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Old 07-07-2017, 02:43 PM  
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Older than dirt

Older Than Dirt Test
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 bottles
5. Coffee shops with tableside jukeboxes
6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
7. Party Telephone Lines
8. Newsreels before the movie
9. P.F. Flyers
10. Butch wax
11. Telephone numbers with a word prefix (Olive 4 - 6933)
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 and Hudsons
21. Roller skate keys
22. Cork popguns
23. Drive-ins
24. Studebakers
25. Wash tub wringers

And You Are..................

* 0-5 = You're still young
* 6-10 = You are getting older
* 11-15 = Don't tell your age
* 16-25 = You're older than dirt!
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22 out of 25! Yup, older than dirt!
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25 out of 25.... older than lumpy dirt..
how about Crosley cars, hand crank engines & mechanical brakes?
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I actually pumped gas at 14.9 a gallon. I washed your windows and check your oil, no charge !
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For my 40th birthday my daughter, then age 16, gave me a jar filled with dirt and a label that read, "The only thing older than you!"

And I now fall into the older than dirt category.
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I actually pumped gas at 14.9 a gallon. I washed your windows and check your oil, no charge !
And I bet you didn't expect a tip, either. You were just doing your job.
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Don't remember #11, our phone number was just 3 digits, no letters.

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Yep, 25 out of 25.
Still have 33 and 45 records and some Green Stamps in the house right now!
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Older Than Dirt Test
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 bottles
5. Coffee shops with tableside jukeboxes
6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
7. Party Telephone Lines
8. Newsreels before the movie
9. P.F. Flyers
10. Butch wax
11. Telephone numbers with a word prefix (Olive 4 - 6933)
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 and Hudsons
21. Roller skate keys
22. Cork popguns
23. Drive-ins
24. Studebakers
25. Wash tub wringers

And You Are..................

* 0-5 = You're still young
* 6-10 = You are getting older
* 11-15 = Don't tell your age
* 16-25 = You're older than dirt!
Afraid, a lot of us ar OTD -

My first Car was a Packard - that I pulled out the Back seat inserted a Bed, through the trunk - with a few modifications - I then called it MY First RV.

Wife wore out 4 Studebaker Avanti's before she went tame and got a Cadillac.

That was a car.

One more OTD . ..........:
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I don't feel old. Only got 20

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And I bet you didn't expect a tip, either. You were just doing your job.
I NEVER got a tip the entire time I worked there !
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Never saw a Packard or Hudson. Only a couple of Studebakers.

In 20-30 years kids will say what was a Pontiac/Oldsmobile/Saturn/AMC/Plymouth/Mercury. Dodge and Chrysler are fading fast.
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I "should" be in the first or second category. Thanks to my family collecting antiques, I fit into the last category. I miss black jack and clove gum. Only been to 1 drive in.

There is a Packard, Hudson, and Studebaker within 30 minutes of me, and we have a few places that still have the old glass vending machines and the table jukebox.
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I only got 10. My memory must be failing
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