Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Blasts From the Past

My husband was in the kitchen the other night teaching our 20 year old son and 18 year old daughter how to make popcorn. No, not the microwave stuff or even popcorn in a popper. They were learning how to make the real McCoy, from scratch in a pot. Can you believe they didn't know??!! They and their friends think it's fabulous, like our family knows a special secret!!

That started me reminiscing about the good ole days.

Future generations won't know what these are:
  • phone booths

  • cabooses

  • Bonanza (Little Joe)

  • drug store fountains and cherry phosphates

  • party phone lines

  • Leisure suits

  • chains on tires in the winter

Okay, I'm dating myself and to tell you the truth I won't miss the party lines and chains, but still it's fun to remember back when.

If you forgot how to make real popcorn, here's how we make it:

  1. 2-3 T oil in a sturdy pot or pan (we use coconut oil)

  2. 1 T salt mixed into the oil

  3. 3 kernels of popcorn

  4. cover the pot and turn it to high

  5. once the kernels pop, add a thin layer of popcorn

  6. cover, gently shake until the popping noise stops, then remove

  7. add butter and more salt (optional)

And silos. I don't see many anymore. What else will our kids and their kids miss out on?

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