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PostPosted: Nov Mon 11, 2019 3:00 pm 
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Older Than Dirt’ Quiz:
Count all the ones that you remember, not the ones you were told about

1. Sweet cigarettes
2. Coffee shops with 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 2 channels [if you were fortunate]
7. Peashooters
8. 33 rpm records
9. 45 RPM records
10. Hi-fi's
11. Metal ice trays with levers
12. Blue flashbulb
13. Cork popguns
14. Wash tub wringers
15 Asking to be excused from the dinner table.
16 Pizza delivery was unheard of, but see number 3 above.

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PostPosted: Nov Mon 11, 2019 3:06 pm 
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Perfect score here, Paul.

I’ll have to see if I can find those pictures of the day dirt arrived. :roll:

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17; Anti-aircraft guns in vacant lot in neighborhood (San Diego)
18; Blackout Drills at night
19; Food, tires, (everything it seems) rationing
etc, etc for 4 more years.


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PostPosted: Nov Mon 11, 2019 3:23 pm 
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Going to the well with an old milk can to get water for the next few days.
Filling the stoves at night and hoping for coals in the morning so you wouldn't have to do the paper/kindling routine.
Breaking the ice on top of the water can in the morning "in the house".
Going to fill the Galaxie with fuel and taking $5.
Hitchhiking .... and not being worried about doing it.


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PostPosted: Nov Mon 11, 2019 3:27 pm 
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WoodchuckTN wrote:
Perfect score here, Paul.

Me too...oh Lordy... :roll:

WoodchuckTN wrote:
I’ll have to see if I can find those pictures
of the day dirt arrived. :roll:

:lol:

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How about grabbing a flashlight, boots, and jacket before heading to the outhouse for a late night bm. Especially unpleasant with snow on the ground.
Loading the furnace hopper with coal from coal pile. How about driving up to the coal mine with Dad to get a load of coal.
Taking a bath in the wash tub with water heated on a coal stove.
Grandma Josie cooking Italian food on a coal fired cook stove she kept burning day and night.

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Frozen pee pots in the bedroom on a cold morning.
The Radio was the main entertainment.
Radio was classy and didn't scream at you.
Advertisements on the radio were calm logical promotions not verbal regurgitation.
Not allowed to visit kid friends on Sunday.
Eating dandelion greens, cowslips. and milkweeds.
Playing in the hay mow.
Stepping on rusty nails and soaking foot in pine-sol.
The "Save-the baby" cure.
Going to the "Post" with a friend to watch for enemy planes WW2.
Every car on the road had running boards and was American made.
Girls actually tried to be attractive to men and most were.
The church preached the real gospel not the social gospel.
Most costly items seemed to last forever.
Bicycles had one speed only and the brake was on the pedals.


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PostPosted: Nov Mon 11, 2019 4:29 pm 
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I was born in 1957, so:

3. Home milk delivery in glass bottles
4. Party lines on the telephone
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 2 channels [if you were fortunate]
8. 33 rpm records
9. 45 RPM records
10. Hi-fi's
11. Metal ice trays with levers
12. Blue flashbulb
14. Wash tub wringers (on the Kenmore washing machine, not the tubs)

Merrill Bancroft wrote:
Girls actually tried to be attractive to men and most were.
Tens of millions still do. In southern California, the Asian women are most likely to be dressed nicely and have nice hair and makeup. Too many "American" men and women are fat and look as if they are ready to do yard work where nobody can see them.

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Learning how to shoe the family horse
Filling the cracks between the logs of the house with mud
Making sure to trim the wicks on the kerosene lamps
Fattening the hog for butchering day
Getting up at 2:00AM to start digging tater's in the fields
Going to school to learn the three R's... Readin' Riting' and Rithmetic'
Help the preacher get his wagon un-stuck in the mud with sweet loretta the mule and having him over for fried chicken
There was no play time. Kids were seen as free labor
You minded Ma and Pa. Or else.

There. I win!


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Tea being made with loose leaves and a sieve being held over a cup as the tea was poured in. No teabags around.

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bobwilson1977 wrote:
Learning how to shoe the family horse
Filling the cracks between the logs of the house with mud
Making sure to trim the wicks on the kerosene lamps
Fattening the hog for butchering day
Getting up at 2:00AM to start digging tater's in the fields
Going to school to learn the three R's... Readin' Riting' and Rithmetic'
Help the preacher get his wagon un-stuck in the mud with sweet loretta the mule and having him over for fried chicken
There was no play time. Kids were seen as free labor
You minded Ma and Pa. Or else.

There. I win!

Obviously why you're in Alameda, CA now


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PostPosted: Nov Mon 11, 2019 7:07 pm 
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A lotta y'all have a few more miles on the clock than I do but I'll add...

- Watching the original cast of Star Trek, sans Kirk, mingle with NASA folk at the unveiling of the Shuttle
Enterprise.
- Eating at Lums Steakhouse after a stop at Dart Drug to pick up scripts for grandmother.
- Back to school shopping at Zayres and Jamesway.
- A fireplace being the only means of heat in the house.
- The shiny aluminum Christmas tree with color wheel illumination.
- Dad counting gas miles in the GTO, his daily driver, because the tank sending unit died.
- The huge smile on Dad's face when Reagan announced his 600 ship navy plan.
- "Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall."
- Watching Thiesman's leg crumple under LT on Monday Night Football.
- Watching Bill Elliott go 212 mph at Talladega.
- Bernstein breaking the 300+ mph barrier.

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PostPosted: Nov Mon 11, 2019 7:36 pm 
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Watching a dump truck deliver coal into the coal bin, shoveling coal from that bin (room) into the stocker, removing clinkers from the furnace (I still have the tools), and laying under several layers of blankets when that old gravity coal furnace in a suburb of St. Louis was running full-tilt, yet could not heat the uninsulated old house where I lived from ages 1 to 12. These photos were taken in 1970, before the St. Louis County Highway Department stole the property. The interior was nice, as my mother, I and my three siblings (ages 11, 10 and 9) had painted it, and refinished the floors.

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Obviously why you're in Alameda, CA now


I can only conclude that you too are aware of Alameda and its infamous wormhole that transports those whom enter it back in time to the 1870's.


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Oh yeah, forgot a few. Running behind the mosquito spray fogger truck and playing in the fog. Nobody said it was dangerous back in the day.
Playing with mercury in your bare hands, make a copper penny look like a dime when coated with mercury.
Using CarbonTechnachloride in a closed room cleaning my train tracks and thinking "Smells kinda good."
I have no idea why I have lived such a healthy life.

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PostPosted: Nov Mon 11, 2019 8:31 pm 
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Yep, amazing how us folks that played with "dangerous toys" and "choking hazards" etc have lead long productive lives. Now we put kids in bubbles with i-phones, stuff them full of adderall and do everything we can to protect them from harmful things like tv and...... GLUTEN :shock: :roll: :lol: .

I grew up with a belt across my backside when required, Transformers killing each other on tv along with Warner Bros "adult cartoons" and a talking camel telling me to smoke. Look at me now. A productive member of society with no criminal record. No major health issues. Non-violent yet armed to the teeth and I still open/hold the door for a lady. Makes ya wonder...

My$.02, sorry to hijack the thread with that tangent.

We now return you to our broadcast already in progress...

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I'm 42 and its amazing that the majority on the initial list was still very much true when I was growing up. So much has happened in just a few decades. The road that went by our house was un-paved until I was around 2 years old. Granted it was a poor rural area so things came slower to us. We had no computer until I was in my last year of high school. Hence all school papers were done on mom's electric typewriter meaning if I made any mistakes... out came the whiteout. I was so amazed when I realized I could re-do my work on a computer as much as I wanted. That and when it came to features on cars there were the true economy models without power steering, AC or ABS brakes. Nowadays even the cheapest cars come with everything.


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Indeed, I did not use computer word processing until after I had graduated from college in 1980. Of course, computers now allow people to make more paper faster, or at least more text.

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pauls.ironhorse wrote:
Older Than Dirt’ Quiz:
Count all the ones that you remember, not the ones you were told about

1. Sweet cigarettes

What the hell are "sweet" cigarettes?

badwaxcaps wrote:

I grew up with a belt across my backside when required

For me the "requirement" was damn near every other day.

I still remember seeing workmen cementing the sides of the L.A. River channel in the San Fernando Valley, around about 1950 or so.

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