Older than dirt quiz - page 3

Older Than Dirt Quiz: Count all the ones that you remember- not the ones you were told about! Ratings are at the bottom. 1. Blackjack chewing gum 2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar... Read More

  1. by   donmurray
    The UK never had 1,2,7,9,10,11,13,20,23,24. and I STILL score 13! Hobbling off to bed soon, it's nearly midnight!
  2. by   ucavalpn
    Got them all but the gum. I may have even seen that and just forgot . My memory ain't what is used to be.

    Heather , my baby is older than you.
  3. by   kelligrl
    I got five...six if you count party lines but i only know about those because when I lived in a rural part of hawaii right out of high school (early/mid-nineties) they still had them there...LOL!! We were on the information dirt road..:roll
  4. by   live4today
    ATTENTION ALL MODERATORS: SINCE WE HAVE QUITE A FEW 'OLDER THAN DIRT' FOLK ON THIS SITE, CAN WE GET AN OLD LADY AND OLD MAN IN ROCKING CHAIRS FOR AN EMOTICON? :chuckle
  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    24 out of 25---no wonder feeling old these days. Not a bubblegum person; Still have wax lips, wax bottles and 1 c red fish at local independent grocery store.

    Add:
    Penny candy
    Hoola hoops
    Slinky
    Black and White TV
    Carbon paper
    IBM Selectric
    candy dots
    Chatty Cathy
    Phone booths
    Rin Tin Tin...
  6. by   Aussienurse2
    O.K. Bugger, I live in Australia and was feeling quite chirpy untill I read the last post, most of those things made it out here. I'm going to bed now, right after a warm Horlicks.
  7. by   eltrip
    Originally posted by sunnygirl272
    hey...we still have a drive in here where i live....still open all summer long...http://www.midwaydrivein.com/info/location.shtml
    WOW! That's the drive-in I used to go to when I lived up there! It's been >30 years since we moved...I saw "Yours, Mine & Ours" and "Oliver" there...that's what I remember at least!

    I scored a 12 & despite the advice to not tell my age, I am quite proud to be turning 39 next month!
  8. by   sunnygirl272
    that's so cool that you lived here...did you go through the local schools, etc? here's a site that may amuse you...

    http://www.insideoswego.com/
    :chuckle :roll :chuckle
  9. by   Gomer
    I gave this quiz to some of the people I work with. One young (born 1977) woman got a 4 as a score. When I looked at her quiz I noticed she indicated she knew what a Packard was. I asked her how she knew...her response...well, it's a computer as in Hewlet Packard. We "senior folk" almost wet our pants!
  10. by   joyrochelle
    um...call me old fashioned ( always been a fan of retro styles and vintage ways)...but I got 17...and I am only 25!

    I suppose this is why I get extremely flattered when people liken me to Shirley MacLaine circa Oceans Eleven....*smirk*
  11. by   sunnygirl272
    Close your eyes.....And go back in time....
    Before the Internet or the MAC, Before semi automatics and crack
    Before SEGA or Super Nintendo...
    Way back........
    I'm talking about hide and seek at dusk.
    The Good Humor man,
    Red light, green light.
    The corner store.
    Hopscotch, butterscotch, doubledutch, jacks, kickball, dodge ball.
    Mother May I?
    Red Rover and Roly Poly
    Hula Hoops
    Running through the sprinkler
    The smell of the sun and licking salty lips....
    Wax lips and mustaches
    An ice cream cone on a warm summer night Chocolate or vanilla or strawberry or maybe butter pecan.
    A cherry coke from the fountain at the corner drug store Wait......
    Watching Saturday Morning cartoons... short commercials
    Fat Albert, Road Runner, He-Man, The Three Stooges, and Bugs,
    Or staying up for Gunsmoke
    Or back further, listening to Superman on the radio
    When around the corner seemed far away, And going downtown seemed like going somewhere.
    A million mosquito bites.
    Sticky fingers.
    Cops and Robbers, Cowboys and Indians, Zorro.
    Climbing trees,
    Building igloos out of snow banks
    Walking to school, no matter what the weather.
    Running till you were out of breath
    Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt
    Jumping on the bed. Pillow fights
    Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for giggles.
    Being tired from playing.... Remember that?
    The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.
    War was a card game.
    Water balloons were the ultimate weapon. Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle.
    I'm not finished just yet... eating Kool-aid powder
    Remember when...
    there were two types of sneakers for girls and boys (Keds & PF Flyers) and the only time you wore them at school, was for "gym."
    It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends.
    When nobody owned a purebred dog.
    When a quarter was a decent allowance, and another quarter a miracle.
    When milk went up one cent and everyone talked about it for weeks?
    When you'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.
    When you got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, for free, every time. And, you didn't pay for air.
    And, you got trading stamps to boot!
    When laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box.
    When nearly everyone's mom was at home when the kids got there.
    When it took five minutes for the TV to warm up, if you even had one.
    When your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces.
    It was magic when dad would "remove" his thumb.
    When it was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents.
    When girls neither dated nor kissed until late high school, if then.
    When all of your male teachers wore neckties and female teachers had their hair done.
    When any parent could discipline any kid, or feed him or use him to carry groceries, and nobody, not even the kid, thought a thing of it.
    When they threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed, and did!
    When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited a misbehaving student at home.
    Basically, we were in fear for our lives but it wasn't because of drive -by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! And some of us are still afraid of them!!!
    Didn't that feel good.. just to go back and say, Yeah, I remember that!
    Remember when............
    Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo."
    Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "do over!"
    "Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest.
    Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in "Monopoly."
    The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was cooties.
    It was unbelievable that dodge ball wasn't an Olympic event.
    Having a weapon in school, meant being caught with a slingshot.
    Nobody was prettier than Mom.
    Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better.
    Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin.
    Ice cream was considered a basic food group.
    Getting a foot of snow was a dream come true.
    Abilities were discovered because of a "double-dog-dare."
    Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest protectors.
    If you can remember most or all of these, then you have LIVED!!!!
    Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from their "grown up" life...
    I Double Dog dare ya!
  12. by   eltrip
    Originally posted by sunnygirl272
    that's so cool that you lived here...did you go through the local schools, etc? here's a site that may amuse you...

    http://www.insideoswego.com/
    :chuckle :roll :chuckle
    Thanks sunnygirl272! I attended Fitzhugh Park Elementary from 1st-3rd grades. We were a military family & moved a great deal.

    have a great weekend,
    Joy
  13. by   outbackannie
    Perfect score! I AM older than dirt - question is...what's older than me?

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