Times have certainly changed since we were children. Do you remember your parents and grandparents recounting stories about life when they were young? Do you share your stories with your children (and grandchildren)?
As a Legacy Videographer I get to hear about life in times past. Below are just a few of the many recollections clients have shared.
Remember when the milkman delivered milk in glass bottles to your door? The sound of the bottles clanking together? Removing the wax cap? Fighting over the cream at the top? Leaving the empty bottle outside to be picked up?
Remember when letters were handwritten and you knew the mail carrier by name? The excitement of receiving a two or three page letter from a friend or relative?
Remember when gas station attendants pumped the gas, cleaned the windshields and checked the oil? When car windows needed to be rolled up or down and seat belts were an afterthought? Climbing over the front seat to sit with a parent or being sent to the back to be with your siblings? Road trips?
Remember when you tended your Victory Garden, collected the foil, newspapers and grease during the war? Buying your groceries with green ration cards?
Remember when babies were pushed in prams? Nursed from glass baby bottles and wore cotton diapers with sharp safety pins?
Remember when women wore hats and white gloves to go shopping downtown? Taking the trolly or street car for transportation? The tokens used to pay for the ride?
Remember when typewriters used ribbon and keys became ‘stuck’? When White-Out became the greatest invention ever!
Remember when phones numbers needed to be dialed, you could chat with the operator, and there was only one ring ‘tone’? When push buttons were introduced and then cell phones?
Remember when you dressed in your best for an airplane trip, tickets were bought through ‘agents’, and three course meals were served on trays with metal utensils? When pilots gave out wing pins to children? Before suitcases with wheels were introduced and the first time you went through a body scanner?
Remember when tv test patterns were entertainment themselves, Howdy Doody was popular and channels were changed manually? When screens were small and antennas needed to be manually adjusted?
Remember when there was no air conditioning and the ice box was filled by the iceman? Sleeping on the porch, fire escape or in the park? Remember when central air became commonplace and refrigerators first dispensed ice and water from their door?
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Did you grow up in the 1930’s, 1940’s or 1950’s?
Share your memories and help younger generations learn about history through your stories.
To learn more, visit OurGrandparentsStories.org.
Capture your parent or grandparent’s life story, family history and memories for your family to know.
Here at Family Line Video we produce Legacy Videos, modern-day memories that weave a filmed interview together with family photos, documents, maps and other memorabilia. The result is “Moving Portrait” capturing your loved one as they recount their life story and memories – a gift your family will treasure for years to come.
To learn more capturing your parent or grandparent’s life story in a Legacy Video, visit us at FamilyLineVideo.com.
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