Thursday, September 17, 2009

This-n-That Thursday

More stuff I remember that makes me old:
  • Naugahyde
  • Nik Nik shirts
  • Carol Merrill
  • Romper Room Weather Colorforms
  • Elephant bell pants
  • Pearl Drops Tooth Polish
  • The Carol Burnett Show
  • Earth Shoes
  • Eastern Airlines
  • Leotards
  • Creepy Crawlers
  • Braniff Airlines
  • Smothers Brothers
  • The first Smiley Face
  • Paper Dolls (real ones)
  • The Monkees
And there's much more but I can't remember it.


Tracey9AD said...

I don't know many of those things (sorry), but do remember the reruns of the Monkees and my crush on what's his name...

abb said...

What the hell is a Nik Nik shirt???

Gin said...

Not to make you feel older, but I don't know what most of those things are... :-)

Diane said...

I remember those things too~ and wedgies (the shoes) and jello 1-2-3, which I loved!

Camellia said...

You whimpy young have so much less to forget.

I remember getting our first television set. Heck, I remember the first time I saw a TV. My cousins had one, and they lived in the country and what I saw were ghosts moving though a field of snow.

Better go put my teeth in.

Ann Marie said...

I knew a few... but not many...Nauguhyde.. what the HECK is that..

Daryl said...

Elephant bells (or wide flares) are back! A nice alternative to the sexy super slim skinny jeans..

And I am with Annie, both of us are older than you, what the hell is a Nik Nik shirt?

Nik Nik makes me think of Soupy Sales ..

The Good Life in Virginia said...

hah...some interesting items :)

Mango Girl said...

Pearl Drops Tooth Polish...m'mmm, it's a GREAT feeling!

I actually miss that stuff!

Trisha said...

Colorforms! I LOVED those things! I played with them for hours and hours! Wow - that brings back memories.

Unknown said...

My Dad actually owned stock in Braniff Airlines...LOL.

Opal Essence Shampoo

Laugh In

Knockers, until they were banned as a weapon.

McDonald's only served shakes, small fries, and regular hamburgers and cheese burgers.

Rotary dial telephones

Lime Green Shag Carpeting

Deb said...


pet rocks

members only jackets


Beatles premiere on the Ed Sullivan show

tokens for the city bus

the first Mayor Daily of chicago


Keetha said...

I'd forgotten Pearl Drops! Remember that commercial? How funny.

Paper dolls. I had them.

I try to talk to The Child about how things are different now, just for him to be aware. I may be doing too good of a job: last week he asked me if there was electricity when I was a little girl.

Uh, yes, son, there was in fact.

Me said...

Catalogs from department stores. I used to cut paper dolls out of them.

imom said...

I remember most of those things! I love the Smothers Brothers! I have some things to add...

Gee Your Hair Smells Teriffic shampoo

Famolare Shoes

bubble lights

Bobby Sherman!!!

Tari Onthank-Tracy said...

I loved Creepy Crawlers. Also had Creeple People, Vac-U-Form and my favorite...., Incredible Edibles with six flavors of Gobble-Degoop!

Angel Mama said...

Oh boy, I remember 9 of those myself... And yes, what is a Nik Nik shirt? I may remember those, too, just by a different name.

Decadent Housewife said...

I still have a pair of Earth Shoes, bought in 1972 in San Francisco.

You forgot Go-Go Boots.

Joanie said...

Ahhh....the memories...

kim-d said...

How about Lemon Up Shampoo, with the giant plastic lemon as the top? Charlie Brown shoes (or were they just here in MN?)? Yardley Pot O'Gloss lipgloss and Eau de London Perfume (all because of Twiggy)? Bean bag chairs? Giant, 10 lb. headphones for your "stereo" (usually bought by and given to you by Dad)? Ahem...this one really dates me...American Bandstand still in Philadelphia? And on and on...

The first Monkees album was my very first LP; I got it for my 11th birthday when I was in 6th grade. I'm wondering about the Nik Nik shirt, too...

Thanks for the walk down Primrose Lane (life's a holiday on Primrose Lane...with you)...oopsies, I mean memory lane... :) FUN!

Sandie said...

Ok, I remember Braniff Airlines, Romper Room, Pearl Drops toothpaste (don't they still sell that stuff? heck, I even remember those, "Mmmm" commercials and that lady licking her teeth), but what are Nik Nik shirts? That's the one thing I'm lost on.

I actually miss the Carol Burnett show, their antics made me giggle! The Monkees? Not so much...

Sassy said...

ohhhhhhhh I remember all of those...loved the romper room colorforms....and my neice is married to the nephew of the beauty who did the Pearl Drops commercial.....and she is still just as your this and thats....

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

The little man from Laugh In died; remember the show from 3 decades ago, can't remember the man's name, which I heard just this morning.

Didn't the Romper Room lady have some magical mirror you looked into? A hand-held gizmo?

Those damn paper dolls frustrated the hell out of me. I lacked the patience required to do each and every step of the process.

Had a match box version of the Monkees red station wagon. One of the Monkees (that cute one) was leaning out of the car waving. (It was unusual to have humans as part of the whole matchbox car, that's why this one was special.)

One Foot in the Grave; The Other in the Wheel-In Shower of the Nursing Home. Both Feet Are On Slippery Slopes

LL Cool Joe said...

Gotta say that apart from the Monkees I haven't heard of most of these things.

The leotards are back in! Thanks to Lady Gaga. Although I wish someone would tell Madonna not to keep on wearing them.

noble pig said...

How about Mentholatum.

Shelley Jaffe said...

How about Flatsies? Skediddle Kiddles?

That bitch on Romper Room never looked through her magic mirror and called my name.

My dad stole silverware from Braniff Airlines. When it was real silverware.

And I own a pair of newer version Earth shoes - I got them mostly for the nostalgia of my old pair!!

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

Are you too young to remember Fizzies? They were like a punch flavored Alka Seltzer.

joanne said...

always love the this and that...;p

Ellen said...

What about "Shake-a- Pudding" and all that "Rice-a-Roni" that was given away on game shows?

Suz Broughton said...

The Carol Burnett Show! Love it. Why can't they have something like that now?

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

The Ed Sullivan show! You're still wet behind the ears!

big hair envy said...

Thanks, Mama. I didn't feel old at all today UNTIL I read this post! I'm going to go watch "H.R. Puffenstuff" and "Lancelot Link" reruns. Oh, wait. They are probably too OLD to be shown on TV Land!!!

Aqua Net
Barbie Country Camper

Hilary said...

You've lost me with the Nik nik too. I looked it up on google images and I'm still lost!

I think kim-d and I lived in the same head or something. Her list prompted so many memories for me.

Mary Quant lipstick (silver and black tube)
Yucca Dew shampoo
Pssssst Dry Shampoo
Ultra Brite toothpaste
QT Quick tanning cream.. for that fashionable orange look

Maria said...

I remember watching Truth or Consequences once and the consolation prize was a carton of cigarettes!

I used to love the Betsy McCall paper doll that appeared every month in McCall's magazine.

What is a Nik Nik shirt? Have you answered that yet? :-/

Just remembered all those TV cigarette ads. Benson and Hedges. Good. Doral (the one with the dancing cigarette pack with the woman's legs singing "Taste me, taste me, come on and taste me."). Very, very weird.