You Know you are Old When

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  1. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    What's bluing?
     
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    He's just not old enough to understand. When something is that exciting, you must be much older before you can know the secret.
     
  4. zuzu's petals

    zuzu's petals Silly Old Bat Plants Contributor

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    Pssst . . . Frank . . . didn't you ever wonder where Smurfs came from??







    I heard that they all used to be Gnomes,
    until [​IMG] someone slipped bluing into their beer supply.
     



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  5. Frank

    Frank GardenStew Founder Staff Member Administrator

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    Ok I'll avoid that then :D
     
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    Yipe, and I suppose you never mixed blueing with Epsom salts? Or knew an old lady with blue hair?
    My son likes to crank up the heat to take a shower. In the house I grew up in, there was a single, centrally located heater. In grandma's house, we'd pile extra wood in the stove and prop the door open to heat the bathroom for a tub. And upstairs in winter? I shiver just remembering!
     
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    And we walked miles to school <G>. Not really, I walked about 1/2 mile and walked home for lunch and then back to school.
    One of my jobs was to shovel the coal into the coal bin after the truck delivered it. My dad and I soon figured out a chute that we could quickly put into place so the truck would dump coal directly into the coal bin in the basement. But it was still my job to stoke the furnace and add coal.
    Remember when moms stayed home and dads worked?
     
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    eileen Resident Taxonomist Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    You know you're old when you can remember using an abacus at school. :oops:

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    You used a wash board and wringer placed over a butler's sink to do the weekly wash. :oops: :oops:

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    You remember that you were amazed when your house first got wired with electricity and you could get 'instant' light. :oops: :oops: :oops:

    Oh I think I'd better drag these old bones off to bed before I remember anything else!!! :rolleyes:
     
  9. reggaefan

    reggaefan Official Poet Laureate

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    If you can recall gas for 19 cents a gallon and they gave you a free glass for filling up plus pumped the gas for you, checked your oil, the air in your tires and washed your windshield.
     
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    Not only were there no remote controls on TVs, there were no TVs
     
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    Lol Richard,Your so bad I do feel sorry for Sharon. :)
     
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    How about: No indoor plumbing, no electricity, no indoor water, ice delivered for an icebox instead of a refrigerator, no schoolbuses, no hot lunches at school, no televisions, no computers, no calculators, no sneakers, no spas, most babies delivered at home, horses pulling farm equipment instead of tractors, well, there are lots more things kids have today that we didn't have. I can't say heating with wood because we still do it. Dooley
     
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    Yeah, I'll be really happy to not use the two-holer this winter :D Seriously, I'm not TOO awfully old, but since I'm on the last coast in the US to be peopled, I'm not too surprised that most people are a bit ahead of me. At the old family cemetary, we still water the flowers with a hand-pump.
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    You know you are old when your list of things to add to this topic is longer than anyone elses. :-D :-D
     
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    reggaefan Official Poet Laureate

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    You Have good point Toni. My Uncle used to deliver the Ice for the iceboxes. Everyone in my family aleways called the fridge the ice box. Dooley you are right the only way I watched TY when I was young was in the window of a local store, we watched the Radio Inner sanctum, Green Hornet, Gunsmoke, Amos and Andy, I'll stop now it makes me sad to remember how simple my life was then(May be a poem here)
     

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