Things a 50-Year Old Baby Boomer Remembers (A List)

The Kendalls

Ferrante and Teicher

Laugh-in (Verrrrry Interesting!!!!)

Polyester Leisure Suits

Nixon’s Five-oclock shadow

George C Scott refusing his Oscar for “Patton”

Eight-track tapes

Hair dyers with tubes and plastic caps

Mallow cups


Kent State


Making coffee with “Percolators”

Sugar Cubes

Avon bottles

Getting a wooden ruler from Smokey the Bear

Bottle openers on Soda coolers

Lance snacks

Richie Rich comic books (And Archie, and Caspar)

Hot Wheels

Wurlitzer Fun Machines

Pedal Cars

“Land of the Lost”

Romper Room

Cap guns and stick ponies

Mood Rings

Silly Putty

Hee Haw


Rat Tails

“You can’t fool Mother Nature”

Ginsu Knives

The Gong Show

Patty Hearst

Pettycoat Junction

The Ponderosa

Western Sizzlin’

Transistor Radios

CB Radios

Short-wave Radio



Pig Pen


Lewis Grizzard

Milk delivered to the door daily



Valleydale commercials

“like Father, like son” (anti-smoking commercial)

“You’ve come a long way, baby” (Virginia Slims commercial)

The Marlboro Man


The Red Dye scare

Ethel Merman

Bozo the Clown


“Solid State”

“Here I come to save the day!”

Droopy Dog

Fat Albert

“Order in the Courtroom, Here come da Judge!”

Kukla, Fran, and Ollie

Chewing Gum Wrapper chains

String Art


Rosanna, Rosanna Danna

Aunt Esther

Mrs A-Whiggins

Slim Whitman

Mack Davis

The Rockford Files


About Brad Scott

An Appalachian CrossFitter who loves Jesus and is happily married to Tammie. I have a son and a fine little grandson. In the peak of middle age, trying to figure out the rest of this journey.
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