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Posts Tagged ‘Growing up in the 1950’s’

Bolster Pillow?

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Bolster Pillow….is a thick pillow placed under other pillows for support. That may be the generally accepted definition, but to me, it means Mama’s Bolster Pillow that she kept on her bed behind the regular pillows. It was a long pillow, but it was removed before anyone slept on the bed. We never used it […]

Happy Birthday Mama

Friday, May 13th, 2016

My grandmother, fondly called “Mama” would be having a birthday this week. She died in the 1980’s when she was 85. I’m not an overly sentimental person but memories of my childhood came flooding in this morning and I thought I would share. In the 1950’s and 1960’s when Mama lived in the “old house” […]

The Egg Hunt

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

Yesterday I had the opportunity to help with Matt’s first grade class Easter Egg hunt. Another one of the pleasures of retirement, to be able to go to the school and help out with activities. The plan had been for the first graders to go to the park for their egg hunt, but the weather […]

What’s in Your Lunchbox?

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Re-Post of 2011 Entry:   These last couple of weeks was filled with a new task for me…….buying old lunchboxes…lunch boxes..? Either way…..bidding and negotiating on eBay, Rubyland, and Etsy for starters. Have to admit, I had NO idea the value of old lunch boxes! I immediately called my 89 year old dad and said…..”I’m […]

Be My Valentine…Valentine Memories from the 1950’s

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Re-Post from 2013 A Valentine from my first  boyfriend……we must have been in the first, second or third grade…..H. M. Gates. He had black hair and was the cutest boy in the class. This is a photo of us at a school function…..we were a pair….this picture was taken on about the same day I […]

“Pickin’ Cotton”

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

I posted a blog the other day about a museum in Holly Springs having an old cotton pick sack…..I was wanting to find a photo and sure enough……found one on eBay. You know, you can just about find anything you want on eBay! Now, don’t get me wrong…..I’m not wanting a pick sack, but I […]

1950’s Lemonade Recipe

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Change is always good……right? Well….not always! Some things just don’t need to be changed! Here’s a Lemonade recipe from my mother’s 1950’s Betty Crocker Cookbook…..worked in the 1950’s and it’s works today))) Enjoy! Combine in a saucepan: 1 cup of sugar 1 cup of water Rind of 2 lemons, cut into pieces Stir over low […]

Patriotic Fan – Free Printable

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013
free printable patriotic fan in god we trust red white and blue

Great free printable from Guildcraft Arts and Crafts. Just print on some card stock and attach to a wide craft stick, or tongue blade for you nurses out there)) Just click on the photo to go to the printable page. You can print them colored, or as coloring pages, great summertime activity for the kids. […]

What Goes Around, Comes Around

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

As they say….what goes around comes around! This is a vintage wire egg basket on sale at Etsy by BridgewoodPlace. Just last week I saw new baskets similar to this sold in a variety of colors. But, for me, it brings back memories of working on the farm. This is a photo of my Dad […]

It’s that Time Again……Fruitcake ….You Either Love it or Hate it!

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

As the Christmas season approaches, I can’t help but think about my grandmother and my mother’s fruitcake recipes. Totally different in looks and taste, but both very much a tradition in our family. They both are passed away now, but the memories of Christmas traditions will remain with me forever……sort of like that fruitcake that […]


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