In old days Part  #2

These photos date back to 1934 - the year of "The Great Depression"

AND WE THINK WE'VE GOT IT BAD 
Makes complaining about no cell service, high gasoline 
prices, not enough cable channels, et al, seems a bit ludicrous.


I joined the Navy in June 1942 and was in the Pacific from 42 to 45 I was transfered to the East coast where I put a Destroyer in Comm. In the pacific I was on the USS Pensylvania BB-38 and USS Kitkun Bay CVE-71.The picture's are on the USS George K McKenzie DD-836.
B Manning


Why Our Great-Grandparents were Happier Than We Are...

 Bayers Heroin

A bottle of Bayer's heroin. Between 1890 and 1910 heroin was sold as a
non-addictive substitute for morphine. It was also used to treat children with
strong coughs.

 

Coca Wine, anyone?

Metcalf Coca Wine was one of a huge variety of wines with cocaine on the
market. Everybody used to say that it would make you happy and it would
also work as a medicinal treatment.

 

Mariani wine

Mariani wine (1875) was the most famous Coca wine of it's time.
Pope Leo XIII used to carry one bottle with him all the time. He awarded Angelo Mariani
(the producer) with a Vatican gold medal.

 

Maltine

Produced by Maltine Manufacturing Company of New York .
It was suggested that you should take a full glass with or after every meal... Children should take half a glass.

 

A paper weight:

A paper weight promoting C.F. Boehringer & Soehne ( Mannheim , Germany ). They were proud of being the biggest producers in the world of products containing Quinine and Cocaine.

 
Opium for Asthma:

No comments.
Cocaine tablets (1900)

All stage actors, singers teachers and preachers had to have them for a maximum performance. Great to "smooth" the voice.

 

Cocaine drops for toothache

Very popular for children in 1885. Not only did they relieve the pain, they
made the children happy!

 

Opium for new-borns

I'm sure this would make them sleep well (not only the Opium, but 46% alcohol!)

No wonder they were called The Good Old Days!

'I'll tell you one thing, if things keep going the waythey are, it's going to be impossible o buy a week's groceries for $20.00.

'Have you seen the new cars coming out next year? It won't be long before $2,000..00 will only buy a used one.

'If cigarettes keep going up in price, I'm going to quit. A quarter a pack is ridiculous...

'Did you hear the post office is thinking about charging a Dime just to mail a letter?

'If they raise the minimum wage to $1.00, Nobody will Be able to hire outside help at the store.

'When I first started driving, Who would have thought Gas would someday cost 29 cents a gallon..
Guess we'd be better off leaving the car in the garage.

'I'm afraid to send my kids to the movies any more. Ever since they let Clark Gable get by with saying DAMN In GONE WITH THE WIND, It seems every new movie
Has either HELL or DAMN in it.

'I read the other day where some scientist thinks it's Possible to put a man on the moon by the end of the century. They even have some fellows they call Astronauts preparing for it down in Texas .

'Did you see where some baseball player just signed a Contract for $75,000 a year just to play ball? It wouldn't surprise me if someday they'll be making More than the President.

'I never thought I'd see the day all our kitchen appliances Would be electric. They are even making electric Typewriters now.

'It's too bad things are so tough nowadays.. I see where a few married women are having to work
To make ends meet.

'It won't be long before young couples are going To have to hire someone
To watch their kids so they can both work.

'I'm afraid the Volkswagen car is going to open the Door to a whole lot of foreign business.

'Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes... I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to congress.

'The drive-in restaurant is convenient in nice weather, But I seriously doubt they will ever catch on.

'There is no sense going to Lincoln or Omaha anymore for a weekend, It costs nearly $15.00 a night to stay in a hotel.

'No one can afford to be sick anymore, At $35.00 a day in the hospital it's too rich for my blood.'

'If they think I'll pay 50 cents for a hair cut, forget it.'

Know any friends who would get a kick out of these, pass this on! Be sure and send it to your kids and grandkids too!

Oh, how I wish for the "good ol' days".


WE MADE IT
No matter what our kids and the new generation think about us,
WE ARE AWESOME !!!
OUR LIFE IS LIVING PROOF !!!
To Those of Us Born
1925 - 1970 :

At the end of this email is a quote of the month byJay Leno. If you don't read anything else, please
read what he said.
Very well stated, Mr. Leno.
~~~~~~~~~
TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE
1930s, '40s, '50s, '60s and '70s!!
First, we survived being born to mothers who may have smoked and/or drank
while they were pregnant.
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.
Then, after that trauma, we were
put to sleep on our tummies
in baby cribs covered
with bright colored lead-based paints.
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets,
and, when we rode our bikes,
we had baseball caps,
not helmets, on our heads.
As infants and children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.
Riding in the back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always a special treat.
We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from this.
We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter, and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar. And we weren't overweight.
WHY?
Because we were always outside playing...that's why!
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.
No one was able to reach us all day.
--And, we were OKAY.
We would spend hours building
our go-carts out of scraps
and then ride them down the hill,
only to find out we forgot the brakes.. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.
We did not have Play Stations, Nintendos and X-boxes. There were
no video games, no 150 channels on cable,
no video movies or DVDs,
no surround-sound or CDs,
no cell phones,
no personal computers,
no Internet and no chat rooms..
WE HAD FRIENDS
and we went outside and found them!
We fell out of trees, got cut,
broke bones and teeth,
and there were no lawsuits
from those accidents.
We would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping-pong paddles, or just a bare hand, and no one would call child services to report abuse.
We ate worms, and mud pies
made from dirt, and
the worms did not live in us forever.

We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls, and
-although we were told it would happen- we did not put out very many eyes.
We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.

Little League had tryouts
and not everyone made the team.
Those who didn't had to learn
to deal with disappointment..
Imagine that!!
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!
These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers,
problem solvers, and inventors ever.
The past 50 to 85 years have seen an explosion of innovation and new ideas..
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.

If YOU are one of those born
between 1925-1970, CONGRATULATIONS!
You might want to share this with others who have had to grow up as kids before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.
While you are at it, forward it to your kids, so they will know how brave and fortunate their parents were.
Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it ?
~~~~~~~
The quote of the month
by
Jay Leno:

"With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"
For those that prefer to think that God is not watching over us....go ahead and delete this.
For the rest of us.....pass this on.

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The History on Aprons

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THOSE BORN 1920-1979:

READ TO THE BOTTOM FOR QUOTE OF THE MONTH BY JAY LENO IF YOU DON'T READ ANYTHING ELSE---VERY WELL STATED!

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80´s!!

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.

As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags.

Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank Kool-aid made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because,WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day.And we were O.K.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet or chat rooms... WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not poke out very many eyes.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!

If YOU are one of them CONGRATULATIONS!

You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good. While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave (and lucky) their parents were.

Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!

The quote of the month is by Jay Leno:

"With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"

 

Her er beviset på den globale opvarming / Here is the proof of global warming


Other Nice and Good Old Pages:

Rare Old Pictures Page #1

In Old Days - Page #2

In Old Days - Page #3

In Old Days - Page #4

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Why Our Great-Grandparents were Happier Than We Are..Click Here.

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