Here's A Few More Things
Do you remember Berma Shave signs along the highway? How about the wooden doors outside the house where coal was dumped into Michigan basements. A Michigan basement has very wide earthen walls with a coat of cement. Blue canning jars with wire tops. Spring cleaning that included taking the rugs outside to beat them and washing the wall paper with some kind of paste. Wringer washing machines. My DH's mother in Arkansas finally got one operated with a hand crank but this was a big step from her washboard. Razor straps to sharpen the blades. Shoe horns. Oh, here's a good one. Getting your hair permed (fried) by being hooked up to electric curlers. Fun remembering!