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Older than dirt...

Discussion in 'The Powder Keg' started by Oxford, Jun 4, 2002.

  1. Oxford

    Oxford G&G Evangelist

    We should all receive a high score.

    Older than dirt...

    First lets start with this one. You find an old Royal Crown Cola bottle. In the bottle top is a stopper with a bunch of holes in it. No, it is not an attempt to make a salt shaker. 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
    * 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!
    (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 bottle
    5. Coffee shops with tableside jukeboxes
    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. 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!

    Don't forget to pass this along, especially to all your really OLD friends and tell them don't forget about the black and white TV.
    ***

    :nod:
     
  2. The only one I don't remember is the telephone word prefix. Guess that makes me almost older than dirt. hehe!!
    Thanks for the memories--humm--reminds me of a song long ago.:D
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2002

  3. Eric

    Eric G&G Newbie

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    Dang! I remember fourteen of them. But I do believe that it also has alot to do with where you grew up too. I think a whole lot of those things were around longer in rural AL than in, let's say, Chicago. Good Shooting! Eric
     
  4. MY TELEPHONE COMPANY WAS MAGNETO UNTILL 1961. AS MANY AS 28 PEOPLE ON THE SAME LINE. CONVERTED TO 8 PARTY LINES AND ALL NUMBER DIALING IN 1961. CONVERETED TO 4 PARTY IN 1964. WAS THE FIRST COMPANY TO CONVERT TO ALL I PARTY SYETEM EAST OF THE MISSISSIPI IN 1968. BOUGHT OUT GTE IN 1995 AND CONVERTED THOSE COUSTOMERS TO ALL 1 PARTY IN 1996. ALL THE BELLS AND WHISTLES WITH 12% OF OUR COUSTOMERS WITH DSL. AND I REMBER ALL THE LIST AND MORE . (71) AND STILL GOING!!!!!
    DANA
     
  5. Klaus

    Klaus G&G Newbie

    I got 14, and I am only 38.
     
  6. Big Dog

    Big Dog Retired IT Dinosaur Wrangler Forum Contributor

    Personal experience with sixteen, though I have heard or seen the others from movies/documentaries. And I'm only 45, but I'm a southern boy. Our families held onto some things longer. Not so very many years ago, I rented a house in which my "fridge" was an old Coke machine. Very convenient for the beer! But, climbing over the pot to get into the shower got old, fast.

    Anybody remember when auto body work was done with lead, applied with a paddle like butter? No wonder early hotrods were called "lead sleds".
     
  7. Uh-oh. I remember every single one. I guess I'm older that I thought. My old phone number started with "Hickory" but anyone remember when a phone number was just a few numbers and a letter?? Mine was 43-w.
     
  8. FireStar

    FireStar G&G Newbie

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    Remember EVERY one... plus a dozen plus more that weren't listed.

    1.) Cars that had crank key'holes in the front bumper.
    2.) Glass bottle of Coke for .03 cents... with .02 cents deposit if you wanted to take it out.
    3.) Shoveling coal from basement bin into coal stove.
    4.) Going to the '2 seater' outhouse behind the garage/barn.
    5.) Etc., etc.

    Our old phone # was... WArwick-4....
     
    Last edited: Jun 4, 2002
  9. BattleRifleG3

    BattleRifleG3 G&G Evangelist

    I got 8, and I'm only 20.