7/17/12

PRETEEN to TEEN in the 1950s


The next three days I'll be featuring vintage snapshots of a girl in possibly the late 40s to mid-50s. She's what I was convinced being a teenager would be like. Well, yes, if I'd actually been a teenager in the '50s instead of the '60s.

Alone with an egg.


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I love this kitchen. I really do love it. The stove reminds me of the one in my last apartment. And I'm guessing that fridge was not frost free. Just think, there are people who have never had to defrost a freezer. Boggles my mind.

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  1. The coffee pot is exactly like the one we had when I was a teen. The toaster even looks familiar. Love the scene!

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    1. Would you believe I use a toaster from 1945? It was a wedding gift for my folks. Still works.

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  2. I want to send a note back in time to let that girl know to save some of those special kitchen things. As for the freezers, we just got rid of one a few years ago that was old and not frost free. It still worked great, but we decided that a two-person household doesn't need a full freezer. The guys who came to pick it up marveled at the quality and said they don't make 'em like that anymore.

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    1. Indeed! The old stuff still works. A few years ago I was thinking of getting rid of the old freezer in the garage that dates to 1957. It's frost free, has been from D.C. to Hawaii to California and keeps chugging along. A replacement freezer, even a smaller one would have a life expectancy of only a few years. More energy efficient, but by the time you buy one every few years, how does the efficiency actually break down by the time they are made in China and shipped over here then shipped somewhere else to be taken apart as toxic waste? As long as it works I'm happy to leave it alone. I have lots of apple sauce to freeze each year and this year it looks like I'll also have a bumper crop of tomato sauce to freeze.

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  3. Felix0912/03/2012

    My 1949 Toastmaster toaster still works just fine, too, as does my 1941 Sunbeam mixer. I don't cook much so I don't use them often but since they still work there's no sense in discarding them. When a person must buy a new appliance, it's a good idea to buy an energy-efficient model -- but it's not good for the environment nor our world's supply of natural resources to discard and replace applicances that are still in working order. There are more things of importance to consider than just electrical efficiency.

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    1. I recently had an audit done of my home by my utility company and the young fellow who did told me that even with the old appliances, many of them were more energy efficient than newer ones. He did not have anything good to say about the freezer from 1956 that just keeps chugging along.

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