Tuesday, February 6, 2007

How many of these do you remember?

1. Bazooka chewing gum

2. Little wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside

3. Television broadcasts ending at night and not coming on until late morning

4. Soda pop machines that dispensed bottles

5. Hamburger joints with table side jukeboxes

6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers

7. Telephone "party lines"

8. Newsreels shown before the movie

9. Butch wax

10. Telephone numbers with a word prefix (Olive-6933)

11. Peashooters

12. The Howdy Doody Show

13. 45 RPM records (and record players)

14. S&H Green Stamps

15. Television test patterns

16. Metal ice trays with levers

17. Mimeograph paper

18. Blue flashbulbs

19. The Amos and Andy show (radio or TV!)

20. Roller skate keys

21. Cork popguns

22. Drive-in theaters

23. Studebakers (they were automobiles)

24. Wash tub wringers

25. The television day beginning and ending with The Star Spangled Banner

If you remembered 0-7, you're still young (ish)
If you remembered 8-14, you're getting older
If you remembered 15-20, don't tell your age
If you remembered 21-25, you're older than dirt!

Just so everyone knows I shouldn't tell my age. I remembered at lest 19 of these things.



Blogger Carrie said...

I got 10. I had to ask someone what butch wax is. And last night I was reading Catcher in the Rye and it was talking about skate keys and I was clueless.

February 7, 2007 at 3:20 PM  
Blogger PEA said...

I can remember 17 so I'm not telling my age! lol It's funny you should mention those wax bottles with the coloured sugar water inside...I went to a specialty shop last year that sold all the old time candies and I bought a pack of those because they reminded me so much of my childhood! I should take a picture of them and post them:-)

February 7, 2007 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger Penguin said...

OK! I'll play!
I got 12 - now, if I add stuff my grandparents owned and TV reruns, I get 17!

February 8, 2007 at 8:13 AM  
Blogger yellowdog granny said...

I remembered them all...so I am not only older than dirt...I'm older than old dirt...

February 8, 2007 at 11:53 PM  
Blogger Granny said...

Yellowdog granny and I are competing for most decrepit.

I remember them all too. Not only do I remember 45's, I grew up with 78's and my cousin had a machine that played cylinders.

February 11, 2007 at 9:49 AM  

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