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Old 03-14-2015, 10:30 AM
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Older Than Dirt Quiz :


Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about. Ratings at the bottom.


1. Blackjack chewing gum
2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
3. Candy cigarettes
4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
5. Coffee shops or diners with tableside jukeboxes
6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
7. Party lines on the telephone
8 Newsreels before the movie
9. P.F. Flyers
10. Butch wax
11.. 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] )
12. Peashooters
13. Howdy Doody
14. 45 RPM records
15.S&H green stamps
16. Hi-fi's
17. Metal ice trays with lever
18. Mimeograph paper
19. Blue flashbulb
20. Packards
21. Roller skate keys
22. Cork popguns
23. Drive-ins
24. Studebakers
25. Wash tub wringers

If you remembered 0-5 = You're still young
If you remembered 6-10 = You are getting older
If you remembered 11-15 = Don't tell your age,
If you remembered 16-25 = You' re older than dirt!

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

WELCOME TO THE VILLAGES.!!!

Don't forget to pass this along!!
Especially to all your really O L D friends.
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Old 03-14-2015, 11:54 AM
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Damn! All of them! Think I'll take a nap, I'm feeling tired.
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Old 03-14-2015, 12:25 PM
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Ed Sullivan Show
Radio: Mr District Attorney, The Green Hornet, The Shadow,
Shift gear on floor board
Cops behing Billboards
Being drunk was frowned on
Revival Services
Woll Sheets
No Airconditioning
Penny Candy
10 Cent Gas
Hitchhiking was safe
Only rich went to Florida
Smith Brothers Cough Drops
Homemade ice cream
Setting up pins in Bowling Alley
Sunday drives
Schwin Bikes with light and horn
Practice writing in Classes
One room school houses
Hitching up horse's to plow
Home made pies
Using pump to get water.
Outhouse

What else is there?
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Schwin bikes with a playing card between the spokes. We didn't need no stinkeen lights, that's what the horn was for.

Roller skate keys.

Dodge ball, stickball, hide n seek, tag until the street lights came on. Then five minutes to get into the house.

Juicy Fruit

Mary Tyler Moore's legs in cigarette box

Call for Phillip Morrrrrrrisssssss
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Oops, forgot castor oil and prune juice
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Do you remember?
Sugar bags with a sown top you had to rip and unlace to open.
Dimmer switches on the left floorboards in cars.
The triangular vent windows in cars.
Windowpane polish used at Christmas to stencil on windows,
Sanding and waxing the runners on your sled
Warming up the tv
Green and plaid stamps
Your mom waxing the kitchen floor
A burning barrel
The tv had a dial to select the channel and it had a fine tune ring around it.
The tv had to Warm up.
The ROTARY phone was basic black and on the kitchen wall.
Ice forming on the inside of the windows in winter.
Shoe horns.
Children should be seen and not heard.
Making book covers for text books from brown paper bags.
TV commercials were 1 minute long
Playing with gyroscopes.
Home remedies for all kinds of ailments i.e. a physic /castor oil.
The school physical in the school.
Cats cradle played with string.
The thick rubber strap with metal hooks that you used to hold your text books while you walked.
Pegged pants.
Ducks ass hairdo.
Girls sewing bells on their slip during Christmastime in school.
Always being a shepherd in the Christmas play.
PF Flyers ( you always ran faster)
Those great ads in the back of your favorite comic books. X-Ray glasses, getting a Charles Atlas body.
3-D comic books
Playing outside in summer til it got dark.
You had to have a bike and were really groovy if it was an English Racer with 3 or more speeds.
32.Playing Mumblety-peg
33. A rain barrel.
34. Playing cigarette tag.
35. Choosing eenie meenie miney mo
36. Blowing on dandelion puffs.
37. Peeling an apple in ONE peel and throwing it to learn who you would marry.
38. Your classroom had a cloakroom
39. Playing war with cards.
40. Mercurochrome NOT Iodine please
41. Putting metal taps on your school shoes
42. Girls who wore short skirts were made to kneel by a school official and her skirt didnt touch the floor she was sent home.
43. Blue violet used for a mouth ailment.
44. Snow days
45. The whole family sat down to dinner or supper depending on what you called it.
46. The advent of UHF that was supposed to give you many more channels on your aerial linked tv.



Last but not least: your crummy brother/sister.
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The good thing is that I do remember just about all of those things from the OP and all the supplemental posted items!

The sad thing is that I do remember all of those things……
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Jumping in the hay
Riding in the hay wagon pulled by the team of horses
Feeding the pigs
Milking the cows
Taking the milk cans to the road for pickup
Pitching hay on to the wagon
Picking apples, cherries, peaches
Planting potatoes behind a horse pulled plow
Gettin up in the moring without heat
Taking a bath in a wash tub once a week
Bringing in the cows
Going to the ice house
Getting bacon from barrell at the barn
Eating farm pancakes and bacon and eggs
Sitting on the porch in the evening
Drinking milk directly from the cows
AND ETC.
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I remember all of them, except we only had 2 television stations, NBC and CBS....ABC was the last to come on the air.
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we have a drive in up 441, just south of ocala
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Opening coffee cans with a "key" that you wound off a strip of metal leaving a razor sharp edge that occasionally would give you a nasty cut.
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I remember all the above plus gas and meat rationing, 78 rpm records, using red and blue mills' (fractions of a penny) hand cranking a car to start it, push mowing a lawn, roll up window shades before Venetian blinds became the rage, when wall to wall carpet was very expensive and only for rich folks, coffee prepared in a percolator atop a burner on the stove, when "English" three speed bikes became available...
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I remember all the above plus gas and meat rationing, 78 rpm records, using red and blue mills' (fractions of a penny) hand cranking a car to start it, push mowing a lawn, roll up window shades before Venetian blinds became the rage, when wall to wall carpet was very expensive and only for rich folks, coffee prepared in a percolator atop a burner on the stove, when "English" three speed bikes became available...
Met a husband and wife visiting from NY in TV back in February and we got to talking about things of the past and they still make coffee that way. And, I still push mow my lawns.
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"I am as old as dirt". I remember almost all of all items listed!!!
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