Missing the Old Days...

Hosted by Tammy Hall
Group active since Mon, Nov 14, 2011

Sitting around chatting with some friends about how good we had it when we were growing up...sure miss them times as a child...where the parents/grandparents use to have to hollar for us to come in...playing games was chasing each other and the farm animals, hide and seek,riding ponies and walking the country roads barefoot, swimming at the creek, catching crawldads...sure miss Grannys' fresh hoemade biscuits...mmmm. I remember we grandkids would run inside and grab us a biscuit, slap on some homemade apple butter and continue on out the door to play while snatching a sodapop...them were the good ole days.

Donna Graffagnino
Jan 10, 2014

New Group!

Hope you will all join the new group Traditional Foods and Customs You Grew Up With

Tammy Hall
Dec 8, 2011

Busy Bee these days...

I have been researching in order to find for real deals on how to work from home to make a second income being that I am disabled from totally working in the public though I would much rather be out in the public, love being around people, but since my throat cancer and having to still go to the doctor every eight weeks to have my throat stretched open so I can continue to eat normally, it can be a hassle having to ask for time off to do these things so I figure since being at home I could try to find something to do.

Hope everyone is having a truly blessed day...the Lord is good and he waits for us to give love back to Him and show that same love to others may we always remember that giving is much better than recieving...God bless you all.

Tammy Hall
Nov 20, 2011

the old shows....WOW!!!

Speaking of I Love Lucy...remeber the Andy Griffin Show, Leave It to Beaver, Father Knows Best, Hee Haw, Chico and the Man, The Partridge Family, I Dream Of Jeannie, can you imagine if our kids and grandkids had to watch these what be there thoughts would be...LOL

Carol Junkins
Nov 16, 2011

The Good Ole days:

Fast Food

"Hey Dad," one of my kids asked the other day,
"What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?"

"We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,"' I told him.
"All the food was slow."

"C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?"

"It was a place called 'at home,'" I explained. "Grandma cooked
every day and when Grandpa got home from work, we sat down
together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what she
put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it."

By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was
going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him
the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.

But here are some other things I would have told him about my
childhood if I figured his system could have handled it:

Some parents NEVER owned their own house, wore Levis, set foot
on a golf course, traveled out of the country or had a credit
card. In their later years they had something called a revolving
charge card. The card was good only at Sears Roebuck. Or maybe
it was Sears AND Roebuck. Either way, there is no Roebuck
anymore. Maybe he died.

My parents never drove me to soccer practice. This was mostly
because we never had heard of soccer. I had a bicycle that
weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow).

We didn't have a television in our house until I was 11, but
my grandparents had one before that. It was, of course, black
and white, but they bought a piece of colored plastic to cover
the screen. The top third was blue, like the sky, and the bottom
third was green, like grass. The middle third was red. It was
perfect for programs that had scenes of fire trucks riding
across someone's lawn on a sunny day.

Some people had a lens taped to the front of the TV to make the
picture look larger.

I was 13 before I tasted my first pizza, it was called
'pizza pie.' When I bit into it, I burned the roof of my mouth
and the cheese slid off, swung down, plastered itself against my
chin and burned that, too. It's still the best pizza I ever had.

We didn't have a car until I was 15. Before that, the only car
in our family was my grandfather's Ford. He called it a 'machine.'

I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone in the house
was in the living room and it was on a party line. Before you
could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you
didn't know weren't already using the line.

Pizzas were not delivered to our home. But milk was.

All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered
newspapers. I delivered a newspaper, six days a week. It cost 7
cents a paper, of which I got to keep 2 cents. I had to get up at
4 AM every morning. On Saturday, I had to collect the 42 cents
from my customers. My favorite customers were the ones who gave
me 50 cents and told me to keep the change. My least favorite
customers were the ones who seemed to never be home on
collection day.

Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in
the movies. Touching someone else's tongue with yours was called
French kissing and they didn't do that in movies. I don't know
what they did in French movies. French movies were dirty and we
weren't allowed to see them.

If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you
may want to share some of these memories with your children or
grandchildren. Just don't blame me if they bust a gut laughing.

~Old Author Unknown~

Cathy Kulonis
Nov 16, 2011

Hello Tammy!!!

Man o man, I looove your group! It sooo describes how I feel about the past too! Loooove all the cozy old things of yesteryear. I am only 56, smile, but am fascinated by the past, esp the thirties and forties and of course fifties as I was born in 55. Thanks for starting this group! I will post more later. Cathy in MT

Tammy Hall
Nov 14, 2011

Tell me about your memories of the old days...

The best time of my life was living with my Granny and Paw in Virginia in a small town where everyone knew everyone literally. There was only a post office, country store, Church, the school, fire station that were open then there was the railroad tracks that went through the middle of town. Paw use to take me to the grocery store and I would have 50 cents which would get me a small #4 bag full of candy, moonpie, sodapop an a ice cream...sure can't do that now...

My Granny use to make this dish called scalded lettuce...she would take bacon drippings heat it up then cut up some lettuce and fry it till wilted then add alittle buttermilk, salt and pepper...talking about some good stuff...MMMM