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  1. bassetman

    bassetman Moderator (deceased) - Gone but never forgotten Thread Starter

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    My Dad was cleaning out my grandmother's house 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 Do You Remember?
    Ø Head lights dimmer switches on the floor
    Ø Ignition switches on the dashboard
    Ø Heaters mounted on the inside of the fire wall
    Ø Real ice boxes [ask your Mom about that]
    Ø Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards
    Ø Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner
    Ø Using hand signals for cars without turn signals

    Now, count all the ones that you remember~~not the ones you were
    told about! 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 bottles
    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-6633)
    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 flashbulbs
    20. Packards
    21. Roller skate keys
    22. Cork popguns
    23. Drive-ins
    24. Studebakers
    25. Wash tub wringers

    /o If you remembered 0-5 = You're still young

    Ø If you remembered 6-10 = You're getting older

    Ø If you remembered 11-15 = Don't tell your age

    Ø If you remembered 16-25 = You're older than dirt!



    Don't forget to pass this along! Especially to all your really OLD
    FART friends!
     
  2. littlemar

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    We've had this test once before and let me tell you right now - I don't want you picking on that dirt. We've become very close. LOL ;) :D
     
  3. Chris A

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    Dude that stuff smelled so good.... I can still smell it...
     
  4. Jonesiegirl

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    And what about those goofy looking metal "pant stretchers" that my mother used to put in a pair of britches while they air dried!?:D
     
  5. BTex

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    ya my mom diped out pants in startch then put them on the metal racks and hung them on the line.


    how many had to milk the cow?
     
  6. bassetman

    bassetman Moderator (deceased) - Gone but never forgotten Thread Starter

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    I never "had" to milk a cow, but I did try a couple of times with no success.

    "Old as Dirt" John
     
  7. SyscoKid

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    Anybody remember anything like this:

    We had a hot water heater in the kitchen of our third floor apartment. It was a perforated metal cylinder raised off the floor with a knob for turning the gas on and off. To heat water, my dad would light a match, turn on the gas, stick it through one of the holes, and WOOMFF, the gas would come on.
     
  8. Chris A

    Chris A

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    Not in my era... Quote from my son.....
     
  9. SyscoKid

    SyscoKid

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    I guess that makes me older than "older than dirt"! :D
     
  10. Chris A

    Chris A

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    Dirt here too... ;)
     
  11. Jonesiegirl

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    Ditto on da dirt! :D
     
  12. SyscoKid

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    A lot old older housing stock in Boston and the nearby cities consists of two- and three-family homes, also called "triple-deckers" or "three-deckers".
     
  13. Tuppence2

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    Hello,

    LOL. I scored 15 - allowing for the difference in country, I expect I would have scored more if I knew what some of the other things were.

    I remember gas appliances where you turned on the gas and lit it with a match!! My gran had gas mantles in the house when we were small (you pulled a chain to let in the gas and lit them by hand). And chamber pots under the bed!! to save her having to go outside in the night, after drinking her glass of bed-time Guinness (Guinness is Good for You, was one of her mottos).:D

    Makes me pretty ancient, I suppose.

    :cool: :D
     
  14. Rep

    Rep

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    So....Bassetman.

    You bring me to the point where I now know I am older than dirt. Well, let's see how many times this old man will buy you a Leinie's down at the Budk.

    :D
     
  15. hewee

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    I am older than dirt also :D
     
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