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@Cakers3 ~ I remember my childhood telephone number!

Our letters started with WE for Westmore.

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I remember everything pictured.  Our phone number was 0794. No letters.

 

I remember Lilt, however, my Mom was a terror with Toni Home Perm.  I have the hilarious pictures to prove it.

 

Mom, what were you thinking?

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I LOVED these!  Good memories of fun times. 

 

I also remember the 5 & Dime stores.  I'd go with my Mom.  She'd go there to get her Dippity Doo pink gel and bobby pins to do her hair.  Then I'd get a few pennies to get some candy. ...days gone by... sigh....

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No letters.  Mine was 36893. 

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@BornToShop wrote:

How about the first cell phone over 40 years ago!!!

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I had a Motorola "bag phone" that plugged into your cigarette lighter spot and gave portable phone service.  195?  Yes, it worked quite well.  Didn't have internet back then, just portable phone service.

 

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My dad had one of the first cell phones, if you can call it that. It was built into his car, and we called it the "car phone"!

 

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@Desert Lily wrote:

MElrose 2****. I loved going to the dimestore. The one downtown had a soda fountain/lunch counter. I bought a lot of marbles, loops for making those potholders, bouncing balls, chalk for hopscotch, candy, etc.


@Desert Lily   Those potholders.  LOL  I think I made about 100.  I remember bags of those loops. 

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I sure do remember our first phone number, although there wasn't a lettered prefix. I grew up in a small town in northern Iowa....our phone # was 565.....just 3 digits - probably the early 50s.

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Still remember mine. Parents got it in 1956. | Childhood memories ...

 

I was a long distance operator when this was the case.  One night, a lady placed a call and gave me the 5 digit number she was calling (12345) and....as serious as could be, she told me, "Operator, you have to go through the "Townhall" there to get that number!  "Townhall 12345!"

 

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@Mersha wrote:

Does anyone remember when you could go in the 5 and 10 and buy those little baby turtles and they put them in a carton for you to take home?

 

They had birds and fish also.

 

After those I had to run to the Barbie aisle to see if any new clothes came in.


 

hi, @Mersha   yes my sister and i had a number of those baby turtles. one of them died and we held a funeral for him. he was given a proper burial. we used a glass pickle jar for the casket.   the last two ran away when we cleaned out their washtub "home" out in the backyard. we looked high and low for them. i imagine they escaped to the swamp behind our neighborhood.   i guess they were banned from sales in 1975 die to salmonella. some children got sick.