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I remember 99% of this.

Darn, I'm older than dirt!!




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! 'Mom cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, & 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 10. It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at 11, 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 & so was bread.


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 their 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 telephones
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 had a TV!!

7. Pea-shooters
8. Howdy Doody

9. 45 RPM records

10. 78 rpm records
11. Hi-fi records 33 1/3 rpm
12. Metal ice trays with lever
13. Blue flashbulb
14. Cork popguns

15. Studebakers

16. Wash tub wringers

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 !!! THAT'S ME !!!

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



Don't forget to pass this along!!


Especially to all your really OLD friends
 

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I might look old on the outside, but inside beats the heart of a 98 year old.

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I remember 99% of this.

Darn, I'm older than dirt!!




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! 'Mom cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, & 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 10. It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at 11, 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 & so was bread.


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 their 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 telephones
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 had a TV!!

7. Pea-shooters
8. Howdy Doody

9. 45 RPM records

10. 78 rpm records
11. Hi-fi records 33 1/3 rpm
12. Metal ice trays with lever
13. Blue flashbulb
14. Cork popguns

15. Studebakers

16. Wash tub wringers

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 !!! THAT'S ME !!!

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



Don't forget to pass this along!!


Especially to all your really OLD friends

I remember . . .

* When air conditioners were optional, not standard in cars
* When the drugstore contained a luncheonette
* When the coffee shop wasn't named Starbucks
* When the food processor was known as . . .

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* When you could walk into a candy store and buy your father a pack of cigarettes.
* When buses didn't look like shoeboxes on wheels:

New_York_City_Omnibus_GMC_Old_Look_TDH-5101_2969_@_Pier_83.jpg


* When cars included Studebaker, Packard, DeSoto, Edsel, and Rambler.
* When the Mercury hardtops included the automatic inverted-angle "breezeway" rear window.
* When you could get gas worth 29 cents a gallon and it only cost 29 cents a gallon.
* When you pulled into a gas station and an attendant would wipe your windshield, check your oil and fluids, and pump your gas.
* When you could flip on an AM radio station and have a good chance of hearing Motown, the Beatles, Frank Sinatra, the Rolling Stones, Louis Armstrong, and James Brown in the same hour.
* When you could still see one of these in the air and maybe even (if your father was generous) fly aboard one:

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. . . among other things . . .
 

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I only remember 10 things on that list, but my memory is kinda shot too.

I wish cars still had the dimmer switch on the floor, and they should bring back the little side wing windows dammit!!
 

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I got just 11.
Not older than dirt, but older than Spaghetti-O's.
Oh, god, the ice trays, #12; yes. They creaked when you busted them loose.
I remember our '62 Pontiac Catalina, the vent opened the whole side of the car at your feet and you had to close it up on dusty roads.
 

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I look 50
I AM 60
I FEEL 70

I remember a buncha stuff too but it escapes me at the moment.
 

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I got just 11.
Not older than dirt, but older than Spaghetti-O's.
Oh, god, the ice trays, #12; yes. They creaked when you busted them loose.
I remember our '62 Pontiac Catalina, the vent opened the whole side of the car at your feet and you had to close it up on dusty roads.

I remember my mother having one of these---for a very short time . . .

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I remember 99% of this.

Darn, I'm older than dirt!!




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! 'Mom cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, & 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 10. It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at 11, 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 & so was bread.


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 their 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 telephones
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 had a TV!!

7. Pea-shooters
8. Howdy Doody

9. 45 RPM records

10. 78 rpm records
11. Hi-fi records 33 1/3 rpm
12. Metal ice trays with lever
13. Blue flashbulb
14. Cork popguns

15. Studebakers

16. Wash tub wringers

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 !!! THAT'S ME !!!

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



Don't forget to pass this along!!


Especially to all your really OLD friends

Everything you mentioned above except the Studebaker, but I do remember these and yes I did go on one of the last trams in London during 'last tram week'..:laugh2:

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kids today have never had it so good

there 'ya go, someones gonna say it.

hate to admit it, I remember nearly all those things from years ago. Remembering what I was up to yesterday, thats the problem
 

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Eisenhower was president when I was born.
 

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How many do you remember?

Head lights dimmer switches on the floor. Yes
Ignition switches on the dashboard. Yes
Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards. Yes but never used them
Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.Used those in shop class
Using hand signals for cars without turn signals. No

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 Yup
2. Coffee shops with tableside juke boxesYup

3. Home milk delivery in glass bottles Yup

4. Party lines on the telephonesYup and hated them
5. Newsreels before the movieNo
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 had a TV!!Yup and they played the National Anthem

7. Pea-shooters No
8. Howdy DoodyNo

9. 45 RPM records Yup

10. 78 rpm records Yes only because my Grandmother had them
11. Hi-fi records 33 1/3 rpmOf course
12. Metal ice trays with leverYup, they stuck to my fingers
13. Blue flashbulbYup
14. Cork popgunsYup

15. StudebakersNo

16. Wash tub wringersYup. Again because my Grandmother had one.
 

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I remember all that stuff (born in '58) Here's something my mom sent me years ago....so true.


> THOSE BORN 1920-1979
>
> TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's!!
>
> First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.
>
> They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.
>
> Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.
>
> We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.
>
> As infants &children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, booster seats, seat belts or air bags.
>
> Riding in the back of a pick up on a warm day was always a special treat.
>
> We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.
>
> We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.
>
> We ate cupcakes, white bread and real butter and drank Kool-aid made with sugar, but we weren't overweight because,
> WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!
>
> We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on .
>
> No one was able to reach us all day.And we were OK.
>
> We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.
>
>
> We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no
> Internet or chat rooms.......
>
> WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!
>
> We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.
>
> We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.
>
> We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not poke out very many eyes.
>
> We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!
>
> Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!
>
> The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!
>
> These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!
>
> The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
>
> We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!
>
> If YOU are one of them CONGRATULATIONS!
> You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good .
>
> While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave (and lucky) their parents were.
>
> Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!
 

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I remember some of them. So I'm getting there.

Don't forget payphones. See one every so often. Even a landline in the house is becoming extinct.
 

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I only scored 15/16 because we didn't have Howdy Doody on TV where I grew up:D FWIW, I don't really feel older than dirt, probably because I visit with my parents regularly at a retirement community in Florida. They're in their 80's. 'That's' old!

Here's an 'I remember' story. I have a great picture of my parents as teenagers sitting together in the back of a car, before they were married. Mom said she remembered that picture being taken that day and who owned the car because...."he was the ONLY person we knew who owned a car". Imagine that!
 

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I am older than dirt, grateful I grew up in an era where $hit mattered and things were made in USA
 

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Take the mic out out the mouth piece and you could listen in on the party line. Cords that stretched all over the kitchen..
 

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