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Always remember that the perfect age is "Somewhere between old enough to know better and young enough not to care."


I am sharing this with you today because it ends with a "double dog dare" to pass it on.


This is a time you can feel good about remembering so much !


How many do you remember ?


  1. Candy cigarettes with the "Red" tip.

  2. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside.

  3. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles.

  4. Coffee shops and diners with tableside juke boxes.

  5. Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum.

  6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles, with cardboard stoppers.

  7. Cream that separated, and rose up out of the milk bottle in the winter.

  8. Horse drawn wagons used for ice and coal delivery.

  9. Telephone numbers with a word prefix, (West 3 - 5803).

  10. Rotary-dial telephones, and Party lines.

  11. Newsreels before the movie.

  12. Double-features at the neighborhood movie theater.

  13. Your first "real" date with the opposite sex.

  14. Walking to your neighborhood school.

  15. Barber Shops with the red/white striped pole outside.

  16. Your first kiss.

  17. P. F. Flyers.

  18. Butch wax.

  19. Peashooters.

  20. Hi-fi's, 78, 33, and 45-RPM Records.

  21. The Mills Brothers.

  22. S&H Green Stamps.

  23. Metal ice cube trays-with levers.

  24. Mimeograph paper.

  25. "Blue" flash bulbs.

  26. Beanie and Cecil.

  27. Spin and Marty

  28. Roller skate keys.

  29. Cork pop guns.

  30. Drive-ins. (movies and not so fast food)

  31. Car-hops, bell-hops, and sock-hops.

  32. Out houses.

  33. Studebaker and Hudson automobiles.

  34. Automobiles with Running-Boards.

  35. Wash tub wringers.

  36. Laundry that was hung out-doors to dry.

  37. The Fuller Brush man.

  38. Sitting around the radio, listening to your favorite program, like Sgt. Preston, or The Lone Ranger.

  39. Princess Summer-Fall-Winter-Spring, Dilly-Dally, and Flub-a-Dub.

  40. Paper "cut-out" dolls with paper clothes.

  41. Reel-to-reel tape recorders.

  42. Tinkertoys, and Lincoln Logs.

  43. The Erector Set, and the individual who invented it.

  44. The Marx "Super Circus" Playset.

  45. 15 cent McDonald's hamburgers.... and no inside seating.

  46. 5 cent packs of baseball cards...with that awful pink slab of bubblegum.

  47. "Push-Ups", and Dreamcicles.

  48. Penny candy, and penny loafer shoes.

  49. The little wooden spoon that came with cups of ice cream.

  50. 29 cent-a-gallon gasoline.

  51. Listening to stories told by your Grandma or Grandpa.

  52. Saddle Shoes, poodle skirts, and crinoline petticoats.

  53. 7" corner-to-corner TV sets.

  54. "Nellybelle"

  55. Tom Corbitt - Space Cadet.

  56. The "Cisco Kid" and "Have Gun, Will Travel"

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If you can remember most or all of these, then you have lived ! ! !

If you don't remember, you're too young anyway. 

Pass this on to anyone who may need a break

from their "grown-up life...."


" I double dog dare ya! "


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