Monday, September 13, 2021

Happy Tuesday and Maxine Cracks Me Up

 Happy Tuesday

> >>> I fall into the "dirt" category!
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> >>> Someone asked the other day,,,,,,,,,,,,, 'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?'
> >>> 'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,
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> >>> I informed him, ' All the food was slow .'
> >>> 'C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?'
> >>> 'It was a place called 'at home ,' I explained!
> >>> 'Mom cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, & if I didn't like what she put on my plate, I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.'
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> >>> By this time, the guy was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.
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> >>> Here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood, if I figured his system could have handled it:
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> >>> Some parents NEVER owned their own house, wore Levis, set foot on a golf course, traveled out of the country or had a credit card.
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> >>> My parents never drove me to school. I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow).
> >>> We didn't have a television in our house until I was 10. It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at 11:00 p.m., after playing the national anthem and a poem about God. It came back on the air at about 6:00 a.m. And there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people ...
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> >>> I never had a telephone in my room.
> >>> Our only phone was on a party line.
> >>> Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line.
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> >>> Pizzas were not delivered to our home... But milk was & so was bread.
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> >>> All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers
> >>> -- my brother delivered a newspaper, six days a week. He had to get up at 5 AM every morning .
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> >>> Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies! There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or most anything offensive.
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> >>> If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren. Don't blame me if they bust their gut laughing.
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> >>> Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?
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> >>> My Dad is cleaning out my grandmother's house (she died in December) and he brought me an old Royal Crown Cola bottle. In the bottle top was a stopper with a bunch of holes in it. I knew immediately what it was, but my daughter had no idea. She thought they had tried to make it a salt shaker or something. I knew it as the bottle that sat on the end of the ironing board to 'sprinkle' clothes with because we didn't have steam irons. Man, I am old.

A friend shared these "old as dirt" memories with me. I thought I would pass them along on this Happy Tuesday to you.
Oh Maxine, I understand how you feel. Totally. Completely. 100%


Mevely317 said...

Older than dirt ... I'm right there with you, girl! I no longer iron our clothes, but sure remember the 'sprinkler' bottle my mother kept at the ready. I saw one (or a recreation) on the Old Vermont Store website, but when I went back it was gone.

Sandee said...

I know all those things too. I'm 70 years young. It was a different time wasn't it. This post made me smile.

Thank you for joining the Happy Tuesday Blog Hop.

Have a fabulous Happy Tuesday. Big hug, honey. ♥

pilch92 said...

I am old too- I knew what the soda bottle with holes on top was for. :) XO

Brian said...

Boy I could sure relate to that story about growing up. We'd be outside at dark still playing because there weren't any street lights yet, and if they was construction, like a water pipe, the hole was marked for safety with smudge pots!

Veronica Lee said...

Love this post!

I know all those things too - boomer here!

messymimi said...

All that is so true, and i hope you had a Happy Tuesday.