*"Jimmy" Smith and Wilf Tansley were the two barbers serving Minden and surrounding area.
*As kids we used to run a string through the two holes in a button and, after twisting it around a few turns, would then commence to pull the string back and forth making the button give off a whistling sound.
*We used to get milk shakes that didn't contain a glob of gelatin in them.
A couple of scoops of ice cream, a dash of flavoring of your choice, slip the container under the milk shake machine and what a pleasant drink was the result. Waxed straws were used, not the large plastic types in use to-day.
*Whatever become of bathing shoes?
*A teacher would test us with the following on a spelling test: Whether the weather be hot,
Or whether the weather be cold,
We'll weather the weather,
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not.
*A common Christmas gift for men would be a container of Woodbury's shaving soap, a bottle of after shave lotion and after shave talc.