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Library card catalogs

Card catalogs, yes. Couples skate? Maybe not.

Our stick shift 1956 powder blue Chevy

The outhouse at Uncle Oscar and Aunt Lillian’s farm

IBM’s Selectric II typewriter.  An office workhorse.







Pull tabs on soda cans.  Loose ones were always discovered by our bare feet.

Couples skate at the roller rink. (Do they still do that?  Are there still roller rinks?)

Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific – an iconic shampoo from the 70s

Lining up for gas during the shortage, buying only on even or odd days based on your license plate number



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  1. Betsy Pfau says:

    I once got stuck in a gas line and didn’t realize it…it was foggy and I couldn’t understand why traffic was so slow! Ha!

  2. Suzy says:

    Yes, there actually ARE still roller rinks. And probably couples skate as well. My kids went to many birthday parties at roller rinks. I think most skaters wear roller blades now rather than the skates of our era.

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