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i think i will be avoiding the pool with the little kids & yellow water.....

We didn't know anyone with a built-in- the- ground pool. Some families had these instead. A delightfully array of above ground pools and pool toys from the Summer 1959 Montgomery Ward catalog.

1962 cost of living.

1962 Cost of Living ~ this is the year my brother was born! This was the year my parents got married.

Cursive Handwriting on Lined Paper

Cursive writing ~Old School.Loved learning to write cursive. My second grade teacher taught this. I still take pride in my writing.

palmer handwriting  I never did get the hang of this.

Examples of Handwriting Styles

The Palmer method of penmanship - we started to learn this in grade and had to practice on specially lined paper every day - in pencil. You didn't get to go to using a pen until grade. Now kids never learn cursive!

Magic Baby Bottles for my dolls - loved to watch the milk or OJ disappear when my dolls would "drink"

Magic Baby Bottles — the milk would disappear as the doll sipped her bottle. Every little girl who had a baby doll HAD to have one of these magic bottles.

ET and MJ

In 1982 Michael Jackson released E. the Extra-Terrestrial, a storybook album read by the King of Pop himself. Undoubtedly an interesting piece of pop ephemera, it included a poster of the pop sen.

Created by Wham-O in 1961, the Slip 'n Slide is still hugely popular — and an economical choice for those who don't have space for a pool.

All-TIME 100 Greatest Toys

The Slip n Slide is synonymous with summer. A simple idea that spawned decades of backyard fun, the toy consists of a long sheet of plastic that is laid over grass and leads into a small wading pool of water.


purses with wooden handles. I had a purse like this and you could change out the colors to match your outfit.

my favorite ones were scented and you could buy them in the school office for .10 cents

"Bazic" Push-A-Point Pencil 10 in Pack

Push-A-Point Pencils- loved these but if you lost one the whole thing was out of action ha!

My Mom wasn't good at breading hair, so she put a part in my head, wrapped one of these around the end of my ponytail, tied it in a bow and sent my off to school.  Memories.

Yarn Ponytail Ties I wore these in my pigtails all the time until I got the brilliant idea to get my hair cut into a shag. My hair wasn't long again for yrs!

Library book check-out card

LIbrary Cards looked just like this. You got to sign your name on it. If it was a school library book, you would look up and down the names of the people who'd taken it out before you, to see if you knew anyone!

Remember when report cards looked like this? and they were better now i dont understand them lol...

Paper School Report Card - You had to take it home, have your parents sign the back, and return it back to your teacher the next day. I had all of mine at one time.