Monday, March 9, 2009

The Improvement Era

The other day I ran across an old Improvement Era magazine that my mom gave me many years ago. It is dated March 1955, which is my birth month. This is the magazine that the Church published before the current Ensign. It has been neat to read through it. There are articles by David O. McKay, Joseph Fielding Smith, and the incredible Hugh Nibley. There are Richard L. Evans' The Spoken Word messages from his weekly broadcasts with the Tabernacle Choir. This magazine has poems, recipes, and most incredibly- advertisements! Our current Church magazines have no advertisements at all. It is like a blast from the past to see these old ads!
Oh, Postum! How sad it is that they don't make it anymore! We drank this a lot when I was growing up and I still have been drinking it over the years. I have a little bit in the bottom of a jar which I have't wanted to use yet! Lucky Julie has a whole jar of it at her house! Apparently they still sell it in Canada, but I won't be going there any time soon!








Cars have come a long way since 1955!


Can't you just picture your mom wrapping your sandwich up in waxed paper? What would we do without good old ziplock sandwich bags these days?!

It's fun to look at the titles of those old TV shows.





11 comments:

Clark Mills Family said...

loved going back in time! By the way HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! what day?

Julie And Adam said...

That's so cool! I want to look at it when I come over to scrapbook probably today!

Julia Callahan said...

You sure have an eye for vintage stuff! I had no idea the Ensign was that old (he he).

Christine said...

I love that dinette set. I have my kitchen decorated in old 50s with a few reproductions thrown in. Most everything is pink and turquoise.

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June said...

I love to find magazines in thrift shops and antique stores for gifts. I have been giving one to each of my brothers and sisters for their birthdays

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

Wow....Where do you find this stuff?

I enjoyed my visit here! I'll be back for sure!

Cheers,

Dorothy

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

Hello Marianne!

You were asking me if I love the copics.

The first few time that I used them quite frankly...I hated them.

However, now that I am used to them, I couldn't live without them! They are wonderful. Very pricey but very worth it in my opinion.

Well, I'm off to bed now....Another late night 2:19am. Good Night!

Cheers,

Dorothy

P.S. I will be posting a lot of cards that I used copics with. Check my blog over the next few days.

Also, If you have anymore questions, I would be more than happy to help.

Take Care!

Jake said...

I go to youtube because i watch lds movies on there. This Improvement Era is lds.

Jake said...

Where can i find this book?!

Jake said...

DUUUUDDDEE!!