A continuation of Slow Food with the author's
MEMORIES from a friend :
My Dad is cleaning out my grandmother's house (she died in December) and he brought me an old Royal Crown Cola bottle. In the bottle top was a stopper with a bunch of holes in it.. I knew immediately what it was, but my daughter had no idea. She thought they had tried to make it a salt shaker or something.
Do you recognize what the glass soda pop bottle had been "re-purposed" as?
Irons? you ask!
Since I am younger than the author, by the
time I was watching my mother iron, we had
pre-made sprinkling tops for our pop bottles
I was watching my mother iron, we had pre-made
sprinkling tops for our pop bottles.
Ahh, such progress.
How Old Are You?
The author continues with the question, "How many of the following do you remember?"
- Head lights dimmer switches on the floor.
- Ignition switches on the dashboard.
- Heaters mounted on the inside of the fire wall.
- Real ice boxes.
- Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.
- Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.
- Curling irons you heated on a gas burner.
- Using hand signals for cars without turn signals.
And then offers an Older Than Dirt Quiz, followed by scores :
Are you game to take it?
Count all the ones that YOU personally remember ---- not the ones you were told about.
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 or diners with table-side juke boxes
6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
7. Party lines on the telephone
8 Newsreels before the movie
9. P.F. Flyers
10. Butch wax
11.. TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows started again in the morning. (there were only 3 channels... [if you were fortunate])
13. Howdy Doody
14. 45 RPM records
15. S& H green stamps
17. Metal ice trays with lever
18. Mimeograph paper
19. Blue flashbulbs
21. Roller skate keys
22. Cork popguns
24. Studebaker (note from Gail: my parents gave me a 1951 model in 1960.)
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!
Finally, the author concluded with "I might be older than dirt but those memories are some of the best parts of my life".
I am Simply, Gail, and I recognized ALL of them! And, I am thankful that I can. Life was simpler than and these two post were a great memory trip for me, also.
Count your blessings and have a great day!