Do You Remember?

We like to go to antique malls and often reminisce about things we see that we remember. For instance, last week we saw a Royal Crown Cola bottle. In the top was a stopper with a bunch of holes in it. We knew right away what it was, but a younger person might have thought that someone tried to make a salt shaker or something. Before steam irons you had to sprinkle your clothes and this was how you got the clothes damp.

Count the ones below that you remember, NOT the ones you were told about! Rating at the bottom.

1. Candy cigarettes
2. Coffee shops with table side jukeboxes
3. Home milk delivery in glass bottles
4. Party lines on the telephone
5. Newsreels before the movies
6. TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until the shows started again in the morning. (There were only 3 channels! If you had TV!!)
7. Peashooters
8. Howdy Doody
9. 45 RPM records
10. 78 RPM records
11. Hi-Fi records, 33 1/3 RPM
12. Metal ice trays with levers
13. Blue flashbulbs
14. Cork popguns
15. Studebakers
16. Wash tub wringers

If you remembered 0-3 = You’re still young
If you remembered 4-6 = You are getting older
If you remembered 7-10 = Don’t tell your age
If you remembered 11-16 = You’re like me, older than dirt according to today’s youngsters

Keep your fork


One thought on “Do You Remember?

  1. Floyd,
    how about corn guns made from 2 clothe’s pins that shot kernels of corn. They worked pretty good too. Balsa air planes for $10. 5 cent candy bars, Big Boogy candy bars, 10 cent pop, And naturally if you had a bottle of RC you had to put a bag of peanuts in the RC. In SD … no drivers license…that one was before my time, I had a drivers restrict farm and school permit, and then at 15 a regular permit. But it was in the mid-50s with drivers licenses were first required in SD. Remember people telling that if you go pulled over in other states the patrolman wouldn’t believe SD didn’t require licensing, so usually a call had to be made to check.


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