7 Things You’ll Only Remember If You Were Born In The 1950s

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Times were very different growing up in the 1950s. There are certain things that only those growing up in that decade might remember.

Here’s a list of some of the best things to remember if you grew up in the 1950s:

1. Milk deliveries

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Gone are the good old days when you could get fresh milk delivered to your doorstep in those iconic glass jars. You may have even had a horse-drawn milk cart come up to your door, depending on where you lived.

2. Rotary phones

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Telephones were pretty common by the 1950s, but most of them were rotary phones. You probably either had a telephone in your home or had a party line, which was shared with a neighbor. Do you remember trying to make a call and having to wait for your neighbor to be done with their long conversation?

3. The arrival of color TV

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You may have been lucky enough to have a television at home and start to get shows in color. Nothing else seemed so exciting in this decade!

4. Playing outdoors all the time

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Kids these days just don’t know the joy of playing outside with your friends from sun up to sun down. You didn’t have all the technology they do now, so you enjoyed time spent outdoors with friends who lived close by.

5. Paying less for everyday essentials

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In the 1950s, you could get two movie tickets, four books, four gallons of gas, or even a ticket to an All-Star game for just $1. What else do you remember getting for way cheaper than it is today?

6. Grocery runs without a supermarket

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Your mom used to have to go to the deli, a produce stand, and a bakery to buy groceries. But in the 50s, supermarkets and one-stop shop stores were starting to gain popularity. Do you remember life without your local grocery store?

7. Smoking fake candy cigarettes

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Do you remember pretending to smoke those fake candy cigarettes and buying fake coconut tobacco? Charleston Chews, Bazooka Gum, Necco Wafers, Slo Pokes, Razzles, Bit-O-Honey, Atomic Fireballs, Caramel Creams, Tootsie Rolls, Dad’s Root beer Barrels, Candy Buttons, Junior Mints, and Sugar Babies were other popular candies of the 50’s.

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