- All the girls had ugly gym uniforms?
- It took five minutes for the TV warm up?
- Nearly everyone’s Mom was at home when the kids got home from school?
- Nobody owned a purebred dog?
- When a quarter was a decent allowance?
- You’d reach into a muddy gutter for a penny?
- Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces?
- All your male teachers wore neckties and female teachers had their hair done every day and wore high heels?
- You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time?
- And you didn’t pay for air.
- And, you got trading stamps to boot?
- Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box?
- It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents?
- They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed . . .and they did?
- When a 57 Chevy was everyone’s dream car… to cruise, peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady?
- No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked?
- Lying on your back in the grass with your friends and saying things like,”That cloud looks like a …”
- and playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game?
- Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger?
- And with all our progress, don’t you just wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace, and share it with the children of today?
- When being sent to the principal’s office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited the student at home?
- Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn’t because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc.
- Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat!
- But we survived because their love was greater than the threat.
- As well as summers filled with bike rides, baseball games, Hula Hoops, bowling and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.
- Didn’t that feel good, just to go back and say, “Yeah, I remember that”?
I am sharing this with you today because it ends with a double dog dare to pass it on.
To remember what a double dog dare is, read on.
- And remember that the perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and too young to care.
- How many of these do you remember?
- Candy cigarettes
- Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside
- Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
- Coffee shops with table side jukeboxes
- Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum.
- Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
- Newsreels before the movie
- P.F. Fliers
- Telephone numbers with a word prefix….(Raymond 4-601).
- Party lines
- Howdy Dowdy
- 45 RPM records
- Green Stamps
- Metal ice cubes trays with levers
- Mimeograph paper
- Beanie and Cecil
- Roller-skate keys
- Cork pop guns
- Drive ins
- Washing machines with wringers
- The Fuller Brush Man
- Reel-To-Reel tape recorders
- Erector Sets
- The Fort Apache Play Set
- Lincoln Logs
- 15 cent McDonald hamburgers
- 5 cent packs of baseball cards – with that awful pink slab of bubble gum
- Penny candy
- 35 cent a gallon gasoline, (I remember 29 cent gasoline!)
- Jiffy Pop popcorn
- Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, “Do Over!”?
- “Race issue” meant arguing about who ran the fastest?
- Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening?
- It wasn’t odd to have two or three “Best Friends”?
- The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was “cooties”?
- Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot?
- A foot of snow was a dream come true?
- Saturday morning cartoons weren’t 30-minute commercials for action figures?
- “Oly-oly-oxen-free” made perfect sense?
- Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles?
- The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team?
- War was a card game?
- Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?
- Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin?
- Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?
If you can remember most or all of these, then you have lived!!!!!!!
Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from their “grown-up” life . . .
Did you ever wonder how important the vice-president is? One way to figure out is to know how well the government can survive without one.
Would you care to guess how many days the USA was without a vice-president? I will give you a hint. It was over a 1000 days. Please put a number in a comment than look at the answer.
I bet you will be surprised at who it is.
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Does anyone know what the common link is to these three things? I was surprised to find this out.
This is a historical figure. If you know who it is please give an obscure hint in the comments to help others. If you don’t ask questions that can be answered true or false like the old game show What’s My Line.
For this quiz the data will be about 5 years old.
The question you need to answer is the profession of your highest paid state employee. In a comment you tell us whether you got it right or completely failed.
Why is this sign yellow?
In the comments just let us know if you got the question right or not. If you didn’t know this add that too.
This will be about geography. How many countries does Spain have a border with? I will give the hint that it is more than two.
How many of the Seven Seas can you name?
In the comments give us your number.
- Arctic Ocean
- North Atlantic Ocean
- South Atlantic Ocean
- Indian Ocean
- North Pacific Ocean
- South Pacific Ocean
- Southern Ocean
Have you ever met a person who just can’t stop padding their resume? There comes a point where you can’t trust them. The most interesting man in the world just can’t happen.
Say a person says:
- I eat sea gulls raw.
- I am so rich I own the speedway.
- I am a sports hero.
- Oh, I am a war hero too.
- I am a company president.
- Besides that I have my own airlines.
- My girlfriend is Morgan Fairchild.
- Do you want to see my Medal of Honor?
How many of the eight would you believe a person could have in one life?
Air traffic controllers usually call airlines by their names but some airlines have interesting call signs. See if you know these airlines from their call signs. Take the test and tell us how many out of 10 you got in the comments.
Ex. Smart Cat is TigerAir Taiwan. (Often the call sign comes from the company logo or more precise the prior company logo at times.)
- Big Bird
- Speedbird — British Airways
- Springbok–South African Airlines
- Cactus– US Airways
- Shamrock– Aer Lingus
- Dynasty– China Airlines
- Big Bird– NokScoot Airlines
- Sasquatch– SeaPort Airlines
- Clipper– Pan American World Airways
- Redwood– Virgin American
- Citrus– AirTran Airways
It is time again to take stock of the willies. I will give you a test to see if you can figure these out. I will put the answers in the spoiler.
Write your answers in a comment and then check the spoiler and tell us how many you got right. If you got all of them right, it means either you are super smart or afraid of everything.
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What famous person went to this high school?
Where is this high school?
10 Cents (Partial credit if you wrote my grandmother.)
Stadium High School in Tacoma, Washington
It is Japanese lesson time. I will share the meaning of two Chinese characters used in Japanese and from that come up with the meaning of the proverb in the title of this post.
In the title there is 負ける-makeru that has the character for loss. 勝ち-kachi that has the character for win or victory.
I just recently found out about this. It was built with Swiss technology.
Where was this camp made?
When was this camp made?
What was the purpose of this camp?
What happened to the camp?
Building started around 1959.
It’s a secret but I can tell you. It was a missile base that was nuclear powered. The plan was to have miles of tunnels.
According to the documents published by Denmark in 1997, the U.S. Army’s “Iceworm” missile network was outlined in a 1960 Army report titled “Strategic Value of the Greenland Icecap”. If fully implemented, the project would cover an area of 52,000 square miles (130,000 km2), roughly three times the size of Denmark. The launch complex floors would be 28 feet (8.5 m) below the surface, with the missile launchers even deeper, and clusters of missile launch centers would be spaced 4 miles (6.4 km) apart. New tunnels were to be dug every year, so that after five years there would be thousands of firing positions, among which the several hundred missiles could be rotated. The Army intended to deploy a shortened, two-stage version of the U.S. Air Force’s Minuteman missile, a variant the Army proposed calling the Iceman.
The glacier moved faster than the planners figured which made the structures unstable. The base had to be abandoned.