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My Dad was cleaning out my grandmother's house and he brought me
an old Royal Crown Cola bottle. In the bottle top was a stopper with
a
bunch of holes in it. I knew immediately what it was, but my
daughter
had no idea. She thought they had tried to make it a salt shaker or

something. I knew it as the bottle that sat on the end of the
ironing
board to "sprinkle" clothes with because we didn't have steam
irons...
Man, I am old!
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How Many Do You Remember?
Ø Head lights dimmer switches on the floor
Ø Ignition switches on the dashboard
Ø Heaters mounted on the inside of the fire wall
Ø Real ice boxes [ask your Mom about that]
Ø Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards
Ø Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner
Ø Using hand signals for cars without turn signals

Now, count all the ones that you remember~~not the ones you were
told about! Ratings are 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 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-6633)
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 flashbulbs
20. Packards
21. Roller skate keys
22. Cork popguns
23. Drive-ins
24. Studebakers
25. Wash tub wringers

/o If you remembered 0-5 = You're still young

Ø If you remembered 6-10 = You're getting older

Ø If you remembered 11-15 = Don't tell your age

Ø If you remembered 16-25 = You're older than dirt!

Don't forget to pass this along! Especially to all your really OLD
FART friends!
 

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We've had this test once before and let me tell you right now - I don't want you picking on that dirt. We've become very close. LOL ;) :D
 
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And what about those goofy looking metal "pant stretchers" that my mother used to put in a pair of britches while they air dried!?:D
 

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ya my mom diped out pants in startch then put them on the metal racks and hung them on the line.


how many had to milk the cow?
 

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Anybody remember anything like this:

We had a hot water heater in the kitchen of our third floor apartment. It was a perforated metal cylinder raised off the floor with a knob for turning the gas on and off. To heat water, my dad would light a match, turn on the gas, stick it through one of the holes, and WOOMFF, the gas would come on.
 

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Originally posted by SyscoKid:
Anybody remember anything like this:

We had a hot water heater in the kitchen of our third floor apartment. It was a perforated metal cylinder raised off the floor with a knob for turning the gas on and off. To heat water, my dad would light a match, turn on the gas, stick it through one of the holes, and WOOMFF, the gas would come on.
Not in my era... Quote from my son.....
 

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Originally posted by Ol Sarge:
3rd floor? Never lived in a house that had a 3rd floor, unless you include barracks.
A lot old older housing stock in Boston and the nearby cities consists of two- and three-family homes, also called "triple-deckers" or "three-deckers".
 
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Hello,

LOL. I scored 15 - allowing for the difference in country, I expect I would have scored more if I knew what some of the other things were.

I remember gas appliances where you turned on the gas and lit it with a match!! My gran had gas mantles in the house when we were small (you pulled a chain to let in the gas and lit them by hand). And chamber pots under the bed!! to save her having to go outside in the night, after drinking her glass of bed-time Guinness (Guinness is Good for You, was one of her mottos).:D

Makes me pretty ancient, I suppose.

:cool: :D
 

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So....Bassetman.

You bring me to the point where I now know I am older than dirt. Well, let's see how many times this old man will buy you a Leinie's down at the Budk.

:D
 

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Originally posted by Rockn:
PF Flyers were tennis shoes or sneakers.....remember the canvas converse all stars too....LOL
They were the ones with the red ball on the side, weren't they?

I lived near the Converse factory. Good sneaks cheap!
 

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I agree with Penny: I believe there are some things I don't recognize, as not all things were available in Canada. My score of 16 could have been higher.

Anybody remember the song by Melanie c. late 60's: "I have a brand new pair of rollerskates, you have a brand new key."?
 
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