Aprill...I grew up in the fifties and sixties. It was a WONDERFUL time to be alive! I had to Google two things on your list though -- Crocs and aspic.
I guess I was fortunate. I never even HEARD of aspic, much less was expected to eat it. When I was reading about it in Wikipedia, it sounded like something that would gag a maggot.
Your paragraph about telephones brought back memories. For about 10 years, we had a party line. The other family on the line was an elderly couple next door and it didn't cause any problems. I do remember that long distance calls were discussed before making them. "Do we want to go to the expense of making a call or should we just send a post card?"
I enjoyed the television shows back then. I'm now watching Leave it to Beaver on Netflix. Why watch fake fifties, when you can watch the real thing? I've always liked the Cleavers. Ward eating dinner still wearing his necktie and June doing the dishes in heels and pearls. It was a simpler time indeed.
Sage1 Hey, are you our original blogger "Sage the wall Doc"?
It appears that the peaks and valleys of your life refuse to smooth out; welcome to the club. Always good to hear from you, Aprill.