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Ah! The Good Old Days

Posted: Wed August 11th, 2010, 3:25 pm
by Leo62
I stumbled on the following in one of those moments of internet serendipity when I was supposed to be doing some serious research (on early 20th century nursing - don't ask!).

http://boingboing.net/2010/07/03/remark ... k-lys.html

:eek:

Made me thank my lucky stars I wasn't alive in the '50s.

Posted: Wed August 11th, 2010, 3:59 pm
by fljustice
My poor mother! :( I remember the red rubber douche bag hanging on the back of the bathroom door. Loved the comments, as well.

Posted: Wed August 11th, 2010, 4:28 pm
by Leo62
Yes the comments were a hoot. :D Some v. informative too...apparently lysol was commonly used in this way as a contraceptive. Can't have been very effective. :eek:

Posted: Wed August 11th, 2010, 11:27 pm
by LoveHistory
[quote=""Leo62""]Some v. informative too...apparently lysol was commonly used in this way as a contraceptive. Can't have been very effective. :eek: [/quote]

No but those would have been some very clean babies.