Remember when we spent hot summer nights at the drive-in movies? How did we stand the heat?
The tunes were imbedded on 78s or 45s and you knew exactly what that meant.
Remember when you pulled into a gas station and didn’t even have to get out of the car?
Someone rushed out, pumped your gas, checked your oil and cleaned the windows. I think gas was about 25 cents a gallon.
I fondly remember those days of the 50s and 60s which in retrospect seemed the best of times.
Mother would take me to Lowenstein’s and Goldsmith’s in Memphis to buy my fall wardrobe which usually consisted of pleated skirts, short sleeved sweaters with something we called a “dickie” which was a sort of collar attached to no shirt.
I always loved my new fall saddle oxfords. I wish the fashionistas would bring them back
And here are more all but forgotten pieces of the times of our lives in the old days.
What the heck is this?
3-D glasses were a novelty at the movie theaters.
‘Our first TV looked something like this.
Lordy I wish they would bring back home milk delivery. Ditto for the laundry. You left it at the front door and it would reappear in two days – freshly ironed and on hangers.
Life was so simple then, or was it? I don’t believe we had clothes dryers until the late 60s. Till then, the wash had to be hung on a line out back.
And who could forget the phone booth. I haven’t seen one in years.
Yeah, those were the days, my friend. We thought they would never end. Many thanks to my friend Sandra for reminding me of these slices of life in the 50s and 60s.