Things of yesteryear – 1970s

Look what I discovered.  Photos and images of things I saw when I was a child.

Thank you to my facebook friends for sharing these photos and bringing back sweet memories.

Thank you for their contribution in one way or another to make this post possible.

Airtight jars of old

Airtight jars of old – Image courtesy of Edmund Lee

These featured jars are more than 40 years old and, surprisingly still air-tight.  The lids were specially designed to keep air out through their vacuum-like action.  The wonder and practicability of things during the days of old.  Found in most East Malaysian grocery shops in the 1970s.  Those were the days where those grocery shops have their cash in their tin box hanging on the top with a pull string.  Weren’t we proud to be associated with them ?

Roti Hua (Flower biscuits)

Roti Hua (Flower biscuits)  –  Image courtesy of http://everythingpossible.wordpress.com/

These Roti Hua (Flower Biscuits) were amongst the few types of biscuits sold in those jars above. As a young child, I would first go licking the colorful icing.

Brass Bell - image courtesy of Wilfred S M Sim

Brass Bell – Image courtesy of Wilfred S M Sim

From food to Brass Bell.  During my primary school days, after every lesson, a student (normally one of the prefects) would be assigned to ring the school bell.  Those were the old school days in the 1970s.

Song Book for Malaysian Primary School - Image courtesy of Luke Chong

Song Book for Malaysian Primary School – Image courtesy of Luke Chong

I remembered this song book of yesteryear.  Book 4 is meant for Primary 4, it was in a series of 6 books from Primary 1 to 6.  Good old memories a long, long time ago.

Stamp Album - Image courtesy of http://gpocollective.tumblr.com/

Stamp Album – Image courtesy of http://gpocollective.tumblr.com/

Stamp collecting and corresponding by snail mail with international pen pals were my hobbies as a child.  I had three precious collection of stamp albums but gave them away to someone much older whom I was infatuated with.  That was what they called ‘puppy love’ and we were not even dating.  That was a silly action of an innocent 16 year old girl.

Sarawak Story - Image courtesy of Luke Chong

Sarawak Story – Image courtesy of Luke Chong

Gone were the days when the above was our History book taught in school.  The story of Rajah Brooke.

Geography book - Image courtesy of Luke Chong

Geography book – Image courtesy of Luke Chong

That was our Geography book.

Charcoal Iron - Image courtesy of Francis Chen

Charcoal Iron – Image courtesy of Francis Chen

My grandmother used that iron powered by charcoal in the 1960s.

Do you remember or have any photos of old products
that are of sentimental value to you?

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3 thoughts on “Things of yesteryear – 1970s

  1. Lovely photos and memories…thank you! I still have a small iron from days of my grandmother and her washboard. Namaste…it’s Canadian Thanksgiving this weekend, you have posted thankful memories.

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