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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

~ Age Barometer ~

by Tina~in_ut

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.

20 comments:

Michael said...

BAMM!!Looks like I get a good day!! YAY!!

Dianne/Denver said...

Double yay Michael. Hope it's a good day all,day long for you.

Well,Tina always said I was older than dirt and now I see I am. I remembered 23 of the items!!!!

Just_Lin said...

Michael You look great today and I hope you enjoy your day.

Just_Lin said...

Dianne Well, I've heard of all of them even if I have no personal experience with some of them. I am, however, still old as dirt, too.

Just_Lin said...

Tina How is your mouth today?

Michael said...

I got a note from Tina that she wrote late last night after sleeping upon her return from the dentist.

They did a root canal on a bottom tooth just to find that it was a top tooth that had the problem...the staff all stayed late and took care of the problem and she is out of pain....

Just_Lin said...

Michael OMG! How the hell does that happen?

sacBarb said...

I already know I am older than dirt. Like J/L, I know what all those are even if I have not had personal experience with some of them. I still have some 45rpm records, though I have nothing on which to play them. In fact, now that I am reminded of them, I should probably get rid of them.

sacBarb said...

Michael, thanks for the update on Tina. I hope she doesn't have to pay for that accidental root canal.

Dianne & J/L, we are in the same old boat, but I think I am the older Captain!

whabbear said...

Hi, Owls! Just wanted to swoop in and thank you for your support and good wishes for me and my family this week. You are an amazing flock!

Just_Lin said...

Bear So very, very sorry for your loss. (((HUGS)))

Michael said...

J/L....
I am sure Tina will be able to explain it better...

Whabbear....very sorry to hear of your loss...heartfelt condolences...

Zona said...

TINA: YIKES about the root canal in the wrong tooth..that's a nightmare! I'm glad you're feeling better..but geez..ankle kicks to the dentist..in BOTH ankles!

BEAR: My heart just goes out to you..I'm so sorry for your loss.

Zona said...

TINA: I've heard of just about all of those things..my mom loved Blackjack gum..she liked Clove gum too. I loved candy cigarettes! My memory is so bad anymore that I'm actually surprised I remember any of them!

MICHAEL: YAY! Your BAMM is of Olympic quality today! :D

DI: I know this won't surprise you a bit..we found three full books of S&H green stamps over the weekend..I wonder if we can still trade them in for anything? :D

J/LIN: There are days when I sure feel older than dirt!! ;)

BARB: I have a bunch of 45's..I collected them for years..I also still have a record player..bring yours over and we can sock slide! :D

Tina~in_ut said...

Oh my hell....slept again when I got home from werk~ Michael dear...I only had one root canal~ I was going to get the bottom tooth done, whole bottom of my mouth was numbed...but that's when we realized it was the top tooth that needed to be done....so he numbed the top...and took care of the top tooth....and called today to see how the bottom one felt...I'm just sore from all the needle prodding...all is good~

Bear~ not sure what is going on....but I'm pretty sure prayers are needed~

Michael~ so sexy in first this moaning~

Di~ yes ur older than dirt~

u2 J/L~ :)~

Sackie~ Loved all my old 45's~

Zona~ I hit the dentist 2 times...missed on the third try~ He kinda liked me~ :D

Michael said...

see how she writes....don't you gather from her post that she had a root canal and work on the top...

I only had one root canal...

Tina~in_ut said...

oh shuddup......it's the lortab and now i've got a cold.....root canal on top tooth only.....ga!!!~

Just_Lin said...

Tina I always especially hated the shots but soooo glad you only had to have one root canal. That was a close call.

Just_Lin said...

Michael What I gather from what she wrote is that she was hitting on the dentist. ;)

Just_Lin said...

Zona LOL @ finding S & H green stamps! I don't think I've seen those since the late 50's or early 60's. My mom used to collect them. I guess everyone did.