"SOME OF US ARE SO OLD"..("MICLEE'S 21ST CENTURY")

Some Of Us Are So Old Because..............................."When We Were Kids?"........................................ (You Fill It In From Here).


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2ndgoround
all the phones had party linesdunno
I remember doing that when i used to go to my grandmothers house for the weekend,,,,listening in on old ladies blabbin....rolling on the floor laughing
Im so old that when i was a kid we only took a bath on Saturday...rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing ..funny but true..rolling on the floor laughing
goldengloss
Because I could go the local Sweet Store and for just a penny I could get a bag of boiled sweets and some 'broken biscuits ' from the factory.. heaven.
aaaaaaand 2 for a penny candy too.......
goldengloss
Hey ! I was raised by grandmother, I only had a bath on Saturday. She would boil up large pots on the Stove and fill the Bath, Then I would be scrubbed, hair washed for church on Sunday. Big glass of Milk and Biscuits afterwards.applause
the other 6 nites we would wash our hands ..face and of course our ears......rolling on the floor laughing
PRDreaming
Because while young and living in Brooklyn, NY, the Johnny pump was what we used to cool off in the Summer months.
Boy dreaming....youre old!!!!rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
2ndgoround
I was only 3yrs old, but remember the doctor coming to our home at night, because I had a rat bite on my arm.....same doctor that delivered my Mom, she told me later.....
PRDreaming
Shhhhhh...not so loud! #Smiling!
ahhh! house calls thats another reason to know youre old!!rolling on the floor laughing
Im so old that when i was a kid...at the gas station there was Regular and Ethyl....rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
PRDreaming
I remember when Exxon was Esso! I need to stop remembering...lol
goldengloss
I wore stockings and suspenders to school because tights werenot invented... can anyone beat that ?? oh, and we didnt get a Fridge until the early 60s. Nobody had them, plus we lived with Black and white TV and Mr.ED was a great show ! So was Greenacres, innocent days !!
Ccincy
I can remember back to when going to a movie was only 50 cents.

I can also recall buying a gallon of mike,and a loaf of bread with a 5 dollar bill and having change left over.
Ccincy
OOPS lol Ccincy Someplace in Ohio, Ohio USA
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I can remember back to when going to a movie was only 50 cents.

I can also recall buying a gallon of milk,and a loaf of bread with a 5 dollar bill and having change left over.
Im so old that when i was a kid ,,the pinball machines were 5 cents a game(no video games then)...rolling on the floor laughing
Going visiting was the worst...i was 10 then...me and my little brother would have to sit there all day while the grownups shot the breeze...the only good thing to look forward to was when we got a piece of pie or something....rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing
PRDreaming
I don't remember milk being delivered to our house, but I do remember the soda truck dropping off a crate full of sodas. Also, the man in a truck...he would sharpened kitchen knives on the block.
Im so old that when i was akid you could stop on the side of the highway and have a picnic...rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing (so true too)..rolling on the floor laughing
IN the m Fathers old 1949 chevy Coupe with no back seat...(we sat on the floor..us kids).....
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2ndgoround
yes Golden "the ice man cometh", jumped on the back of his truck and chewed on tiny pieces of ice....came once a week....
also remember one riding in a bumper seat....
2ndgoround
confessed on here once I was older than Santa...beginning to think that might be true....rolling on the floor laughing paid a nickel to go to movie theatre for the all day movies for kids....with a packed lunch.....morning til evening every Saturday.....was only day in the summer mom got any quiet time....laugh
goldengloss
Ah ! but do you remember when you couldnt buy Cat Food in a Tin, the Dogs and Cats [well fed and happy] were fed scraps from left overs. When you could be expelled by the Nuns in my Convent school for saying the word 'Sex'. When a Dentist pulled teeth rather than save them. When the Law of the land enabled men to have their wives incarcerated in Mental institutions if they wanted to re-marry, all it needed was their signature and their Doctors approval and a few bob into the Docs pocket !! I think I am close behind you there CCincy laugh Oh ! and my grandma darned socks by night, socks with holes werenot thrown out... they were darned, as were the elbows of Sweaters and Shirts.
I remember in 1 st grade if we did something wrong the Teacher would make us put our hands out and crack us with the ruler....
goldengloss
We had to kneel infront of the huge Statue of the Sacred Heart for a whole class with our hands stretched out !! really exhausting.
I had my hair cut [chopped actually] with a blunt scissors for laughing too loudly at play !! Girls didnot diet and we walked to school 6miles and back, we saved our money [School Bus] and bought Candy instead. We hadnt got Duvets, we had sheets, and heavy Blankets and an Eiderdown, it was hell making a bed. No central heat and just an open fire [never lit] and a smell of damp...
And listening to..."Dont do as i do..Do as i tell you"....rolling on the floor laughing (never quite understood that,,but they were the grownups)...
wallops1964
I remember waking up in the night at my friends house for the loo and having to go outside... spooky! help Did NOT like this experience...she had 4 sisters and they all slept in the same room so we would wake everyone up and we would all go together as we were too scared to go alone uh oh ... safety in numbers
Moelle
I am so old because in class I stood to reply to a question the teacher asked.
@ namaron - I'm so old that I can remember cars without air-bags..... laugh rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing rolling on the floor laughing

..... grin cheers
Ken_19
Party lines, yes. I like Ike buttons. Also the iceman bringing blocks of ice to the tenements and his concern that more and more folks on his route were buying refrigerators. Also the junkman in a horse drawn cart (complete with a straw hat on the horse) yelling bring out your junk and the sadness of the day when he came by truck and my friend, his horse, wasn't there, then he stopped coming all together. Watching Khruschev banging on the table with his shoe live from the UN while screaming a threat to see us buried. Being released from school when JFK was shot and watching Ruby shoot Oswald live on B&W television a day later.
iotaoo
I am so old that there was no electricity and we used to study by lamps of kerosine oil.
Or Captain Kangaroo and Mr Green Jeans....
wallops1964
Oh Ken, I remember that one with the horse and cart. Here in England he would shout out `Rag and Bones`... not sure why the bones confused
Im so old i remember when you didnt have turn signals...my Father would stick his arm out the window to signal...must have been cold in the winter...
Im so old that when i was a kid they tubes in the tires...(my father would bring the flat in the house in winter...Patch it...check for leaks in the bath tub....put it back in the tire and me and my little brother would each take turns on the ole hand air pump blowing it up......rolling on the floor laughing
And the classrooms still had the inkwell desks.....rolling on the floor laughing
Ken_19
Inkwell desks? LoL, I remeber the little jars of ink and first learning to write with a quill, later replaced by a fountain pen. They didn't phase that out till the newer ball point Bics became cheap.

rags and bones is probably a satirical throwback to the older European plague era cries of 'bring out your dead'.
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