Baby boomer memory test

How many of these can you remember?

Coke for a nickel

45 rpm adaptors

Cork pop guns

Aluminum Christmas trees

Jiffy Pop

S&H Green Stamps

Timmy and Lassie

Flash bulbs

Chatty Cathy

First class stamp for a nickel

Hamburgers for 15 cents

A gallon of gasoline for a quarter

Beany and Cecil

Fire escape tubes


Metal ice cube trays

Penny candy

Nickel packs of baseball cards

Speedy Alka Seltzer

Wringer washers

Drive-in movies

Drive-in restaurants

Reel-to-reel tape recorders

The Fuller Brush man

Gum wrapper chains

Roller skate keys

Erector sets


Brownie cameras

Sky King

Falstaff beer


TV test patterns

Cigarettes for Christmas

6 Responses to Baby boomer memory test

  1. DeniseVB says:

    Sadly, ALL but the fire escape shute, I grew up in the suburbs 😀


  2. Tim of Angle says:

    Tim & Lassie? I remember Jeff & Lassie.


  3. Freedom, by the way says:

    I remember many–I grew up in the 60s-70s. Tinker Toys are still around, too–and so much fun!


  4. Thomas says:

    We had fire-escape stairs (on school buildings that dated from the 1800s), and I remember gasoline for 10 cents a gallon.


  5. garnette says:

    How about pull tabs and pull tabs daisy chains?


  6. Pistol Pete says:

    Sadly,wistfully I remember every one of these.Thses are remonders of a slower,simpler time.I worked at a McDonald’s in 1965 when burgers were 12cents and cheeseburgers were 15 cents.I made .90/hour and worked hard for it.
    Beany and Cecil was one of my favorite cartoons,though the satire was geared more for adults than it was for children.My favorite characters were Hopalong Catskill and Cyranose D’BugsRback and his man-eater skeeters.
    Unfortunately the past is gone and it will never return.We no longer value life and have grown cynical to the point of callousness.Charity has been largely replaced by get yours and forget everybody else.wWhat’s in it for me?I am just grateful to have lived when family meant everything and you did the right thing even when no one was looking.


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