Contributed by Dave Jensen

My entire childhood in one email...


45 rpm spindles

Aluminum Ice cube trays

Roller-skate keys

Cork pop guns

Marlin Perkins

Drive-in Movies

Drive-in restaurants (not THRU)

with Car Hops


Topo Gigio (Ed Sullivan Show)

Washer wringers

The Fuller Brush Man (Red Skelton)

Reel-To-Reel tape recorders


Erector Sets

Lincoln Logs

25 cent a gallon gasoline and you got green stamps

15 cent hamburgers

5 cent packs of baseball cards

Penny candy

Jiffy Pop popcorn

Gum wrapper chains

5 cent Cokes

Chatty Cathy dolls

Flash bulbs

Sky King

Speedy Alka-Seltzer

Cigarettes for Christmas

Falstaff Beer

Burma Shave signs

Brownie camera

TV Test patterns

Old Yeller

Chef Boy-AR-dee

Timmy and Lassie

Ding Dong Avon calling

Brylcreem (a little dab'll do ya').

Aluminum Christmas Trees w/ revolving lights

If you can remember most or all of these, Then you have lived. Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from their 'grown-up' life.

And if some or all of these are unknown to you, I'm so sorry. You missed out on the "good stuff"!

Life was simple and wonderful back then.