|Man this sure nailed 100 percent for me, you ate what was served to you no questions
asked you did, we only had 1 channel on TV, and if a movie at the theater had
a fight in it,it was an adults ONLY but we didn't get to go to any movies, they
If you were lucky you got A (1) ice cream cone in the summer and an orange
at Christmas and there were NO SUMMER HOLIDAYS for anyone except teachers because
the kids were out of school to work at home ie on the farm for the harvest and
town kids started in the factories for the summer at 14 or if dad had a business
they worked there no questions asked. OH there was no such thing as time out
or go to your room - you may get to your room AFTER you were dealt with and
you sure as heck didn't sit for a while.
Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favorite fast food when you were
'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,' I informed him. 'All the food
'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
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
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
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?
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.
2.Coffee shops with tableside 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])
8. Howdy Doody
9. 45 RPM records
11. Metal ice trays with lever
12. Blue flashbulb
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