When we look back in time small things or words can jog our own memories
Memory Posted By: luckycharmI can remmerber in the 60's my Dad got sick and was mentaly ill for a while from when he was in the war and it was Christmas time and mom had two kids to still take care of ,not knowing then but the navy and toys for tots came and gave our Christmas to us and it was alot of stuff not a gift or two we had a alot not know where it came from we were told Santa had gave it to then to bring to us!!! that it has been 45 years now and I know what happen thanks for all you done to make two kids Christmas come true
Posted By MikeReading the article below reminded me of the weekly shopping trips with my mum as a youngster, we would go to the following shops each week in our local town.
Memory Posted By: LaurMy favorite time of the year has always been the fall. I grew up in a small town in Up- State New York in the Appalachian Mountains. The maple trees in autumn are so colorful and mejestic. Of course fall means Halloween-the holiday I love the most. It was simple in the early 60's. Our costumes were store bought for $.69 or we would make our own ( a hobo or ghost). One year, I went as a space man. The custome was silver with an astronauts mask - I was so proud. I will always remember the crunching leaves beneath our feet as we ran from house to house, the pumpkins on the porches and the chill in the air. There was always one house that was haunted or had a mean old witch lived inside. We were scared to go near it in the case we would never return
Memory Posted By: ArtChristmas finished and grandchildren happy, but one interesting thing happened I showed them a few of my toys from childhood in the late 50's and 60's and they spent more time playing with those than the super duper electronic toys they received for Christmas and even asked to take them home. I decided to say no and that they could play with them whenever they came to visit. Below are a couple of the toys they loved My old red Viewmaster with 3 sets of mickey mouse slides I have checked them out on ebay so may get them one for their birthdays, this picture is from the one on ebay I am looking at.
Memory Posted By: Connie WIlsonI cherish the memory of my childhood friends and I running around in a group singing the songs of the 60's in our neighborhood that was like an island to us. Those truly were the good old days.
Memory Posted By: Penguinn43 years ago tonight - My sister's wedding rehersal was on Feb. 25. My dad and I drove to the town where the wedding was to be held. My mother and sister were already there. We drove through 2 high embankments of snow (one on each side of the road) on a curvy Ozark Mountain road to get there. I was glad when we arrived. i wasn't sure we were going to make it.
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Memory Posted By:I had just moved to Winlock from Seattle and I was the first to wear bellbottoms and everyone thought i was weird. But when the storm came it changed me, I Iived in a farm house and i was about 14 at the time and when we were leaving to go to my friends house down the street we saw the roof of our barn fly off and almost kill my mom, sister, brother, dad and me. But when we went to my friends house i left something in my car and i went out to go get it and it was about 110mph winds and it shoved me into the car. And that was the worst thing that happened to me
Memory Posted By: charlieklemI remember my first weekend in my new neighbor hood. My Dad packed us up and moved to South Philly. It was 1966 and I just missed the Beatle concert at JFK stadium ....by a week. I was and still am a Big Beatle fan.That concert was one of their last few. I guess my dad felt bad about it. So he got me some thrill show tickets. This thrill show was for the benefit of kids who lost a parent that was in the police or fire dept.if Iam not mistaking.
Memory Posted By: DebI can remember when my sisters and I were only about 10 years old and we use to ride our bikes around a country block which was at least 10 miles. There were very few cars that would pass us and they were people we knew and waved to. No one ever bothered anyone. Today we can't let our kids walk to the store alone in few that they will be abducted. How sad.
Memory Posted By: DonnaGrowing up in the 60's was very different from today. No microwave ovens, no cable tv, no video games, we had three flavors of ice cream, vanilla chocolate and strawberry.
Memory Posted By: "SIU" SKIPSPRING BREAKS AND MARDI GRAS. THE LATE 60'S MEANT SPRING BREAK AT FT LAUDERDALE BEACH, AND MARDIS GRAS IN NEW ORLEANS. WILD PARTIES, SKINNY DIPPING AND FUN IN THE SUN FOR TWO WEEKS IN FT LAUDERDALE WITH 10 TO 15 KIDS PER ROOM. NEW ORLEANS MEANT NONSTOP THREE OR FOUR DAYS OF DRINKING AND PARTYING IN AND AROUND NEW ORLEANS. GOOD TIMES BEFORE A BAD WAR.
Memory Posted By: LinnieMaybe this is just a Philadelphia thing!! I'm not sure. i remember getting a small ice cup from the milkman. the cup was colored with hot pink and orange dots. the ice inside was either raspberry or orange. delish!!!!! i think they were called squeegies!!! does anyone remember?????
Memory Posted By: BeckettMany memories for me are triggered by scent. One of the strongest is the scent of hyacinths. The beautiful bright perfume takes me right back to my Polish grandmother's house, my babci, on Easter Sunday.
Comment From catey I agree! scents can really bring you back. I love your story about your polish grandmother and the hyacinths. It's really wonderful that you remember her every year on April 1st.<
Comment From Anonymous The Helms Bakery truck....theres an aroma I will never forget-hot fresh donuts and breads. Those back doors being thrown open and the scent wafting over me...buying a package of 5 colored gumballs for a nickel while Mom made her selection.
Memory Posted By: AnonI remember when life was so much slower and everybody did not spend their whole life running and forgetting to take the time to watch the flowers grow ,
Memory Posted By: SteveAfter reading the last strange but true from I thought I would add my own strange but true memory. I spent my teenage years living in a village in England called Portchester which has a castle dating back to the 12th century , a number of the old walls still exist together with the main courtyard . This was a favourite haunt for teenage boys to take girls to and try to scare the p???? off them now many times this worked very well we would tell them all about the lady who walked the walls at night with no head. But one night it backfired big time as I was pointing out where she would appear and telling the ghostly tales when the ghost with a white glow walked across the top of the wall and even walked across the part of the wall that no longer existed , I do not know who was more scared ME or the girl I was with !!!! I never did use that place to take girls again and was always slightly scared to go there at night The Webmaster
Memory Posted By: AnonLike many young children when we visited my grandparents we were told to be on our best behaviour as in those times my parents favourit quote was "Children Should Be Seen and Not Heard". My grandad died before I was born but my grandma was sweet and kind, as a young boy I couldn't understand how my grandma was so small and it wasn't till many years later in my life I understood that some older people got shorter as they got older. I do remember when we went to my grandmas she would make some of the most wonderful cakes I had ever tasted and she was always trying to fatten my brother and I up, we never complained.
Comment From Nick I had forgotten how short my own grandma was until I read this and it bought it flooding back , Also how kind and gentle she was and how much I miss her 20 years later
Memory Posted By: ColinIt's funny what you remember, I can still remember my first girlfriend and first kiss, her name was Wendy and I was 13 years old.
Memory Posted By: GradyThe 60s I can remember when Coke was 10 cents a bottle. We used to walk to the corner store and with 25 cents we would buy cokes, bubblegum, candy, all kinds of stuff! I can remember when TV was just going color, and we used to walk anywhere we wanted in safety. I can remember leaving things outside like bikes (my dad would leave the keys in the car alot) and no one would mess with them. Anyone remember the commericials for "lock your car, take your keys"? That was the beginning of the end.
Memory Posted By: Not TellingI was 12 when I took my mother’s Ford Fairlane. There were 4 of us and we all piled in and laughed. Key was always in the ignition so started her up and she purred into life. I grinned, cradled the gear shift knob in my right hand, used both feet to tap the brakes and accelerator together and we lurched forward. “Here we go, !” We all squealed! and she stalled. “Do it again!” my friends screamed , so started up again once again feet on both brake and accelerator and shoved the gear shift into the PRNDL position. lots of Noise and Smoke. and going nowhere.
Memory Posted By: MickAs I was reading the memory on old fashioned vendors it reminded me of my childhood I Think I was about 12 at the time, on a Saturday and Sunday I would get up at 5.00 AM to help our local milkman delivering the milk , it was an electric milk float and in those days nearly everybody had milk delivered and it was all in Milk Bottles , I was trying to remember the different Types Gold Top, Ordinary, Something in a strange different shaped bottle ( I think it was Skimmed ) but unsure. How things change it would be highly unusual for people to drink Gold Top today as what it meant was had a very high cream content.
Memory Posted By: JewelI was next to the youngest of five children and a twin. My twin is my brother Johnny. I was in the fourth grade when my mother had a nervous breakdown and was admitted to the state hospital. Our lives changed quite drastically because of this, but one constant in our lives was our dad.
Memory Posted By: Gerald HodginsIn rural Ontario, coal oil lamps where still in use because hydro wasn't available in some locals yet. The telephone party-line system was the norm. Many farmers still used horses for farm machinery. Milk was held in the cattle water trough before the bulk milk truck picked up the canned milk each day
Comment from steve said. It just blows me away I was a city kid and I thought the whole of the western world had full electricity just goes to show how different things were even in ( supposed civilised countries )
Memory Posted By: Maria GuastellaComing of age in the 60's, a time of innocense and naivety. Even the tv shows were silly and sweet - I Dream of Jeannie, Bewitched and Dick Van Dyke. The only thing to fear back then were the nuns that ran the Catholic schools. Apparently no one made them aware of proper disciplinary procedures! The bad girls back then were the ones who dared to wear their uniforms above the knee - such rebels! What could be better than listening to the Beatles on your transistor radio when your mom picked you up from school in her VW bug? It was most definitely the best of times.
Memory Posted By: Thomas T. BongiornoIt was a time of innocents and pure exhilaration, of first kisses, last dances, sidewalk struts and side ways glances. On any summer night kids and carsroamed State Street in perfect confusion. there was no fear and all things cool were there mixed in that wonderous night air. You need only to be there to embrace it. It was hard to explain that impetuous feeling that drew us like a moth to a flame. And, anyway we could figure all that out later. Right now there's cars to race, girls to chase and the Beach Boys to set the mood
Comment from Anonymous said. Loved your posting - you must be a writer.........you express your prose so eloquently! Maria
Memory Posted By: AnonI remember the day Martin Luther King got shot.It changed my life forever. Me being a little black boy at the time,and he fighting for my rights made me feel a little safe even though my life was in danger everyday.Then he died and I thought it was over,but thank god he had such an amazing influence on so many people that we was ok after all.It was a good thing he had a dream because without it we wouldnt be where we are today
Memory Posted By: daveI was a sophomore at a Dallas high school when President Kennedy was assassinated. Many people in Dallas were conservative and hated Kennedy. I remember hearing about a news advertisement in one of the Dallas newspapers, stating Kennedy was "wanted," like a common criminal. I liked Kennedy. As my mother drove me to school, we listened on the radio as reporters discussed how the Dallas police were covering bridges and over passes in case of any attempts on Kennedy's life. I remarked to my mother how terrible it would be if Kennedy were killed in Dallas. Some of my friends skipped school to go downtown to see the parade.
Memory Posted By: Stones FanI was 16 years old and visiting a friend in Toronto, when his mother announced that she'd bought two tickets for us to see the Rolling Stones in concert at the fabled Maple Leaf Gardens. We could hardly believe our good Fortune. Sure, the Beatles were everyone's favourite, but the Stones were bluesier and dirtier, and had been arrested for urinating on the wall of a British gas station. That had to mean something.
Memory Posted By: JayWhen I look back to my years in college and think of how I looked ( Long Hair Beatnik Style ) and the time spent on anti war demos, I wonder how I finished my degree.
Memory Posted By: KiethI was reading about the Queen giving the Members Of The Beatles the "Members of the Order of the British Empire" medal in 1965 which reminded me of my parents comments at the time . I was 15 so The Beatles and their music was everything to me . When my parents saw The Beatles being given the MBE their comment was " What Is The World Coming To" when 4 scruffy idiots are given the MBE by the Queen Of England. I of course thought they deserved it and still do today but I suppose that is the Generation Gap