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WARNING – Retro Alert…and loving it!

It’s Sunday morning, and I’m way off track from photography, but not life. Over the last few days, a couple of different posts have brought back this wave of nostalgia. It started a few days ago talking about some old standards in business, then yesterday’s Veteran’s Day post took me back a little more. Last night I went to sleep thinking about things that have changed and products that disappeared.

This morning I’m going retro on you, but hopefully, you’ll have as much fun as I do. And for those younger than 45 – you’ll have to ask your parents for validity on things in my list, or click on any of the images below to link to the websites where I found this stuff.

  • Whatever happened to Harvey Wallbangers? It was the drink in my twenties – Orange juice, vodka, and Galliano. And, every bar you were in had that long tall bottle of Galliano. In my own first liquor cabinet it was like the jewel in the crown!
  • Where did Cold Duck go? If you’re a connoisseur of fine wine, then you’ve already stopped reading this post! LOL Cold Duck was a cross between champagne and any flavor Boone’s Farm, but it was the drink to have plenty on hand for New Years. I was shocked to find it’s still made and available.
  • Anybody remember the Seven Up candy bar? It was chocolate and in a brick of seven different fillings. Sort of like seven small Chunkies in different shapes, each with a different flavor.
  • What made it so cool to put baseball cards in our bike spokes? Even more retro, how many of you have a huge bag of clothespins hanging somewhere near your washing machine?

Who remembers party lines? Okay, this where my younger readers stare in disbelief. We didn’t have our own private phone line

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