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Black Jack Chewing 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 an 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.

 

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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?

Our Hit Parade retro Formica 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!

Gotta love these vintage ads!

A Hoover or a Cadillac, which would have made you happier? As they say, “getting a Hoover for Christmas would really suck.” Right?

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You can sit at this Hit Parade retro diner set and ponder the question.

How about reviving this 1980’s Jello Jigglers Gingerbread Man retro recipe? “There’s always room for Jello “on any  Christmas Wish List.

4 packages (4-serving size) Jell-O Brand Gelatin or Sugar-Free Gelatin, any flavor

2 1/2 cups boiling water or fruit juice

Dissolve gelatin completely in boiling water in a bowl. Pour into 8- or 9-inch square pan. Chill until firm, about 4 hours. Cut with any cookie cutter. Garnish as desired. Cube remaining gelatin.

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some old-timers remember when meaningful conversations took place around the dinner table. Family members found it an opportunity to catch up with each other and shared their day’s activities.

Now try to imagine this, there were homes that only had one telephone (landline) and it was not answered during dinnertime.

 

An article published in the Journal of Experimental Social Psychology speaks to how using your phone at dinner is not just plain out rude but also makes you unhappy. Technology at the table tends to cause people to feel more distracted and less socially engaged.

How often while dining out at a restaurant do we see a child acting out, and instead of engaging, a parent hands over a tablet or phone to distract the child with a game of baby leapfrog?

How does your family handle the once sacred family dinner, technology at the table or good old-fashioned human conversation?

 

 

Gotta love these vintage ads!

A Hoover or a Cadillac, which would  have made you happier? As they say, “getting a Hoover for Christmas would really suck.”

……………………………………………………….

You can sit at this Hit Parade retro diner set and ponder the question.

How about reviving this 1980’s Jello Jigglers Gingerbread Man retro recipe? “There’s always room for Jello “on any  Christmas Wish List.

4 packages (4-serving size) Jell-O Brand Gelatin or Sugar Free Gelatin, any flavor

2 1/2 cups boiling water or fruit juice

Dissolve gelatin completely in boiling water in a bowl. Pour into 8- or 9-inch square pan.Chill until firm, about 4 hours. Cut with any cookie cutter. Garnish as desired. Cube remaining gelatin.

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. There were homes that only had one telephone (land line) and it was not answered during dinner.

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!

It’s Modernism Week here in Palm Springs where it is always sunny, except for today.

The 11th Annual Palm Springs Modernism Show & Sale is a highlight of Modernism Week featuring 10 days of celebrating everything modern with mid-century design and architecture fans, friends and aficionados from around the world all visit.

Palm Springs was once famous for movie stars hideaway homes during the golden age of Hollywood, but today this desert oasis attracts more sun-seeking retirees and gay travelers than celebrities.

With leftover love in the air from Valentine’s Day, it is fitting to begin Palm Springs modernism week looking at the Elvis Honeymoon Hideaway.

After their Las Vegas wedding, Elvis and Priscilla honeymooned in this home on May 1, 1967 then lived in it for about a year before buying a home offering more privacy located less than a mile away.

Even before the Presleys arrived, the house was famous for its architecture. Designed in 1962 as “The House of Tomorrow’” it was an experiment in modern living by the architecture firm of  Palmer and Krisel which was then built for the hefty sum of $300,000.

The house was featured in LOOK magazine, a mid-century pictorial, shortly after the home was built. The entire house is a set of round forms on different levels, there’s not a square room in the house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A bedroom fit for a King.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Throne Room complete with tub.

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You to can live like the king, rent the Elvis Honeymoon House complete with 2 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and 4,695 sq ft of living space. Or….you can take a tour and see if it’s really the place for you.

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My favorite tell it like it is in Palm Springs:

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We know where you can find this Hound Dog Set, at Totally Kids fun furniture & toys.

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Classic retro food for kiddos, Tomato Soup and Grilled Cheese.

Campbell’s Cream of Tomato Soup

1 can Condensed Tomato Soup
1 can milk
Pepper to taste

Directions from the back of the can…Slowly stir together soup and one can of milk.

STOVE: Simmer, stirring often. MICROWAVE: Use a microwave-safe bowl (duh!). Cover: microwave on HIGH 3 minutes or until hot. Stir.

Classic Grilled Cheese Sandwich

2 slices white bread
2 slices Pasteurized Processed Cheese Food Product
softened butter or margarine

Heat a griddle or small frying pan. Butter both sides of bread. Unwrap cheese slices and place between slices. Toast on both sides to desired consistency Serve immediately.

A 1930’s magazine advertisement for Kellogg’s PEP breakfast cereal.

Did I hear a gasp….?

No comments from this party on the ad. (biting my tongue)

Below is a classic 1930’s kitchen set just like one this peppy, hardworking housewife may have proudly used every night for serving a delicious hot dinner to her adoring husband. That is after a full day of the cooking, cleaning and dusting was completed. She looks so cute!

The times and rules may have changed, but the plans used from the 30′s  to 50’s to build these kitchy kitchen sets have been pulled out of the archives, and put back into production. So now you can have one in your home too.

 

 

 

 

Recipe Curio found this vintage cookbook that was published by Spry Vegetable Shortening. There is a Good Housekeeping Bureau seal dated 1935 on the back cover, most likely the date the cookbook was released. It contains lots of recipes for healthful deep frying, cakes, cookies, desserts and other yummy things you may never have dreamed of!