Do You Remember?

Do you remember…?

When Summer fun was as simple as loading up an old pickup?
When families were so close you had plenty of cousins to play with?
When Sunday dinners were often at someone’s home with a big crowd of relatives?
When everyone helped out the cook with prepared food and doing dishes?
When gas cost less than 29¢ a gallon?

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  1. These "Do You Remember" posts of your certainly do jog my memory to bring back pleasant times of childhood!

    I grew up with thirteen cousins living in close proximity and we had great times. One male cousin and I were the oldest and often instigated all kinds of shenanigans. These frequently took place at the big family dinners most times at Grandma and Grandpa's small house. (Seems no one worried about having a big enough house to "entertain" in then.)

    The lowest price of gasoline I remember was 35 cents per gallon. That was when I first had my license and my dad requested I fill up the tank after I had the car for special occasions!

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    1. I am going to date myself here but I can remember when gas in our small town was 18 cents a gallon. We had more than our share of gas stations so there was usually a gas war going on. When I started driving gas was 22 to 24 cents. And yes if the house wasn't quite large enough everyone ate in shifts. The kids always got the kids table in the kitchen so we could be noisy, way more fun.

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  2. Oh, family get-togethers are some of my favorite memories! I had TONS of cousins on my Dad's side, with two girl cousins close to my age. My, weren't we thick as thieves! The best get-togethers were always at my Aunt Edie's or at Grandma's.

    Grandma's house meant sandwiches on her homemade bread, her amazing dill pickles, and desserts brought by all the daughters-in-law. We'd spend hours in Grandma's room, sitting amongst the coats on her bed, talking about LIFE.

    Aunt Edie's house meant stacks of soda bottles in wooden cases (such a treat!), sit-down meals on real china with glassware (we were a Corelle/plastic cup kind of family), and all the women/girls cleaning up the kitchen afterwards. We girls always dried the dishes with big flour sack towels. Aunt Edie's also meant playing with the newest batch of kittens in the barn (and unsuccessfully begging to bring one home) and baseball games in the front yard, which had a creek running through it with the most enormous weeping willow on the bank.

    I just love "Do you remember...?" It brings up the nicest memories!

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    1. We enjoy the Do You Remember as much as we hope our readers do, always brings a smile and a fond memory to share with one another. So nice to still have someone to remember with. Our Aunt Mamie was the lady who brought out the fancy china and napkins though paper plates were a treat as we only got them occasionally.

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  3. Oh, how I love these memories and photos. I live in England and did not go into a car until I was 7, we did not have a car and my mum did not learn to drive until she was 50, dad never did! We used buses and trains and when that was not possible we walked, miles and miles and miles. We were thin and wiry and everyone on our estate was the same. Like yourselves we went to visit family who mostly lived near and I played with cousins and friends. The 50's in England were a magical time and I do love all your photos and memories. Keep up the good work I read your blog every day. Love Andie xxx

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    1. Childhood memories are so much the same regardless of the country we live in. I do feel sorry for the children of today as I don't think they are laying up the Memories to savor when they are older. Life is just too frantic and hectic now days. Or we are getting old? lol

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  4. I wish I had these kind of memories. But sadly don't.
    Thanks for sharing yours.

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