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Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?'
'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,' I informed him. 'All the food was slow.'
Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?'
'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,' I informed him. 'All the food was slow.'

'C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?'
'It was a place called 'at home,' I explained. ! 'Mum cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.'

By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.

Here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system could have handled it :
Some parents NEVER owned their own house, wore Levis, set foot on a golf course, traveled out of the country or had a credit card.
My parents never drove me to school. I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow).
We didn't have a television in our house until I was 19. It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at midnight, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God. It came back on the air at about 6 a.m. and there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people...

I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line.

Pizzas were not delivered to our home... But milk was.

All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers --my brother delivered a newspaper, six days a week. He had to get up at 6AM every morning.

Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or most anything offensive.

If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren. Just don't blame me if they bust a gut laughing.

Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?

MEMORIES:

My Dad is cleaning out my grandmother's house (she died in December) 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.

How many do you remember?

Head lights dimmer switches on the floor.
Ignition switches on the dashboard.
Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.
Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.
Using hand signals for cars without turn signals.

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

1.Candy cigarettes
2.Coffee shops with table side juke boxes
3.Home milk delivery in glass bottles
4. Party lines on the telephone
5.Newsreels before the movie
6.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 [if you were fortunate])
7.Peashooters
8. Howdy Doody
9. 45 RPM records
10.Hi-fi's
11. Metal ice trays with lever
12. Blue flashbulb
13.Cork popguns
14. Studebakers
15. Wash tub wringers

If you remembered 0-3 = You're still young
If you remembered 3-6 = You are getting older
If you remembered 7-10 = Don't tell your age,
If you remembered
11-15 =You're older than dirt!

I might be older than dirt but those memories are some of the best parts of my life.


 

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Damn... I'm older than dirt too.. and you know what..
I'm proud of it. :thumbsup3:
A very wise old woman once told me, "Old age isn't for sissy's" and boy was she ever right.
 

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I'm older than dirt. However, we never had a party telephone line.

Home deliveries included: milk, laundry (wash & fold), dry cleaner, fuller brush, diaper service, newspaper; neighbor had pretzel delivery, too.

We got our 1st tv in 1948 when I was 3; our 1st color tv in '59; all the kids came to our house to watch Bonanza in color.

I either walked or rode my bicycle to school (it was miles away and didn't have a helmet).

I still have my 45's, some blue flashbulbs, a few marbles, my dad's Atwater Kent vacuum tube radio, and a bunch of other old stuff like my grandma's Victrola and 78's going back to 1902.
 

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I'm older than dirt. However, we never had a party telephone line.

Home deliveries included: milk, laundry (wash & fold), dry cleaner, fuller brush, diaper service, newspaper; neighbor had pretzel delivery, too.

We got our 1st tv in 1948 when I was 3; our 1st color tv in '59; all the kids came to our house to watch Bonanza in color.

I either walked or rode my bicycle to school (it was miles away and didn't have a helmet).

I still have my 45's, some blue flashbulbs, a few marbles, my dad's Atwater Kent vacuum tube radio, and a bunch of other old stuff like my grandma's Victrola and 78's going back to 1902.
My dirt's not as old as yours.. lol
But those are some great memories... Your lucky to have been able to hold to those items for so long. :thumbsup3:

I pray you all are able to hold on to your memories for a long, long time. May your dirt turn back into mountains.

Thanks for the post m37brat.
 

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I'm older than dirt. However, we never had a party telephone line.

Home deliveries included: milk, laundry (wash & fold), dry cleaner, fuller brush, diaper service, newspaper; neighbor had pretzel delivery, too.

We got our 1st tv in 1948 when I was 3; our 1st color tv in '59; all the kids came to our house to watch Bonanza in color.

I either walked or rode my bicycle to school (it was miles away and didn't have a helmet).

I still have my 45's, some blue flashbulbs, a few marbles, my dad's Atwater Kent vacuum tube radio, and a bunch of other old stuff like my grandma's Victrola and 78's going back to 1902.


The really sad part of this post is that now when you could really use the diaper delivery you have to go to the super market to pick them up. lol
 

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Took the quiz, scored a perfect 15. Where the hell did all the time go. Guess I am ... "Older Than Dirt"
Funny, recalling the table side Seeburg instantly brought memories of the smell of coffee coming from my Mother's cup at Walters Diner.



 

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Took the quiz, scored a perfect 15. Where the hell did all the time go. Guess I am ... "Older Than Dirt"
Funny, recalling the table side Seeburg instantly brought memories of the smell of coffee coming from my Mother's cup at Walters Diner.



Very nice coffee cup..
 

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Right there with you guys, only I didn't have to eat dinner if I didn't like it, there was another meal comming in about 13 or 14 hours. Oh yea , my score 15 and with gas warsif we were lucky 13-14 cents a gallon:seeya:
 

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took the quiz....yep, older than dirt, perfect 15..as to fast foods, I remember when I was in school, there was a chain called Burger Chef.. you could get 5 burgers for a buck on certain days. and gas was 45cents, except during the gas wars it went as low as 29cents/gallon . wow, we are older than dirt!
 

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Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?'
I can't quite remember her name......
 

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Chic-Fil-A
 

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the only fast foods were DQ when I was growing up .....................:patriot:
I never knew DQ was that old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:smilielol5::smilielol5:
 

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pizza
 

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Pizza and hot dogs were the closest things to being fast food. BTW, I bought a '63 corvette grand sport replica last summer that has the ignition on the dash and a high beam button on the floor by my left foot.
 
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