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If you recognize any of these 32 pictures, you are old! (Original Post) MLAA Apr 2023 OP
Just took #1, and as to 'old,' elleng Apr 2023 #1
Right on! MLAA Apr 2023 #18
Yup, really old Joinfortmill Apr 2023 #2
I'm thinking a 30 year googled those pics and wrote the article and thus the 'really' old. MLAA Apr 2023 #3
Well I recognize the two photos you posted, so I guess I am old. onecaliberal Apr 2023 #4
I think we are classics like the corningware, strong, tested by fire, and still useful! MLAA Apr 2023 #63
I like that a lot. onecaliberal Apr 2023 #86
OK, but I still cook in the corningware about twice a week! Scrivener7 Apr 2023 #5
We are still using the blender! brer cat Apr 2023 #9
We had that exact model and color when I was a kid, and I think my parents used it for ages. MLAA Apr 2023 #19
How many things made today would last like that? brer cat Apr 2023 #35
That is a fact. Made to last not replace every few years. MLAA Apr 2023 #65
I read not too long ago Corningware was one of the hottest items at yard sales and thrift stores MLAA Apr 2023 #64
Fridge to oven, environmentally nice because it has its own cover and you don't have to Scrivener7 Apr 2023 #92
Sixty-nine next week, and I got all but #25. Never even heard of that. rsdsharp Apr 2023 #6
That's the only one I missed also. MLAA Apr 2023 #21
I recognized almost all of them, even owned (and still own) some. Ocelot II Apr 2023 #7
Going through the pics brought back good memories. MLAA Apr 2023 #22
Sure did! Ocelot II Apr 2023 #24
I'm 61 LoveMyCali Apr 2023 #8
.. MLAA Apr 2023 #23
I'm fifty-four and I recognized all of them. Aristus Apr 2023 #10
... MLAA Apr 2023 #25
Even Peter Frampton sung about Boone's Farm White Wine !!!! Haggis 4 Breakfast Apr 2023 #36
I'm willing to bet my parents still have a set of those wooden bowls... SKKY Apr 2023 #88
JIFFY POP!! 2naSalit Apr 2023 #11
I think I was smarter than my brother and sister. MLAA Apr 2023 #28
Oh, 2naSalit Apr 2023 #30
I just had a flashback of a big fat slinky going down avocado green shag carpeted steps heading down MLAA Apr 2023 #52
I got 29 out of 32 and want to know who photographed all my kitchen sinkingfeeling Apr 2023 #12
You better change your locks on the house. MLAA Apr 2023 #29
Every damn one of them. I am 71. Chainfire Apr 2023 #13
I hated that candy. 😝 blm Apr 2023 #16
I do t remember that Coke machine, but I remember small towns had Coke coolers and MLAA Apr 2023 #39
You can still buy that candy at WinCo so this isn't fair Lettuce Be Apr 2023 #14
I'll be googling WinCo come Christmas. MLAA Apr 2023 #66
All I can say, is thinkingagain Apr 2023 #15
Still TBD but it will be a potluck and all dishes must be served in Corningware! MLAA Apr 2023 #41
I'm in my mid-30s and I recognize a lot of those. sakabatou Apr 2023 #17
From yard sales? MLAA Apr 2023 #42
Nope sakabatou Apr 2023 #75
Remember them? Mr.Bill Apr 2023 #20
Probably a goldmine! MLAA Apr 2023 #26
#27 was popular when I was in high school TexasBushwhacker Apr 2023 #27
Oh god, I remember that moniker now you mention it! MLAA Apr 2023 #43
I have that blender and still use it! Diamond_Dog Apr 2023 #31
Is that an ice bucket? If so, fancy! MLAA Apr 2023 #44
Yep, it's an ice bucket Diamond_Dog Apr 2023 #89
I still have that green crockpot. As to the rest, I got 29 out of the 32. Arkansas Granny Apr 2023 #32
We had that exact crockpot also. Probably got it with green stamps! MLAA Apr 2023 #45
S & H Green stamps! Diamond_Dog Apr 2023 #91
It was tuna casserole & lima beans that made me run.. FirstLight Apr 2023 #33
Little, thin white cigs with a not very precise red tip for the 'ember'. Felt so cool! MLAA Apr 2023 #47
Every Christmas a box of these appeared from somewhere Diamond_Dog Apr 2023 #34
OMG !! Haggis 4 Breakfast Apr 2023 #37
Oh yes I remember Corning ware with those handles! Diamond_Dog Apr 2023 #90
Those look good to me. MLAA Apr 2023 #48
Recognized all, only ever did 24 of them jmowreader Apr 2023 #38
My husband used our air popper just minutes ago! Coventina Apr 2023 #40
Along with the ribbon candy there was just hard candy at Christmas that looked like little MLAA Apr 2023 #49
I remember those as well! Coventina Apr 2023 #53
LOL! I love this... Phentex Apr 2023 #102
#25 was around in the early 2000s plimsoll Apr 2023 #46
Officially ANCIENT, since I recognized all of them. Didn't necessarily use or niyad Apr 2023 #50
I recognized maybe 2/3rds, had/used ? 1/2. electric_blue68 Apr 2023 #51
You're not old moniss Apr 2023 #54
My sister sent me this and said Sky Jewels Apr 2023 #55
72 here justgamma Apr 2023 #56
I let that hard candy sucker me every year. Only the anise flavored ones were even semi good. marble falls Apr 2023 #57
My oldest daily driver moniss Apr 2023 #58
Wouldn't it be fun to have it now restored to mint condition? MLAA Apr 2023 #62
It would be a blast moniss Apr 2023 #71
some . not all. seen some . never cooked with jiffypop. i remember seeing adds AllaN01Bear Apr 2023 #59
I had to google big pop tart and 711, here's what I found. MLAA Apr 2023 #70
A couple weren't available in Canada TrogL Apr 2023 #60
Yes! Or more accurately some cheese-ish concoction as I recall. MLAA Apr 2023 #68
NO COMMENT! dchill Apr 2023 #61
You can't be expected to know them as you weren't even born until the 90s! MLAA Apr 2023 #67
I don't just remember this casserole dish! ShazzieB Apr 2023 #69
I wish I had some corningware casserole dishes. They are just the right thickness and not too heavy MLAA Apr 2023 #76
It's not hard to find them for sale online. ShazzieB Apr 2023 #97
Excellent, I'll check it out. MLAA Apr 2023 #98
yep...butter rum Lifesavers.... bahboo Apr 2023 #72
Butter Rum was also my favorite and the lifesaver books were big around Christmas time, makes MLAA Apr 2023 #77
done and still have some of them...I collect things...;-) cayugafalls Apr 2023 #73
I wish I had the corningware casseroles they were indestructible while not being too heavy or thick. MLAA Apr 2023 #79
Exactly, I look for them at garage and estate sales, you'd be surprised. cayugafalls Apr 2023 #81
Only one I didn't recognize was the box in no. 14, and I still broil my cheese toast. GoodRaisin Apr 2023 #74
That's how my mom made it under the broiler. She used cheddar cheese, what kind did you use? MLAA Apr 2023 #78
Any kind of cheddar, sharp is probably my favorite though! GoodRaisin Apr 2023 #80
I haven't thought of these cheese toasts in years. MLAA Apr 2023 #87
I still do that one too. GoodRaisin Apr 2023 #105
I still use that exact same Crockpot and Corningware and a similar blender wishstar Apr 2023 #82
I still use mine! nt Phoenix61 Apr 2023 #84
Same here. Duppers Apr 2023 #94
I have that exact crock pot. I drank Boone's Farm Apple Wine Phoenix61 Apr 2023 #83
54 and recognized all but two.Sure makes it look like... Pacifist Patriot Apr 2023 #85
I recognize them all. Not Heidi Apr 2023 #93
#12, "Candy" cigars, LOL. malthaussen Apr 2023 #95
Boone's Farm. Niagara Apr 2023 #96
Got 80% or so. And I remember the young women at work a nickname for Freshenup Gum... Gidney N Cloyd Apr 2023 #99
I looked just long enough to conclude I'm ancient. They've got a photo of my Crockpot. LOL. Vinca Apr 2023 #100
I'm in the same club! MLAA Apr 2023 #101
32 For 32 ProfessorGAC Apr 2023 #103
I bet you get 100% on all your tests, Teacher! MLAA Apr 2023 #104

MLAA

(17,660 posts)
3. I'm thinking a 30 year googled those pics and wrote the article and thus the 'really' old.
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 09:56 PM
Apr 2023

I only feel old, not really old.

brer cat

(25,216 posts)
35. How many things made today would last like that?
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 11:02 PM
Apr 2023

We produced much better quality products then.

MLAA

(17,660 posts)
64. I read not too long ago Corningware was one of the hottest items at yard sales and thrift stores
Wed Apr 26, 2023, 12:27 AM
Apr 2023

Scrivener7

(51,463 posts)
92. Fridge to oven, environmentally nice because it has its own cover and you don't have to
Wed Apr 26, 2023, 09:14 AM
Apr 2023

use plastic wrap or bags. I'm a fan.

rsdsharp

(9,527 posts)
6. Sixty-nine next week, and I got all but #25. Never even heard of that.
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 10:00 PM
Apr 2023

Who is sadistic enough to serve liver and onions with lima beans?

BTW, Vermont Country Store still sells this candies.

Aristus

(67,081 posts)
10. I'm fifty-four and I recognized all of them.
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 10:17 PM
Apr 2023

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.

MLAA

(17,660 posts)
25. ...
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 10:34 PM
Apr 2023


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!

SKKY

(11,995 posts)
88. I'm willing to bet my parents still have a set of those wooden bowls...
Wed Apr 26, 2023, 08:41 AM
Apr 2023

...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.

MLAA

(17,660 posts)
28. I think I was smarter than my brother and sister.
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 10:38 PM
Apr 2023

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

2naSalit

(89,133 posts)
30. Oh,
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 10:41 PM
Apr 2023

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

MLAA

(17,660 posts)
52. I just had a flashback of a big fat slinky going down avocado green shag carpeted steps heading down
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 11:50 PM
Apr 2023

to the den in the split level

sinkingfeeling

(51,834 posts)
12. I got 29 out of 32 and want to know who photographed all my kitchen
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 10:19 PM
Apr 2023

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

 

Chainfire

(17,757 posts)
13. Every damn one of them. I am 71.
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 10:20 PM
Apr 2023

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?

MLAA

(17,660 posts)
39. I do t remember that Coke machine, but I remember small towns had Coke coolers and
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 11:37 PM
Apr 2023

It held small Coke bottles that cost a dime. I loved those wax Coke bottles.

thinkingagain

(940 posts)
15. All I can say, is
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 10:25 PM
Apr 2023

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

When does the party start?

MLAA

(17,660 posts)
26. Probably a goldmine!
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 10:36 PM
Apr 2023

I saw recently that corningware is a big ticket item at garage sales and thrift stores.

Diamond_Dog

(32,923 posts)
31. I have that blender and still use it!
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 10:41 PM
Apr 2023

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)
44. Is that an ice bucket? If so, fancy!
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 11:43 PM
Apr 2023

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)
89. Yep, it's an ice bucket
Wed Apr 26, 2023, 09:01 AM
Apr 2023

But it keeps food hot OR cold and she used it almost exclusively for bringing baked beans to a family picnic.

Diamond_Dog

(32,923 posts)
91. S & H Green stamps!
Wed Apr 26, 2023, 09:10 AM
Apr 2023

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)
33. It was tuna casserole & lima beans that made me run..
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 10:43 PM
Apr 2023

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...

Diamond_Dog

(32,923 posts)
34. Every Christmas a box of these appeared from somewhere
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 10:49 PM
Apr 2023

Probably a gift from a client of my dad’s
Swiss Colony petit fours.


Haggis 4 Breakfast

(1,456 posts)
37. OMG !!
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 11:11 PM
Apr 2023

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 !!

Coventina

(27,411 posts)
40. My husband used our air popper just minutes ago!
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 11:38 PM
Apr 2023

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)
49. Along with the ribbon candy there was just hard candy at Christmas that looked like little
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 11:47 PM
Apr 2023

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)
53. I remember those as well!
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 11:52 PM
Apr 2023

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!

plimsoll

(1,684 posts)
46. #25 was around in the early 2000s
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 11:45 PM
Apr 2023

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)
50. Officially ANCIENT, since I recognized all of them. Didn't necessarily use or
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 11:49 PM
Apr 2023

eat, but recognized.

electric_blue68

(15,929 posts)
51. I recognized maybe 2/3rds, had/used ? 1/2.
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 11:50 PM
Apr 2023

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. 😁

Sky Jewels

(7,444 posts)
55. My sister sent me this and said
Tue Apr 25, 2023, 11:57 PM
Apr 2023

it was as if someone time traveled to our childhood house and took pictures of all our food and kitchen gear.

moniss

(4,544 posts)
71. It would be a blast
Wed Apr 26, 2023, 12:41 AM
Apr 2023

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)
59. some . not all. seen some . never cooked with jiffypop. i remember seeing adds
Wed Apr 26, 2023, 12:08 AM
Apr 2023

for the candy pop on the telly. how many of u remember the big pop tarts and 711 points ?

ShazzieB

(17,255 posts)
69. I don't just remember this casserole dish!
Wed Apr 26, 2023, 12:36 AM
Apr 2023

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)
76. I wish I had some corningware casserole dishes. They are just the right thickness and not too heavy
Wed Apr 26, 2023, 01:09 AM
Apr 2023

ShazzieB

(17,255 posts)
97. It's not hard to find them for sale online.
Wed Apr 26, 2023, 01:45 PM
Apr 2023

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.

bahboo

(16,511 posts)
72. yep...butter rum Lifesavers....
Wed Apr 26, 2023, 12:45 AM
Apr 2023

I would lie, cheat or steal for those. And still use those wooden salad bowls...

MLAA

(17,660 posts)
77. Butter Rum was also my favorite and the lifesaver books were big around Christmas time, makes
Wed Apr 26, 2023, 01:11 AM
Apr 2023

me chuckle to think how many teachers received multiple of those from their students! My teachers got them from me!

MLAA

(17,660 posts)
79. I wish I had the corningware casseroles they were indestructible while not being too heavy or thick.
Wed Apr 26, 2023, 01:13 AM
Apr 2023

cayugafalls

(5,735 posts)
81. Exactly, I look for them at garage and estate sales, you'd be surprised.
Wed Apr 26, 2023, 01:25 AM
Apr 2023

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)
74. Only one I didn't recognize was the box in no. 14, and I still broil my cheese toast.
Wed Apr 26, 2023, 01:04 AM
Apr 2023

At the ripe old age of 70.

MLAA

(17,660 posts)
78. That's how my mom made it under the broiler. She used cheddar cheese, what kind did you use?
Wed Apr 26, 2023, 01:12 AM
Apr 2023

Toasty/ crispy bread on the top edges and soft under the cheese.

MLAA

(17,660 posts)
87. I haven't thought of these cheese toasts in years.
Wed Apr 26, 2023, 08:29 AM
Apr 2023

How about cinnamon sugar toast under the broiler?

GoodRaisin

(9,135 posts)
105. I still do that one too.
Wed Apr 26, 2023, 07:43 PM
Apr 2023

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)
82. I still use that exact same Crockpot and Corningware and a similar blender
Wed Apr 26, 2023, 04:55 AM
Apr 2023

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)
83. I have that exact crock pot. I drank Boone's Farm Apple Wine
Wed Apr 26, 2023, 07:09 AM
Apr 2023

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)
85. 54 and recognized all but two.Sure makes it look like...
Wed Apr 26, 2023, 07:30 AM
Apr 2023

Our generation was doomed to a morbidly obese diabetic future when seen through that filter.

Niagara

(8,431 posts)
96. Boone's Farm.
Wed Apr 26, 2023, 01:01 PM
Apr 2023

A cheap way to proceed getting intoxicated in the young but broke days.





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

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