that I have lived half of my life, it's nice to occasionally sit back, close
my eyes and visualize memories, people, places and situations of days gone
The 60's was a special era in the 20th century and I'm glad that I was there
to experience it. It is a distinct pleasure to share my memories with you.
Enjoy and remember!
Please realize that these are my personal
memories. This 60's section made its appearance
on my site in October 1997 and was one of the first pages of its kind on
the internet. Unfortunately, this section of my site, as well as the 70's
section, has had the content stolen, re-posted elsewhere and miscredited
It took me many years to type and develop my original content. Please feel
free to link to this site but not to files themselves (aka="bandwidth stealing")
and please do not misappropriate (steal) my material. There IS a
difference between INSPIRATION and taking what does not belong to
I get a lot of kids looking for information for school reports of what life
was like in the 60's. THAT is fine... just please do not take my material
and make a web page with it. If you like my content that much, make your
own original web page and link back to my site.
Thank you for being respectful of my memories and my copyrights and
enjoy your visit here.
The 60's.... I was a kid, but I was there!
My Fond Childhood
in the "olden days" when our mom's would let us ride our bikes anywhere we
wanted......we used to go the "Five and Dime".
bought: Hershey's Chocolate bars, Rock Candy,
Candy that came in lips and mustaches (oh, the smell!), Miniature soda bottle
six packs filled with sickeningly sweet syrup, PEZ,
Strike" candy cigarettes, Bonomo Turkish Taffy, Colored "Dots" on a sheet,
Fizzies, Malo Cups, Big Buddy gum, Giant Sweet Tarts and Charms Lolly Pops.
Remember how big Reeses uses to be? I remember when "Krackle"
first came out. Then there were the bins with penny candy.
(I found and bought all this cool 60's candy at an Amish market not too far
from where I live!) Click on candy to enlarge, then hit BACK.
milkman delivered milk in glass bottles with the paper lid and cream on top,
that Mom used to let me drink. Heaven! We also had a delivery man that brought
potato chips! They were called
Chips and they are still made to this day. Mom says she loved
the blueberry pies that Charles Chips delivered.
are some miscellaneous tidbits to start you off and get you in the mood:
Remember driving with your parents and being
able to identify a car from it's headlights?
Christmas trees had big light bulbs, silver
tinsel and red, blue, and green bulbs.
Phones had dials.
Talking to an Operator.
Flash cubes on cameras! I still have
my "Brownie" somewhere.
The 1964 World's Fair
Ordering a dozen pizzas to a neighbor you
didn't like and watching them be delivered.
Halloween being sooo much fun.
The plasticy smell of the costume and the mask.
Toilet papering houses in your neighborhood
When you asked your parents why they called them
When straws were made out of red and white paper.
When you figured out that Baskin-Robbin's had more
than 31 flavors.