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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

I am older than dirt

This came in my e-mail from a trusted friend. I found it interesting enough to share with you. Be honest, check what you know....

*_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 juke boxe*s_
_*6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers*_
_*7. Party lines*_
_*8. Newsreels before the movie*_
_*9. P.F. Flyers*_
_*10. Butch wax*_
_*11. Telephone numbers with a word prefix (OLive-6933)*_
_*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. Packard's*_
_*21. Roller skate keys*_
_*22. Cork popguns*_
_*23. Drive-ins*_
_*24. Studebakers*_
_*25. Washing machines with wringers; and washtubs for rinsing*_

_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!_

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Blogger Sherry said...

I, too, scored a perfect 25. All I now worry about is how or if I'll remember these things in the future. I mean, I'll always "envision" a skate key when someone mentions it, but what does it say for me if I forget what it was used for? Or Howdy Doody---how long, (since I'm a genealogy freak), before I "see" him and wonder whose side of the family he's from?

Just kidding.

HU 8 on our phone in Pacific Beach, CA--BR 3 at our Clairemont home--believe they represented "Hudson" and "Broadway". And NOT just party lines, but dragging a chair up to the phone, turning the crank on the side of it and hearing "op'ter" as the greeting, or, knowing the number of rings connecting you to someone else ON YOUR LINE.

Not ONLY 45's, but 78's -- listening to The Ink Spots on them!

NIGHTMARES about an arm going through the wringer, in spite of my Dad's hinting that "other body parts" might be in danger!

Great trip down memory lane....being "older than dirt" definitely has it's advantages. (Especially in trivia games.)

Tue Sep 27, 09:15:00 PM PDT  

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