Some of us old folk understand Solid-state Memory, to a point, but we know ‘memories’ better. True, getting old, diminishes some memories, but some will never fade. They tell me folks don’t use baby powder anymore. Now Sherry done most of the baby bathing, but I did a little. But nothing smelled better than a freshly washed baby with a clean diaper on smelling of Johnson’s Baby Powder. That is a memory!
That is Jack Jr. our first. Sherry was never more than three feet away just to allow this picture. We have pictures of boys and grandkids bathing in the sink.
When we visited family this is the way we slept:
Sometimes we got 6 in one bed.
Then some of us can remember before supermarkets:
Above is Grand Grocery Co, Lincoln, NE, 1942.
Memories can also dredge up shirts and dresses made from feed sacks:
(Above…Vermont State fair, 1941, Rutland, VT)
Some of us can conjure up memories of kids in school barefooted. Different grades same class. Pie Town, NM 1940.
This guy can remember when some daddy’s weren’t real smart.
But, hey, the kid was driving before he was 2!
Do you remember starch? These trucks are waiting outside the Caribou Potato Starch factory, Caribou, Maine. I cannot find out what this starch was used for.
Memory, the Pepsi/Coke bottle as a sprinkler for ironing starched clothes?
There are special days that memory kicks in, My parents on the left, Sherry’s parents right then MY GIRL!
The memory kicks in because only two people out of the 6 still live. We could not afford a wedding, we stood before the justice of the peace and came back here for a cake cutting. My dad would have loved to performed the ceremony, but we wanted it fast and simple.
Memory again, Weddings last a few minutes, a marriage should last years.
Thanks for coming by the log.
. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have.
-- Thomas Jefferson
No vehicle this time, but I ran across this, can you explain it? I cannot!