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#896967 - 03/01/02 02:46 PM Here's a fun little test  
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This is to see how old you are......

Circle the ones you can remember seeing in your past. Then look at the bottom of the test to see what you scored.

Can you remember:
1. Blackjack chewing gum
2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
3. Candy cigarettes
4. Soda pop machines that dispensed bottles
5. Hamburg joints with tableside jukeboxes
6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
7. Party lines
8. Newsreels before the movie
9. Slingshots
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 levers
18. Mimeograph paper
19. Blue flashbulbs
20. Amos and Andy
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 6-8 = Kids are calling your sir/ma'am.
If you remembered 9-12 = You probably have gown kids!
If you remembered 13-15= You're older than dirt!
If you remembered 16-25 = Geezer!!

[ March 01, 2002: Message edited by: Larry ]


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#896968 - 03/01/02 02:52 PM Re: Here's a fun little test  
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Larry,
Where you've been? I've been needing you at the CEO thread! wink

Man, I hate it people call me ma'am!!! Haven't even been carded for a good six months. Aging sucks!
penny laugh

#896969 - 03/01/02 03:13 PM Re: Here's a fun little test  
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Egads, I'm not old enough to have grown kids, and yet I know enough of that stuff to fall into that category!

Harumph!


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#896970 - 03/01/02 03:41 PM Re: Here's a fun little test  
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I just noticed that thread Penny. So once I've digested all the posts....... everybody look out......

The Alpha Doggie is gonna come fix that mess! wink

And everybody must remember:

You don't tug on Superman's cape,
You don't spit into the wind.
You don't pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger,
And you don't mess around with Jimmy......


laugh

(just teasing)

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#896971 - 03/01/02 04:02 PM Re: Here's a fun little test  
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Alpha Doggie, just be kind to me or the clean paper in your cage is history!

Hmmmm, gotta take that test but Penny has taken ALL my time trying to convince her that I'm right and she's wrong. Haha. wink

IT'S A JOKE just in case anyone didn't get it.

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#896972 - 03/01/02 04:13 PM Re: Here's a fun little test  
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How can one understand the Hank Williams song, Mind Your Own Business, without knowing what a party line is?

Baseball cards in chewing tobacco?
No dials on the phones (human operators)?
sen sen?
Malteds?

My joints are stiffening as I type?


Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as heck...
#896973 - 03/01/02 04:56 PM Re: Here's a fun little test  
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I guess I'm a geezer. (But not an old geezer!)


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#896974 - 03/01/02 09:21 PM Re: Here's a fun little test  
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I'd probably remember all of them, except I'm so old my memory is failing frown

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#896975 - 03/02/02 10:43 AM Re: Here's a fun little test  
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Here a few things that I can remember-
that now seem as dated as the slide rule-

- Black and white T.V.'s with NO remote control!
- Chatty Cathy dolls (I always wanted one!)
- Jiffy Pop Popcorn- "As much fun to make as it is to eat!"
- Star Trek (TOS)- when the episode weren't re-runs.
- Huntley and Brinkley's "Good night, Chet. Good Night, David, and Goodnight from NBC News."
- When Armstrong walked on the moon.
- Dinner hour- with every one sitting down together at the table.
- 8 tracks and beta VCRs
- Buying a hamburger, fries and a coke at McDonalds and getting change back from your DOLLAR!


Attitudes are contagious. Mine might kill you. wink wink wink

#896976 - 03/02/02 12:06 PM Re: Here's a fun little test  
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I remembered 5. Whew! Just under the wire!


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#896977 - 03/02/02 05:26 PM Re: Here's a fun little test  
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Hank,
Just 5 for me, also laugh


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#896978 - 03/02/02 05:40 PM Re: Here's a fun little test  
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Gee, I'm only 42. I admit that a lot of the ones I remember go back to early childhood (like Grandma's party line), and I admit I grew up in "the land that time forgot," but I remember 17 of them.

Dwain the Geezer

#896979 - 03/03/02 07:03 AM Re: Here's a fun little test  
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Fortunatly, most of those things weren't available in my country, so I remember a few of them (ex: candy cigarretes). laugh

#896980 - 03/03/02 09:52 AM Re: Here's a fun little test  
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I remembered 6. smile


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#896981 - 03/03/02 11:27 AM Re: Here's a fun little test  
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REMEMBER????
I checked my Dopkit and found SEVEN of these items inside!!
(but I don't travel very often)

#896982 - 03/03/02 01:07 PM Re: Here's a fun little test  
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16. I can remember getting my tongue stuck on one of those icecube trays, I can still smell the mimeograph paper, and my husband tried to get me to BUY an old Studebaker a couple of years ago. No seat belts, no headrests. I told him he was nuts. smile Jodi
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#896983 - 03/03/02 02:58 PM Re: Here's a fun little test  
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omigod. i remember 20 of them! this is really wierd 'cause i could swear i'm only 16 years old. wink maybe it was from a previous life that i encountered these items? <g>


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Mmmm, the smell of fresh mimeographs..... smile

#896985 - 03/04/02 07:19 AM Re: Here's a fun little test  
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Great, as if I weren't feeling old enough already, Larry comes along with a nice little diversion that places me squarely in the geezer category. I guess I'd better just face the facts. Now excuse me, I have to go soak my dentures....

:rolleyes:


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#896986 - 03/04/02 07:47 AM Re: Here's a fun little test  
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OH, OH. eek I still own two slide rules, a Beta VCR, a Yancy Derringer play derringer, a skate key and some 78 records. Our hamburger joint used to charge $.15 for 1 but you could get a bag of 7 for $1.00.

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#896987 - 03/04/02 10:39 PM Re: Here's a fun little test  
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many, but I only know Howdy Doody and Hi-Fi's because I used to live with my great-grandparents and the JukeBox thing because there is a 60's-70's styled restaruant right across the street from my highschool. Oh yeah, also records (because I used to live with my great-grandparents) and we got a party line here at the house last year that wouldn't go away for about a day. (Thats the crossed phone lines, right? I'm pretty sure). And, of course, how can we forget what we've seen on Happy Days? Or Sling Shots from Denis the Menice? I'm olny 16 years old (17 in April), yet I know all of these things! AAAAHHHHHHHHHHH!

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Quote
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Here a few things that [b]I can remember-
that now seem as dated as the slide rule-

- Black and white T.V.'s with NO remote control!
- Jiffy Pop Popcorn- "As much fun to make as it is to eat!"
- Dinner hour- with every one sitting down together at the table.
- 8 tracks and beta VCRs
[/b]


Oh No! I know these too! We used to own a black and white TV with no remote. Only 9" in size. We buy Jiffy Pop Popcorn camping. (We call it jippy pop, since the cernals only burned when we first tried it). Dinner hour at my great-grandparents house, and my dad still owns 8-tracks and an 8-track player (that no longer works). I feel SO old now, but I'm not even 20 yet!


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And another note: I enjoy watching television shows from several years ago. I have Nick-at-Nite on every night! I Love Lucy, The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeanie, All in the Family, The Jeffersons, The Andy Grifith Show, Happy Days, Cheers, and the list just keeps going on! I also like modern day TV too, though. Among my favriotes are: Frasier, Signfeild, The Simpsons, The Breni Mac Show, Titus, Malcolm in the Middle, and this list also continues. I even enjoy watching cartoon shows! Bugs Bunny, but among the recent, Spongebob Squarepants! Oh my god, I watch WAY too much TV. But don't worry, I also play A LOT of piano.


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I must be the oldest of all..cause I remember
most of the stuff.

I even remember the American G.I's going to the Bavarian Coffee Rooms [houses]in my small beautiful home town of 'Erlangen' and ordering a whole caraffe of coffee and slices of the finest pastry you've ever seen.

With a whole bucket of whipping cream on top!

Now...THOSE were 'Coffee Rooms'all right..
...sigh...sigh..[am diabetic!]

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jgoo: You feel old? You're talking about things at your GREAT-grandparents house that were part of my every day life. My childhood was more like Opie's than Bart's and Saturday mornings were filled with Sky King, Rin Tin Tin, Fury, and Flicka AND Walt Disney was still in black & white. The health craze hadn't hit and morning cereal had names like Sugar Pops or Sugar Smacks. We still buy Jiffy Pop occasionally 'cos the kids love to watch it balloon up.


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oh, DT, you are killing me with the recollection Saturday tv fare. [yeah, we had a little b&w tv, too]. i remember lassie, and mighty mouse, popeye, and tom terrific cartoons. and captain kangaroo. we watched a double feature of dennis the menace and walt disney every saturday (or was it sunday?) night without fail. and these were NOT reruns.

and your opie childhood comment reminds me of how safe it was when we were kids. we roamed the countryside far and wide in the summer, from dawn to dark, and nobody knew where we were or what we were doing, and nobody worried, as long as we were home by supper.

was your childhood like that, jgoo? wink


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And Elvis might have been one of those GIs that Norbert remembers. Heck, even the Everly Brothers wore their Marine uniforms once when they sang on Ed Sullivan. I can't recall the songs they sang but I'm pretty sure that Wake Up, Little Susie wasn't one of them.


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Who remember pedal cars? You know the metal kind you could sit in and move sort of like a bicycle? That was one of my favorites. Another was my remote control Dick Tracy car.

And who could forget those little toy pianos whose actions were worse than their tone. Or the organs you'd plug in that would work with air (I believe)?

Anyone care to guess how old I am?

Pique, I used to roam the woods behind my parent's house from after breakfast until dinner (took my lunch with me). As you said, no one worried that they hadn't seen me, or my sisters, all day long. It's such a shame that that aspect, of the good 'old' days, is long gone... That case of the little girl in California is heart-breaking.

Derick


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Ah. Nostalgia just ain't what it used to be.


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Elvis??

No bull****!

Met the man as a youngster near my home town
of "Erlangen", Bavaria. Was working as
school boy in the [then] famed 'Hoefner' guitar works at 'Bubenreuth',nearby.

He took a tour there with several other GIs
buying hand made guitars. Spoke to me in garbled English that I wouldn't understand now. And yeah...always chewing gum!

I always wondered why Americans were for seemingly EVER chewing bubble gum! Nobody I
knew.....was THAT hungry!

Perhaps it was because of the [nerve wrecking?] action at Nueremberg night clubs?

Of course back then, I thought...what action?

You see, we didn't have the 'FORUM action' here in those days....to tie things over...

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