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Related: Culture Forums, Support Forums# If you recognize any of these 32 pictures, you are old!

At 62 I recognized all but 1! This was a fun stroll down childhood lane!

https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/hate-break-youve-eaten-literally-223147004.html

Here’s a taste:

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#### elleng

(133,387 posts)better than the alternative, imo.

#### Joinfortmill

(15,271 posts)#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)I only feel old, not really old.

#### onecaliberal

(34,382 posts)#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)#### onecaliberal

(34,382 posts)#### Scrivener7

(51,463 posts)#### brer cat

(25,216 posts)Works great.

#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)#### brer cat

(25,216 posts)We produced much better quality products then.

#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)#### Scrivener7

(51,463 posts)use plastic wrap or bags. I'm a fan.

#### rsdsharp

(9,527 posts)Who is sadistic enough to serve liver and onions with lima beans?

BTW, Vermont Country Store still sells this candies.

#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)#### Ocelot II

(117,778 posts)Yes indeed, I'm old.

#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)#### Ocelot II

(117,778 posts)#### LoveMyCali

(2,018 posts)and I recognized every single one.

Get off my lawn!

#### Aristus

(67,081 posts)I loved the apple Hostess fruit pies beyond anything else in existence. They were Heavenly!

When I was a tank crewman in the Army, Boone’s is what we drank if we couldn’t get Mad Dog. And B&J wine coolers were what we drank if we couldn’t get Boone’s.

I can’t believe I spent so much of the 90’s drinking bad alcohol.

But, depending on who I woke up with the next morning, sometimes it was worth it.

The first time I got drunk was on Strawberry Boone’s Hill probably bought at a Seven Eleven by one high school friend who looked 30

Managed to slip in the house and not get caught!

#### Haggis 4 Breakfast

(1,456 posts)#### SKKY

(11,995 posts)...and yes, a salad does hit differently when served in one. I'm 52 and I recognize (Either have used personally or grew up around) all of them.

#### 2naSalit

(89,133 posts)Holy cow! My parents thought that was sacrilege!

#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)Every time we had a wish, they would wish for big ticket items like new bikes. I wished for jiffy pop or a candy bar and dad always picked one up on the way home from work the next night!

My wishes always came true

We weren't allowed to have fun things. Although we did get a slinky before nobody wanted them anymore!

#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)to the den in the split level

#### sinkingfeeling

(51,834 posts)appliances. I had the exact Cock pot, electric skillet, air pop corn popper, blender, Coleman thermos, Corning ware, and salad bowl set.

#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)#### Chainfire

(17,757 posts)I looked for the ribbon candy in the stores this past christmas, and I ate out of that Corningware tonight. The wax soda bottles brought back good memories.

How many people here remember the Coke machine taking a nickel and a penny to dispense a soda?

#### blm

(113,470 posts)#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)It held small Coke bottles that cost a dime. I loved those wax Coke bottles.

#### Lettuce Be

(2,338 posts)2nd pic, LOL, what innovation!

#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)#### thinkingagain

(940 posts)i’m looking for the sign that says Welcome to the “you are old club”

When does the party start?

#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)#### sakabatou

(42,505 posts)#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)Offices of all sorts, the home I grew up in, friends' homes, etc.

#### Mr.Bill

(24,470 posts)Many of them are in my house right now! I'm 69.

#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)I saw recently that corningware is a big ticket item at garage sales and thrift stores.

#### TexasBushwhacker

(20,513 posts)We called it cum gum.

#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)#### Diamond_Dog

(32,923 posts)I recognized everything except the candy that you dip.

#5 was what they served us in the school cafeteria 4 days a week Lol

I also have one of these, it used to be my mother-in-law’s.

#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)We had Tupperware bowls to hold ice haha. I also had never seen the candy you dip. I still make the macaroni dish only I use I possible meat. I never had it as a kid but husband from Minnesota did and loves it, calls it hot dish.

#### Diamond_Dog

(32,923 posts)But it keeps food hot OR cold and she used it almost exclusively for bringing baked beans to a family picnic.

#### Arkansas Granny

(31,628 posts)#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)#### Diamond_Dog

(32,923 posts)My parents redeemed a bunch of those at the Redemption Center. We had to drive an hour away to Cleveland because that was where the nearest S & H Redemption Center was. In return we got a card table with 4 folding chairs. The nice folding chairs with the thick padded seat. 🙂. I still have 3 of them up in my attic and use them if I’m having a lot of people over. I wonder whatever happened to the table and the 4th chair, come to think of it…..

#### FirstLight

(13,562 posts)My mom hated liver, so I dodged that bullet...but the tuna casserole :barf:

For a while in my 20s I'd often invite my self over for dinner, missed mom's cookin'.

If she ever wanted me not come over, she'd say they were having tuna casserole & lima beans... she KNEW I was like, NOPE!

And yes, I recognized ALL of these, and we smoked candy cigarettes, not bubble gum cigars...

#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)#### Diamond_Dog

(32,923 posts)Probably a gift from a client of my dad’s

Swiss Colony petit fours.

#### Haggis 4 Breakfast

(1,456 posts)THIS was a christmas tradition in our family !!

Plus I knew every one of those.

Hell, I STILL have all that old Corning War. Cooks better than a lot of newer cookware. I hear it's worth a lot if it's in pristine condition.

Does anyone here remember the HANDLES that twisted onto the sides of the Corning Ware and locked down so you didn't need potholders ? Well, I STILL have two of those !!

#### Diamond_Dog

(32,923 posts)#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)#### jmowreader

(50,840 posts)#### Coventina

(27,411 posts)Every Saturday morning we used the electric skillet in #17 to make either pancakes or French toast.

(Growing up, I mean, not now)

Ah the nostalgia!

I'd love to get my hands on some good old fashioned ribbon candy. I loved that stuff!

#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)satin pillows with some kind of softer center. A few times over the years I’ve found a can of those mixed hard candies at Big Lots to bring back memories.

#### Coventina

(27,411 posts)I miss quality hard candies.

I've started buying some imported ones from my local Italian grocer. They come in lemon or orange and they are SOOOOOO GOOOOOD!

#### Phentex

(16,346 posts)I had an air popper but I have no idea what happened to it

#### plimsoll

(1,684 posts)So you could be 30 and old.

This is like when my wife read an article that defined middle age as between 26 and 46. A day after I turned 26.

#### niyad

(116,256 posts)eat, but recognized.

#### electric_blue68

(15,929 posts)Our candy bowl on the rare occasion we had one candy wasn't usually too sticky BUT...
*we had much prettier ribbon candy*!!! 😄

And what was in that papper rectangle... >squints<

...Extra Generic American Cheese?

At our house we hàd American cheese, but we also had back in the '60's when we had to got to a Greek Deli for

feta cheese. A staple for certain appetizers at holidays! Also had farmer's cheese as part of Ukrainian Easter foods waaay back

Soon we added cheddar, and munster. In the very early '70's my mom had a Cheese-of-the-Month Club. We got to try more. 👍

The cheese that took me the longest (late 50's?) was blue cheese (my mom loved gorgonzola). I started with Marie's Italian dressing, and finally tried their Blue Cheese one. Yum. 😁

#### moniss

(4,544 posts)unless you remember clothes from this company.

#### Sky Jewels

(7,444 posts)it was as if someone time traveled to our childhood house and took pictures of all our food and kitchen gear.

#### justgamma

(3,673 posts)Knew them all , but the can with tin foil. Have no idea what that was for,

#### marble falls

(59,600 posts)#### moniss

(4,544 posts)was a 1946 Chevy Fleetmaster.

#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)#### moniss

(4,544 posts)and some of the technology is a real trip back in time. Knee action shocks, vacuum assist shift on the manual transmission etc.

#### AllaN01Bear

(20,972 posts)for the candy pop on the telly. how many of u remember the big pop tarts and 711 points ?

#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)#### TrogL

(32,824 posts)What was in the rectangular cardboard box? Cheese?

#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)#### dchill

(39,223 posts)#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)#### ShazzieB

(17,255 posts)Last edited Wed Apr 26, 2023, 01:40 PM - Edit history (1)

I own it, and several others in the same series.

I made my dinner in it last night, and the last of the leftovers are still in it, sitting in the fridge as I type this.

My Corningware casserole dishes will have to be pried out of my cold, dead hands someday,, because I will never give them up any other way!

#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)#### ShazzieB

(17,255 posts)Sometimes they're pricey, but not always.

The ones I have were mostly harvested from the homes of deceased relatives, but I recently bought one in a size I didn't have from an eBay seller.

#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)Thanks

#### bahboo

(16,511 posts)I would lie, cheat or steal for those. And still use those wooden salad bowls...

#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)me chuckle to think how many teachers received multiple of those from their students! My teachers got them from me!

#### cayugafalls

(5,735 posts)#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)#### cayugafalls

(5,735 posts)People think they aren't worth much, but dang they are as you say, indestructible.

What is old can be new, if the price is right and the item is in good shape.

#### GoodRaisin

(9,135 posts)At the ripe old age of 70.

#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)Toasty/ crispy bread on the top edges and soft under the cheese.

#### GoodRaisin

(9,135 posts)#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)How about cinnamon sugar toast under the broiler?

#### GoodRaisin

(9,135 posts)Just melted butter and cinnamon sugar on toast. Simple and delicious. Great for a quick snack when you suddenly get a sweet tooth and don’t have any sweets around.

#### wishstar

(5,323 posts)My best friend gave me the crockpot for Christmas in 1976, except mine is harvest gold instead of avocado green- the ubiquitous colors of the 70's.

Also often use a blender almost identical- a harvest gold Hamilton Beech with the solid glass pitcher my spouse had when we got together over 40 years ago.

#### Phoenix61

(17,241 posts)#### Duppers

(28,177 posts)#### Phoenix61

(17,241 posts)once and I ended up in a fight with a dog wood tree. Damn thing moved into the middle of short-cut trail I used all the time. It was out to get me!!! I never touched Boone’s Farm again.

#### Pacifist Patriot

(24,677 posts)Our generation was doomed to a morbidly obese diabetic future when seen through that filter.

#### Not Heidi

(1,399 posts)Old, old, old.

#### malthaussen

(17,420 posts)Sorry, kid, those were bubblegum, not candy.

-- Mal

#### Niagara

(8,431 posts)A cheap way to proceed getting intoxicated in the young but broke days.

P.S. According to this, I'm old.

#### Gidney N Cloyd

(19,847 posts)#### Vinca

(50,532 posts)#### MLAA

(17,660 posts)#### ProfessorGAC

(66,896 posts)So, I'm old. Though I'm not 100% sure I ever actually drank a wine cooler.