Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Growing Old: Now I'm Becoming A "Classic"

The perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and too young
to care. I guess I'm gettin' older because I have memories of things that the kids of today don't have a clue about. I was talking to a girl at work who's in her 20's about records. I said that I had alot of records on vinyl. She looked at me with amazement! Then my friend Joe sent me this intersting mix of products from "the good ole' dayz. How many of these do you remember?

Candy cigarettes, Plastic Army Men, Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside, Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles, Coffee shops with tableside jukeboxes, Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum, Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers, Chief Pontiac Signs, P.F. Fliers, Telephone numbers with a word prefix...(Raymond 4-601). Party lines, Howdy Dowdy, 45 RPM records, 45 rpm spindles, Green Stamps, Metal ice cubes trays with levers , Roller-skate keys, Cork pop guns, Marlin Perkins, Drive-in Movies, Drive in restaurants, Car Hops, Studebakers, Washtub wringers, The Fuller Brush Man , Reel-To-Reel tape recorders, Tinkertoys, Erector Sets, Lincoln Logs, 15 cent McDonald hamburgers, 5 cent packs of baseball cards, Penny candy, 25 cent a gallon gasoline, Jiffy Pop popcorn , 5 cent stamp, Gum wrapper chains, Chatty Cathy dolls, 5 cent Cokes, Speedy Alka-Seltzer, Cigarettes for Christmas, Falstaff Beer, Burma Shave signs, Brownie camera, Flash bulbs, TV Test patterns, Old Yeller, Chef Boy-ar-dee, Fire escape tubes, Timmy and Lassie, Ding Dong Avon calling!!, Brylcreem, and yes, Aluminum Christmas Trees

If you can remember most or all of these, then you have lived! But it's definitely wierd becoming a "classic". You may want to forward this blog to anyone who may need a break from their "grown-up" life. Come On. I double-dog-dare-ya!