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Those Were The Days [top]


Someone asked the other day, "What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?"

"We didn't have fast food when I was growing up," I informed him. "All the food was slow."

"C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?"

"It was a place called 'at home,''' I explained.

"Mom cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it."

By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.

But here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system could have handled it:

Some parents NEVER owned their own house, never wore Levis, never set foot on a golf course, never traveled out of the country or had a credit card.

In their later years they had something called a revolving charge card. The card was good only at Sears Roebuck. Or maybe it was Sears & Roebuck.

Either way, there is no Roebuck anymore. Maybe he died.

My parents never drove me to soccer practice. This was mostly because we never had heard of soccer.

I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed (slow).

We didn't have a television in our house until I was 16. It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at midnight, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God; it came back on the air at about 6 a.m. and there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people.

I was 21 before I tasted my first pizza, it was called 'pizza pie.' When I bit into it, I burned the roof of my mouth and the cheese slid off, swung down, plastered itself against my chin and burned that, too. It's still the best pizza I ever had.

I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone in the house was in the living room and it was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line.

Pizzas were not delivered to our home. But milk was.

All newspapers were delivered by boys, and all boys delivered newspapers; my brother delivered a newspaper, six days a week. It cost 7 cents a paper, of which he got to keep 2 cents. He had to get up at 6 a.m. every morning. On Saturday, he had to collect the 42 cents from his customers. His favorite customers were the ones who gave him 50 cents and told him to keep the change. His least favorite customers were the ones who seemed to never be home on collection day.

Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least they did in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or most anything offensive.

If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren.

Just don't blame me if they bust a gut laughing.

Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?



Technology Firsts [top]

Do you remember when the Internet first started? - 1996 - 2004 - 1994 - 1996 - 1995 - 1995 - 1995


Old Ads [top]

Remember old ads...what a different world it was!























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Remember early TV...








Celebrities [top]


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Some of our all time favorites




Menus [top]

A menu from the you remember Woolworth's?



At the Woolworth Soda Fountain


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Music [top]


Of course we remember the music....

Oldies But Goodies '50s & early '60s Rock & Roll

Timeless snippets of classic Rock & Roll music from the 50's & 60's by The Four Seasons, Richie Valens, The Shangi-Las, Ruby and the Romantics,The Drifters, Brenda Lee, Beach Boys, Jay & The Americans, Everly Brothers, Little Anthony & The Imperials. Clyde MacPhatter, Barbara Harris, Dee Dee Sharp, Connie Francis, Ben E. King, Martha & The Vandellas, The Crests, The Orlons, The Marvalettes, The Shirelles, Chubby Checker, The Temptations, The Diamonds, Paul & Paula, Jan & Dean and many others.



Tribute to the Music of the 60s & 70s, Part 1 of 7

This tribute covers some of the greatest bands of the 1960-70s. Included are Santana, Queen, Boston, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin,The Byrds, Fleetwood Mac, Chicago, Mamas & The Papas, Foreigner, Pink Floyd, Bowie, Styx, Aerosmith, Beach Boys, Abba, The Beatles and many more.


Tribute to the Music of the 60s & 70s, Part 2 of 7

This tribute covers some of the greatest bands of the 1960-70s. Included are Led Zeppelin, The Doors, Pink Floyd, America, Eric Clapton, Barry White, ELO, The Four Seasons, Beach Boys, The Supremes, Moody Blues, Queen, George Harrison, Abba, The Beatles and many more. And a special tribute at the end!


Tribute to the Music of the 60s & 70s, Part 3 of 7

This tribute covers more of the greatest bands of the 1960-70s. Included are The Grass Roots, Donovan, Billy Joel, Elton John, Simon & Garfunkel, Harry Chapin, Neil Diamond, Charlie Daniels, Eric Clapton, Chicago, The Beatles, Steve Miller, Dave Clark 5, Bowie, Boston, Stevie Wonder, The Cars, Doobie Brothers and many more.


Tribute to the Music of the 60s & 70s, Part 4 of 7

This tribute covers more of the greatest bands of the 1960-70s. Included are The Lovin Spoonful, Gordon Lightfoot, Carly Simon, The Beatles, ELO, Marvin Gaye, Rolling Stones, Mamas & The Papas, The Temptations, Paul McCartney & Wings, Bee gees, Foreginer and many more.


Tribute to the Music of the 60s & 70s, Part 5 of 7

This tribute covers more of the greatest bands of the 1960-70s. Included are Jefferson Airplane, Bruce Springsteen, The Association, The Young Rascals, John Lennon, Roy Orbison, Loggins & Messina, The Doors, The Four Topps, Linda Ronstadt, The Kinks, The Eagles, Jimi Hendrix, The Hollies, Joni Mitchell, Steely Dan, The Beatles, and many more.