Saturday, June 02, 2012

Days Gone By

We have had some really beautiful weather here in Montreal over the last few days, and I am really enjoying it!  It has been sunny and cloudy, breezy and just the perfect weather for taking a nice walk and enjoying nature.  I am very grateful, as I really don't take the humidity and extreme heat well, so I am doing my best to enjoy this weather while it is here!  


I found some photos on the web of days gone by and wanted to share them with you all.  


This first photo is of an old brown 7Up bottle!  I remember the green bottles well...but brown?  I am wondering if any of you remember this!

Next photo is of a vintage Book O Mat vending machine.  Do any of you recall this?  I don't.  Not sure when this photo was taken, though...

This next photo is of a vintage Texaco Doodlebug fuel truck.  I love the name "doodlebug" and can see why it was called such...the shape is very interesting and the name describes it quite well.  I can't seem to recall this vehicle, but the name...most definitely.

Next photo is of a 1920's amusement park.  My, have we come a long way!  LOL!  :)

Last photo for this post...a cleaning product called "Janitor in a Drum."  This used to be sold here in Montreal decades ago...but I haven't seen it in well, decades, I guess.  Is this still available anywhere?

Thank you all so much for visiting me here, and for your comments on my posts.  I really appreciate it.
Please feel free to share your memories and thoughts...just click on the "comments" link at the end of my post to share.

19 comments:

  1. I'm seeing most of these for the first time in this post. I don't remember 7-Up in a brown bottle at all. I have heard of Janitor in a Drum, and I believe it is still available today.

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  2. LOVE this post, your whole blog, Linda



    Enjoy your weekend!
    Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral
    > < } } ( ° >

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  3. The janitor-in-a-drum, I remember.

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  4. I love your header, I feel like I could just walk right through the screen and up those steps! The only thing I remember here is the Janitor In A Drum. There were many ads for it and it was very popular!!

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  5. vintage images bring back memories of simple times right!!

    http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.in/

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  6. De belles photos anciennes...
    Gros bisous

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  7. The good old days, Linda... ?!
    Lie(f)s.

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  8. These are fantastic shots.

    Darryl and Ruth :)

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  9. Well, these are all new to me!

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  10. I concur on the weather. Its been beautiful here in souther MN. in the low 70's. My spouse has been babysitting the Grands for two week in the Phoenix area with daytime temp well over 100 F. Not for me thank you....)
    Old as I am I dont remember your items. That's a first!

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  11. I remember using Janitor in a Drum back in the 70's. It had an awful smell so I never bought it a second time. Since I was living in a small town back then, I wouldn't have seen the other things that were probably confined to cities.
    I love all your pictures of things past!

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  12. Wow, I love these pictures Linda!! It is neat to see things from back in time! :) Thanks for sharing the pictures!

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  13. Wow, so they were "zip lining" back in the 20's. How funny. Everyone seems to think it is a new fad. Never saw a brown stubby 7Up bottle before.

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  14. Hi Linda :-) Thank you so much for visiting my blog recently and sorry it has taken a while to visit you. I admit though, I have peeped in from time to time in the past and already had you bookmarked! I don't recognise any of the items you have here but they are all interesting. I was particularly intrigued by the amusement park, that made me smile.

    I also enjoyed the post with the photos of the elderly people, very touching I thought. I have always got on well with elderly people and love to listen to tales of times past. It may be because I was the child of older parents so have always felt comfortable with older people.

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  15. Hola Linda.. Bonitas imágenes.. Muy americanas.. :-).. Un saludo desde Madrid

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  16. Blow me over with tin feather, the very thought of it sends me to a heaven, I can't say how I hollered, VERY FUNNY.

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  17. I love your header. I've never seen an 7-up bottle that looks like that. I wonder if that was a bottle only used in Canada or I just missed it.

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  18. I love all of these, but that amusement park one takes the cake!

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  19. Thank you all so much for your comments!

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