Many thanks to my friend Marie Calhoun for sending me this great link!
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. But 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
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 from a friend : 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 tableside juke boxes 3.Home milk delivery in glass bottles
4. Party lineson the telephone 5.Newsreels before the movie 6.TVtest 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!