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Social media, are you addicted, affected or connected? The back fence at one time was the pipeline and lifeline for neighbors. Where are we today?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some old timers remember when good conversation took place around the dinner table. Can you believe it? There were homes that only had one telephone (land line) and it was not answered during dinner.

 

 

Check out the huge selection of retro diner table and chair sets.

Phone Booth

A telephone booth is a rare site for today’s eyes. You can however still get a nostalgic black pay phone for your home at Totally Kids fun furniture & toys.

1950's pay phone

Hello! Any one remember the party line?

Party Line

It was called a party line because many households all shared a single phone line that ran in and out of the neighborhood. Each home had a different phone number so they could be reached separately, but when anyone called out they had to wait until the line was free before making their call. Similarly, if someone was calling a home on our party line, they had to wait until the line was free to make the connection. It also provided entertainment and gossip potential as eavesdropping was a very common practice.

Black Jack Gum: A Longtime Favorite

Thomas Adams, Sr. introduced Black Jack gum, the first manufactured, flavored chewing gum, in 1870.

One 1928 magazine advertisement states, “After smoking, have a stick of Black Jack!  The licorice in this quality gum soothes the throat and freshens the mouth.  The world’s most popular licorice flavored gum.”

Adam’s Black Jack gum has been a favorite of gum lovers for decades. In fact, Black Jack gum is one of the oldest chewing gums in America. Inventor Thomas Adams used his patented gum-making machine to manufacture Black Jack Gum. By adding licorice flavor to his previously plain tasting chewing gum, Adams created and instant hit with Black Jack Gum. Black Jack Gum sold well right up to the 1970’s. Since then it has been available only on a limited basis every few years.

Sporadically, and on a schedule we have yet to understand, small batches of the Adams line are produced.  It is common for these limited runs to sell out quickly.

Two From One. That familiar split reminds me of my grandfather who always broke a stick of gum in half to share, just like the picture.

Black Jack Gum: That Familiar Licorice Taste

Black Jack Gum is a favorite among licorice lovers. Each stick of Black Jack Gum bursts with that pleasant and familiar licorice taste. Licorice lovers in the United States and abroad know that Black Jack Gum provides a lasting licorice taste that they have.

If you would like a taste of the past, Victory Seeds offers these 5 stick packs of days gone by.

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Does Your Chewing Gum Lose Its Flavour (On the Bedpost Overnight?)

How about the chewing gum stuck under the table? Yuck, who would do that?

Hit Parade retro dinette sets always arrive gumless.

It will be your “Lucky Day” when you bring our classic Hit Parade Dinette Set into your home. Hairpin legs and a double tubular chrome edge will surely put this one on the top of your charts. They’re back in production, using vintage plans pulled from the archives. Available for you to enjoy in the new millennium. Commercial quality too!