Age Barometer

Discussion in 'The Pump House Saloon' started by Diamondback, May 10, 2012.

  1. Diamondback

    Diamondback Member

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    Total the number of these that 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. 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 levers
    18. Mimeograph paper
    19. Blue flashbulbs
    20. Beanie and Cecil
    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
  2. rcairflr

    rcairflr Active Member

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    15 for me, but if my memory was better it would be more.

    The most memorable for me was Party lines. When I went in the Marine Corps in 1978 we still were on a Party line on the farm.

    For anyone who never heard of party lines, they were a group of people who were on the same phone line. Everyone had a different ring, for us it was two longs and one short. When the phone rang, all parties would hear it and onyone could listen in on anyone elses phone calls.
  3. Bobitis

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    Don't remember Mimeograph paper. :rolleyes:
  4. 25yretcoastie

    25yretcoastie New Member

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    Hate to say it but remember it all, also black phones that weighed 10 lbs Ramblers with push button shift Semi auto transmissions once you shifted into 3rd didn't have to shift again til you stoped Having to mound left side mirrors single center stop lights so much stuff has changed yet some come and go and gas tank fills in tail lights or under rear liscent plate
  5. 25yretcoastie

    25yretcoastie New Member

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    oh yes don't forget carbon paper
  6. raven818

    raven818 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    All of em. Sigh....
  7. Fast Forward

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    me to I,m afraid,
  8. Brass Tacks

    Brass Tacks New Member

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    yep, older than dirt

    who remembers these?

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  9. 25yretcoastie

    25yretcoastie New Member

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    Early tv test patterns ON all night til 4 in th afternoon
  10. 25yretcoastie

    25yretcoastie New Member

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    And the National Anthyem at the end of programing
  11. RJay

    RJay Active Member

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    Good grief, I can remember each and every one.
  12. One Shot

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    I win! I got all 25!

    By the way mimeograph paper was the original that all those blue copies were made from when you were in grade school, or for some of us that we used when teaching in the 70's.
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  13. todd51

    todd51 Well-Known Member

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    "Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?"

    "The Shadow knows"

    Yea I am older than dirt. But those were great times in which to grow up. That was a popular radio show for those that aren't as dirty as I.
  14. geds

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    I still have a box of green stamps! And I am not sayin I'm older than dirt - but I did witness the delivery of the first load!
  15. RunningOnMT

    RunningOnMT New Member

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    I'd gladly give up plasma tv's, microwaves, and cell phones (a little harder to give up the pc:D), if things could be like they were then. Yeah, I remember them all.

    Old??? God said "Let there be light" and I popped the flare.
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  16. Deacon_Man

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    I got all 25 and think that was the good life.
  17. permafrost

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    23-But I tend to forget things......:eek:
  18. nstoolman1

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    20 for me. I feel it some times.
  19. steve666

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    I remember them all and when TV was black & white and we were our parents remote control.
  20. lawdawg

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    ...And the antenna turner when the signal got bad, or they wanted to watch another channel