I was inspired by Bazzak’s post yesterday. Posts like that really help close the distance between us. So I who grew up in the 50s and 60s am starting a memory chain here for us. I know North Americans share a lot but there are many things that belong uniquely to each country. Chime in with your memories!
I remember wax lips, little wax bottles filled with sweet syrup, juju bees, dots, Bonimos Turkish taffy, jawbreakers, bubblegum cards, bubblegum cigars and candy cigarettes.
The first sign of spring was kites flying. Roller skates were metal and gripped your shoes by using a key with you hung around your neck. Bicycle safety classes that we completely ignored once they were over using the course to do stunts on our bikes.
to see if we could see them grow legs, picking wildflowers for our moms. Anything we thought might be a valuable edible we brought home to mom to see if she said yes. If a yes was forthcoming we’d go back with sacks and pick a bunch
Snow angels and sculptures. Snow forts and fights
Watching my dad paint Christmas scenes on the inside of our big windows
Homemade cookies, cakes and bread. A mom who was always there when you got out of school. Always eating breakfast and dinner together as a family.
Hats, white gloves and dresses for church
A dad dressed smartly for the office everyday. The fun of spying on the men’s poker club when it met at our house. Spying on your older sister who played Elvis 45’s over and over.
Buster Brown shoes
Ice skating with snow falling. Sledding and running into trees.
Just a few I bet you all have many more!