Age Barometer

Total the number of these that you remember:

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 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 levers
18. Mimeograph paper
19. Blue flashbulbs
20. Beanie and Cecil

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.

An interesting tidbit: my spell checker flagged “Doody” as a misspelled word. Kind of makes you wonder about the age of those who made up the dictionary for Spell Check, doesn’t it?


~ by yougottobekidding on June 14, 2012.

2 Responses to “Age Barometer”

  1. i am older than dirt

  2. Just came across your blog and have to say I enjoyed this post. Judging from other posts, I think I’m just a few years younger than you (gonna be 50 this year). But it’s all good.

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