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12-05-2008 01:54 PM

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Older Than Dirt Quiz:
Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about.

I didn’t write this. Found it on the web.

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. TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows started again in the morning. (there were only 3 channels)
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 flashbulb

20. Packards

21. Roller skate keys

22 .Cork popguns

23. Drive-ins

24. Studebakers – I learned how to drive on one with “stick shift” in WV hills! SKL

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 might be older than dirt but those memories are the best part of my life.

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#1 posted 12-05-2008 02:04 PM

Been there. Done that Every one of them.


-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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#2 posted 12-05-2008 02:14 PM


Oh for the simpler times. I miss them.

-- Scott in Texas

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#3 posted 12-05-2008 02:53 PM

Sadly, I remember them all. But, a lot of it was very good times.

-- Bob K. East Northport, NY

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#4 posted 12-05-2008 02:53 PM

THOSE were the days….. I scored 21…....

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#5 posted 12-05-2008 02:57 PM

Nothing to be sad about Bob42…... Consider yourself privileged (and lucky to be able to remember all of them)!

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Thos. Angle

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#6 posted 12-05-2008 03:17 PM

I remember all those and a bunch you missed.

outdoor toilets
crank phones with an operator and call rings like a long and a short
milk trucks that picked up milk cans from farmers
hand pumps and water buckets
milking cows by hand
harnessing teams of horses in the morning(I still do this)
wash stands with a bucket of water and a wash pan. Community towel included
Baseball hotels; a pitcher on the stand and a catcher under the bed.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Tim Pursell

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#7 posted 12-05-2008 03:18 PM

JJ must be using an alias. Junior would not remember 21, same as me & I’m OLD


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#8 posted 12-05-2008 03:25 PM

Thos., you’ve got me beat on all of those….
Tim, My handle has nothing to do with my age…. but I wish it did.

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#9 posted 12-05-2008 03:43 PM

I remember the day dirt was born.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#10 posted 12-05-2008 03:46 PM

I remember 23 of them.

Do you remember the time before computers and calculators or where they called adding machines back then?

-- Ron Central, CA

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#11 posted 12-05-2008 03:53 PM

I miss the days when I was the young kid. I remember 22, but it’s a nice memory.

-- Working at Woodworking

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#12 posted 12-05-2008 03:56 PM

I remember most of ‘em – missed on newsreels, tub wringers and Studebakers… must be old.

But it beats the hell out of the alternative – dying young!

-- "Find out what you cannot do and then go do it!"

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#13 posted 12-05-2008 04:03 PM

When I was born there were only 48 states.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#14 posted 12-05-2008 04:46 PM

there’s a restaurant in London, Ontario that still has the table juke boxes
I grew up in the country so our milk didn’t come in glass bottles…
I still use the metal ice cube tray with the handle.
We go to Woodstock, Ontario to their Drive-In. Can’t beat it!!
And my kids remember using the wringer washer.

By the way I’m “older than dirt”.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#15 posted 12-05-2008 04:46 PM

I remember all 25 plus Thos. 8. Farmed with mules and cut lumber with cross-cut saw.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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