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Thursday, October 25, 2012

'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, and 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.


But 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, never wore Levis, never set foot on a golf course, never traveled out of the country or had a credit card.


In their later years they had something called a revolving charge card. The card was good only at Sears Roebuck. Or maybe it was Sears & Roebuck.

Either way, there is no Roebuck anymore. Maybe he died.

My parents never drove me to soccer practice. This was mostly because we never had heard of soccer.

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 9.

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 was 15 before I tasted my first pizza, it was called 'pizza pie.' When I bit into it, I burned the roof of my mouth and the cheese slid off, swung down, plastered itself against my chin and burned that, too. It's still the best pizza I ever had.

I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone in the house was in the living room and it 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 boys and all boys delivered newspapers --my brother delivered a newspaper, six days a week.. It cost 7 cents a paper, of which he got to keep 2 cents. He had to get up at 6AM every morning.

On Saturday , he had to collect the 42 cents from his customers. His favorite customers were the ones who gave him 50 cents and told him to keep the change. His least favorite customers were the ones who seemed to never be home on collection day.

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

Just don't blame me if they bust a gut laughing.

Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?

MEMORIES from a friend :

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.

Heaters mounted on the inside of the fire wall.

Real ice boxes.

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. Blackjack chewing gum
2.Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
3. Candy cigarettes
4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
5. Coffee shops or diners with tableside juke boxes
6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
7. Party lines on the telephone
8 Newsreels before the movie
9. P.F. Flyers
10. Butch wax
11.. TV test 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])
12. Peashooters
13. Howdy Doody
14. 45 RPM records
15. S&H greenstamps
16. Hi-fi's
17. Metal ice trays with lever
18. Mimeograph paper
19. Blue flashbulb
20. Packards
21. Roller skate keys
22. Cork popguns
23. Drive-ins (movies AND food)
24. Studebakers
25. Wash tub wringers

If you remembered 0-5 = You're still young
If you remembered 6-10 = You are getting older
If you remembered 11-15 = Don't tell your age,
If you remembered 16-25 = You' re older than dirt!

I might be older than dirt but those memories are some of the Best parts of my life.

Feel free to share this with all your really OLD friends....

  
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MISSDAISY23 10/26/2012 6:58PM

    If you remembered 11-15 = Don't tell your age, (That's me)
If you remembered 16-25 = You' re older than dirt! (My hubby)
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GAYEMC 10/25/2012 5:47PM

    I'm older than dirt! I even remember Yahoo chocolate drink in a can at the Drive-in.

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SKEPCHICK 10/25/2012 4:49PM

  The only one I remember is candy cigarettes...

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MIATIA1 10/25/2012 1:54PM

    remember 11-15 ......I guess I won't tell my age, but then half the time I can't remember it!

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NAYPOOIE 10/25/2012 1:10PM

    Not older than dirt, but close.

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COLIBRI1 10/25/2012 11:33AM

    I'm definitely getting older emoticon

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DALID414 10/25/2012 11:03AM

    I'm still young and the bf is getting older emoticon

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ALICERIEGER 10/25/2012 10:18AM

    Thanks for the memories!

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TXTOAD9970 10/25/2012 9:40AM

    This is great - thanks for sharing! emoticon

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New Pet Device

Thursday, October 25, 2012

I was at a yard sale one day and saw a box marked "Electronic cat and dog caller -- guaranteed to work."

I looked inside and was amused to see an electric can opener.

  
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NEWKATHYNOW 10/25/2012 11:51PM

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NAYPOOIE 10/25/2012 1:03PM

    It's true, they work amazingly well.

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MISSDAISY23 10/25/2012 12:05PM

    emoticon my hubby was just telling me about this can opener the other day! His cats would run into the kitchen instantly!


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AMALIA8 10/25/2012 7:14AM

    LMAO! Very nice!

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COCK-ROBIN 10/25/2012 3:29AM

    emoticon Oh, this is priceless!

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123ELAINE456 10/25/2012 1:25AM

  Very Funny. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care.

Comment edited on: 10/25/2012 1:30:21 AM

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SUSANBEAMON 10/25/2012 1:10AM

  hat's god for outdoor calling, inside the house a mechanical can opener will work. Just attach it to the can and all the dogs and cats in the neighborhood will be at your back door.

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Late Night Funny..Bill Maher.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The part of the debate I thought was most telling was when Mitt Romney claimed that Obama did not call the Benghazi attack in September an act of terror until two weeks later. And then Obama said, 'Check the transcript, jerk.' And then Candy Crowley, the moderator, came in and said, 'Yes, I was there, it's true, he did call it that.' Well, Fox News was annoyed about this. They said, 'We have seen a lot of low-down dirty debate tricks, but introducing facts!' And Mitt Romney was furious. He was so mad at Candy Crowley, he took her right out of his lady binder!

  
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NEWKATHYNOW 10/28/2012 1:44AM

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NAYPOOIE 10/25/2012 1:28PM

    LOL

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DALID414 10/25/2012 11:18AM

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UMUCGRAD 10/24/2012 11:36PM

    As strange as "women full of binders" was, my favorite weird Romney quote is still his comments about the trees in Michigan. "The trees are just the right size (or was it height)". Either way it was strange.

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EVWINGS 10/24/2012 10:48PM

    Poor Mitt! He'll have those binders the rest of his life along with his silver spoon!!

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ELSCO55 10/24/2012 10:22PM

    Serves her right.

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BBC Poll

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

  
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ASHAIXIM 10/24/2012 5:30PM

    Also from MI, also voted already for Obama. I think that poll is VERY telling!!

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MISSDAISY23 10/24/2012 2:55PM

    WOW! GO OBAMA!


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CARRAND 10/24/2012 12:15PM

    Unfortunate that the rest of the world is not voting in our election.

Go Obama!

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SKEPCHICK 10/24/2012 9:36AM

  I'll see your Wow and raise it another Wow.

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HELEN_BRU 10/24/2012 8:44AM

    Interesting! emoticon

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RUSSELL_40 10/24/2012 7:46AM

    So Romney is preferred in Pakistan, and maybe the U.S.? scary.

I wish America was closer to Canada's numbers. The problem I see is Obama's inability to separate his term into 2 parts. The first 2 years where he fixed the hole Bush dug, and the last 2 where he dropped the unemployment rate 2 %, and created 5 million jobs.

If you take the whole 4 years, we would have 7.8% unemployment, and not much job growth, but if we stop and assume that Bush won't ruin the economy before Obama starts his next term, we should expect to see similar results that we have been getting the last 2 years. If you double that over 4 years, instead of just the last 2.. we could see a 4% drop in unemployment, and 10 million jobs created.

Here in MI, we actually have co.'s importing people to work, because we do not have enough educated workers. So when Obama says we need more education to increase job growth, it's true. We have 50K IT jobs in SE Michigan that sit unfilled. The jobs are there, we just need to train the workforce, so they don't fill them from foreign countries.

Obama's first term can be summed up in this sentence. It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Which of these you think it will be in the next term, will decide your vote. I voted for Obama already. I think the improvements of the last 2 years will continue, and things will continue to get better. Maybe even speed up.

If he wins, he will have to deliver, or Republicans will win easily in 2016.

I have to say the 72% -3 % split in France makes me chuckle. I don't think Obama has been that great, but a 60-40 win would restore some of my faith in American voters.

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LATTELEE 10/24/2012 12:45AM

  Wow

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Hope he used the new strawberry flavored shoe polish!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A man standing in line at a check out counter of a grocery store was very surprised when a very attractive woman behind him said, "Hello!" Her face was beaming.

He gave her that "who are you look," and couldn't remember ever having seen her before. Then, noticing his look, she figured she had made a mistake and apologized.

"Look," she said "I'm really sorry but when I first saw you, I thought you were the father of one of my children," and walked out of the store.

The guy was dumbfounded and thought to himself, "What is the world coming to? Here is an attractive woman who can't keep track of who fathers her children!"

Then he got a little panicky. "I don't remember her," he thought, but MAYBE..during one of the fraternity parties he had been to when he was in college, perhaps he did father her child! He ran from the store and caught her in the parking lot and asked, "Are you the girl I met at a party in college and then we had a little too much to drink and spent the night together but I never called you again afterward?"

"No", she said with a horrified look on her face. "I'm your son's Sunday School teacher."

  
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PAMNANGEL 10/25/2012 12:39AM

    Always a classic!

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MISSDAISY23 10/24/2012 2:57PM

    I heard this one before and I still love it! Thanks for the laugh! emoticon


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SSUSMITA 10/24/2012 1:31AM

    Its kind of pathetic! emoticon but yet hilarious!!

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123ELAINE456 10/24/2012 12:41AM

  That was Hilarious. Thank You. God Bless You and Have a Wonderful Week.

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FIT4MEIN2013 10/24/2012 12:25AM

    emoticon So funny!

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NANCYRUBIO 10/23/2012 11:28PM

    emoticon I spilt on myself laughing!

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COCK-ROBIN 10/23/2012 11:24PM

    emoticon That was hilarious! Thank you.

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