Book; Stuff We Had in the '50s and '60s. Pam Van Der Kooy
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Welcome to an incomplete collection of stuff from the 1950s and 1960s with facts, history, anecdotes and memories to be used as catalysts for readers' own memories of that time; good or bad, golden or otherwise.
From the joys of Cuisenaire rods and Dick and Dora at school, to the Pope wringer, TV licences and home haircuts with sticky tape across the fringe - there's lots of stuff. The chapters of the book cover stuff in the various rooms of the house, stuff we wore, played with, had outside, had in the car, had on holidays and picnics, and stuff at school. And, there is the unsealed sealed section with all sorts of naughty stuff that we weren't supposed to know about or that wasn't spoken of in polite society.
Pam Van Der Kooy has taken a real trip down Memory Lane in this book and remembered things we had in various parts of the home in which we grew up. In the lounge room there was the old black Bakelite phone; in the bathroom, Dad's 'Blue Gillette' razor blades; in the laundry the Reckitt's Blue Bag. There's stuff we had in the car, stuff we played with and stuff we took to school. Each piece of "stuff" evokes a memory and some will transport you right back to those innocent years of childhood.
A wonderful book to give as a gift to a Baby Boomer, a parent or a grandparent.