1. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, Who was that masked man? Invariably, someone would answer, I don't know, but he left this behind. What did he leave behind? ______ ______.
2. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. In early 1964, we all watched them on The __ ________ show.
3. "Get your kicks, __ _____ __."
4. "The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to __ _______ ___ _______."
5. "In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ___ ____ ______ _______."
6. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we "danced" under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the "_____."
7. "Nestle's makes the very best _________."
8. Satchmo was America's "Ambassador of Goodwill." Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was _____ _________.
9. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? ___ _____ _____.
10. Red Skeleton's hobo character was named _______ ___ __________. And Red always ended his television show by saying, "Good Night, and ___ ____."
11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning their _____ _____.
12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front was called the VW. What other names did it go by? ______ or the ___.
13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, "the day the music died." This was a tribute to _____ _____.
14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russians did it. It was called _______.
15. One of the big fads of the late 50's and 60's was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the __________.
16. Remember LS/MFT _____ ______/_____ ____ _______.
17. Hey Kids! What time is it? It's _____ _____ ____!
18. Who knows what secrets lie in the hearts of men? The ______ Knows!
19. There was a song that came out in the 60's that was "a grave yard smash." It's name was the _______ ____!
20. Alka Seltzer used a "boy with a tablet on his head" as its Logo/Representative. What was the boy's name? ______.
Great song any way you cut it.
Red Skelton was perhaps the funniest comedian ever.
Do an internet search for some videos of his greatest sketches and be prepared to laugh until you cry.
What's esp. great about these old comics is that they never had a need to use foul language, put down people, nor make any sexual references to be incredibly funny.
Then compare that to what claims to pass as 'funny' from the pathetic so-called comedians of today.
Darn, I'm older than dirt!!
Someone asked the other day,,,,,,,,,,,,,
'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?'
'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up, I informed him, 'All the food was slow.'
'C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?'
'It was a place called 'at home,' I explained!
'Mom cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, & if I didn't like what she put on my plate, I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.'
By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.
Here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood, if I figured his system could have handled it:
Some parents NEVER owned their own house, wore Levis, set foot on a golf course, traveled out of the country or had a credit card.
My parents never drove me to school. I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow).
We didn't have a television in our house until I was 10. It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at 11, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God. It came back on the air at about 6 a.m. And there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people ...
I never had a telephone in my room. Our only phone was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line.
Pizzas were not delivered to our home... But milk was & so was bread.
All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers --my brother delivered a newspaper, six days a week. He had to get up at 5 AM every morning
Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies! There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or most anything offensive.
If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren. Don't blame me if they bust their gut laughing.
Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?
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. I knew it as the bottle that sat on the end of the ironing board to 'sprinkle' clothes with because we didn't have steam irons. Man, I am old.
How many do you remember?
Head lights dimmer switches on the floor..
Ignition switches on the dashboard..
Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards .
Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.
Using hand signals for cars without turn signals.
Older Than Dirt Quiz :
Count all the ones that you remember , NOT the ones you were told about ! Ratings at the bottom.
1.. Candy cigarettes
2.. Coffee shops with tableside juke boxes
3.. Home milk delivery in glass bottles
4.. Party lines on the telephones
5.. Newsreels before the movie
6. TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows started again in the morning. (Only 3 channels! If you had a TV!)
8.. Howdy Doody
9.. 45 RPM records
10. 78 rpm records
11. Hi-fi records 33 1/3 rpm
12. Metal ice trays with lever
13. Blue flashbulb
14. Cork popguns
16. Wash tub wringers
If you remembered 0-3 = You're still young
If you remembered 3-6 = You are getting older
If you remembered 7-10 = Don't tell your age, &
If you remembered 11-16 = You're older than dirt! THAT'S ME!
I might be older than dirt but those memories are some of the best parts of my life.
Then there's whitewall tires.
No such thing as air conditioning for cars
Or cruise control
No such thing as color TV
Transistor radios with ear phones with wires you'd run down the inside of your shirt so you could listen to the World Series games at school without the teacher knowing.
(The teacher knew!)
Which brings us to.....ALL World Series games were played during the day.
....and in SEPTEMBER!!!
I wouldn't have made it a week. But Red Skelton was a very good man. We could use a man like him again.
"General misconception that the song was a tribute to Buddy Holly.
I call BS.
The song is all about the death of Buddy Holly and the rest of his entourage, then the loss of innocence in America after that.
Just listen to the words, ("His widowed bride") then google up the link where McClean talks about the meaning of American Pie!