These old ads are real! Just last week in the office we were discussing how far women have progressed. I shared a memory of a downtown Minneapolis restaurant, the Oak Grill, where women were only allowed in if accompanied by a man. Dave recalls his aunt taking him there as a young boy. Bingo, she qualified to luncheon there.

The next two ads below are not for the faint of heart.


This ad claims that most husbands nowadays have stopped beating their wives. Yawn no more.


This guy must be one of the exceptions.

clean harder

Her secret’s out.

Monday’s Memories – the good old days?