Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Lost in Time....

 Back in 1952, within walking distance of my home, there was a store called Isabel's. My cousin Andrea and I would walk there with our pennies and sometimes a nickel.
Early one morning, I said to Andrea, "look, this play dime is EXACTLY the same size as the penny, if you put it in the bubble gum machine, it will work."
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Remember OATMEAL COOKIES? if so you might be OLD
 She did push it in and of course it did not work..... Isabel called my mother on the PARTY LINE (if you know what that is you might be OLD) and tattled on me. I got my legs switched by my mother and Andrea got nothing.
Do you think that was fair? after all SHE did it. She did not HAVE to do it.... Right?




All photos today were taken at Manatee Historical Village in the Wiggins General Store by MadSnapper.
NO, I did not try to get Diane to put the play dime in the bubblegum machine.....
MORE PICS ON THE WAY  

33 comments:

EM Illustrator said...

Opps! Not fair that you got all the blame.
I love these photos of the old things. Am up silly early getting ready for work...
Have a lovely Day!

Eva

SquirrelQueen said...

Cousins always seemed to be the ones who would tattle. Shame on Andrea. I love seeing all the antiques like that old coffee grinder. I'm not saying I remember party lines THH!) but I think it was great when they went away. We had a nosy neighbor who was always listening to everyone conversations.

Declan said...

We had a party line... must be quite old! Did Andrea become a politician by any chance and is now called "Teflon Andrea"? Hehe!

diane b said...

It is sad when you go into museums and see stuff that we used to have in our homes. Bad luck that you got caught trying to cheat. How many kids must have tried that trick?

S. Etole said...

Recognize a lot of these items. And yes, I remember party lines well.

Snapper II said...

Sandra
This is a wonderful post.
Wonderful photos.

Mamabug said...

I'd love to be lost in the past! I want that butter churn in the last photo.

From the Kitchen said...

I think you were the instigator!! And I know what you got because I used to get it as well. My mother was the queen of the switch users!! Loved the museum visit!

Best,
Bonnie

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Ha! Ha! No fair that you were the only one punished. Some of this memorabilia is familiar to me.

Catherine said...

I remember Dad's Oatmeal Cookies, I remember the Party Line, and I remember when you could buy candy for a penny. Yup... I'm old. :(

And I was thinking that now-a-days, if a kid tried to 'cheat' the gumball machine, a parent would smile and laugh at their child's ingenuity! I'm pretty sure no one would get the switch for it. LOL!

xo Catherine

TexWisGirl said...

we had a party line in the farmhouse where i grew up. :)

Pam said...

I too remember telephone partylines. I'm glad I grew up in a small town especially in the 50s.

Susannah said...

Dad's Oatmeal cookies? Yum! And my husband (then boyfriend) would talk on the partyline and our neighbor always listened in!!!! Great pictures. I have some of that old stuff! Have a wonderful day, Sandra!

Tammy@Simple Southern Happiness said...

Goodness, some of those take me back. Great photos! you have mastered your camera.

Madi and Mom said...

Lost in the 50's tonight too!
Do you remember ever seeing huge jars of dill pickles in stores? Ther was one near my g-mas house. The owner was Mr.Martin. The pickles huge only costs 5 cents. Funny thing was there was a long handled fork that was so rusty in the jar...I guess the vinegar killed the tetanus
Lol
C

Rose said...

No, I wouldn't say that is fair...specially if you really thought it would work.

Like these old pictures...mom used to have a gallon churn similar to the one you are showing. But we only used it a time or two..we used the kind that holds 4 or 5 gallons.

Picturit said...

I hate people who snitch!!!! great set of historical images.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

Of course I remember a Party Line!!!

I remember life, in WWII even.

Yup, I go back to "the beginning of time." -chuckle- 1937 to be exact.

"Hoe while it is spring, and enjoy the best anticipations.
It is not much matter if things do not turn out well."

~Charles Dudley Warner

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

Ha ha! "Tattled," "switched" and "party line" are all great memories (even the first two with the consequences that come with them). Love it.

Beverly said...

I love visiting the village. I need to resurrect and repost some of my old blog posts from there. The home there is so reminiscent of my grandpa and grandma's house in Starke. However, the one at the park is much nicer. But my grandpa grew sugar cane and had a sugar cane mill and the big vat like the one they have there.

Deb said...

isn't if funny how that happens with siblings...great photos...love the new header...

Deborah said...

Great pictures Sandra! I remember those things too!
xxoo
Deborah

RoeH said...

Wish I could go inside.

Ann said...

I want to go there. That looks like a really cool place.
I'll disregard the comment about my possibly being old if I can remember party lines....lol
I personally think it was your cousin who should have gotten in trouble. You merely made an observation and she was the one who tried it :)

Terri Buster said...

We had a party line about twenty years ago- I hated it!

Chatty Crone said...

I remember some of those things. I remember going to the candy store taking a nickel. I remember party lines but don't think we ever had one.
I could never switch anyone! Sandie

George said...

I wouldn't have thought that you would try to put a slug in the gum ball machine. I'm sorry you got blamed (even if it was your idea), but I guess you've learned crime doesn't pay.

This museum looks like a great place to visit.

Cranberry Morning said...

Likely story. I bet you DID try to get Diane to put the play dime in the bubble gum machine. lol And back to the trouble you got in when you were a kid? I'm with your mother all the way on that. And because she held you accountable, instead of allowing you to shift the blame, you became the person you are today. :-)

LOVE the photos!

Angela said...

I love how they have everything set up in the old store museum. It looks great. Great pictures! I don't think you should have taken all of the blame on that Sandra at all!

Nava said...

Loving all of this. I have said many times--"Facebook is our 'party line' for today.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Andrea was a BAD BAD girl. Shame on her!!!!! Hope you got her back sometime!!!!!

I remember party lines, bubble gum machines, etc... Guess I am OLD, huh????

Do you remember rock candy??? YUM...
Hugs,
Betsy

Betty Manousos said...

great series of historical images, sandra.
thanks so much for sharing, i do remember some of those things, those bubble gum machines, for example.

absolutely neat post!

xoxo

Debra Dickinson said...

Oh my, we have so much in common. About the party line - do you remember you had to wait to see how many rings so you knew whether or not to pick it up? And my stepdad "hated" the late night operator. He would always say, "Mabel, I can hear you breathing. Hang up!" True story. I thought we were in the big city when we moved to a town where you had to dial 4 numbers! :)