Now there's a memory! IIRC, it was several squirts of chocolate sauce followed by a spray of seltzer foaming up as it filled, stirred with the long spoon. Scoop or so of chocolate ice cream,whipped cream,and a cherry on top. Tall, ribbed soda fountain glass.
Tinsel being called icicles and made from lead.
Then there was the spun glass wool that was called Angel hair. Itched like crazy if you got it on yourself.
The strings of huge bulbs that the glass was painted and you could scratch it with your nail and the base was brass and glass. The cord was insulated with green fabric and the bulb base/holders were made from bakelite with a screw holding it together and it had a clip on it that you never used.
Many of your ornaments were made in the oven as cookies and painted.
OOOOHH anyone remember the garlands that were packaged flat wound on a card and you unwound it the package with two people. There was a little crank that was in the package that hooked onto the end loop and someone turned the crank until the flat garland turned into a pretty twist?
How about those mini 3' "living trees" that they lined the grocery section with the silver or gold bases filled with water. They were sprayed with some sort of epoxy or plastic green goo and lasted for years. They were really dead,but for some reason they got a pass on the labeling.
Should I mention the alumunim artificial trees with the color wheel for the modern homes?
How about the early artificial green trees that were made with that green celephane stuff b4 they started making the toilet brush style ones.
That brings us to the toilet freshners that were wrapped in colored celophane and later plastic that your bent the wire to fit your bowl. Not only did your toilet smell nice as the stuff eroded, it also gave you a nasty rust streak. I guess the kids now would never believe there was a guy in a dingy in your tank waiting to give you a tidy bowl pitch...or the virle,bald headed guy with the white shirt and ear ring that popped up in your kitchen after your husband went to work and arrested your problems?
The Bittersweet Chocolate ice cream soda at Walgreen's.