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8 track tape deck for the car. Boy I remember having this in one of my cars!

sears catalog

The Sears & JCPenney catalogs came in the mail and we'd go through them & circle what we wanted for Christmas!

Marlin Perkins ~ Wild Kingdom

Every Sunday night - Good 'ole Marlin Perkins' Wild Kingdom. This was my Mom's favorite TV show.

8 track

Eight-track tapes. We got a new car with an eight track player.

Vintage TV trays

1967 TV Trays - a new invention and everyone had them. These were made so you could eat your TV dinner on your TV tray in front of the TV!

I remember when car radios looked like this!

AM only push button car radio. This used to be the most complex electronics you could get in a car. I spent many happy hours cruising or "parked" while dating listening to our favorite radio stations.

C'est mieux là-bas!

McDonalds and the Golden Arch! Back then my dad would say "let's go to the golden arches," not McDonalds! Their food was much better back then!

Before computers...It was kinda fun going through the card catalog to find your book. And then you got to to see who else had checked it out by the lending card affixed on the inside cover.

library card catalogue ---almost a relic in today's electronic age I loved the Dewey decimal system and considered becoming a librarian when in the grade!


Old cabinet record player. On one side you would keep your LP's and on the other side was a radio. ( my Dad called it his gramophone and called the radio a 'wireless ' )

I miss these....sorry iTunes

records had a large hole in the middle. And you couldn't play your 45 rpm records without those little yellow plastic inserts.

School lunch tray from 1980 looks like prison food | memory lane ...

You know you were an OCD kid if your real goal was to win the ring toss by sorting the colors!

Mr.. Rodgers!

Mr Rogers, part of my childhood! It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, a beautiful day for a neighbor. Won't you be mine?

Infamous ring toss

Waterful Ring Toss Water Game - toy from the (Bing Images). I used to play with this for hours (well, not hours) during long car rides and rainy days at camp when I was couped up inside.

Like a private juke box with music at every booth

Table Jukebox - You chose the tune and put a coin in to hear it. They were at each table in a restaurant/diner. There used to be a restaurant in simcoe that had these.

Duplicator machine

Mimeograph machine - I remember learning how to use one of these! Remember smelling your paper when you got a freshly printed paper? The ink was purple too.