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I bet Ole Joe, Hartins,LBB, Skeeter,and Dugatiger would ace

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 10:40 AM
 

this....

For us old timers that still remember the good old days. I will always cherish those memories





MEMORIES



Remember Slow Food?
'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. !


'Mom 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, never wore Levis,

never set foot on a golf course,

never traveled out of the country

or had a credit card.


In their later years they had something

called a revolving charge card.

The card was good only at Sears Roebuck.

Or maybe it was Sears & Roebuck.
Either way, there is no Roebuck anymore.

Maybe he died.


My parents never drove me to

soccer practice.

This was mostly because we never

had heard of soccer.


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 11.


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 was 19 before I tasted my first pizza,

it was called 'pizza pie.'

When I bit into it, I burned the roof of

my mouth and the cheese slid off,

swung down,

plastered itself against my chin

and burned that, too.

It's still the best pizza I ever had.


I never had a telephone in my room.

The only phone in the house was

in the living room and it 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.

It cost 7 cents a paper,

of which he got to keep 2 cents.

He had to get up at 6 AM every morning.


OnSaturday, he had to collect

the 42 cents from his customers.

His favorite customers were the ones who

gave him 50 cents and told him to

keep the change.

His least favorite customers were

the ones who seemed to never

be home on collection day.


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.

Heaters mounted on the inside of the fire wall.

Real ice boxes.

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. 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 table side jukeboxes

6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers

7. Party lines on the telephone

8 Newsreels before the movie

9. P.F. Flyers

10. Butch wax (that was our hair product)

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...

[if you were fortunate )

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 flashbulb

20. Packards

21. Roller skate keys

22. Cork popguns

23. Drive-ins

24. Studebakers

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!

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Re: I bet Ole Joe, Hartins,LBB, Skeeter,and Dugatiger would ace

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 10:51 AM
 

Well, thanks for the quiz. And thanks for helping confirm what I already know....older than dirt! Beats the alternative I guess.

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 10:54 AM
 

My dad was in flaying out of Southern Italy during latter part of WWII. When I had my first pizza from a shop as probably a 10 year old I asked how did it compare with theirs. He said h never saw any pizza there. In fact he said the Italians barely had anything to eat during those days.

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 10:57 AM
 

1. Blackjack chewing gum - vaguely

2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water - YES

3. Candy cigarettes - YES

4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles - YES

5. Coffee shops or diners with table side jukeboxes - Nope

6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers - Definitely remember home milk delivery

7. Party lines on the telephone - YES

8 Newsreels before the movie - Nope

9. P.F. Flyers - YES

10. Butch wax (that was our hair product) - Nope

11.. TV test patterns that came on at night - YES

after the last show and were there until

TV shows started again in the morning.

(there were only 3 channels...

[if you were fortunate )

12. Peashooters - YES

13. Howdy Doody - Nope

14. 45 RPM records - YES

15.S&H green stamps - YES

16. Hi-fi's - YES

17. Metal ice trays with lever - YES

18. Mimeograph paper - YES

19. Blue flashbulb - YES

20. Packards - Nope

21. Roller skate keys 0 YES

22. Cork popguns - YES

23. Drive-ins - YES

24. Studebakers - Nope

25. Wash tub wringers - YES

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Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.


Re: I bet Ole Joe, Hartins,LBB, Skeeter,and Dugatiger would ace

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 11:02 AM
 

You left off my favorite....... Rabbit Tobacco!


Picking cotton for a penny a pound. (If you think picking 100 pounds is easy you would be wrong)

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 4:29 PM
 

I am older than dirt even though I just turned 60 but was flattered when I was told I look 45 to 50. I should have paid these people for the compliment. I know of all but one of them. Those were great great times.

The young people do not realize what social media has done to them. Kids are suffering from anxiety, depression, envy, lack of patience, they get into debt to keep up with their friends, have no idea what a simple life is like, the blessings from having close knit neighborhoods, and family reunions. Technology is good in some ways but overall I think it has added to more stress in life.

Life was great before cell phones Laptops and GPS.

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Re: I bet Ole Joe, Hartins,LBB, Skeeter,and Dugatiger would ace

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 7:40 PM
 

You are 100% correct!

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Re: I bet Ole Joe, Hartins,LBB, Skeeter,and Dugatiger would ace

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 11:04 AM
 

The best answer is "all the above". Yes, I'm old as dirt!

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Re: I bet Ole Joe, Hartins,LBB, Skeeter,and Dugatiger would ace

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 11:09 AM
 

Checked them ALL off! Will be 82 in March - those were the days!

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 11:11 AM
 

I'm older than dirt, but I already knew that. You left out being the tv channel changer (remote control for you younger whipper snappers) for your parents when you finally did get a tv. My grandmother had a Studebaker. That car was built like a tank.

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Spud, your comment about the pizza reminded me of one

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 11:14 AM
 

of my fondest memories of my time at Clemson. There were about a half dozen of my high school class who made Clemson their college of choice. This was 1972. We checked in, moved in, registered for classes, attended those first classes, and then came our first college weekend.

Downtown Clemson in those days featured at least two well known watering holes, one being The Red Carpet Lounge, which is now Tiger Town Tavern. The other was the original Study Hall restaurant and bar. That first Friday evening, our hometown group found ourselves at a table upstairs at the Study Hall, where we ordered pitchers of beer, and awaited the first of several large pepperoni pizza orders.

The beer was ice cold, and just like you said, Spud, that big ole cheesy, greasy pepperoni pizza was the best I have ever tasted. It was our rite of passage, out on our own, college men, eating and drinking and making our own way in the world at last. If I could go back and do it all over, I wouldn't change a thing. :)

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 11:54 AM
 

When I was 11, we had radio, no TV until much later. So enjoyed to the mystery radio programs.

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 12:40 PM
 

Not as old as some of you, but my family was poor...so the "improvements" that occurred, came later in our life because we could not afford the new fangled inventions! I remembered ALL of the items on the list!

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 1:37 PM
 

was the butch wax brand hair-care?checked everything on the list,and i'm proud of being able to do it.wouldn't trade the 50's and 60's for anything.being at CU in the 60's-what a great time it was to be a student-living the animal house life.are you familiar with reminisce and reminisce extra-two wonderful magazines.worth a look see.oh to go back to when the air was clean and sex was dirty.

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Re: I bet Ole Joe, Hartins,LBB, Skeeter,and Dugatiger would ace

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 2:12 PM
 

Thanks Spud, for a trip down memory lane. I remember them all. Packard --"Ask the man who owns One" and I owned a "Needle Nosed" Studebaker. And I remember the Maxwell and Overland as well as the Model "T" Ford and the Cord plus others that barely made it out of the starting gate. Some of the younger guys may even remember the Edsel.

Contrary to what some may report, we did have "fast food" back in those dark ages. If we were lucky we were able to kill a squirrel or rabbit for a meal.

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Recall all those, and I recently told some younger

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 3:12 PM
 

folks that the first election I remembered seeing on TV was in 1956 (about a year after we got our first TV) when Eisenhower reran against Stevenson.

They posted results on a chalkboard, erasing and reentering totals, but my viewing was cut short, as bedtime was eight p.m................come he1l or high water or election. lol

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Safest bet you’ve ever made . . . Perfect Score!!!

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 4:09 PM
 

The best line was, “and if I didn’t like what she put in front of me . . . I got to sit there until I did” . . . Perfect!!!

Best days of my life!!!!!!!

Oh . . . and number 18 smelled soooo good!!!!!!!

Once we got the tv, seemed like I was always the one dad asked to adjust the “rabbit ears” . . .

I hated it when the picture only came in clear enough to view when you were touching those things . . . made for some uncomfortable viewing!

“Fast Food” for me was an extra baked potato, cut in half lengthwise, salted and rewrapped in its original “tin foil” and stuck in my pocket to carry to the ballpark for lunch in between pickup games of baseball that lasted all day, every Saturday!!!




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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 4:30 PM
 

I remember all except the BlackJack chewing gum and the Butch Wax. I assume the wax was a product for men. I am one of 4 girls with no bothers. I have one to add: transistor radios. We had three TV stations on a black and white TV. My grandparents were the first people we knew with a color TV. We drove the 100 miles from Charleston to Columbia to watch that TV! Yes, I am older than dirt!!

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20 for me. Thought the record one would have been 78s

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 4:46 PM
 

instead of 45s, or maybe even the Victrola with the horizonal cylinders and the big hanging megaphone.

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We are old - did we include

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 7:48 PM
 

penny packs of baseball cards with sticks of bubble gum? I read through it pretty fast - worst memory was being able to buy rookie cards of Mickey Mantle for 10 cents each & passing up the deal - millions of bucks these days

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 8:04 PM
 

7th grade-traded that year's(1959) topps ted williams for a 1949 leaf gum co. babe ruth,even though i've always been a red sox fan and an anti-yankee fan.still have the card,and it's still worth more than ted's card.have often wondered if my old friend thinks about the trade and regrets it,or worse.did he get in trouble at home?

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Some of my friend used to play games using dice and baseball

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 8:12 PM
 

cards...I never really got into it, but it must have been a precursor to the Fantasy Leagues of today

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I think there is a clear dividing line agewise between those

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 8:52 PM
 

who are old enough to remember what music was like in the last couple of years BEFORE The Beatles hit and those who are younger. You just can't explain to someone who didn't live it just what a change their music (and on their heels, the rest of the "British Invasion") brought.

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 8:20 PM
 

Only 50 but just two points from “older than dirt”. Grew up country as you can get in Darlington. Our 3rd TV channel was PBS as there wasn’t an ABC affiliate that the foil linked rabbit ears would pick up until I was in HS. Pot belly wood stove for heat. No AC. Spent my summers cutting up logs for the winter as David mentions lol. Wouldn’t trade it for anything. One thing my kids couldn’t fathom was having to get up to change channels.

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 8:26 PM
 

I don’t really consider myself as “older than dirt” as I’m “just” a bit over 50 but looks like I am based on this...

1. Blackjack chewing gum - I’ve had it as a nostalgia later but no
2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water - of course
3. Candy cigarettes - yep, and gum one that blew “smoke”
4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles - yep
5. Coffee shops or diners with table side jukeboxes - yes
6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers - no
7. Party lines on the telephone - no
8 Newsreels before the movie - yes, some of them were pretty good
9. P.F. Flyers - these were chuck Taylor Converses to me
10. Butch wax (that was our hair product) - nope
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... [if you were fortunate ) - yes but there were 4 channels (ABC, NBC, CBS, & PBS)
12. Peashooters - NO
13. Howdy Doody - Yes but these were “reruns”
14. 45 RPM records - yes
15.S&H green stamps - Yes
16. Hi-fi's - not the music group but yes on the stereo systems
17. Metal ice trays with lever - yes
18. Mimeograph paper - yes
19. Blue flashbulb - yes
20. Packards - no
21. Roller skate keys - yep
22. Cork popguns - no
23. Drive-ins - yes
24. Studebakers - No
25. Wash tub wringers - didn’t use one but saw them

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By the way, DUGATiger sent me this list...but I beat him to

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 8:26 PM
 

the copy and paste...

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LOL. Just read the list to Mrs. Spud...she said concerning

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 8:47 PM
 

#5,"Friday night at the Red Top, waiting on the football players to show up"...One of which was none other then Jerry Butler himself.....Some of you may have put a quarter into the table side juke box at Capris on Stone Avenue.....

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Add..sitting on the porch late Summer evening chatting & watching/waving at neighbors going by

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 9:45 PM
 

and having a large fan humming while maybe having a chilled small bottled Coke.

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Picking up bottles on the side of the road and taking them

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 9:47 PM
 

back to Burns Grocery for the nickle deposit.....

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The country store near my home took coupons

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Posted: Nov 10, 2020, 10:04 PM
 

for things like Tide detergent and gave me 5 cent ice cream cones or candy bars - loved them Zero bars back in the day.

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Dadgum Coots hate Zero bars.....***

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Posted: Nov 11, 2020, 11:25 AM
 

Phones were rotary dial and all of them were black. And there was only in the whole house. How did we survive?

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