Quiz: Are You Older Than Dirt?

@jillbeth (2710)
United States
September 28, 2007 9:49pm CST
Do you remember these things? The score is at the bottom of the list. (My score is 14). Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about. What else can you remember that isn't around anymore? Ratings at the bottom. 1. Choo Choo bar 2. Drive ins 3. Candy cigarettes 4. Soft drink machines that dispensed glass bottles 5. Coffee shops or milk bars with tableside juke boxes 6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with foil stoppers 7. Party lines on the telephone line 8. Newsreels before the movie 9. Packards 10. Blue flashbulb 11. Telephone numbers with 2 letters and 4 numbers 12. Air rifles 13. Wash tub wringer 14. 78 RPM records 15. Metal ice trays with lever 16. Studebakers 17. Cracker night 18. Using hand signals for cars without turn signals 19. Bread delivered by horse and cart (and carried to the house in a cane basket?) 20. Head light dimmer switches on the floor 21. Ignition switches on the dashboard 22. Heaters mounted on the inside of the wall 23. Real ice boxes that took blocks of ice. 24. Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards 25. Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner 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!
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@jillmalitz (5131)
• United States
1 Oct 07
Ahem, you young whiperspapper (what ever that is) I am apparently older than dirt cause I can remember most of those. I dont remember the bread and horse or the ice blocks. But I remember a lot of those. It was just yesterday, right?
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@jillbeth (2710)
• United States
8 Oct 07
Time just flies once we reach adulthood, eh? My oldest grandson will be a teenager next year! EEEK! Seems like he was baby just yesterday.
@stealthy (8188)
• United States
29 Sep 07
I remembered 12 but some of them just barely. I remembered the metal ice trays because like many kids I managed to get my tongue stuck to one once. I remember the dashboard ignition switch because as a young child I was playing with it and the car would lurch a little each time I pressed it. Fortunately my mother noticed before the car entered the garage and closed the open car door on my leg that was hanging out of the car. Guess I'm young for my age.
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@jillbeth (2710)
• United States
1 Oct 07
I don't remember ever getting my tongue stuck on the ice trays, but I do remember getting my wet fingers stuck!
@suspenseful (40312)
• Canada
5 Nov 07
I got sixteen right. Ice boxes were just going out of style when I was a girl. We also had the junk men come with the horse and wagon. I do not think I am older than dirt. Is dirt older than 64? Oh you forgot to mention those old Tv sets, the black and whites with the Indian in a head dress test pattern, as well as those old radios, the large ones shaped like a curved roof house that used tubes instead of transistors.
@flowerchilde (12534)
• United States
8 Oct 07
15! Only one to go before I'm older than dirt! Oh my.. :)