11 posts
Full blown child of the 70's and 80's...

Toughskins and Super Denims

Sears and JCPenney were two of the main retailers that I remember pushing jeans. Sears had the Toughskins line, and JCPenney had the Super Denims. Sears Toughskins were sold with the guarantee that the children would grow out of them before the pants wore out (great news for the younger […]

Heinz Ketchup Memories

My Mom only bought Heinz ketchup, and today, that is the only ketchup, not catsup, that is allowed in my house. Hey, I will go house brand on a lot of things, but ketchup is not one of them. In school, back in the day of shoestring fries and rectangular […]

Let’s talk Retro Shoes and Sneakers

Before Reebok and Nike dominated the sneaker market, in the late 70’s and early 80’s the shoe market had names like Stride-Rite, Jumping Jack, and some others that are more well-known like Adidas and Converse. If you never wore clothes with pockets, KangaRoos, or Roos, were the shoes for you. […]