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« on: June 07, 2006, 10:20:44 AM »

I am 66 years old, and yesterday was 06-06-06.  I guess I should have been worried yesterday, as I heard about 666 all day and evening on radio and TV.  "It's the DEVIL'S number," they said.

Meantime, 06-06-44 was D-Day.  That's 62 years ago.  That's a very famous day; a landmark date in World War II.  I believe I heard one person mention D-Day in passing yesterday.  How much more important some stupid superstition seems to be! 

At least, maybe now, we all know what the D in D-Day stands for------> DEVIL'S Day.  That's the day the devil in Berlin started his downward journey toward the place where the devil belongs.

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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2006, 10:47:04 AM »

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 with table side jukeboxes
6.   Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
7.   Party lines
8.   Newsreels before the movie
9.   P.F. Flyers
10.   Butch wax
11.   Telephone numbers with a word prefix (Olive - 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 flashbulbs
20.   Packards
21.   Roller skate keys
22.   Cork popguns
23.   Drive-ins
24.   Studebakers
25.   Wash tub wringers
26. The Fuller Brush man
27. Reel-to-reel tape recorders
28. Tinker toys
29. The Erector Set
30. 5 cent packs of baseball cards...with a pink slab of bubblegum

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 or more = You're older than dirt!
Don't forget to pass this along!!  Especially to all your really OLD friends.
 

Hey! I thought of a few more:
How about:
Coal stoves
Air mail
Bomb shelters under people's back yards
Steam engines on trains
The Pledge of Allegiance without "under God."
School cafeteria ladies wearing snoods
One phone company - Ma Bell
Stick shift with 3 on the column
Hand fans in church - advertising funeral homes
Cigarette ads on TV
A-bomb attack "Duck and Cover" drills in school
8-track tape cartridges
Blue laws
Wearing a coat and tie as an airline passenger
Mumblety-peg
Condoms behind the counter in the drug store so you had to ask for them
Street cars
Elevator operators in dept. stores who announced what was on each floor
Women wearing girdles
Men wearing sock garters

How Many Do You Remember??
Head-light dimmer switches on the floor
Ignition switches on the dashboard
Heaters mounted on the inside of the fire wall
Real ice boxes [Ask your Mom about that]
Pants leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.
Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.
Using hand signals for cars without turn signals.
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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2006, 11:10:29 AM »

I have a real ice box in my living room xyl wants a top on it to act as an island.

But do you remember life before the bands before they  were filled with slop buckets and idiots
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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2006, 12:39:51 PM »

I remember every one of those, plus--you guessed it--a few more. Here we go.........

(1) The rag men:

(a) The Italian guy, who had a horse-drawn wagon and sang opera so the housewives would know he was on his way down the street;

(b) The Jewish guy, who had a horse-drawn wagon and yelled out RAAAAGs, RAAAAGs, so the housewives would know he was on his way down the street. We kids would stand at the side of the curb and shout out, "What do you feed your wife?" to which he would reply, "RAAAGS....." We thought that was hilariously funny.

(c) The Black guy, who was too poor to afford a horse and wagon, and who just schlepped down the street with a push cart calling out "RAAAGS." We didn't tease him.

(2)  Then, in Buffalo, there was the Lang's Bakery man, who had an enclosed horse-drawn cart. He didn't call out anything because the housewives all knew when he was coming.

(3)  The coal delivery man, with his huge dump truck was fun too. He would back that monster into our narrow city driveways, hook up the chutes (with their neat 90 degree turns), open the window to the cellar coal bin, and let the coal fly into the cellar.

(4)  And in the late summer the furnace cleaning guy would come around. He had a humungous vacuum cleaner with a bag that lay on the ground that was over 20 feet long. The cleaner was powered by a gasoline engine on the back of his truck. A long hose reached from the truck, through the coal bin window to the furnace.

(5)  And I don't want to forget the scissors sharpening guy. He came around with a push cart to which was attached a foot-pedal powered grinding wheel to sharpen all your knives and scissors.

Yes, I guess I am older than dirt. Why, I can even remember:

(6)  feeding my first dipole with lamp cord!

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« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2006, 12:46:21 PM »

"Hand fans in church - advertising funeral homes"


 Grin Grin Grin

This is too funny!  Go into more detail, please.  Was this a local trend and where did the funeral directors give these fans out?

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« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2006, 01:05:05 PM »

HOw about: 

"In Color"

The sharpening truck
Ice Cream Trucks
Glass of Coke for a nickle
Chewable wax flutes
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« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2006, 01:13:56 PM »

I remember every one of those, plus--you guessed it--a few more.  Here we go.........

(1) The rag men:



Damnit Herb, I remember the rag men and a majority of the items on Jack's list as well.  Huh

BTW, My dad was there 62 years ago, a 21 year old kid. Doesn't talk about it much.
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« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2006, 01:24:29 PM »

How about:

-Shoe stores with fluorograph machines where you could see your foot bones inside your shoes

-Alarm clocks with radium hands

-DDT

-Hadacol - the patent drug advertised by Hank Williams - it was about 70% alcohol

-shaving with a single edged 'safety' razor

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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2006, 01:27:12 PM »

I remember every one of those, plus--you guessed it--a few more. Here we go.........

(1) The rag men:



Damnit Herb, I remember the rag men and a majority of the items on Jack's list as well. Huh

BTW, My dad was there 62 years ago, a 21 year old kid. Doesn't talk about it much.

As you can see above, that was just the beginning of my post.  For some reason all that got posted was (1) The rag men...  The rest has all been added now above.
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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2006, 01:33:46 PM »

Somehow it did not surprise me a bit that Vegas was
offering fantastic odds to anyone that wanted to
bet that yesterday (6/6/6) would be the end of
the world.

What probably WOULD surprise me is how many
idiots placed such a bet ............ like how would
they ever be able to collect?

As far as the great list of "older than dirt" items
so far .......... here a some more:

- Bicycle Clips
- Marbles
- Lunch Boxex (or Lunch Pails)
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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2006, 01:43:48 PM »

"Hand fans in church - advertising funeral homes"


 Grin Grin Grin

This is too funny!  Go into more detail, please.  Was this a local trend and where did the funeral directors give these fans out?

T


You need a promotional funeral home hand fan or one for the JJ studio??
"These hand fans are the traditional cardboard fans with a liquid laminated finish. These hand fans have been used in funeral homes and churches for generations to help keep cool in the summer months. These funeral fans were widely used before churches and funeral homes were air conditioned."
Go here:
http://www.extra-mile.com/cardboard/hand_fans.htm
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« Reply #11 on: June 07, 2006, 01:56:23 PM »

You guys have gotten me primed now.  I forgot to mention that with all those horse-drawn wagons I talked about there were bound to be a lot of "horse apples" in the street.  My mother toldl me that my paternal grandmother (her mother-in-law) used to take a shovel and scoop up the droppings and dump them into a bushel basket.  From there they went on to the roses.  Apparently roses love horse apples  Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy.

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« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2006, 02:46:24 PM »

Lincoln logs
chemisery sets
drug store tube tester
doctors house calls
tv repairman tool caddy w/ 'seat'

Brill cream
 
High Karate
Vitalis

please
thank you
excuse me

 being in public w/o a shirt
or a hat for that mater ( JFK killed this one)

and they are mild.....   
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« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2006, 02:57:34 PM »

My work telefone number 666-2484, and that is the number for a funeral home. And we still give out those fans Tom. mostly when we have a funeral out in the county, some of the old church houses do not have air cond, because of building being to old to cool/heat. And we still have folks that ask us for those old fans.  Matthew KR4WI
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« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2006, 03:15:23 PM »

How about life before TV?

Listening to the radio to such things as:

The Lone Ranger
Jack Armstrong, The All American Boy
Buster Brown, Who Lives in a Shoe and his Dog Tye, Who Lives There Too
Fibber McGee and Molly
etc etc

I admit it, I'm older than dirt (and water too!)

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« Reply #15 on: June 07, 2006, 03:17:19 PM »

Burma Shave signs

Girls under age 8 in public wearing no top

Kids bringing toy guns to school and playing with them during recess

Armed Forces Radio Service on shortwave

VOA broadcasts with call-letter ID's

Black and White tube type TV's

Soap operas on the radio

78 rpm records

"All purpose" record needles that would play 78's, 45's and 33 1/3's

Divided windshields

Yellow stop signs

Pay phones with phone books

Telephones with no dial  - "Number please"

Loran-A on 160m

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« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2006, 04:02:22 PM »

only having to dial the last four if the first three were the same number ( up untill ?79?)
dialing a phone
phone booth
phone booth with door

WATS

Platformate

in living color

(friend who worked for the U.S. A ___ trying to call himself station to station around the world)

6 volt batts
( three on the tree )  see previous

 smells grand, packs tight                       (?)
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« Reply #17 on: June 07, 2006, 05:42:25 PM »

Ok, this is interesting so I will add a few:
Bucky Beaver for Ipana Toothpaste, Speedy Alka-Seltzer, Pinky Lee , Soupy Sales, Captain Midnight, Oxydal laundry soap with blue magic whiteners, FAB laundry soap , Bluing for white clothes,Cow Brand baking soda (now Arm & Hammer) American Motors Ramblers & Nash, ESSO gas, TV stations signing off the air around midnight after playing the National Anthem.
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« Reply #18 on: June 07, 2006, 07:15:19 PM »

I'll bet there's many here who remember every single TV show listed:


64,000 Question
77 Sunset Strip
Adam 12
Addams Family
Adventures of Robin Hood
Adventures of Superman
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
American Bandstand
Andy Griffith Show
Art Linkletter
Arthur Godfrey and Friends
Avengers
Batman
Beat the Clock
Ben Casey
Burns and Allen
Captain Kangaroo
Car 54 Where Are You?
Checkmate
Combat
Danny Thomas Show
Dark Shadows
Dennis the Menace
Dobie Gillis
Donna Reed
Dr. Kildare
Dragnet
Ed Sullivan Show
Tron Knows Best
F.B.I.
Flintstones
Flicka
Fugitive
Gay SuperHeros
Get Smart
Gidget
Gilligan's Island
Gomer Pyle
Green Hornet
Hawaii Five-O
Hawaiian Eye
Highway Patrol
Honeymooners
Howdy Doody
I Love Lucy
Invaders
Ironside
I Spy
It Takes a Thief
I've Got a Secret
Jack Benny Show
Jackie Gleason Show
Irwin Richardt Show
Jetsons
Lassie
Lawrence Welk Show
Leave It To Beaver
Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Many Loves of Dobie Gillis
Mickey Mouse Club
Milton Berle
Mr. Ed
Ozzie and Harriet
Perry Mason
Peyton Place
Price is Right
Drag Queen for a Day
Red Skelton Show
Robin Hood
Route 66
Sky King
Superman
Surfside 6
Art Linkletter
Tom Terrific
Topper
To Tell The Truth
This is Your Life
Tron Goes to Hollywood
What's My Rig
Adventures of Jim Bowie
Bat Masterson
Blown Away Bob Show
Bonanza
Branded
Broken Arrow
Bronco
Casey Jones
Cisco Kid
Kid From Brooklyn
Cheyenne
Davy Crockett
Fury
Gunsmoke
Have Gun Will Travel
Laramie
Lawman
Wyatt Burp
Lone Ranger
Maverick
Rawhide
Rebel
Rifleman
Rin Tin Tin
Roy Rogers
Sky King
Sugarfoot
Tales of Wells Fargo
Tom Vu's Real Estate Seminar
Wagon Train
Wanted:Dead or Alive
Zorro
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« Reply #19 on: June 07, 2006, 07:25:33 PM »

Mine are all from the 60's. I am a Sputnik.

Orange Crush and Bubble Up

Cherry Phosphates

Getting Cut on Pop Tops

Model glue

Space Blanket, Jiffy Pop

Being given a shotguns and a rifles at 15 and told to go out with your buddies and do something in the woods and come back at supper time

Balsa Airplanes

Watching the Beatles on Ed Sullivan

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« Reply #20 on: June 07, 2006, 08:47:31 PM »

Walking 10 miles to school in snow 5 feet deep, uphill - both ways!
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« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2006, 08:51:28 PM »

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I'll bet there's many here who remember every single TV show listed:


64,000 Question
77 Sunset Strip
Adam 12.....

Tron Knows Best

LOL!! How about

My Favorite Martian
Live from Liberty Corner
WA3PUN Singing Dog on the Tonight Show
The Lawrence Welk Show (hey that one is still on)
Old Buzzards on Parade
Heavy Metal Garage
W1GAC Comedy Hour
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« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2006, 09:45:31 PM »

W1GAC Comedy Hour

Yep, one of my favorites too!

His best shows are complaining about reckless young blonde girls driving red cars running him off the road. Grin

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« Reply #23 on: June 07, 2006, 10:21:29 PM »

After getting home from school we would watch Paul Revere and the Raiders / The Turtles
The Monkees and Lost in Space

By the time we hit the 70's, I was watching Don Kirchner's Rock Concert

He had a hard time getting acts but if in a jam he always could get Foghat or Redbone!

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« Reply #24 on: June 07, 2006, 10:51:22 PM »

Don't forget the Sunday shows like Ted Mack's Amatuer Hour, Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom, ("I'll stay in the jeep while Jim wrangles with the deadly African Momba."), Mr. Ed, Its About Time, Its About Space, Rat Patrol.
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