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Looking Back: Remember 57
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Hooper, John, Author
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Written: 15 August 1998
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Remember when:

*As youngsters, if we chose to chat with siblings and friends, and wanted to make certain our parents didn't know what we were saying, we would speak what we referred to as Igpay Atinlay. (Pig Latin.) I recall my father saying to us "speak English damn it!"

*Invitations to fondue parties were so popular. It appears they have gone by the wayside.

*Pepsodent tooth paste used the slogan "You'll wonder where the yellow went when you go steady with Pepsodent."

*The fall of the year brought on that wonderful odor of pickling taking place in the kitchens of homes.

Wives would be making everything from Dill Pickles to Corn Relish.

It was referred to as "canning time."

*Rocking chairs were commonplace on practically every veranda.

It was always so pleasant to see elderly people rocking away and waving as folks passed.

*The pleasant sound of clanging when a game of horseshoes was being played. It seems there was never great difficulty in getting someone to have a game to pass away the time.

*Youngsters listened to their elders and when told to do something they obeyed without arguing!

*You first leaned you were on a fixed income. Yeah, it was "fix the TV, fix the dripping tap, fix the roof..."

*Of all the thrills we had none could take the place of a ride in a rumble seat.

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Looking Back: Remember 57