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    Older than dirt thread

    Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?'
    'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,' I informed him. 'All the food was slow.'

    'C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?'
    'It was a place called 'at home,' I explained. 'Mum cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.'

    By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.

    Here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system could have handled it:

    Some parents NEVER owned their own house, wore Levis , set foot on a golf course, traveled out of the country or had a credit card.

    My parents never drove me to school. I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow).

    We didn't have a television in our house until I was 19. It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at midnight, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God. It came back on the air at about 6 a.m. And there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people...

    I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line.

    Pizzas were not delivered to our home... But milk was.

    All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers --my brother delivered a newspaper, six days a week. He had to get up at 5AM every morning.

    Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or most anything offensive.

    If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren. Just don't blame me if they bust a gut laughing.

    Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?

    MEMORIES:
    My Dad is cleaning out my grandmother's house (she died in December) and he brought me an old Royal Crown Cola bottle. In the bottle top was a stopper with a bunch of holes in it. I knew immediately what it was, but my daughter had no idea. She thought they had tried to make it a salt shaker or something. I knew it as the bottle that sat on the end of the ironing board to 'sprinkle' clothes with because we didn't have steam irons. Man, I am old.

    How many do you remember?
    Head lights dimmer switches on the floor.
    Ignition switches on the dashboard.
    Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.
    Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.
    Using hand signals for cars without turn signals.

    Older Than Dirt Quiz :
    Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about
    Ratings at the bottom.

    1. Candy cigarettes
    2. Coffee shops with tableside juke boxes
    3. Home milk delivery in glass bottles
    4. Party lines on the telephone
    5. Newsreels before the movie
    6. TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows started again in the morning. (there were only 3 channels[if you were fortunate])
    7. Peashooters
    8. Howdy Doody
    9. 45 RPM records
    10. Hi-if's
    11. Metal ice trays with lever
    12. Blue flashbulb
    13. Cork popguns
    14. Studebakers
    15. Wash tub wringers
    16. Out house

    If you remembered 0-3 = You're still young
    If you remembered 3-6 = You are getting older
    If you remembered 7-10 = Don't tell your age,
    If you remembered 11-16 =You're older than dirt!

    I might be older than dirt but those memories are some of the best parts of my life.

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    GT, you just told me ALL the memories of my life. Only one thing wrong, was we had no telephone or car. The rest is spot on. Some of them are true today I might add!!!

    Yes, older than dirt and proud of it!!!!!!
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    I got 15
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatman View Post
    I got 15




    There, there, dont fret!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fatman View Post
    I got 15
    Is that you remembered #15 I couldn't remember what 8 and 10 were

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robray View Post
    There, there, dont fret!!!
    Who are you , where am I ? why is there poo in my trousers
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    Quote Originally Posted by gtadmin View Post
    Is that you remembered #15 I couldn't remember what 8 and 10 were



    #8 American kids program in the mid 50s.

    10 Hi Fi? I was still using a crystal set at that time. (All the way through to the late sixty's!!)
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    Yeah # 8 was amerkin-nigh-zashun that didnt fit
    but even today I have a kreisler Hi-fi stereogram heh heh
    and a kookaburra jug for boiling for cuppas

    I am so retro cool
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    swap #8 for Zig & Zag
    or The Tarax Show

    Okay- I'm older than dirt
    Last edited by Ozzie; 18-01-13 at 08:25 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robray View Post
    #8 American kids program in the mid 50s.

    10 Hi Fi? I was still using a crystal set at that time. (All the way through to the late sixty's!!)
    I still call them hi-fi Built my first crystal radio about 1964 (?) because we didn't have a radio or telly ...

 

 
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