Thursday, December 25, 2014
Monday, December 22, 2014
In the very early '70s my folks had a Dodge Hornet. What I liked most about it was the hornet logo, which was red, white and blue (the logo pictured here is faded, but it is red white and blue). I believe our Hornet was more of a maroon-brown color, but I'm not 100% certain because it was over 40 years ago and the only photograph I have is a black-and-white. I don't think my folks had it for more than a couple of years. I'm pretty sure they're not collectors' items, because I haven't seen any since.
This was a Saturday favorite, although I didn't get a chance to watch it every Saturday because usually by 1:00 pm my folks would decide I'd watched enough TV and would make me go outside and play. It was all basically b-list movies at their cheesiest. I loved the old Vampire movies the best. The Man With The X-Ray Eyes and The Brain That Wouldn't Die were also faves. Eventually I stopped watching it altogether when all they showed were Godzilla flicks. The above ad was dated May 5, 1976 in the image description.
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Didn't know what to do with those leftover L'eggs eggs? Apparently Alexandra Eames can help you out...
Monday, December 15, 2014
Back in the day I begged my folks for a can of this stuff. I wanted to have a silly string fight with them but they didn't want any part of it, so instead I just covered the front bushes of the house with Silly String 'til the can was empty. I never asked for it again. To be honest, it was always kind of hard to have fun with those two...
Monday, December 08, 2014
I guess it was around '76. It was probably one of the last lunchboxes I had. As I recall, something happened to it and it got destroyed, so mom replaced it with a blue one since yellow was sold out. I always brought my lunch to school because I hated the school lunches, plus I was really into lunch boxes. There was always one kid in school who had one of those boring red-plaid lunch boxes, and as I recall they were always eating alone. I'm not sure exactly how much my lunchboxes would be worth on today's collector's market, but I bet they'd fetch a few hundred dollars total if I sold them all, especially since half of them were metal. I've thought about maybe snagging one off eBay for sentimental value, but I have a hard time spending 50 bucks on something that cost 2 bucks back in the day. I'm so damn cheap..