How old are you REALLY?

Discussion in 'Lawn Mowing' started by thelawnguy, Jul 16, 2000.

  1. thelawnguy

    thelawnguy LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,412

    How many do you remember ?<p>1. Blackjack chewing gum<br>2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water<br>3. Candy cigarettes<br>4. Soda pop machines that dispensed bottles<br>5. Hamburg joints with tableside jukeboxes<br>6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers<br>7. Party lines<br>8. Newsreels before the movie<br>9. Slingshots<br>10. Butch wax<br>11. Telephone numbers with a word prefix (Olive - 6933)<br>12. Peashooters<br>13. Howdy Doody<br>14. 45 RPM records<br>15. S&H Green Stamps<br>16. Hi-fi's<br>17. Metal ice trays with levers<br>18. Mimeograph paper<br>19. Blue flashbulbs<br>20. Amos and Andy<br>21. Roller skate keys<br>22. Cork popguns<br>23. Drive-ins<br>24. Studebakers<br>25. Wash tub wringers<p> If you remembered 0-5 = You're still young<br> If you remembered 6-10 = You are getting older<br> If you remembered 11-15 = Don't tell your age<br> If you remembered 16-25 = You're older than dirt!
     
  2. KirbysLawn

    KirbysLawn Millenium Member
    Posts: 3,486

    1. No<br>2. Yes<br>3. Yes<br>4. Yes<br>5. Yes<br>6. Yes<br>7. No<br>8. No<br>9. Yes<br>10. No<br>11. No<br>12. No<br>13. No<br>14. Yes<br>15. Yes<br>16. Yes<br>17. Yes<br>18. No<br>19. Yes<br>20. No<br>21. No<br>22. Yes<br>23. Yes<br>24. No<br>25. No<p>Oh no.....that's 13 &quot;yes&quot; answers. I was raised by my grandparents so a few of these are reflectant on their age, not mine! ;)<p>Ray
     
  3. Richard Martin

    Richard Martin LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 14,700

    I scored over 16 but I didn't need to take a quiz to tell me I'm older than dirt! My 17 year old daughter and 16 year old son tell me that all the time. They just wish they were making the money I do!
     
  4. MOW ED

    MOW ED LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 5,028

    How about push reel mowers and hand clippers?
     
  5. jannan

    jannan LawnSite Member
    Posts: 40

    All but 1&11 and I suspect that they are regional things. In the late 40's & 50's we had to count the #of rings. How old are you?
     
  6. Eric ELM

    Eric ELM Husband, Father, Friend, Angel
    Posts: 4,831

    I got a perfect score, I'm older than dirt. I can top some of these questions. I've mowed with horses, raked hay, planted corn and cultivated with horses. Listened to the Lone Ranger and Our Miss Brookes on radio. We had a Studebaker and before that a Model A Ford. I'm older than water too. :)<p>----------<br>&lt;a href=&quot;http://elmlawnsite.com/&quot;&gt;Eric@ELM&lt;/a&gt;<br>
     
  7. Bladecutter

    Bladecutter Guest
    Posts: 0

    you mean to tell me party lines are no more.!And my coke machine still dispenes at .25. God I am old!!! <p>i still listen to the Walker Bros.<br> and groups from the 60's . Guessi'm over the hill.<p><font size="1">Edited by: Bladecutter
     
  8. bob

    bob LawnSite Platinum Member
    from DE
    Posts: 4,254

    My kids don't know how I could grow up without an answering machine, vcr, or computer.
     
  9. lawnforce1

    lawnforce1 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 62

    Butch Wax? Oh yeah! Makin mine stand up right now! Nice and flat on top.
     
  10. 1stclasslawns

    1stclasslawns LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 565

    Well, 20 out of 25, a couple more actually but considering I'm from Arkansas where its always 20 years behind the times. <br>And we can still get the coke bottles full of suger water!!!!<br>And I used to deliver film to a Drive In, It closed about 10 years ago but there is still one 30 miles south of here!!!! So I guess I'm older then dirt but today is still my birthday!
     

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