repinning 'cause it's true. Monkey Bars -If you fell, you hit ten steel bars before you landed. It's a wonder we made it out of the 50's alive.

In the playground and school yard. monkey bars: Where you really learned to hold on. We called this the Jungle Gym.the monkey bars were the straight ones in a row where you had to traverse from one side to the other with your hands.

Candlewick bedspreads

Chenille Bedspreads - does anyone else remember being on your grandma's bed and picking one tiny bit of fuzzy stuff at a time out of these soft blankets? My poor grandma!

Using clear nail polish to stop the runs in your stockings

Using clear nail polish to stop the runs in your hose. If there was time, we'd hold the pantyhose out & blow to dry the polish. No time? just let the polish stick to our legs till later.

1977 - Elvis Presley dies

1977 - Elvis Presley died and yes, I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing when I heard the news.

VIew Master - I Loved this toy

A kid could get lost in the story the viewfinder slides tell. There were no sounds but I often could picture how it was and how it would feel like going with my favorite cartoons on an adventure. The Viewmaster

stockings in a box

Nylon stockings in a box - I forgot this! Not pantyhose - these were thigh high and you needed garters and girdles (or a garter belt, but I hated how they felt).

Textings got nothing on shorthand!

I'd love to re-learn how to write shorthand. :-) It's would be a way to send almost-secret messages, since no one can read it nowadays. Texting got nothing on shorthand! I loved writing shorthand, forgotten everything I knew.

Mr. Ed

Mister Ed (TV Series Love the talking horse. But I love horses anyway.

We slept on these!

Curling your hair, style. Remember the plastic brush rollers with picks to hold them on place? After washing hair, you would roll it around the curlers. And to think we slept in those things!

Wooden clothes horse, turned sideways covered in a blanket made an indoor tent!

Wooden clothes horse, turned sideways covered in a blanket made an indoor tent! Also a great thing to trap fingers!

I had one of these when I was young and used it to take the ingredients to school for cookery lessons...problem was the dinner plates just wouldn't fit into it, come to think of it not much else would either.... plus, they were really awkward to carry once full! Still had to have one though!

VINTAGE Gondola Shopping Basket 1960s

VINTAGE Gondola Shopping Basket 1960 s. Used by the Girls after cookery class.

I remember when the trains had corridors before entering the carriage. Sitting in the compartments with, maybe, six or eight passengers to a compartment and the luggage stored overhead.

Corridor trains - going from Dublin to Cork. So enjoyed any train trip to Cork

The vacuum that everybody had

vintage hoover vacuum cleaner with light at the front to show up the dirt. There were paper dust bags that fitted inside the cloth bag and were replaced when the dust bag got "swollen".

School satchel, leather! - mine was exactly like this

vintage brown satchel from cambridge satchel company. *swoon* (IDEAL for my teaching job which starts in two weeks!

Great picture of The Queen with her Corgis after her Jubilee celebration (picture by Alison Jackson) #followmrsqueen Faked by Alison Jackson using lookalikes

Great picture of The Queen with her Corgis after her Jubilee celebration (picture by Alison Jackson) Guess Royal Corgis eat at the table - and dig those fabulous dishes!

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