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Jan 12, 2019 10:31:50   #
sandj (a regular here)
 
Alternative to fast food back in the day. Even thou I liked Stuckey's!! 😉


 
Jan 12, 2019 10:33:05   #
MandM's
 
Yep.
Jan 12, 2019 10:34:07   #
pcrochet
 
Yes. Parents had six kids and a station wagon a lot like that one and a scotch cooler.
Jan 12, 2019 10:35:30   #
Glenlady (a regular here)
 
Oh yes! had many of them,flies, car fumes, wasps--- but we loved our pic-nics
Jan 12, 2019 10:35:31   #
PapillonThreads (a regular here)
 
Yes, but we didn’t have the table and chairs
Jan 12, 2019 10:37:28   #
charbaby (a regular here)
 
Yep. And the rest stops with a parking area, an outdoor toilet, maybe a picnic table or two. Always along a 2 lane road as the interstate highway system wasn't built yet. And a metal cooler.
 
Jan 12, 2019 10:41:46   #
sandyridge
 
Yes-our travel was quite limited and we did not really always have a "real picnic". Just stopped at a little grocery and bought a pound of bologna and bread or saltine crackers. It still seemed like an adventure.
Jan 12, 2019 10:41:58   #
Irene1
 
Every single summer on our one week vacation! We also had a Scotch cooler! And we always stopped at roadsides which were labeled as such. They weren’t called rest stops back then. And the two lane highways took forever to get to our destination compared to the interstate, but that was usually due to my mother “navigating”, which meant we usually got lost. Dad would lose it and throw the map in the backseat to me to figure out where we were and how to get to the destination. The drive usually took about 50% longer than was really needed! Thank goodness for the cooler full of sandwiches!
Jan 12, 2019 10:44:07   #
Beestings (a regular here)
 
I used to often see similar and wondered why families didn’t just park their cars and take all the picnic equipment away from the roadside out of the way of the car fumes, dust etc of passing traffic.
Jan 12, 2019 10:44:10   #
Earth Mother (a regular here)
 
Ours were on picnic rugs, Dad had a Calor gas stove in the car...and they made tea in a teapot and used cups and saucers. Happy memories!
Jan 12, 2019 10:50:57   #
Rescue Mom (a regular here)
 
Absolutely! They were the best ever - my parents had a Ford station wagon too!DH and I still have roadside picnics and enjoy them very much.
 
Jan 12, 2019 11:06:32   #
hildy3 (a regular here)
 
Oh! Love memories!! Maybe once a month Dad, Mom, myself and 2 brothers would take a Sunday drive from La. to Ms.
Gulf coast. There was a school house about half way and Dad would pull in and we kids yelled "candy bars"!! Dad pulled them out and all of us had one, then on our way. To this day all of us who are left can yell "candy bars" and remember!!.
Jan 12, 2019 11:09:39   #
rmgirl
 
My mom always packed pimento loaf and for some reason she would hand us a lettuce leaf to eat, not on the sandwich. No potato chips! I hated pimento loaf, can't eat it to this day.
Jan 12, 2019 11:14:11   #
arlenecc
 
sandj wrote:
Alternative to fast food back in the day. Even thou I liked Stuckey's!! 😉


Picnic-ed all the way from Alberta, Canada to Eugene, Oregon. This was 1947 and we had 2 Grandparents, 3 Uncles, and us 3 kids, 7-5-4. We enjoyed it, not sure the adults did. Sorry, one is blurred due to the tiny size of original.




Jan 12, 2019 11:41:04   #
Sealcookie
 
Yup, had them often.
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