June 25, 2008

Just How Old Are You?

I saw this over at Gina's and thought I’d play along.
The ones I remember are in red. One point for each of these that you remember from your childhood.

Just how old are you?
1. Blackjack chewing gum
2. Wax Coke-shaped candy with colored sugar water
3. Candy cigarettes
4. Coffee shops or diners with table-side juke boxes
5. Party lines
6. Newsreels before the movie
7. P.F. Flyers
8. Butch wax
9. Telephone numbers with a word prefix (COlonial - 6933)
10. Pea Shooters
11. Howdy Doody
12. 45 RPM records
13. S&H Green Stamps
14. Hi-Fi’s
15. Metal ice trays with a lever
16. Mimeograph paper
17. Carbon copies
18. Blue flashbulbs
19. Packards
20. Roller skate keys
21. Cork popguns
22. Drive-ins
23. Studebakers
24. Wash tub wringers
25. Hop Scotch
26. Ring Around the Rosie
27. Hot potato
28. London Bridge
29. Red Rover, Red Rover
30. Red light, Green light
31. Mother May I ?
32. Playing dodge ball and kick ball until the streetlights came on
33. Jump rope
34. You’re IT!!
35. Kick the Can
36. Duck, duck, GOOSE!!!
37. Getting an ice cream from the Good Humor Man
38. Cereal boxes with prizes at the bottom
39. Cracker Jacks with the same thing
40. Parents stood on the porch and whistled or yelled for you to come home
41. No air conditioning
42. Hula Hoops
43. Fat Albert, Tom & Jerry, Pink Panther, Road Runner, Richochet Rabbit, Heckle & Jeckle
44. Schoolhouse Rock
45. Saturday movies for 12 cents with Hop-Along Cassidy
46. Watching Sunday morning oldies
47. Being sent to the principal’s office was nothing compared to what awaited you when you got home
48. A quarter seemed like a fair allowance
49. Kool-Aid was the drink of the summer
50. Any parent could discipline any kid, or feed him, or use him to carry in the groceries…and nobody, not even the kid, thought anything thing of it
51. Almost everyone’s mother was at home when the kids got there
52. A 13″ black and white television in your room meant you were RICH
53. Rainy days at school meant playing “Hangman” or “Heads Up 7-UP” in the classroom
54. “Work” meant doing the dishes or taking out the garbage
55. “Race issues” meant arguing about who could run the fastest
56. Money issues were handled by the kid who was the banker in “monopoly”
57. Being old meant anyone over 20
58. I double-dog-dare you
59. Decisions were made by going “eeny-meeny-miney-mo”
60. Catching fireflies for the whole evening and not getting tired of it
61. Homemade ice cream from a hand cranked ice cream maker
62. Water balloons were the ultimate weapon

If you remembered 0-20 = You’re still young
If you remembered 21-40 = You are getting older
If you remembered 41-62 = Don’t tell your age


  1. I must be older than you as I remembered 3 out of the 4 that you left blue! Lots of good memories in that list.

  2. I agree! It did provoke a lot of good memories!


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