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Friday, June 30, 2017

Eating in the Fifties

  • Pasta had not been invented. It was macaroni or spaghetti.
  • Curry was a surname.
  • A take-away was a mathematical problem.
  • Pizza? Sounds like a leaning tower somewhere.
  • Bananas and oranges only appeared at Christmas time.
  • All chips were plain.
  • Oil was for lubricating; fat was for cooking.
  • Tea was made in a teapot using tea leaves and never green.
  • Cubed sugar was regarded as posh.
  • Chickens didn't have fingers in those days.
  • None of us had ever heard of yogurt.
  • Healthy food consisted of anything edible.
  • Cooking outside was called camping.
  • Seaweed was not a recognized food.
  • 'Kebab' was not even a word, never mind a food.
  • Sugar enjoyed a good press in those days, and was regarded as being white gold.
  • Prunes were medicinal.
  • Surprisingly muesli was readily available. It was called cattle feed.
  • Pineapples came in chunks in a tin; we had only ever seen a picture of a real one.
  • Water came out of the tap. If someone had suggested bottling it and charging more than gasoline for it, they would have become a laughing stock.

The one thing that we never had on/at our table in the fifties was elbows, hats and cell phones.


  1. People ask how I eat without including the long list of foods I am allergic to. Easy. Do you eat food that makes you sick? Nope. Me either. Elbows, hats and cell phones aren't allowed at my table either.

  2. LoL Cat, those were the days lol


  3. Love this Cat. We still do have our loose leaf tea from a tea pot. Hope you are feeling better. Take care.
    Hugs Lindy xx

  4. Loved these, Cuz! :) I chuckled about the water, and nodded seriously about the elbows, hats, and cell phones! Good one!

    Happy Fourth, Cuz! Feel good! Many hugs,

    <3 Katie

  5. Museli is still cattle feed, isn't it - right along with quinoa. lol


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