I believe there are a few of us here that remember the 50's and 60's well. You youngin's just have to take our word for things!! LOL
Life was different. Things were slower. Things were simple.
My goal is to live a lot like we did then. I want simple, slow and calm. I don't need to be hurry scurrying around, dealing with fancy smancy stuff. I want simple.
I came across this picture the other day and boy was it right on the mark. See what you think.
*Momma used lard or Crisco for frying and baking - we didn't have oil in a bottle!
*Healthy food at our house was anything that grew in the garden and anything that Mom made (from scratch).
*Water was the drink of choice along with brewed ice tea and MAYBE Kool-aid. I still don't buy water - just can't male myself spend money on it!!!
*Grilled food was over an old grate which was over a fire in the yard - then it was chicken or something simple like hotdogs.
*We had oatmeal - no fancy mixed up grains for us. It wasn't instant either!!!
* I didn't "eat out" until I was a teenager and could afford to 'waste' my own money of fast food - which was just becoming a thing! I remember Burger Chef was my first!!
*Once in a great while in the heat of summer Daddy would take us to get a frosted mug of root beer. What a treat!
*Mom made our potato chips - again I think I was a young teen before I had store bought. I remember someone gave us a Charles Chips tin of chips as a gift - that was fun!
*My first pizza was on a date.
I have surely dated myself!! LOL
Oh the things we remember.
A Sunday afternoon, was coming home from church to a lovely noon tine dinner (our big Sunday meal was at 1:00), which often had many extended family members joining in. Then we either went out back and played croquet or horses shoes (the guys) or we just sat on the front porch in the swing watching the world go by.
My friends and I often had 'picnics' on the front porch during the summer. We would have PBJ's and milk or Kool-aid. Then we would play Jacks.
I loved 'helping' Dad in the garden because he always carried a salt shaker in his bibbers and we would eat fresh picked tomatoes right from the vines. To this day I love a warm fresh tomato.
I would also sit behind the chicken house with my friends and we would gorge ourselves on sour green apples. Many a tummy ache was had from that - but we kept doing it!
Loved going out back and filling up on grapes. Mom would always come a stop me, because she had to use them for juice and jelly.
Bed sheets always smelled so good after laundry day. Loved helping to take the laundry off the line - it always smelled so good. It brings back memories every time today.
Boy did I wonder a drift on this post. It started out being about foods of the past!
I just wish I could go back for a while and visit! I miss those days so much.
This is why I want my life to be simple and calm - it was heavenly. I try hard to give myself some of those special things today and I try to remind all the younger family what it was like. They just can't imagine.
As John Denver used to sing "take me home country road, take me home".
Spring does this to me every time!!!!!!
Thanks for taking a journey back in time with me.