Thursday, May 18, 2006

Not older than dirt...yet.

Someone posted this at Two Peas today...I remember 12 of these things.

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 glass bottles
5 Coffee shops or diners with tableside juke boxes
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!

I remember how candy cigarettes seemed soooo cool and sinful. I still remember how those wax bottles tasted when you chewed them. I remember my mom collecting S&H Green Stamps when I was very, very little.

I remember my small collection of 45s...I got to the age of having disposable income just a couple years before 45s were being phased out. We also had children's music on 45s, too, and I think we had a tiny record player, too.

I remember mimeographed school papers and how they smelled. And I remember blue flashbulbs and how they would look all milky and melted inside when they'd been popped. And metal ice-trays make me think of going to my Grandma Martin's house.

It's so funny how those products that we never paid any attention to way back when can unleash a flood of memories years later!


Maureen said...

Oh, crap, I got 19....I guess my name is mud!!!

Mimi said...

I remember 8. It's hard, though, because so many of those I didn't personally experience, but I was aware of.

I remember how cool it was to eat candy cigarettes on cold days when you could "blow smoke" eeek.

Oh, and the Brady Bunch Episode with the Green Stamps.

And, who can forget the smell of mimeographed papers?

Dana Brooks said...

Oh my God I am old. Dana

johanna peterson said...

I got 20 - hee hee- I sooo remember the candy cigarettes and the coke bottles, and you would chew the wax after to get alllll the possible syrup out of it possible. I remember green stamps and...I remember when there were decent prizes in cracker jacks, and happy meals didnt exist and hamburger places didnt make chicken. but some of the things on the list we still do today- the drive in and I own a camera ( jsut for decoration ) with the flash cubes on top