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This week, it is a flash back from 50 years ago.....because of my very vintage self and turning 50 today....thought this would be a little out of the normal for me, and fun memories of hard to believe 50 years ago.
Typical kitchen in 1962. Love the appliances and how the different textures are in the one room.
1962 Frigidaire add for Flair Ranges. Oh. How I love this range. My aunt had one of these in her kitchens for years. It was not pink, and I am sure it was a newer model than this one, but I always was amazed by this kitchen appliance, and honestly today, if I could fine one that worked, I'd have it! I loved the double ovens, and the stove part would close up like a drawer when not in use. Lots of memories from being in the kitchen and meals cooked on this stove. It is a fond memory for me.
John H. Glenn, Jr., became the first American to orbit the earth during Friendship 7 orbit.
Take a look at this 1962 ad from Inland Homes. It is so hard to believe that was only 50 short years ago.
Average Cost of new house $12,500.00
Average Income per year $5,556.00
Average monthly rent $110.00 per month
Tuition to Harvard University $1,520.00
Average Cost of a new car $3,125.00
Eggs per dozen 32 cents
Gas per Gallon 28 cents
In 1962 the birth of surfing music by the beach boys grew in popularity and in England....
The Beatles record the single, "Love Me Do" was all the rage. The new hit for television was the Beverly Hillbillies.
Here is another ad from a magazine in 1962.
One of the new toys for 1962:
Made by: Fisher Price
Price: 79 cents - $1.69
Description Rings on a cone to help babies develop hand-eye coordination and learn their colors. Choose from a set with six rings or a set with ten rings.
And yes...I am sure I had one of these!!
Here is a video of a television commercial for Imperial Sugar....seems Sam Houston's favorite cake was white cake.......
(Click the arrow to view the commercial)
It happens to by my favorite as well.....Thanks for letting me stroll down a half a century ago during the year I was born!
Happy Vintage Thingie Thursday!! Have a wonderful week!