Thread Rating:

EvenBob
EvenBob
Joined: Jul 18, 2010
  • Threads: 417
  • Posts: 22540
July 7th, 2012 at 1:38:30 PM permalink
Quote: buzzpaff

Amazing how many people do not.

I saw it the first time in 1956. And it still exists today. Somethings are timeless. LOL



What are you talking about? We ate margerine in the 50's
and 60's like all right thinking Americans. I never even heard
of Land O Lakes till I was an adult.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
zippyboy
zippyboy
Joined: Jan 19, 2011
  • Threads: 2
  • Posts: 1094
July 7th, 2012 at 4:00:09 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

My first taste of Mexican food was Swanson Mexican TV
dinners in 1960. Every Fri my dad would bring them home with
a loaf of French bread and we loved them. It was a ritual
for years and we really looked forward to Friday nights.


I also ate the aluminum tray TV dinners as a child. Absolutely loved 'em. Still do. At $1 apiece, I stock up on Banquet Mexican and eat 'em for breakfast a few times a week, adding onion, cheese, jalapenos black olives, etc. I think the mexican ones are less fatty and child-centric than the rest of their offerings.
"Poker sure is an easy game to beat if you have the roll to keep rebuying."
buzzpaff
buzzpaff
Joined: Mar 8, 2011
  • Threads: 112
  • Posts: 5328
July 7th, 2012 at 5:04:18 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

What are you talking about? We ate margerine in the 50's
and 60's like all right thinking Americans. I never even heard
of Land O Lakes till I was an adult.



Not my fault you don't know the secret about what's behind the Indian maiden's package of butter.

I only knew because I worked in a grocery store. Was 22 before I bought butter!
WongBo
WongBo
Joined: Feb 3, 2012
  • Threads: 62
  • Posts: 2126
July 7th, 2012 at 5:19:42 PM permalink
what's behind the butter?
In a bet, there is a fool and a thief. - Proverb.
buzzpaff
buzzpaff
Joined: Mar 8, 2011
  • Threads: 112
  • Posts: 5328
July 7th, 2012 at 5:39:36 PM permalink
THANKS Wongbo
rxwine
rxwine
Joined: Feb 28, 2010
  • Threads: 157
  • Posts: 8282
July 7th, 2012 at 5:50:49 PM permalink
Anyone given castor oil? I never got any, but always heard someone did.

I remember watching some TV show where the lady "swallowed her tongue".

I think I worried about that for the next six months. I'm going to swallow my tongue and and choke to death.

Also, hope you don't get polio, or end up in a iron lung. Although the idea of an iron lung was kind of fascinating.
prisoner of gravity
98Clubs
98Clubs
Joined: Jun 3, 2010
  • Threads: 51
  • Posts: 1725
July 7th, 2012 at 6:45:58 PM permalink
There were also Balsa Wood Gliders for 19c, and you could get a bi-plane model for a quarter. The last time I ever saw these the Glider was 49c and the Biplane 69c.
Some people need to reimagine their thinking.
EvenBob
EvenBob
Joined: Jul 18, 2010
  • Threads: 417
  • Posts: 22540
July 7th, 2012 at 7:26:42 PM permalink
Quote: 98Clubs

There were also Balsa Wood Gliders for 19c, .



They were a dime in the 50's, I got them all the time. There
were different tricks you could use to get them to fly better.

Why was the gum that came with baseball cards almost unchewable.
And it tasted like cardboard.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal
rxwine
rxwine
Joined: Feb 28, 2010
  • Threads: 157
  • Posts: 8282
July 7th, 2012 at 7:57:31 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

Why was the gum that came with baseball cards almost unchewable.
And it tasted like cardboard.



It was stiff as a piece of tile. As I recall it didn't last too long either.

Bazooka Joe was my favorite, but mostly because of the comic, not the gum. That gum was fairly hard too.
prisoner of gravity
EvenBob
EvenBob
Joined: Jul 18, 2010
  • Threads: 417
  • Posts: 22540
July 7th, 2012 at 8:00:22 PM permalink
Bubblegum was generally nasty stuff. If it came from a gumball machine
it was better, but not by much.
"It's not enough to succeed, your friends must fail." Gore Vidal

  • Jump to: