1956 Housewife on experimental LSD
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'THE KISS' ON V-J DAY
THE NURSE IN 'THE KISS'
detergent had free glasses,
It was considered a great privilege to be taken
threatened to keep kids back a grade
A '57 Chevy was everyone's dream car ... to cruise, peel out,
No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were
on your back in the grass with your friends
from the store came without safety caps and hermetic
And with all our progress, don't you just wish, just once, you could
When being sent to the principal's office was nothing
Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't because of
As well as summers filled with bike rides, baseball games, Hula
We are sharing this with you today because of a 'double dog
many of these do you remember?
Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
Coffee shops with table side jukeboxes
Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum
Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
Newsreels before the movie
numbers with a word prefix ...
45 and 33-1/3 RPM records
The 15 cent McDonald hamburger
5 cent packs of baseball cards
Jiffy Pop popcorn
And do you remember the time when ...
Decisions were made by going, "eeny-meeny-miney-moe"?
Catching fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening?
The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was "cooties"?
Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot?
A foot of snow was a dream come true?
Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute commercials for action
If you can remember most or all of these, then you've really lived.
The police around 2 a.m. stop an elderly man and asked where he is going at this time of night.
The man replies, "I am on my way to attend a lecture about gambling, hookers, alcohol abuse and the effects it has on the human body, as well as smoking, and staying out late."
The officer then asks, "Really? Who is giving that lecture at this time of night?"
The man replies, "My wife." --
being married for 40 years, I took a careful look at my wife one
day and said, "Forty years ago we had a cheap house, a junk
car, slept on a sofa bed and watched a 10-inch black and white TV,
but I got to sleep every night with a hot 23-year-old girl.
ON THE OTHER HAND ...
An older married couple was at home watching TV. The husband had the remote and was switching back and forth between a fishing channel and the porn channel. The wife became more and more annoyed and finally said, "For God's sake! Leave it on the porn channel. You already know how to fish!" --
EVER DONE A WILD THING?
took my Dad to the mall the other day to buy some new shoes (he
is 66). We decided to grab a bite at the food court. I noticed he
was watching a teenager sitting next to him.
ON ONIONS AND CHRISTMAS TREES
family is at the dinner table. The son asks his father, "Dad,
how many kinds of boobs are there?"
matter how beautiful its carmine and orange stalks,
A boyfriend once told me that if I ever wanted to make him cry, I could serve him scrambled eggs on a Wednesday night in the winter. I had no particular interest in making him cry (though that changed later on ...), of course, but I asked him why. He wasn't especially keen to elaborate, but it had something to do with childhood, and his mother having choir practice, and his now-estranged father taking over kitchen duties the only way he knew how.
My best friend's husband is only now, at 35, accepting small wisps of mayo on his sandwiches after an incident 25 years ago involving his older, stronger brother, a spatula, and a family-sized jar of Hellmann's.
My own grandfather, the child of immigrants who settled in a small Pennsylvania town, refused garlic for the first several decades of his life for fear of, in his words, "smelling Italian". It breaks my heart to know that, and it absolutely underscores the massive emotional impact that certain foods can have on us. Food is uniquely powerful in that besides our multi-sensory involvement with it, it also becomes part of us.
While other aesthetic details -- songs, smells, etc., may imprint themselves on our memories of situations both joyful and otherwise, they're not as likely to, well, make you feel like you're gonna hurl. It goes deeper than an aversion to taste or scent or mouth-feel. Food certainly warms the soul, but it can also make it heave.
My trigger food? Tuna-noodle casserole. And no, I don't wanna talk about it. --
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