Got an interesting e-mail from my "birthday buddy" Nancy Karstetter in Manhattan.. who shares my birthday of April 3rd.. as we both are growing younger every day! Nancy sent me this trip back in time of things some of us may vividly remember.. little items that have faded away with the passage of the years. Let me start you off with some easy ones:
Do you remember??
>>> Head lights dimmer switches on the floor that you clicked with your foot!
>>> Ignition switches on the dashboard that you cranked with your hand!
>>> Heaters mounted on the inside of the fire wall.
>>> Real ice boxes.
>>> Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.
>>> Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.
>>> Using hand signals for cars without turn signals....
And now, for the "Older Than Dirt Quiz": Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about.
(Your score can be calculated at the bottom. Have fun! Do you remember?)
>>> 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< /FONT>
>>> 6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
>>> 7. Party lines on the telephone
>>> 8. Newsreels before the movie
>>> 9.. P.F. Flyers
>>> 10. Butch wax
>>> 11. TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows started again in the morning. (WIBW was probably your only channel if you were fortunate)
>>> 12. Peashooters
>>> 13. Howdy Doody
>>> 14. 45 RPM records
>>> 15. S& H greenstamps
>>> 16. Hi-fi's
>>> 17.. Metal ice trays with lever
>>> 18. Mimeograph paper
>>> 19. Blue flashbulbs for your camera
>>> 20. Packards
>>> 21. Roller skate keys
>>> 22. Cork popguns
>>> 23. Drive-ins
>>> 24. Studebakers
>>> 25. Wash tub wringers
Time to add up your score:
>>> 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! (ha, ha! Let me know what you got! Ralph)