I never walked two miles to school nor did I study by candle or oil lamp. The outhouse was long gone by the time I came along, although I do remember people in my neighborhood who still used them. I even remember an older couple who, although they had a truck and a car, often went to town in a wagon pulled by a mule. Do YOU remember
– when milk was in reusable glass bottles with cardboard stoppers and delivered to your door by truck?
– homemade churned icecream was made in a churn turned by hand?
– when cars didn’t come with seatbelts?
– gas was 50 cent or less per gallon?
– soda came in returnable glass bottles instead of plastic?
– soda and beer cans were not aluminum and would rust?
– Chevrolet Vega cars?
– reel-to-reel tape recorders?
– pink ford mustangs?
– drive-in movies?
– John Romain handbags and accessories?
– aluminum Christmas trees with color wheels?
– Top Value and S & H Green Stamps?
– white “go-go” boots?
– when women slept on curlers, even went out into public with them in their hair?
– when your family got their first color tv?
– The Beatles sang “I Want To Hold Your Hand” on the Ed Sullivan show?
– tests in school were printed in purple mimeograph ink?
– when trick or treating was safe for kids?
Ahhhh, the “good old days.” These days so many more conveniences, but life sure was simpler then…