Revisit the 1950s and 60s.

I was a child in the 1950s, a teenager in the 1960s. This blog is for those who lived through those times and want to reminisce, those who are interested in the period and even any who are obliged to research those decades for a project and want to hear what it was really like from one who lived through them.

My aim is not to hanker back to the ‘olden days’ and preach about how life was better. I don’t want to make people sad. I want to put a smile on a few faces as we remember things like Andy Pandy, Chad Valley toys, wearing hand-knitted jumpers, having a bath just once a week, traveling in cars with no seat belts, getting a Hotspur, Princess or Twinkle comic once a week and not having a clue what garlic, red peppers or Camembert looked like.

Travel back with me and smile, laugh or share your memories.

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12 thoughts on “Revisit the 1950s and 60s.

      • It doesn’t show in your writing at all.. it’s great… I just noticed that there are no tags or categories under your post. I wondered if you were doing them. When I started that’s one thing I didn’t know the importance of… If you have questions that I can help you will feel free to ask… and there is a wordpress forum of course also to ask questions. I found I mind boggling when I started… Diane


  1. No, I haven’t got into tags and categories at all! Thanks for your kind offer of help, it would be much appreciated! At present I’m simply recording my memories because I like writing. I need to read some more work by other bloggers to get some ideas on layout, technique etc. until this week, I didn’t know about the reader and I had never heard of tags. As you say, it’s mind-boggling at first!


  2. Wonderful trip down memory lane! I was born in 1965 but my sisters 10 and 5 years older than me definitely wore those dresses. I dont recall a time without a dishwasher, washer dryer, and my mother sewed on an electric sewing machine. We also had colour TV not black and white. We lived in the suburbs of Toronto. I do recall cod liver oil, calamine lotion on my chicken pox and rubber golashes you would where with your shoes inside for winter snowsuits were one piece and you had to lie down to get them on! I am looking forward to following your blog. Wonderful! Kathleen:-)


  3. Hi, Meryl,

    I don’t see a contact form on your blog, so I hope it’s okay to contact you here. I am featuring my review of your short story collection Peace on my blog on 9/11/19. I have a photo of your cover, but I’d like to personalize the post with a couple of additional photos. If you have any you’d like me to feature, you can send them to If not, I’ll post the review as is.



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