Do you Remember?

In todays vintage nostalgia blog read all of Your Vintage Life’s  ‘Do you Remember’ posts from this week.  As ever, we had fun reading your comments! and recollections!  So, what do you remember…?

Who loved to watch A.L.F in the late 1980s? A furry alien life form (ALF geddit?) living with an American family….It ran from September 22, 1986 to March 24, 1990 and was the first television series to be presented in Dolby Surround Sound.  He was funny, sarcastic and slovenly and we loved him – we still have our ALF toy….


Did you play Jacks back in the day? Popular in the 50’s and 60’s they were all the rage when we were at school in the 80’s too!   Dating back to Greek times (where it was played using the anklebones of a sheep) it seems its always been popular… How good were you at flipping, onsies, twosies and the rest?


Did you wear these cute hair bobbles back in the day? They were so popular but if they snapped when you were wrapping them round your bunches you knew about it – OW!!!


So many of us used to collect Wade Whimsies.  In the 1950s, the Wade potteries created small solid porcelain animal figures, which became popular and collectable and still are.  Were you lucky enough to have them in Christmas crackers at Christmas?  We had a whole shelf full and loved our favourite little hedgehog!


Who remembers eating sherbet from these brightly coloured fruits and tipping tons of it into your mouth?  A plastic novelty shaped bottle filled with a sour fruit flavoured sherbet of orange, raspberry or lemon and lime.  We are wincing just remembering it!


Ah, Sesame Street – we miss this show airing in the UK.  Remember Oscar, The Count, Bert and Ernie and Big Bird to name but a few?  It started in 1969 and taught kids all sorts of wonderful things.  It used multicultural and disabled actors, had celebrity guest stars and covered big issues such as death, divorce and poverty.  Its target audience was children and their families in low-income, inner-city homes…until then often forgotten on TV.  There really has been nothing like it since…utterly wonderful.


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