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I loved using this. I remember trying to think of things that needed labels. You could buy black, blue and green as well as red and Daddy used it to label the spines of photograph albums.

DYMO Label Makers who was the KING of DIY. I have such fond memories whenever I see a vintage DYMO label.

Tape from toy cap guns. The blissful smell of what?...cordite? I inhaled with glee whenever my brother had a gunfight. In the back garden rather than the OK corral.

Tape from toy cap guns.I remember the smell n tad of smoke. remember hitting them with a rock and would get so scared when they would pop

Whenever you went to buy shoes, the salesperson ALWAYS sat on one of these to fit them on your foot! Don't see this much anymore! Don't even see much of the salesperson.

The shoe salesman sat on this and you put your foot on the front to try on shoes at the shoe store. ~~ "The Talking Tree" Childrens Shoe Store

Proper old Monopoly pieces. I always liked the iron. Not sure why because I am not a devoted ironer!!! But I found it pleasing and there was never an argument for it, unlike for the racing car without which my brother refused to play.

remember when the Monopoly pieces looked like this? - I loved Monopoly when I was a kid :) My brother would ALWAYS win.

Cartridge ink pens which always leaked and blotted your school work and got ink on your clothes

Cartridge ink pen-used all the way through college and beyond. Had an ink stain on my right middle finger. I still prefer to write with real ink and a good pen nib!

Licking the beaters. One of life's little joys.

licking the beaters before we were all afraid of raw eggs. I did this and I have a photo of my daughter licking the beaters too.

Remember this? So familiar. Our exchange was Burgh Heath but I can't remember the number though I still can recite my Granny's and Aunt's numbers from over 50 years ago.

Rotary Dial~ Phone numbers used to be according to letter, e., Lincoln 54321 So the phone number was 545 321 and that's why we originally had letters on our rotary phones.

Before the internet we had Pen Pals. Mine was called Jane Argyle and she lived in Birkenhead. We each went to stay with the other and she lent me my first Georgette Heyer for which I am forever grateful.

Before the internet we had Pen Pals. I had a best friend I used to write to for over 20 yrs; then the internet came & things were never the same. We lost our closeness & then our friendship. Anyone want a pen pal?

Mummy collected these. When the car was stolen she was crosser about the completed books in the glove compartment than about the car! After all the car was insured.

green shield stamps, my first saturday job.working as a runner in the green shield stamp shop!

Under the candlewick bedspread, the paisley patterned eiderdown and the blankets (mine were pink) came these candy striped flannelette sheets ... and they were soft and soothing.

Under the candlewick bedspread, the paisley patterned eiderdown and the blankets (mine were pink) came these candy striped flannelette sheets . and they were soft and soothing.

Crisps were an occasional treat for parties or to take on a picnic. The little blue bag was a large part of the appeal. Once I had a packet with 2 blue bags!

Smiths Salt 'n' Shake Crisps. Another snack that involved some work - kids these days are so lazy expecting their snacks to be pre-salted ;

Fox's glacier mints - Remember this ad so well. Forty years (at least) just disappear.

Fox's glacier mints - My boys granddad was the voice of the Bear!

Blackberry Picking. Granny told us always to pick above "dog leg lifting height!" It still makes me smile.

Beautiful Blackberries ready to pick. I saw this pictures and I was instantly a child again in Nora Rochester's blackberry patch behind Grandma L.

Brownie Guides - Which one were you? I was a Sprite - middle top

Brownie Guides - Which one were you? I was a Pixie. Top left, little green man with pixie hat :)