#1: Cars Were Colorful! Most cars these days look fairly bland, but in the 50's,
our cars were big, bright, and fun!
#2. We Got Dressed Up for Birthday Parties. And sometimes there was even a pony there!
#3: We Played in the Streets: We didn't have to text our friends back in the day - we'd
all just come outside and get to playing!
#4: Gas Was Very Cheap: On
some days, it was only $0.20 a gallon, and beyond that, the people at the
station could also fix just about anything!
#5: Ben Franklin 5-10 Was Everything: We loved going to these stores. They had just about
anything and everything you could think of.
#6: If it Wasn't the Ben Franklin, it Was the A&P!
#7: Our Skates Got "Locked" with
a Key. They were also made almost
entirely of metal and very hard to skate on!
#8: The Drive-In Was The Place to Be: This 1950's photo from
shows how popular they were!
#9: Car Seats Were More Like Couches: That's right - they were big, long, and you could slide
all the way across!
#10: The Freezer Actually Had to be
DEFROSTED!: That's right, every now and
then you'd have to manually defrost the freezer - sometimes took all day
with a lot of scraping!.
#11: Grandma Let Us Do Everything. Well, maybe that hasn't changed so much, but we LOVED
eating off the beaters!
Sometimes Your Food Came On Roller Skates! That's right - certain restaurants had "roller girls"
who would zoom your food out to you!
#13: We got DOWN at the Sock Hop!
#15: There Was One TV.
And, surprise, we didn't argue all night about who should get to watch
their favorite show. Most of the time, we all liked the same shows!
#16: The Playgrounds were VERY Different: At recess, we'd swing from the monkey bars with wild
abandon and often even stand on the swings and go as high as possible.
And still, we survived!
#20: We Had Xylophones That We Kept on a Pull String. That's right - there was nothing like the Pull a Tune!
#21: We Got Bottled Cokes and Loved Them: That's right - no cans or plastic bottles back then.
We were 100% excited when we'd find a cooler like this to get that ice