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Someone asked the other day, ‘What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?’
I answered: We didn’t have fast food when I was growing up,’ I informed him that All the food we ate was slow…. 

He said,’C’mon, seriously. Where did you eat?’

and I began, 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, we all bowed our head and said a blessing..and if I didn’t like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.’

By the time the person asking the question stopped laughing, I was afraid that he thought I was just joking, so I didn’t tell him the part about how I had to have permission to even leave the table.

and Here are some of the other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his mind could have handled it :
Some parents NEVER owned their own house, wore Levis , & never set foot on a golf course, never 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 15, It was of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at midnight, 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. The 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.

All newspapers were delivered by young boys — six days a week. He had to get up at 6AM every morning, fold each of them, then deliver them before school.

Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy without profanity,violence or anything offensive.

 

Ans If I didn’t say yes mam or no mam, or yes sir or no sir to my Parents & to All adults, I was on my knees in a corner, and a Belt was applied to my Butt whenever I talked back to either of my Parents, or did anything considered wrong at home or at school..(And today I say Thank you Mom & Dad, I am a much better Person today because of them)..

If you grew up in this generation and remember this, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren. Just don’t blame me if they bust a gut laughing and say SO WHAT!!!

Growing up isn’t what it used to be, today’s youngsters show NO respect for their Parents or any of their elders..and its a shame!!!
MEMORIES:
My Dad is cleaning out my late grandmother’s house 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 of these 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 lineson the telephone
5.Newsreels before the movie
6.TVtest patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows started again in the morning. (there were only 3 channels [if you were fortunate])
7.Peashooters
8. Howdy Doody
9. 45 RPM records
10.Hi-fi’s
11. Metal ice trays with lever
12. Blue flashbulb
13.Cork popguns
14. Studebakers
15. 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

11-15 =You’re older than dirt!I might be older than dirt but those memories are some of the best parts of my life..

Don’t forget to pass this along!!
Especially to all your really OLD friends

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