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Old 11-27-2011, 08:16 AM   #1
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You know you're old when ...

I've seen a million of these, but couldn't resist the fact that I ran into two of them just now when writing to a friend.

If you wish, give your age when you write.

I know I'm old when I call my flannel-lined, LL Bean jeans "dungarees". A flashback to a childhood pair I had. I haven't heard the term dungarees in years.

I mentioned buying something at a dollar store and can remember when similar stores were called "five-and-dimes".

Oh, by the way, I'm in my mid fifties.

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Old 11-27-2011, 08:28 AM   #2
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I've seen a million of these, but couldn't resist the fact that I ran into two of them just now when writing to a friend.

If you wish, give your age when you write.

I know I'm old when I call my flannel-lined, LL Bean jeans "dungarees". A flashback to a childhood pair I had. I haven't heard the term dungarees in years.

I mentioned buying something at a dollar store and can remember when similar stores were called "five-and-dimes".

Oh, by the way, I'm in my mid fifties.
Isn't it the truth? The soda fountain has all but disappeared now. Freshly made pie is the thing I miss the most about them. I'm 59.
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Old 11-27-2011, 09:36 AM   #3
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... I'm 59.
Ditto!!!

You know you're old when:

...you remember gazing at a full moon before man ever walked on it.

...you didn't need a telephone in order to function normally.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:56 AM   #4
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Ask your wife to darn your socks.
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Old 11-27-2011, 10:57 AM   #5
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.....you remember when there were only 48 States.
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:13 AM   #6
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I remember...
Men wearing garters to hold up their socks.
Milk delivered to your home by a milkman
Two mail deliveries a day
Phonographs & 78 RPM records that shattered if dropped
The Edsel
Black and white TV
Ringer washers
Egg Beaters (the utensil, not the egg white product)
Metal lunch boxes with your favorite TV star's picture outside and a thermos inside.
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Old 11-27-2011, 11:26 AM   #7
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I still use my metal lunchbox, Andy.

I remember when:
  • fresh grass clippings were used to sweep a wood floor
  • an old RC bottle was gifted with a sprinkle top to sprinkle clothing with water before ironing
  • classroom worksheets were purple and smelled of ditto fluid
  • teaberry gum and candy cigarettes!!!
  • rollerskating was a past time, Friday night activity, and mode of transportation. (I still have my skate key.)
  • "Duck and Cover" drills at school
  • being allowed to wear PANTS to school under my skirt when the weather dipped below 15 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Saddle shoes were cool.
  • A warm thermos of Mom's homemade soup.

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Old 11-27-2011, 12:14 PM   #8
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Kathleen wrote, "...classroom worksheets were purple and smelled of ditto fluid."

So, I guess that's what's wrong with me! Having sniffed too many mimeograph sheets.
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:25 PM   #9
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Kathleen wrote, "...classroom worksheets were purple and smelled of ditto fluid."

So, I guess that's what's wrong with me! Having sniffed too many mimeograph sheets.
Yes, brain damage by mimeograph, I loved running that machine when I worked in the office. Several of my teachers would send me to do their copying when they found out I knew how to run the mimeograph.

Overhead projectors...

Reel to Reel tape machines.
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Old 11-27-2011, 12:53 PM   #10
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I remember...
Men wearing garters to hold up their socks.
Milk delivered to your home by a milkman
Two mail deliveries a day
Phonographs & 78 RPM records that shattered if dropped
The Edsel
Black and white TV
Ringer washers
Egg Beaters (the utensil, not the egg white product)
Metal lunch boxes with your favorite TV star's picture outside and a thermos inside.
Just have to point out, I think men wore garters attached to their socks to keep their shirts tucked in :) I wear those at work because I'm 5' so I have to reach up for everything and then my work shirt billows out over my pants and looks frumpy.

I know the kids in our family are all grown up when we are fighting over the bread pans and home made dish scrubbies my grandma is giving away, and because at thanksgiving, we are now the ones slaving over the stove while all the parents are chatting in the living room lol

I'm the baby in the family, and I'm 25
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