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Wed Aug 05, 2020 8:06 am

I recall all of these.

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Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:43 am

We always had a peg bag until quite recently when I bought a plastic box that sits nicely on the deck rail.

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Post: # 27431Unread post pondgardner
Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:46 am

First one is definitely a cloth bag to hold clothespins. When we purchased our present home over 15 years ago, the elderly couple who lived here previously had one. I still use the metal hanger, but it is now attached to a small plastic bucket with holes drilled through the bottom.

And I do remember that candy...the only ones I ever took were the peppermint ones. I used to think my aunts had put that candy on top of the good stuff.
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Wed Aug 05, 2020 4:52 pm

Definitely remember all of those.
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Post: # 27499Unread post GoDawgs
Thu Aug 06, 2020 9:48 am

The good old clothespin bag. When the bought one wore out, Mom saved the metal frame and sewed a new bag for it. Waste not, want not! I still have one for the "solar" clothes dryer. :D

My grandmother always had a bowl of these candies set out around Christmas time. That's the only time I ever ate them, being careful to give them the sniff test to avoid any clove flavored ones. Yuck! She also had some of those like the longer ones in the photo and they had chocolate in the middle. They were on her buffet table right next to a bowl of ribbon candy.

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Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:23 am

This summer I was instructed to put up a clothesline so we could air dry sheets. Fifty years of using the electric dryer and now we revert to the good old days. Our pin bag is a plastic grocery store bag. On to the internet to find a real clothespin bag.

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Thu Aug 06, 2020 10:42 am

I got 2 out of 3. Thought the first picture was a pillow case. I do remember those candies but I don't recall any of my aunts/grandparents ever putting those out. They always have the good stuff like M&Ms.

I definitely don't miss those days of everyone smoking. My father smoked 1/2 pack of Winstons per day until I was around 13. Us kids use to needle him constantly to stop smoking and then one day he quit cold turkey. Never smoked since. That was around 40 years ago and his 87th birthday is coming up later this month.

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Fri Aug 07, 2020 8:57 am

Yes, my mom had a clothespin holder like that one. My grandma always had a bowl of those hard candies out when we visited (mixed with ribbon candy at Christmas)- I inherited her sweet tooth! Sadly, my mom smoked cigarettes for 40 years until she quit cold turkey- she was nearly 99 when she died.
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:43 am

I miss the days of ten dollar lids and 25 cent beers.
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:57 pm

My Grandmother always had bowls of filled hard candies at Christmas. My favorites were the chocolate-filled straws, the raspberries (which you can still get!) and the mint straws. I used to be able to find the mint straws but they seem to have fallen by the wayside the last few years 😢
I would love to have a clothesline but I have too many physical issues these days. I miss the smell of sheets off the line and onto the bed. Ahhhh!
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:14 pm

EdieJ wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:57 pm
I miss the smell of sheets off the line and onto the bed. Ahhhh!
That was the best!
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Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:25 pm

When Smokey my cat comes in the house after being outside she smells like a fresh sheet hung on the line.
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Sat Aug 08, 2020 7:28 am

worth1 wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 4:25 pm
When Smokey my cat comes in the house after being outside she smells like a fresh sheet hung on the line.
Love it! I call it the smell of the wind in their fur.
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Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:06 pm

We kids called this monkey blood. Man, did it burn!

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Sun Aug 09, 2020 8:10 pm

worth1 wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:43 am
I miss the days of ten dollar lids and 25 cent beers.
I haven't heard the term "lid" used to describe a quantity of weed in many decades! Not since I was in college ( the first time), LOL.
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Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:40 pm

Ewww yes, Mercurochrome and Merthiolate. My Mom kept both on hand. Not sure which hurt worse.
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Sun Aug 09, 2020 10:13 pm

In our house it came in the form of little tubes that were crushed, causing the solution to saturate a little cotton plug on the end of the tube, which was then dabbed on the scrape- ouch!
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Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:52 am

I can't remember monkey blood ever being used on me.
Other kids all the time.
We always had some sort of Watkins salve.
You can still get the stuff.
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Mon Aug 10, 2020 8:17 am

worth1 wrote:
Fri Aug 07, 2020 10:43 am
I miss the days of ten dollar lids and 25 cent beers.
Haven't heard that term in 30 years. Made me laugh out loud.
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Mon Aug 10, 2020 12:13 pm

Back when I turned 18 I could buy beer at a gas station and I could buy beer at a bar as long as I brought a gallon jug to get it to go.
Couldn't drink beer in a bar.
I think it was fifty to seventyfive cents a gallon for draft.
One of my many run around with girl buddies and I would ride around the country drinking beer from the gallon jug.
Sometimes her sister would come too if her grandmother could watch the baby.
She had to quit school because she got pregnant.
Back then you didn't stay in school.
Both were card carrying Choctaw Indian but you couldn't really tell by looking.
Sometimes the one sister, would stay with the baby so the mom could go out sometimes the baby would come along too.
The baby was well taken care of and always seemed to be in someone's lap sleeping or awake.
No one ever drove drunk.
There isn't a week goes by I don't think of these sisters.
They were my best friends in school.
They might have gotten in trouble ever now and then m
But by darn they had your back.
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