I am nostalgic for many things but not all. Here is a quick take on some of the items from the 50s and 60s I don’t miss.
Women’s clothing: Panty girdles, with their tourniquet-like grip on my thighs. I’ll spare folks the details of feminine hygiene products and accessories of the 60s, but suffice it to say that they could be primitive.
Hair: Those bonnet dryers with plastic hoods and long hoses, attached to a motor unit that was incredibly noisy. Worse were “hot rollers.” You added water to a tray of rollers, plugged in the unit, waited until the water boiled, and then rolled the spiky devils into your hair. Ouch!
Food: Sour-cream-based Jello molds. Lipton tea brewed really weak when I was sick. A dessert (?) called Junket rennet custard, a slimy clotted concoction with a strawberry flavor.
I have recently retired from a marketing and technical writing and editing career and am thoroughly enjoying writing for myself and others.