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I had this quiz on SS several years ago and thought maybe new members would like a try.


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 jukeboxes
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 green stamps
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
24. Studebakers
25. Wash tub wringers


If you remember 0-5 = You're still young
If you remember 6-10 = You are getting older
If you remember 11-15 = Don't tell your age,
If you remember 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.

I had 18!

Meredith (James) added a few more, but I do not know how to change the scoring.

26. 8-track tape players
27. Under the dash Record players
28. Duck tail haircuts
29. Poodle Skirts
30. Cloverine salve ointment
31. Henry J cars
32. Sock hop dances
33. Outhouses
34. Redball Jets
35. Shoe repair shops
36. Alleys behind houses
37. Waiting for a Radio to Warm-up
38. Cherry Cokes that had real bits of cherries in them
39. Black Cow floats
40. Car hops
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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 jukeboxes
6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
7. Party lines on the telephone - our cottage was on one until the late eighties, I think, maybe even early nineties
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 green stamps
16. Hi-fi's
17. Metal ice trays with lever
18. Mimeograph paper - Mom was a church secretary in the eighties and was still using a Gestetner mimeograph machine to do service bulletin and newsletters. It was replaced with a laser copier/printer in the nineties, I think. I used them in school a few times, too.
19. Blue flashbulb
20. Packards
21. Roller skate keys
22. Cork popguns
23. Drive-ins - there was one not far from my home until, IIRC, the eighties
24. Studebakers - While these were officially gone by my time, a Stud enthusiast in my hometown was part of a movement trying to preserve, and even revive, the brand
25. Wash tub wringers


If you remember 0-5 = You're still young
If you remember 6-10 = You are getting older
If you remember 11-15 = Don't tell your age,
If you remember 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.

I had 18!

Meredith (James) added a few more, but I do not know how to change the scoring.

26. 8-track tape players
27. Under the dash Record players
28. Duck tail haircuts
29. Poodle Skirts
30. Cloverine salve ointment
31. Henry J cars
32. Sock hop dances
33. Outhouses
34. Redball Jets
35. Shoe repair shops
36. Alleys behind houses
37. Waiting for a Radio to Warm-up
38. Cherry Cokes that had real bits of cherries in them
39. Black Cow floats
40. Car hops


There's quite a few items on there that were still around in the 70s so I scored a 13. Marked the ones I knew in bold. I did add some nostalgic notes to a few in italics.

For changing the scoring, you would probably have to work out percentages and translate those into ranges. Since it's all in good fun, probably too much work.

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I had 22 of the first group and 10 of the second group. I am ancient, I suppose.
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Yeesh, all these old people on here (yeah, I am kind of included in that). So how many of you remember or had 78 rpm records? We had a few in the house but they were Mom and Dad's and dated back to their youth.

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Yeesh, all these old people on here (yeah, I am kind of included in that). So how many of you remember or had 78 rpm records? We had a few in the house but they were Mom and Dad's and dated back to their youth.


I played 78s, 45s, and 33 vinyls.
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I played 78s, 45s, and 33 vinyls.


It is interesting how vinyl came back into demand there a couple decades ago and still is to some degree. You have major acts doing limited edition vinyl releases and stuff. I've even heard of 78s being released, which is bizarre since even in my childhood, some record players no longer supported that speed. I had 45 singles and 33 1/3 albums but, as I said, the 78s were all old ones belonging to my parents. Later I started buying mostly cassettes for portability.

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I have a nice HiFi separates set up and have begun buying vinyl once again.
I remember that the first LP I bought was Billion Dollar Babies in 1972 It cost £2.45.
The last Lp I bought was The Bonding by Edenbridge. It cost ten times that!
It is true, the sound produced by a vinyl disc does seem to have more depth and clarity.

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Quote by rolandlytle
I had this quiz on SS several years ago and thought maybe new members would like a try.


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 jukeboxes
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 green stamps
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
24. Studebakers
25. Wash tub wringers


If you remember 0-5 = You're still young
If you remember 6-10 = You are getting older
If you remember 11-15 = Don't tell your age,
If you remember 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.

I had 18!

Meredith (James) added a few more, but I do not know how to change the scoring.

26. 8-track tape players
27. Under the dash Record players
28. Duck tail haircuts
29. Poodle Skirts
30. Cloverine salve ointment
31. Henry J cars
32. Sock hop dances
33. Outhouses
34. Redball Jets
35. Shoe repair shops
36. Alleys behind houses
37. Waiting for a Radio to Warm-up
38. Cherry Cokes that had real bits of cherries in them
39. Black Cow floats
40. Car hops


I remember all 40. I'm not only older than dirt, I'm older than the galaxy.

You left out:

41. Flat top haircuts
42. Butch wax
43. Pocket combs
44. Brylcream
45. Burma Shave road signs
46. Rolled up shirt sleeves
47. Transistor AM/FM radios
48. Wooden screen doors with long springs that would slam it shut
49. Dutch doors
50. TV Guides
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Quote by Dreamcatcher


You left out:

41. Flat top haircuts
42. Butch wax
43. Pocket combs
44. Brylcream
45. Burma Shave road signs
46. Rolled up shirt sleeves
47. Transistor AM/FM radios
48. Wooden screen doors with long springs that would slam it shut
49. Dutch doors
50. TV Guides


Pocket combs and Brylcream I know.

Rolled up shirt sleeves, I still do (my arms hate being covered unless it's seriously cold).

Transistor radios I dearly miss. Even had one that mounted on the handlebars of my bike.

We had 48 at the cottage (maybe still do for all I know). Actually, we had that type on the back door and a modern aluminum screen door going on to the enclosed porch/dining room.

And I do so miss TV Guide. My parents subscribed. Coming home each week to look at what was coming up on favorite shows, what movies were going to be on, and so on was a part of my childhood/youth. And those Fall Preview issues where you got to see what was coming up in the new season.

"Spooky Tales" Entry - 7th Place Finisher & Recommended Read!

The Empty Office - https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/horror/the-empty-office

My latest fantasy opus - A Recommended Read

The Healer's Secret - https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/fantasy/princess-of-the-night-1