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Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favorite 'fast food' when you were growing up?'
'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,' I informed him.
'All the food was slow.'
'C'mon, seriously.. Where did you eat?'
'It was a place called 'home,'' I explained. !
'Mum cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what she put on my plate, I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.'

By this time, the lad was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.

But here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I'd figured his system could have handled it:

Some parents NEVER owned their own house, wore jeans, set foot on a golf course, travelled out of the country or had a credit card.

My parents never drove me to school. I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow).

We didn't have a television in our house until I was 10.
It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at 10 pm, after playing the national anthem and epilogue; it came back on the air at about 6 a.m. and there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people...

I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line.

Pizzas were not delivered to our home... But milk was.

All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers --My brother delivered a newspaper, seven days a week. He had to get up at6AM every morning.

Film stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the films. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or almost anything offensive.

If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grand children Just don't blame me if they bust a gut laughing.
Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?

MEMORIES from a friend:
My Dad is cleaning out my grand mother's house (she died in December) and hebrought 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?
Headlight dip-switches on the floor of the car.
Ignition switches on the dashboard.
Trouser leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.

Soldering irons you heated on a gas burner.
Using hand signals for cars without turn indicators.

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Older Than Dirt Quiz:

Count all the ones that you remember, not the ones you were told about.
Ratings at the bottom.

1.. Sweet cigarettes
2. Coffee shops with juke boxes
3.Home milk delivery in glass bottles
4. Party lineson the telephone
5. Newsreels before the movie

6. 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 2 channels [if you were fortunate])
7.Peashooters
8. 33 rpm records
9. 45 RPM records
10. Hi-fi's
11. Metal ice trays with levers
12. Blue flashbulb

13. Cork popguns
14.Wash tub wringers

If you remembered 0-3 = You’re still young
If you remembered 3-6 = You are getting older
If you remembered 7-10 = Don't tell your age
If you remembered 11-14 = You're positively ancient!


I must be 'positively ancient' but those memories are some of the best parts of my life.

Don't forget to pass this along!!
Especially to all your really
OLD friends....I just did!!!!!!!!!


(PS. I used a large type face so you could read it easily)

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Im positively ancient LOL

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How 'bout only having to dial 5 numbers on the telephone (maybe even less for some of you). Heck...add rotary dial telephones to the list.

I'll admit, I'm only 45 but still scored 7 and yes, drove several cars with the headlight dimmer switch on the floor. Wish they still made them that way!

How 'bout 3-on-the-tree?

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78's, 4 tracks, Incinerators, Drive in diners, Sonic doesn't count. Still have a 71 GMC 2500 with a floor high beam switch, key in the dash.

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I took my drivers licensein a 1959 plymouth station wagon with 3 on the tree. My parents would not let me drive the Lincoln.

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Got my license in our 54 Chevy Del Ray 3 on the tree.

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Holy crap im old i got 14 out of 14

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I only got 13 of 14.

I missed the one about ice cube trays with levers.

I was about 13 when we first got a fridge. I don't recall if it had an ice box.

Scepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer. George Santayana.
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I got 13 out of 14, don't remember the newsreels before the movies, but then I never saw a movie until I was over 12 years old.

Strange, no mention of moon caps, banana seats, suicide knobs or wearing suits and ties for church, weddings and funerals .

LOL, pop this one on a kid and see what they say, "When I was a kid and wanted to watch tv, we had to wrap tinfoil over the rabbit ears."

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