Thursday, June 13, 2013

What they use to tell us....

I came across these old ads a few days ago.
This is what our culture use to believe back then because this is what we were told.

Makes me wonder what we find acceptable now, 
that will become ridiculous history for our children and grandchildren.


June 1946

Dec 1963



I didn't know our sugar epidemic all started with Grandma.


Dennis said...

Back when I worked in a grocery store from about 1966-68, I recall seeing bags of candy with the phrase "Candy is a some every day."


Dennis said...

Another father became addicted to tobacco during WWII while fighting in the Pacific. The tobacco companies were shipping and giving away boatloads of cigarettes to our "fighting men" as a thank you for doing their patriotic duty.

My Dad was dead at 62.


Sue said...


These are quite a read in light of today's knowledge, aren't they? Good post!

Anonymous said...

Horrifying! But, there are things that are done today which will horrify future generations, I'm sure.

Anonymous said...

Dennis: So very sorry about your father; mine also. And the secondhand smoke that has affected my lungs. Darlene: so true, like tanning beds, piercings, medical marijuana.

Scrapally said...

oh my goodness. And we grew up never wearing seat belts or being in car seats! Times have changed...hopefully for the better! Although I still do like some candy now and then. :)

Anonymous said...

I had seen ads from the 1920s that encouraged people to smoke, especially women, by saying that it was the modern way and basically that if you didn't smoke, you weren't cool. I didn't know they were still doing it in the 50s and 60s. But, come to think of it, many of the boys I knew in high school were already smoking.... and I thought nothing of it at the time.
Thank goodness I never took up that habit.
Candy, on the other hand, was freely eaten in my home. A candy jar sat on the coffee table and was always kept full. Help yourselves, kids!

Grandma Honey said...

So Darlene, did you mean the candy jar was in the home you grew up in? We had all we wanted, and more growing up....everyone did back in the 50s and 60s.

Grandma Honey said...

Oh and I didn't mean to imply candy is in the same arena as pesticides or smoking. I just thought it was funny in that ad telling that little boy candy gives him "pep." Like what little boy needs more of that!

Anonymous said...

Right! I don't think they knew anything about kids getting "hyper" on sugar back then. I never heard it mentioned anyway.
Yes, my mom kept candy available at any time for us. I also had very rotten teeth! All my molars were filled by the time I was a teenager. Again, they never seemed to question why the fillings were needed back then.

Lisa said...

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