had an elegance that other variety/music shows didn't.

"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 3/14/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/28/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/9/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/4/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/24/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/14/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/20/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Oct 9, 2020 08:10AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

My step-grandma introducing me to Shakespeare. Se started me off with Romeo and Juliet. Ever since then, I love reading his works.

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Oct 9, 2020 10:48AM TectonicShift wrote:

Who remembers SRA? You know, with the colors?



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Oct 9, 2020 11:25PM NativeMainer wrote:

I do remember SRA! Never knew what the colors meant, though.

And I love reading Shakespeare, and seeing the plays acted.


"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 3/14/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/28/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/9/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/4/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/24/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/14/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/20/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Oct 17, 2020 03:22AM MinusTwo wrote:

I was astounded at the creation date of some of our foods. My Mother always made the green beans with mushroom soup casserole for Thanksgiving, but I would never have guessed 1934,

Campbell's Mushroom Soup - 1934; Tater Tots - 1953; Pop Tarts & Spaghettios - 1965; Cool Whip - 1966; the Crock-Pot - 1971; Famous Amos cookies - 1975; Lean Cuisine - 1981.

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Oct 17, 2020 08:54PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Every Thursday on my local morning news they show a commercial from the past that are suggested by viewers. Some remember and others are before my time.

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Oct 17, 2020 11:13PM NativeMainer wrote:

Good heavens, some of those are older than I am!

"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 3/14/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/28/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/9/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/4/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/24/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/14/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/20/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Oct 17, 2020 11:17PM cm2020 wrote:

I haven't read through the entire thread so I am sorry if this has been mentioned, but I remember (70s) riding my bike with my friends while we all pretended to smoke our candy cigarettes.

Also, at Christmas, my mother always had that super hard "ribbon candy".

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Oct 18, 2020 01:10AM SoulShine1969 wrote:

I remember candy cigarettes! There were the hard candy kind with the red “ember” tip, and the bubblegum kind in the paper. I liked the bubblegum kind because you could blow a puff of “smoke” from the powder between the gum and the paper.

I also remember ribbon candy. My grandmother always had a ceramic Christmas candy dish filled with pretty ribbon candy. It was always stuck together and had to be chiseled apart with a tool. She could have just put the whole candy dish with the candy away at the end of the season and brought it back out every Christmas because it was nearly impossible to pry any off the dish.

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Oct 18, 2020 02:43AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

I remember helping my mom bake and make candy for Christmas. My mother would make me prep the cookie sheets for her peanut brittle and gather the ingredients for her other recipes.

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Oct 18, 2020 10:09AM - edited Oct 18, 2020 10:10AM by MinusTwo

My Dad loved that ribbon candy, and you're right SoulShine. It was impossible to separate.

Yup NM, I've revealed myself as definitely "older". I wasn't here in 1936 but thought the Campbell's soup beginnings were too interesting to skip.

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Oct 18, 2020 10:16AM - edited Oct 18, 2020 10:17AM by cm2020

SoulShine1969.......OMG! You are so right about the ribbon candy! When I was writing my post I thought about that but had no clue how to describe and also wondered if it was just ours. Good to know it wasn't. I laughed at your grandmother could just have brought out the same dish of it every year. I don't remember anyone ever actually eating it at my house either and now I wonder if my mom did that. You were cool with your "cigarettes"! I never thought of doing that to look like smoke.

These are such great old memories. I need to go through and read the entire thread.

Here's another one........sitting by the radio for hours and hours just hoping to hear your favorite song played. Then, grabbing the cassette recorder and recording it off the radio as it played. Of course, maybe that was just me!

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Oct 18, 2020 10:41AM Cowgirl13 wrote:

I remember going to the movies for 10 cents and popcorn was 5 cents!

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Oct 18, 2020 10:27PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

CM, I did that too!

Covering your school books in brown paper bags.

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Oct 19, 2020 03:11AM NativeMainer wrote:

SoulShine--I remember recording songs off the radio onto a cassette recorder, and theme songs to favorite TV shows, too!

Mommyof2--I remember covering school books, too. If your family was well off, the kids got "boughten" book covers. The rest of us used brown paper grocery bags.

I still like Ribbon Candy, breaking it up is part of the fun! Hard to find now a days, though. My Mom used to put out a bowl of mixed nuts in the shell with a couple of nutcrackers at Christmas. One year she did put the bowl back up on the top shelf of the cupboard without emptying it first. When she pulled it down the next year there were more nuts from the acorn tree outside the house in the bowl along with other rodent "evidence". She was MORTIFIED!



"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 3/14/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/28/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/9/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/4/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/24/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/14/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/20/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Oct 19, 2020 06:01AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Native, I had no choice. My mom was very frugal. Plus it was nice to customize it the way I liked to do it.

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Oct 19, 2020 07:07AM MinusTwo wrote:

Yup - I had brown grocery bag book covers.

You can still buy old time candies like the ribbon at Vermont Country Store. Fun to look at all the old things. One is a Lanz nightgown. Oh how I wanted one of those, but too expensive.

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Oct 19, 2020 09:39AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

I love Vermont Country Store. I get the Old Goat pain reliever for my arthritis.

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Oct 19, 2020 12:40PM Micmel wrote:

Betty Crocker Baker Oven. Electronic Simon says....pop rocks ....the electric company show Saturday ....the game of life.....Sergio valente jeans...moccasins that lace up. Care Bears.....round metal disc sleds (dangerous) ..man hunt in the neighborhood.....Truth or dare.... Bugs bunny...fog horn leg horn.....too many to remember! Good times though.

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Oct 19, 2020 09:17PM M0mmyof2 wrote:

I loved the last day in elementary school. It was always a half day!

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Oct 20, 2020 07:57AM MinusTwo wrote:

Mommy - I have looked at that "old goat" pain reliever several times but never ordered. Does it work?

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Oct 20, 2020 08:32AM WC3 wrote:

Speaking of Campbell's soup, just a little interesting tidbit I learned a while back:

Apparently Campbell's Chicken Noodle soup was originally marketed as Campbell's Noodle Soup with Chicken, and didn't sell well until a radio broadcaster slipped up and called it Chicken Noodle soup and people began buying the soup in droves to find out just what a chicken noodle was. Or so goes the story.

A lot of household name American food products have interesting histories. Corn Flakes began from a messed up batch of wheat biscuits during the sanitarium movement.

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Oct 20, 2020 08:39AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Minus, it works for me.

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