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Going to town on Saturday night in the summer. Trading (shopping) was done after stopping at a produce or feed store to get eggs candled. Finding a parking spot to watch people and visit, discussing weather, crops and just plain gossip. Running up and down the street and through the alleys. Barber shops were jammed. All the customers were ‘two-toned’, protected by straw hats, their foreheads white as bread, and face, neck, ears and forearms tanned and ruddy. Buying an ice cream cone, dish of ice cream or a chocolate food. One scoop of ice cream was five cents, two scoops a dime.

Some cans had keys to open their lid.

Cars had running boards and head light dimmer switches on the floor.

Ignition switches to start the car on the dashboard.

Hand signals for cars without turn signals.

Argo starch.

Carpet beaters.

Curtain stretchers.

Flatirons were heated on the cook stove and used for ironing with two heating when one was in use. The item to be ironed was sprinkled with the right amount of starch. The heated iron was taken off the stove and rubbed quickly over a piece of paper or catalog to be sure it was clean. When the iron cooled off another iron was used.

Rawleigh, Watkins and KKK salesmen who peddled spices, salves, patent medicines, cough syrup and painkiller.

Fuller Brush salesmen.

Speedy Alka-Seltzer.

Toni home permanents.

Brush hair rollers.

Chiclet gum.

Party line phone service.

Listening to radio programs The Great Gildersleeve, Fibber McGee and Molly, Captain Midnight, The Green Hornet, The Shadow Knows, Archie Betty, Veronica and Jughead, Lucky Strike Hit Parade, top ten songs, Young Widder Brown, The Guiding Light, Stella Dallas. Arthur Godfrey.

Sky King.

Coffee shops and diners with tableside juke boxes.

Paper dolls.

Pop machines that dispensed glass bottles.

Candy cigarettes.

Some names of cars were Studebaker, Packard, LaSalle, and Hudson.

Burma Shave signs along the side of the road with a verse or saying, each sign had a word or more on it. There were five or more signs in a row to read the message.

Penny post cards.

Three- cent stamps.

Tin bathtubs.

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