Dating in the 1960

Dating, courtship, going out, going steady – whatever you called it it was a different concept in the 1960s than the internet laden landscape of the 21st century.For the young women of the mid-century courtship and dating was a group affair.Not all of the major companies dated their vintage sewing patterns in the same way.Some placed the dates on the envelopes, some placed the dates on the instruction sheets & others didn't date the patterns at all.It was completely legal as far as I am aware, and the chemist, who obviously must have known what I wanted the stuff for, never gave me any warnings about the dangers of handling such materials.It really was a different world in those days, no occupational health and safety or anything like that!I could (and this is the truth), go to my local chemist when I was about 15 years old, and buy sulphur, saltpeter and charcoal powder, to make gunpowder!

I’m sure the chemist is someone who has been educated way above the level now required.Consider this helpful educational video on what to expect when going out to dinner with your date.If teens were struggling with the etiquette of how to order their food or whether they could apply powder at the dinner table, the notion of being prepared for what happens when they are cornered in the back seat of a car or empty bedroom after a house party is completely beyond the scope of helpful educational videos or the guidance of a kindly aunt.I think they only really come into their own is when a particular patient/customer requests information about their specific complaint and how to treat it.A lot of people prefer to call on their chemist in such instances, rather than waste the time of, and pay fees to, their family doctor, and in virtually all cases this is quite satisfactory.

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