Category: Scans

Woolworth’s Christmas Book from 1954

Enjoy this old school trip back in time and check out Woolworth’s Christmas catalog from 1954.  It was a time of simpler toys, but that didn’t mean there wasn’t a large selection to choose from.  This would be our parent’s and grandparent’s version of a Sears Wish Book.  So flip through, and see what it would have been like for them.

 

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Vintage Holiday Recipes From 1967

I recently came across an issue of McCall’s magazine from December of 1967, and while getting lost in all the great advertising, I stumbled upon some fun and tasty looking recipes from that magical year.  The Christmas season always brings along it’s own unique blend of tasty treats that are usually reserved for the holiday and not many other times of the year.  So chances are these recipes only saw print a few times through the years.  Well today, we’re pulling these old recipes out and sharing them with the world!

 

While all the food on this spread looks pretty tempting, the only recipe given is for the Cream Wafers that are pictured at bottom right.  They seem easy enough to make, and look pretty dang good too!  The main thing I’ve picked up on in these old recipes, and you’ll see as we go along, is they call for butter and not margarine.  These are my kind of people right here!

Now I know that aluminum foil isn’t food, but Reynolds Wrap got in on the game with some “recipes” of their own to try and move more of their product by giving you ideas of things to do with it.  You can wrap a child’s present with it, Christmas candles look more “gala” when they have some foil curled around them.  From the looks of things, I guess bunching a big glob of it up and sitting the candle in it as a base works too.  It even says you can line your fireplace with it to reflect it’s glowing warmth.

Now this one is certainly one of my favorites, as it features the always delicious snack, Bugles!  It also features Whistles and Daisy’s, but they are no longer on the market, so we just have to settle for what we can get.  As much as I love Bugles, I am more than a bit disappointed I missed out on ever trying the other two offerings.

I’m not so sure about the dip though.  Cream Cheese, Blue Cheese, and onions mixed with Cheddar and other stuff doesn’t sound too appealing to me.  Maybe it does you.

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TV Guide Fall Preview Flashback – Street Hawk From 1984

Street Hawk

I’ll never understand how this show never made it past one season.  He was a super-hero, had a cool motorcycle and weapons, and on a big network.  Maybe the budget was too high, but whatever the reason, we only got 1 season of Street Hawk.

TV Guide Fall Preview Flashback – Highway to Heaven from 1984

Highway to Heaven

Here we are once again with a TV Guide Fall Preview Flashback, this time with Highway to Heaven from 1984.  I never watched this show in prime time in it’s original run, but I can remember watching it weekday afternoons after school in syndication.  It was usually on in the background while I was doing homework, but I caught enough of it through the years to know it’s a show I like.

It’s on Netflix now, so I’m thinking about giving it a shot from an older perspective to see what I think about it now.