Using my blog to try and make the world a better place. If I can help someone forget their troubles for a few minutes a day, it's all worth it.
Sunday, June 27, 2010
I could be wrong, but...
... Eunice's apron wishes us a Merry Xmas, and yet somehow I get the feeling she doesn't really mean it..
Posted by joe at 6/27/2010 04:06:00 PM
Friday, June 25, 2010
In my opinion:
Posted by joe at 6/25/2010 06:01:00 PM
Memories may be beautiful and yet, what's too painful to remember we simply choose to forget...
If you wanted to purchase men's clothing from the 1975 JC Penny catalog, I'm afraid you'd have had to choose from one of the above outfits. Sorry, sucked to be you...
Posted by joe at 6/25/2010 05:56:00 PM
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Mikey liked it:
When this commercial came out, I thought the above line was "he eats everything", and I was wondering why they thought he wouldn't eat it if he eats everything. Actually I was wrong about that line for years....
Posted by joe at 6/24/2010 06:33:00 PM
Monday, June 21, 2010
The Rexford restaurant:
I finally found a pic of the old place on the internet. I've looked a long time. This was my Great Grandfather's restaurant in Harwich on Route 28. He ran the place with his girlfriend Marilyn. Mom, my aunts and uncles all worked there as teenager. Business was so good, my aunts would easily make $100 in tips a day waitressing, and that was in the 50's and early 60's. The place isn't there anymore. I found the above pic at a Facebook page several of the old employees have put together.
Posted by joe at 6/21/2010 12:55:00 PM
I haven't seen paper grocery bags in ages:
Posted by joe at 6/21/2010 10:23:00 AM
Sunday, June 20, 2010
The above was "cutting edge" for the standards of the time. Back in '77, there might've been one computer in an entire office building, and only around '77 did we start to see personal computers that didn't take up a whole floor. Of course, being only 9, I was too young back then to know first-hand, but that's what I was told. About the ad, between you and me, I have absolutely no idea what that tape recorder's supposed to be for.
Posted by joe at 6/20/2010 07:21:00 PM
Saturday, June 19, 2010
The Jetsons' video phone:
Posted by joe at 6/19/2010 06:18:00 PM
I know a bunch of people that really got off on this cereal. Personally I couldn't get into it. To me, it all just seemed so unnatural.. I bet you could pick up those premiums easy on ebay, alot of people had them. I may check them out after this is posted.
Posted by joe at 6/19/2010 04:59:00 PM
The dark side of 1973:
I only remember the inconvenience of the lines. And how it took forever to wait for 10 lousy gallons of gas.
On a side-note, I wonder what they paid for that VW.
On a side-note, I wonder what they paid for that VW.
Posted by joe at 6/19/2010 02:38:00 PM
Friday, June 18, 2010
Time for Timer:
Looks like Timer's getting ready to make himself a "wagon wheel", not to be confused with the "I hanker for a hunk of cheese" commercial. To this day I have really no idea what Timer's supposed to be: was he a small guy??? a troll? an elf???? a gram of protein??....
Posted by joe at 6/18/2010 04:29:00 AM
Thursday, June 17, 2010
A 1975 Christmas gift:
Although I was an only child and my folks never wanted to play it. I'm guessing these are rare, because there wasn't one listing for them on ebay. There's a new computer version. I wonder if the era of the board game is finally over.
Posted by joe at 6/17/2010 05:32:00 PM
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The 1973 Dodge Dart 'Swinger':
Posted by joe at 6/15/2010 08:53:00 PM
We are stardust, we are golden:
By the time we got to Woodstock, we were half a million strong, and everywhere there was song and celebration. And I dreamed I saw the bombers riding shotgun in the sky, and they were turning into butterflies above our nation.
Posted by joe at 6/15/2010 05:08:00 PM
In the late 70's I started to slack off in school. Mom used to keep harping on me that if my grades didn't improve, I'd barely graduate and I'd end up working in a factory. I basically thought she was full of crap and just ignored her. What the heck did she know, anyway.... Well, my grades didn't improve, and although I graduated, I barely graduated, and I ended up working at a factory for almost 2 years....
Posted by joe at 6/15/2010 04:50:00 PM
Give them any chance they'll take it. Read them any rule, they'll break it:
Posted by joe at 6/15/2010 05:13:00 AM
Monday, June 14, 2010
Random find. I swear:
Posted by joe at 6/14/2010 12:56:00 PM
Back in the very early 70's, my great grandfather (the one who lived in Chatham and owned a restaurant in Harwich), had a dog. It was a black and white mixed-breed. His/her name was CC. I asked mom if it stood for Cape Cod. She said "No. Canadian Club".
Posted by joe at 6/14/2010 10:58:00 AM
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Darn you Count Morbida!!
This is a scan (not mine, I stole it) from the puzzle page of Dynamite Magazine. I didn't do well on the puzzles, I'm afraid. I loved Dynamite as a kid. My folks never minded me getting these. I purchased a couple off ebay a few years ago as keepsakes. I love the artwork and the colors. They were true works of art.
Posted by joe at 6/12/2010 03:22:00 PM
I'm glad they changed the name of their group:
Posted by joe at 6/12/2010 05:15:00 AM
Friday, June 11, 2010
1. We didn't have any decent trees on the property.
2. I'm incredibly afraid of heights. Like, embarrassingly so.
3. I could never coordinate anything with the kids on my block.
You can't do everything, I guess..
Posted by joe at 6/11/2010 07:00:00 PM
I had a Beetle and it was a '73. I bought it in '85. I don't miss any of my old cars except for that one. I don't miss those old gas lines either, btw...
Posted by joe at 6/11/2010 04:00:00 AM
Monday, June 07, 2010
I watch the ripples change their size, but never leave the stream of warm impermanent sand...
... so the days flow through my eyes, but still the days seem the same. And these children that you spit on as they try to change their world, are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through.
Posted by joe at 6/07/2010 03:37:00 PM
Well they're sharing a drink they call loneliness, but it's better than drinkin' alone.
Now John at the bar is a friend of mine, He gets me my drinks for free. And he's quick with a joke, or to light up your smoke, But there's someplace that he'd rather be. He says "Bill, I believe this is killing me." As the smile ran away from his face "Well I'm sure that I could be a movie star, if I could get out of this place."
Posted by joe at 6/07/2010 03:30:00 PM
Friday, June 04, 2010
Hey, if that's his "thing", that's fine with me. You only live once....
sunny, brave, and true.
From tiny bud to blossom,
he'll do good deeds for you.
Posted by joe at 6/04/2010 04:32:00 PM
Thursday, June 03, 2010
I remember going to the drive-in movies and getting the above at the entrance booth when we paid the admission. I don't recall these working too well, btw, but then again what do you want for 29 cents...
Posted by joe at 6/03/2010 09:56:00 AM
Wednesday, June 02, 2010
Wrong. Just plain wrong.....
One of the biggest blunders in television history was Sid and Marty Krofft trying to pass off Geri Reischl as Jan Brady. Geri may have been a nice girl, but she was no Jan. I'm sorry, but I'm still upset over the whole thing...
Posted by joe at 6/02/2010 02:18:00 PM
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