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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

How i loved being a Baby Boomer and life in the most magical era! ... πŸ’“...

Memories flood my mind as i remember life when it was simple compared to today.
If you were alive in the 60's, you might remember some of these things. If not, enjoy the stroll!

Bought postage stamps the other day and a single stamp costs 50 cents... πŸ€”..
I remember filling my little red Volkswagen for $2.10.
When my younger brother and i walked to town, we made sure to take a dime in case we needed to use the phone booth.

I remember crowding in as many girlfriends as we could possibly fit!... 😍 ..
Not to forget those slumber parties Where we never slept a wink LOL!

This was the style when i was in high school--πŸ’„..Plus lots of skirts and sweaters. (Pencil skirts) I made a lot of my own clothes--liked the simple lines.

My mother dressed like this when we went to church. ..πŸ‘ ..Women always wore nylons, heels and hats. ..πŸ‘’..When i was a senior in high school we were able to wear pants to school, but of course no jeans. I remember thinking how vogue stirrup pants were!

Anyone remember collecting those stamps to fill a book? When we filled a book we could redeem For something we thought cool!

Oh yeh! If you had a walkman, you were really cool! lol And as for cameras, i got into photography and started at the age of twelve with a Brownie---the little square box!

More styles and famous stars! ...πŸ‘„

These are just a few highlights--I could go on and on but if you are a Baby boomer, or your parents were, you likely remember those years! I know i do quite fondly! I loved the music of that era and tuning in every day to American Bandstand with Dick Clark! And of course I had my favorite couples!

Have a good day and thanks for stopping by!
P.S. Almost forgot! I got my 1st real job days after I turned 16 and my hourly wage was something like $2.11 per hour! I was thrilled to be working!
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    Wow, love this blog! Blast
    43 days ago
  • no profile photo INCH_BY_INCH
    emoticon emoticon I had so many of those patterns, unfortunately they were added fuel when the quilting studio burned. I enjoyed revisiting all are memories. emoticon
    54 days ago
    This is gorgeous! Love the music from the 60's too! Thanks for sharing!
    55 days ago
    I was born in 1961 so the 60s were my childhood. My sister, being nine years older created many of my 1960s memories...
    55 days ago
  • MAREE1953

    56 days ago
    I remember watching Rocketship 7 with Commander Tom as we in SW Ontario could get the channels from Erie PA and just recently found out that Angel/Booth is the son of Commander Tom. That just blew me away. emoticon
    56 days ago
    Thanks for sharing. Before my time, but yeah. emoticon

    "Memories flood my mind as i remember life when it was simple compared to today."
    * It scares me the possibility that in the 2040s/2050s/2060s, I may write/upload a blog/vlog that involves referring to the 2010s/2020s as being a "much simpler time"

    I though the Walkman was a product of the 1980s.
    56 days ago
    I remember and loved every minute of it plus more. emoticon
    57 days ago
  • THINCPL2004
    I remember those days. One of the things i tell my kids is that we did not have a remote. I was the remote, whenever my Dad wanted to change the channel he would say "Boy get up and change my channel or lower or raise the volume" Ahh the good ole days!!!
    57 days ago
    What Amazing Memories!!
    58 days ago
    We had a great time growing up, a very happy time.
    58 days ago
    You are a bit younger...I made that butterick (most expensive) in crepe pattern for my grad photo. 1st job was $2.05 but my friends were making $1.65 (minimum wage). We collected blue chip stamps in So Cal. emoticon 1971. The way we were.
    59 days ago
  • THOMS1
    Those were the days my friend! They were good days too well most of them. emoticon
    59 days ago
    Lol....Had to laugh...you were born when I was graduating from high school. I thought Baby Boomers were the babies born after 1945 when the men returned.
    59 days ago
    59 days ago
    remember wolfman too. loved that mans voice
    59 days ago
    59 days ago
    So many memories. I went to high school in the early 60's. So much fun, I remember when we got our first TV. It had 3 channels and was black and white. We watched it in the afternoons and on Saturday. Went to Disneyland when it first opened. Wore dresses and skirts in high school and in college. I remember when they first allowed us to wear pants in my last year of college. We had dance parties at home and danced for hours. Made my spending money baby-sitting. Walked everywhere. When in college went to concerts all the time. Had so much fun.
    59 days ago
    Thanks for sharing. I remember it all like it was yesterday. Yes, they were good times. Love the music. My husband and I on road trips, listen to all the oldies. Just listened to a documentary on β€œThe Who” Tommy.

    I Remember the short pencil skirts that were probably 6” or more above the knee. How did I walk home from school in below freezing weather and not get frost bite?πŸ˜‚ I still have some of the Butterick patterns that I used for most of my clothes. Certainly didn’t need much fabric for those short skirts.

    Yep fun to walk down memory lane with my high school sweetheart. We were 14 and 15 when we met in 1967πŸ˜† so shared a lot of fun times in the 60’s.

    59 days ago
  • ELSCO55
    Thanks for the memories
    59 days ago
    Thanks for the memories. I remember all those. I was the person to put the green stamps in the books and I remember looking through the catalogue wish book to see how long I would have to save for what I wanted..
    60 days ago
    Oh wow! I was there. Thanks for the walk down memory lane. I had a Volkswagen and filled for $1.80. My first job in 11th grade I made $150 a month. Wow...I thought that was a lot. I remember going to the malt shop and having a rootbeer float. Those were such good times.

    Have a wonderful rest of the week!


    60 days ago
    Thanks Jan for the lovely emoticon stroll down memory lane. Oh yes those were the good ole days!
    I loved the stirrup pants, I was really skinny then. Sock hops, fun time with friends doing our hair up in the beehive. Having a date to the drive in theatre and then going for a coke afterwards. SIGH!
    Did you ever get sent to the principle's office because your skirt was too short and he made you roll your waist band down so the hem was just below your knee, and then as soon as you left you rolled it back up and before you got home you rolled it back down. My granddaughter just rolled with laughter the first time she heard that story. She said, "Grandma! I can't believe you did that!"
    Such good memories make me feel melancholy. Thanks for giving us something (GOOD) to think about in this time of turmoil.
    Love ya Sis
    60 days ago
  • MOMMY445
    amazing memories.
    60 days ago
  • JUNETTA2002
    So many memories
    60 days ago
    Just read some other comments.. I, too, remember cutting my wool skirts so they would be very short.. Went from fall'67 having to wear skirts to dinner in the dining hall to '68 with miniskirts and peace and love and bell bottoms and anything goes.
    60 days ago
    I was there.
    60 days ago
    I went to college in the late sixties. The 60s decade was by far the best years of my life. Life is still great, but those were the days, my friend.
    60 days ago
    Ah sweet memories! We couldn't wait to be grown-up! emoticon
    60 days ago
  • _CYNDY55_
    Love Your Stroll.................. emoticon .....Thank You so Much............ emoticon
    60 days ago
    I remember all of these! We used to save green stamps all the time. My parents bought lamps, a clock and a few other items to replace worn out items in our home. I was really bummed when I went into the store to redeem mine and they were no longer doing green stamps. I have a Walkman but it's the kind that plays CD's. I'm a slow starter, what can I say!
    61 days ago
  • JERICHO1991
    Great memories. Thanks for sharing. That VW bug probably cost your parents(?) well less than $2,000. I remember tv ads for $1,995 new. The walkman was not until the 80s, I believe. Vinyl records were all we had in the 60s. 8 track tapes in the late 70s, then finally cassette tapes. I had three older sisters that graduated from HS in the 60s, so a lot of my memories are through observing them and my parents. I was a 70s HS and college graduate.
    61 days ago
  • GINA180847
    Being in Canada was a little different but not too much. My first job was $1.98 per hr. and I made tips. I thought I was rich. emoticon
    61 days ago
    I am enthusiastically reading each and every one of your wonderful responses!..πŸ’“..... Thank you all SO much!! ... πŸ€—.....
    61 days ago
    Great strolling with you Jan! I remember it all! LOL
    61 days ago
    Ahhh ... memory lane. My first job was at a TG&Y and I made $1.75.

    The variety store had alllllll kind of things. I remember I had to take a "store test". The manager Mr David would tell me and item and I had to take him straight to it. I got stumped on ... Navel Jelly. Turned out to be rust remover.
    61 days ago
    emoticon I remember most of these things, especially the Green stamps! emoticon
    61 days ago
    Thank you for the stroll of memory lane of the 60's. I remember my brothers, sisters and parents talking so much more about things of that time line. Thank you again.
    61 days ago
    You brought back so many memories for me today.
    When I got my first job I had just graduated high school and
    I was making $1.10 an hour and thought I was rich.

    Thank you for a wonderful walk down memory lane.
    61 days ago
    Your post brought back many fond memories. Thank you.
    61 days ago
    I’m a late boomer, high school in early 70’s so that is what I remember most. The late 60’s and early 70’s were a mixture: flower power, Vietnam, guys with long hair, girls with mini skirts, protests, great music - rock & roll! What a time to grow up!
    61 days ago
  • no profile photo RACHNACH
    61 days ago
    I am at the tail end of the baby boomers, but I did get in on the green stamps, jfk assassination, American bandstand... polyester pants,,, i can remember buying my first pair of jeans... wow!
    61 days ago
  • no profile photo SILVERNANCY
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    61 days ago
  • JILLIAN0216
    I love seeing how much things have changed. It is interesting to me. Thanks for sharing.
    61 days ago
  • JULIEA7201
    The good old days in lots of ways!! Who would have thought then how much you could do from your mobile phone???
    61 days ago
    I remember so much of that but I was a child and it was not yet real to me then I guess
    61 days ago
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    61 days ago
  • MARTHA324
    Wonderful stroll down memory lane!
    If I had $5 in my wallet in the 60's I was rolling in dough.
    Got to college in 1968 with a trunk full of gorgeous clothes including wool skirts my Mom made me and I paid someone to cut them off and hem shorter. Thought my Mom was going to shoot me.

    I collected green stamps in Queens, NY in 1972 and still have at least one bowl and some small bowls from that time. My Mom was an avid collector.

    And who could forget the Beatles!!!!!

    61 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/22/2020 7:36:15 AM
    LOVE that Butterick pattern, and it's my size! I'd wear that today if I were going into the office to work.
    61 days ago
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