Sep 6, 2007

Older than dirt...

Older Than Dirt Quiz: Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about. Ratings at the bottom. My responses are in italics under each question....

1. Blackjack chewing gum
(Never heard of it)

2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
(Had some just the other day!!)

3. Candy cigarettes
(Loved them!)

4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
(I worked for a radio station that had that in the office!)

5. Coffee shops or diners with tableside juke boxes
(We used to stop by a place each time on our way Cleveland - The Idle Hour)

6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
(Before my time)

7. Party lines
(We just got OFF a party line less than 10 years ago!)

8. Newsreels before the movie
(No, but I remember cartoons before the movie)

9. P.F. Flyers

10. Butch wax

11. Telephone numbers with a word prefix (OLive-6933)
(Before my time)

12. Peashooters
(Used them in school as a kid.. LOL!)

13. Howdy Doody
(Only in re-runs)

14. 45 RPM records
(I owned a ton. I think my first 'purchased one' was Wings' - "I've had Enough")

15.. S&H Green Stamps

16. Hi-fi's
(My grandparents had one. Huge piece of furniture!)

17. Metal ice trays with lever
(My gradparents had these. I always hated using them!)

18. Mimeograph paper
(Ahh... I can still smell it....)

19. Blue flashbulb
(Yeah, on an old Kodak 110 camera, no less!)

20. Packards

21. Roller skate keys

22. Cork popguns !
(I'm sure they had them when I was a kid, but I never played with one that I remember)

23. Drive-ins
(We used to go all the time!!)

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!


  1. Ooh. I am older than dirt! I remember 17 items. Butch Wax? No clue. Your MOM had a hi-Fi. It was a Philips. It was sort of Suzy Homemaker green and off white. Our first stereo!

  2. Tell Shan, she doesn't come close to "Older than dirt." I remember 24 of the 25... Oh btw Butch wax was the stuff the barber used to make your hair stand up straight...