Trouble with Angels Movie theater posting
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Hayley Mills? Say no more.

This is at least in Teresa’s top ten favorite movies, having been in Catholic school when she was a young un. I guess she liked…

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Wholesale gun ad 1960
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My team won, see?

This 1960 copy of “Spare Time” has a lot of money making opportunities, but not sure about the little 22 pistols wholesaling for $6.95 The…

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Old Buick with too much in the trunk
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Junk in the trunk

Look at the way this Buick is riding! What does she have in her trunk? I know there’s a full size spare back there, and…

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Old Paragon Hat shop White Beaver ad
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The age of hats

Up until about 60 years ago, men wore hats, and usually, suits. Women wore dresses, mostly. Even at the Piggly-Wiggly. It’s kind of sad what…

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Upholstery cleaning machine 1960
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Gotta respect a go-getter

Not sure exactly what Mr. Duncan is cleaning here. He sent away for a professional upholstery cleaning machine and got right to work, and that…

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1957 Thriftway ad drama
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Parking lot drama!

Betty lost her beans avoiding the ominous black box overhead. Sadly, she didn’t even notice the faceless man in the Buick with the civil-defense headlamps,…

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Hostess Cup Cakes
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Hostess from the hostess. SAD

It only now occurred to me that Hostess snack cakes were aimed at people entertaining visitors. Have you ever visited friends and been graciously served…

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Webster's Dictionary Ad
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Look that up in your Funk and Wagnall’s.

A hundred years ago, this is how you googled. The lady pictured here seems to be seeking the answer to the problem of birds nesting…

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Go peddle your shoes somewhere else

Cole shoes was a supplier for door-to-door salesmen in the heyday of pavement-pounding. Their come-on in the opportunities magazine was that “producers” would get a…

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Pepsi giveth, Pepsi taketh away.

I heard that Pepsi came out with a special seasonal flavor, Apple Pie Pepsi. They say it “mimics the texture and mouth-feel of apple pie.”…

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