Je me souviens II

26 April, 2014
Rat Fink

Here comes the Nostalgia Train again. I was feeling particularly melancholy last night, pining for things I can never have (my childhood, a chance to live in the south of France for a year, a simpler life), and I happened on some great memories. I figure some of you might have some stories or memories too, so I thought I’d post some pictures and get the fond recollections going. :-)

Many a lunch -- even into my adulthood -- featured this delicacy.

Many a lunch — even into my adulthood — featured this delicacy.

I hated these! They set my teeth on edge. I have trouble even looking at them. *shudder*

I hated these! They set my teeth on edge. I have trouble even looking at them. *shudder*

Open the door, grab the bottle.

Open the door, grab the bottle.

If you wanted one, you didn't admit it. :-)

If you wanted one, you didn’t admit it. :-)

We rarely got pop to drink, and even less often were allowed to drink from the bottle, but on the rare occasion...heavenly.

We were rarely permitted to drink pop, and even less often allowed to drink from the bottle, but on the rare occasion…heavenly.

Yep, we had one.

Yep, we had one.

Every single night of our childhood, 365 days a year. Make the iced tea, and put ice in the glasses.

Every single night of our childhood, 365 days a year. Make the iced tea, and put ice in the glasses. Then fill the ice trays so you could do it all again tomorrow night.

Every bathroom in our house had one.

Every bathroom in our house had one.

Mother had one that sat on a sleigh-shaped candy dish.

Mother had one that sat on a sleigh-shaped candy dish.

Mother & Dad drank their coffee out of these every morning.

The parents drank their coffee out of these every morning.

 

So, any memories come to your mind? I love the vintage stuff and the flood of good feelings that accompany it. Those were the days, my friend…

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Mavis
Mavis
26 April, 2014 2:06 pm

I enjoy your Nostalgia Train posts! I still eat Chef BOY-AR-DEE now and then. It always reminds me of Saturday afternoons in Brown Deer. I remember those metal cups, too! *chicken skin* I never wanted a Gremlin, but I had one anyway. *hanging head in shame* Even Dad enjoyed a soda from the bottle now and then. Remember hitting the Croquet balls in the backyard in BD? At least Mother took care of the ice trays and the Dixie Cups in the house. And that creepy little elf she would put out every Christmas. I hated that thing. It was… Read more »

RD
RD
26 April, 2014 3:54 pm

Thanks for the trip down memory lane! I remember every one of the items you posted. Here’s my croquet story: my siblings and I played it a lot. Several years ago I bought a set but never used it….until last summer. We kept our 5 youngest grandchildren for a week while their parents did an anniversary celebration trip. I set up the croquet course in our backyard. They had never heard of the game. Maybe there’s no video game version! I taught them to play and I creamed them the first several games. This ignited the competitive spirit in the… Read more »