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Nostalgia



   StormCnter  Ok, lady friends of a certain age. Who remembers the dolls based on comic strip characters? I had a Sparkle Plenty and a Bonnie Braids. Also an Amosandra based on the Amos and Andy radio show.
September 13 at 13:09 EST .

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   MeiDei  I still have a Madam Alexandra Little Women doll - IIRC it's Amy.
We also had a Howdy Doody puppet but no dolls for comic strip characters.
September 17 at 21:54 EST .


   Gram77  I had a Kewpie Doll. Does that count?
Yesterday at 13:48 EST .




   StormCnter  My parents would occasionally ask "Are you ready, Hezzie?" when we were leaving to go somewhere. I never knew the origin of it, but assumed it was from a radio show. I had to look it up just now to find out. Anyone else familiar with the question from olden days?
June 5 at 07:01 EST .

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   Gram77  I couldn't stand it any longer, I searched this and found the origin. Not to worry, I'm not telling. I keep hoping someone will come up with the answer. It's pretty neat.
June 13 at 13:22 EST .

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   MeiDei  4 days & counting, please don't keep us in suspension, out with it Gram --- : )
June 17 at 11:24 EST .

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   Gram77  OK, but first a confession. My IQ is lower than the basement so I have to tell you how I found it because I can't cut anad paste. Head lowered. Google "Where did the expression Are You Ready Hezzie come from?" You will get choices. Click on the first choice "Are You Ready Hezzie?-Stephen W. Terrell" Lots of pictures and the entire story. As I said, it is really neat.
June 17 at 17:55 EST .

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   StormCnter  Should we wait any longer for anyone other than I who ever heard the expression? Thanks to Gram and Mei for looking it up. I had to look it up, too. Here's a video, but remember we only had radio back in those old days.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRjcdagNK
PY
June 18 at 09:19 EST .

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   MeiDei  They were the influence for Spike Jones & his band.
June 18 at 10:20 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, here is a good video tutorial for cutting, copying and pasting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhXg4tvIf
t4
June 18 at 10:58 EST .

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   StormCnter  Does anyone else remember the "pounding" given to a new minister? Maybe it was limited to small towns and maybe it was a Southern thing, but the tradition was to gift the new pastor with a pound of something...flour, sugar, ground beef, bread, eggs, etc. Even a pound of laundry detergent. I wonder if it's done anywhere in the US anymore?
May 26 at 10:02 EST .

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   GO3  I'm not familiar with the custom, but I wasn't raised in the South.
May 27 at 01:22 EST .

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   Gram77  This is something I too am not aware of, however, it sort of makes me wonder if this was, or still is, a mid-West custom?
May 30 at 08:24 EST .

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   Daisymay  I grew up in Illinois, Midwest as you can get, and I never heard of Pounding. It does sound like a nice thing to do for a new Minister.
May 31 at 21:31 EST .

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   Mike PHX  One minister in our town tried to "minister" (in the Clinton sense ) a 17 year old girl.
He got the crap pounded out of him.
June 3 at 13:39 EST .

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   Gram77  Dear goodness, am I laughing!
June 3 at 23:45 EST .

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   MeiDei  Again - Welcome back Mike, a laugh a day keeps the negatives at bay or something like that!
June 5 at 10:45 EST .

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   BirdsNest  Mike....that's the funniest thing I have read in awhile. Not much makes me laugh these days, but that caused a loud outburst!! Thanks.
June 6 at 07:28 EST .

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   Straitpath  When I was growing up the world was improving...
April 5 at 19:24 EST .

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   Gram77  It's only one sentence but it says one heck of a lot!
April 6 at 17:58 EST .

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   Escaped commieny  Ditto that. However, I think the world will improve after the last decade, especially after the 8 years when the demon was in power. That thing showed no human qualities.
April 8 at 19:55 EST .

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   MeiDei  Something on another wall, and a book I started reading, brought to mind 'classifications'. Sororities/fraternities. One sorority was known for its rich beauties, one was studious & low energy, ours was happy-go-lucky, creative nerdy, dance-a-lots. One fraternity was all good looking jocks, another the gentlemen, ambitious career oriented, another the genius class researchers, good liseners. Have you a similar experience, what was yours?
March 3 at 14:13 EST .

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   Gram77  Never ever thought about this, but the above explanation of what sororities/fraternities are, in my opinion is so true. I was not happy with Greek life due to required rules of my sorority...heels and hose even attending classes. Run for queen, try out for majorette, always, always only date fraternity men and on and on and on. I transferred the second year of college, put my pin in a drawer and joined the independent student association, made way better grades and had lots of good friends who could care less how I dressed or who I dated. Wound up with a scholarship and a 4.0 grade average. Again......this is only my opinion.
March 6 at 11:22 EST .

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   MeiDei  Worked best for you and that's a good thing!
Your after experience reminded me of an incident via IBMs "rules" - a good buddy former classmate of mine was in their management program, he had a dress, car, living quarters & surprise, a companion code to follow. A company must-attend event had him ask me to go along so that he didn't have to take a pre-arranged "date" - I almost passed inspection, he was encouraged to strongly suggest I ditch my glasses for contact lenses! He eventually left them & moved out west ; )
March 6 at 13:05 EST .

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   MeiDei  BTW - That was in the 60's, I understand IBM loosened up quite a bit since then when Image was everything.
March 6 at 13:11 EST .

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   Safetydude  I was stationed at US Army Hq's, Heidelberg in what was then W.Germany, in the early sixties and we had a combination of IBM and RCA mainframe computers and peripherals.
The company site reps were dressed in coats and ties, every day. When we asked why, we were told by both both reps "...it's company policy".

That was the 'data processing' business back then. Today my son, at 42, is earning a six figure salary working from home or wearing jeans when he has to go to the office.
March 6 at 21:00 EST .

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   StormCnter  Remember wave clips for finger waves? Neither do I, they were before my time, but my Mother knew how to do it. "Downton Abbey" had finger waves all over the illustrious heads.
   February 15 at 09:22 EST .

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   Gram77  I remember my grandmother using them. Think they were used in the 40s.
February 20 at 15:18 EST .

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   StormCnter  Did your grandmother also style her hair around a "rat"? My mother and aunts did, too. The "rats" were cylindrical padded rolls for the forties look.
February 23 at 06:18 EST .

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   Gram77  She sure did. And something else I remember was how permanents were done in those times.
February 23 at 12:34 EST .

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   StormCnter  Oh Gram...permanents. I have hair without even a hint of a natural curl. It's baby fine and straight. When I was little, Mother agonized over my hair because no caring mother sent her little girl out into the world with uncurled hair. So, she gave me Tonettes, the child version of Toni home permanents. I spent many days with frizzed hair before it finally settled into something handleable. As an adult, I say Thank God for electric curling irons.
March 1 at 16:07 EST .

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   MeiDei  I have baby fine hair w/a natural wave if cut properly. I remember those salon perms w/their wired rollers as well as the Toni/Tonettes - & the smell : ). I embarrass myself using salon hairdryers - the heat puts me to sleep & the bang of my head against he hood startles me awake & those around me w/a variety of reactions from raised eyebrows of annoyance to giggles. Later in life I used a Frosting kit as my husband hated the abundance of red highlights my hair had once the summer towhead faded. Chemo put away my curling irons, sometimes I'm glad of it, sometimes not.
March 3 at 14:29 EST .

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   BirdsNest  From Nelson DeMille's book "Up Country"

"Nostalgia is basically the ability to forget the things that sucked".
February 1 at 07:37 EST .

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   MeiDei  I often get "lost" in some recipe websites - on one such excursion a recipe for "Russian Tea" was found, I made it today for my son - he's 43 - first words were "I remember this from when I was a kid". There are several versions, I went w/the dry mix which is equal parts of lemon ice tea & Tang with cinnamon & cloves also mixed in - 2 tsps. in a cup of hot water. Yes, Tang is still made & in some stores. Brought back lots of memories; we'd have this tea after ice skating, sledding or just coming in from the cold.
January 21 at 21:40 EST .

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   StormCnter  Mei, I agree about getting lost in recipe sites. In the years when we traveled a lot, I tried to find local cookbooks in the airport newsstands. There is nearly always a Junior League or a sports team wives version. Then I would read them on the plane. I still have all of them. One of my granddaughters had made me promise to leave her my cookbook collection when I shuffle off. But, with the Internet now, who needs cookbooks anyway. Your Russian Tea sounds comforting and tasty on a winter day.
January 28 at 07:39 EST .

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   BirdsNest  I remember this from my first year in college. Our dorm mother always made this when we gathered for dorm meetings. I LOVED it.
February 1 at 07:34 EST .

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   MeiDei  My son calls it Liquid Candy.
February 1 at 14:36 EST .

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   Calvinesq  Santa Claus pull string pin. I was given a number of these as a small boy. The firehouse near my grandparents' house had Christmas parties for children and these were given away as a present for attending. Santa's nose, of course, lit up when you pulled the string.
   December 23 at 23:31 EST .

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   Gram77  The other night PBS had something on and up popped Guy Lombardo. Now, that is Nostalgia!
   December 15 at 07:44 EST .

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   StormCnter  Gram, your post triggered a long ago memory. When I was in high school, a friend invited two couples and his own girlfriend to have dinner at his house celebrating his birthday. His mom made a delicious pot roast with all the trimmings and afterward (it was a spring evening ), we kids played croquet on the front lawn by the light of the porch lamp. The front door was open, his parents were watching Lawrence Welk and Myron Floren was playing away on his accordion. A thunderstorm came up and our host's dad helped the boys put all the cars in the barn to protect from hail. The next day, my boyfriend's father was very interested in why there was manure on his vehicle's tires. A long time ago, but a sweet memory.
January 3 at 17:10 EST .

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   Gram77  It's nice to know I somehow helped this memory pop up. Funny how many things we have lurking somewhere waiting to be remembered.
January 9 at 17:05 EST .

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