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Do You Remember.........?
Contributors to this thread:
NvaGvUp 11-Nov-17
Shuteye 11-Nov-17
BIG BEAR 11-Nov-17
SB 11-Nov-17
JTV 11-Nov-17
Shuteye 11-Nov-17
keepemsharp 11-Nov-17
Woods Walker 11-Nov-17
BIG BEAR 11-Nov-17
BIG BEAR 11-Nov-17
Rocky 11-Nov-17
NvaGvUp 11-Nov-17
BIG BEAR 11-Nov-17
sleepyhunter 11-Nov-17
absaroka6 11-Nov-17
Two Feathers 11-Nov-17
TGbow 12-Nov-17
Mike the Carpenter 12-Nov-17
Woods Walker 12-Nov-17
NvaGvUp 12-Nov-17
absaroka6 12-Nov-17
Woods Walker 12-Nov-17
bad karma 12-Nov-17
Whitey 12-Nov-17
South Farm 13-Nov-17
SB 14-Nov-17
SB 14-Nov-17
NvaGvUp 14-Nov-17
Bowfreak 14-Nov-17
NvaGvUp 14-Nov-17
From: NvaGvUp
Here's a fun quiz for us geezers:

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? ______.

From: Shuteye
That was all back in my day. I even remember loose straps mean floppy tits.

I get about 80 %....... I was born in the 60s

From: SB
Got them all. Been around since 1950. Thanks

From: JTV
Scary that I know all those ... damn I'm gettin' old ...

From: Shuteye
I was born in 1942 and knew all the quiz stuff but go to the refrigerator, open the door and don't know what I am looking for.

From: keepemsharp
LSMFT: let's s-----,my finger's tired.

From: Woods Walker
Damn.....I got all of them. I guess being old is better than being dead.

I know all the words to the song about the day the music died but I don't know who it's a tribute to without looking it up.....

No idea anything about Red Skelton or Skeleton.......

From: Rocky
General misconception that the song was a tribute to Buddy Holly. Actually the song American Pie was in protest by McClain of the music of the 60's compared to the 50's. He does allude to the moment of Buddy Holly's death but that is about the extent of his mentioning and meaning to the song.

Great song any way you cut it.

The Rock

From: NvaGvUp
Big Bear,

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.

Ha !!! I know who he was for sure..... just never watched any of his stuff.... I was drawn to the more raunchy stuff of George Carlin and Richard Pryor and later Eddie Murphy.... and more recently Dave Chappell..... Sorry in advance........ Ha !!!!

From: sleepyhunter
8, 16, 20 threw me.

From: absaroka6
I got them all. You tube Reds explanation of the Pledge. It come true, sad to say.

From: Two Feathers
Yes, I remember.

From: TGbow
I was born in 60, I was in diapers when a lot of that happened.

I’m a 70’s baby and missed 3. I’ve always been an old soul.

From: Woods Walker
(I just got this email and it fits right in!)

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!)

7.. Pea-shooters

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

15. Studebakers

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.

From: NvaGvUp
I remember all of those.

Then there's whitewall tires.

No such thing as air conditioning for cars

Or cruise control

No such thing as color TV

Rabbit ears

Horizontal hold

Vertical hold

Cap guns

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.

From: absaroka6
I only use metal ice cube trays with the handle. They're getting harder to find AND my wife hates them.

From: Woods Walker
"Which brings us to.....ALL World Series games were played during the day."

....and in SEPTEMBER!!!

From: bad karma
I know a fellow who was once a writer for Red Skelton. If you even said a four letter word at work, you were fired.

I wouldn't have made it a week. But Red Skelton was a very good man. We could use a man like him again.

From: Whitey
Jim Breuer never swears , never does blue comedy. He is one of the funniest comedians I have ever seen. His teen age daughters work his shows with him. He took care of his elderly father in his home until his death and his wife battled cancer at the same time. His comedy about his elderly father will make you laugh and recognize his love for the man at the same time. Real strong family man. Everyone thought he was a stoner beacuse if the way he looks and talks but he is not.

From: South Farm
Sargent Preston, "Well King ____ ____ ____ ____."

From: SB
..."this case is closed!"

From: SB
" dimmer switches on the floor ,and ignition switches in the dash" ...that's where they are in my vehicles!

From: NvaGvUp

"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.

Good grief!

Just listen to the words, ("His widowed bride") then google up the link where McClean talks about the meaning of American Pie!

From: Bowfreak
Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?

From: NvaGvUp

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