Take the quiz at the end to find out if you are older than dirt :smile2:. One of my friends kids 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 sat there until I did like it." By now, the kid is laughing so hard 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 should have told him about my childhood. 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. In their later years they had something called a revolving charge card. The card was good only at Sears Roebuck. But, it was Sears AND 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, but my uncle had one before that. It was, of course, black and white, I was 13 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. We didn't have an almost new car, the only car in our family was well used. I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone in the house was in the dining room and it was on a party line. Before you could RING out, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line. Milk came from our cows. All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers. My 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. Touching someone else's tongue with yours was called French kissing and they didn't do that in movies. I don't know what they did in French movies. French movies were dirty and we weren't allowed to see them. </ B>MEMORIES: 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. Irons you heated on the stove top to iron your clothes. 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 and then chewed the bottle like gum 3. Candy cigarettes 4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles 5. Coffee shops or diners with table side juke boxes 6 Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard s toppers 7. Party lines 8. Newsreels before the movie 9 . P.F. Flyers 10. Butch wax 11. Telephone numbers with a word prefix -mine was Yorktown 12. Peashooters 13. Howdy Doody 14. 45 RPM records 15. S&H Green Stamps 16 Record players 17. Metal ice trays with lever 18. Mimeograph paper 19 Blue flashbulbs 20. Packards 21. Roller skate keys 22. Cork popguns 23. Drive-ins 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! If you are older than dirt, those memories are the best :cool2:.