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Old 08-12-2009, 02:13 PM   #1
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This was on my other military "QP" forum, thought I would share it with ya'll. I know I can remember a lot listed here.

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

MEMORIES from a friend,

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 of these do you remember?

Head lights
dimmer switches on the floor.
Ignition switches on the dashboard.

Heaters mounted on the inside of the fire wall.
Real ice boxes.
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. The ratings are 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 boxes
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. 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).
12. Peashooters
13. Howdy Doody
14. 45 RPM records
15. S& H greenstamps
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 the best part of my life.

Jack

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Older than dirt here...remembered all but 4. I wouldn't trade those memories for anything, and I wish some of those things were still around!

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Did I grow up in a time warp? I'm only 27 and I remember growing up with 14 of those things. Maybe growing up with a car nut dad helped or that I knew several Amish families...I don't know. I remember churning butter as a kid and using a wringer.

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I'm in the older than dirt area, but I am not that old, yet. I'm younger than IGETEVEN, so that says something.

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Did I grow up in a time warp? I'm only 27 and I remember growing up with 14 of those things. Maybe growing up with a car nut dad helped or that I knew several Amish families...I don't know. I remember churning butter as a kid and using a wringer.
I'm older than dirt, and even I didn't have a clothes wringer.
No offense Bro... but you just may be a redneck!
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I'm older than dirt, and even I didn't have a clothes wringer.
No offense Bro... but you just may be a redneck!
I didn't say WE had it, an Amish family I stayed with after school when I was in elementary school had it.
I am a redneck by most people's standards but I'm not that red....I don't eat chicken livers.
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I don't eat chicken livers.
What about gizzards?
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no gizzards or necks.

Hey dave, how old are you?

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I didn't say WE had it, an Amish family I stayed with after school when I was in elementary school had it.
I am a redneck by most people's standards but I'm not that red....I don't eat chicken livers.
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