Thursday, May 23, 2019

High Flying

This "Mr. (if you please) Space" kite by Top Flite (purveyors of bad spelling for over 50 years) probably dates from the 1950's or early 60's.

Unless that's a solar sail, in the vacuum of space, this Spaceman's going nowhere.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Happy Homemaking through Subjugation

This guide to Happy Homemaking is clearly aimed at the lady of the house and probably dates from the late 1950's given the dead-ringer for June Cleaver on the cover. Brought to you by the editors of Modern Romances. Enjoy!  AND GET COOKIN'!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Coffee Breaks

A coffee break to me is when I'm at work and need to step away from my desk and walk to the kitchen where I generally discover the pot has been drained and I need to make a new one, return to my desk and wait 5 minutes and proceed back.  Usually I get involved with something and by the time I get back to the kitchen it's gone again and the cycle repeats. Not much of a break, is it.

But this pamphlet dates from an era when "coffee break" meant neighbors (women, of course) taking a break from their household chores (sorry, ladies, this isn't me talking, it's the '70's) and getting together to"klatch", as my mother called it.  From 1978 and Maxwell House Coffee Times, it's "Coffee Breaks with The Friendly Taste of Home". 

Monday, May 13, 2019

The Fonz has Gone Bananas

I've written before that I was a "Dynamite" kid.  No, I don't mean a great kid.  I mean I read "Dynamite" magazine from Scholastic Publications.  Initially, I would order them out of the monthly flyer we received in grade school. Later I would subscribe to it, long beyond it's intended age range I might add. There was another Scholastic Magazine teens were supposed to migrate to after Dynamite: "Bananas".

Thursday, May 9, 2019

What was on TV May 7th through 13th 1983

It's time once again for another blast from your TV past.  This time it's 1983 and the TV Guide is HUGE; all those new cable channels. What to watch?  Well, for me it was a fairly easy choice; we didn't have cable.  But I could watch little Ricky Schroeder on "Silver Spoons" who graces this month's cover.  Ricky has been in the news recently for less than silver-ized behaviour.   

Note: Some of these scans cut off the center text.  These fat-spined TV Guide are hard to scan.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Working Out the Kinks in Your Kitchen

Somehow, I don't think this pamphlet is about playing "You Really Got Me" while making your Sunday waffles.

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