Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Older Than Dirt Quiz

This is a Test to see how old you are.

 Some of you will pass with flying colors. Others will fall somewhere in the middle. Lastly, some of you/us will fail miserably. Not to worry though . . . it’s all in GOOD FUN!

Directions: Count all the ones that you remember, not the ones you were told about. Ratings are at the bottom.

1. Blackjack chewing gum.

2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water.

3. Candy cigarettes.

4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles.

5. Coffee shops or diners with table side jukeboxes.

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

7. Party lines on the telephone.

8. Newsreels before the movie.

9. P.F. Flyers.

10. Butch wax.

11.TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows started again in the morning.  (there were only 3 channels...(if you were fortunate).

12. Peashooters.

13. Howdy Doody.

14. 45 RPM records and Record Players.

15. S&H green stamps.

16. Hi-fi's.

17. Metal ice trays with lever.

18. Mimeograph paper.

19. Blue flashbulbs.

20. Packards.

21. Roller skate keys.

22. Cork popguns.

23. Drive-ins.

24. Studebakers.

25. Rub Boards and/or Wash tub wringers.


If you remembered 0-5 = You're still young.

If you remembered 6-10 = You are getting older.


If you remembered 11-15 = Don't tell your age,

If you remembered 16-25 = You' re older than dirt!


  1. I remembered quite a few of these, good one

  2. Yikes! I fell in the 1-15 range(lol) Such a fun activity! Hugs and stay safe! RO

  3. I remember some of them and got in the 11-15. Well, I never ever again tell my age. Just joking.
    Stay safe and healthy, be strong!
    A hug.

  4. Well, I guess I'm older than dirt!! All these seem like yesterday. We are in the prospect of getting 20-24" of snow!! Pray the power doesn't go out again! Take care!

  5. I'm ALMOST (but not quite) older than dirt :-)

  6. I came lately to America, so I just know few....but, not mean I am young....

    Have a great weekend...

  7. Just popping in to say hello! Hope you are doing well! Hugs, RO

  8. OK, that does it! I'm not telling you my age.

  9. Yikes, I'm older than dirt! It was nice to remember those things again though.

  10. Just stopping by to see how you are doing! Hope all it well with you and yours and that you have a Happy New Year! Let's keep our fingers crossed for a better 2021!

  11. Blessings and happy new year. i wish you health and infinite love and joy.

    i don't know that i would pass as i did not grow up in the western world. I do recall some though, like the:

    cigarette candy
    the rub boards because that i what we use to wash clothes, we call them jukking boards.
    The record player for sure,45s and LPs, cause that is what we played music on
    Metal ice trays
    roller skates
    soda pop machines with glass bottle coke

    I even have some you haven't listed like;
    Soap opera over the radio cause we didn't have tv yet
    black and white tv when we finally got one
    Kasa Ball (big round rock sweetie like a marble)
    Oil lamps (cause that was our lights when electricity went out)
    Pitch oil stove: where we cook our food, there was a small glass bottle of oil at the side to light the burners. when that fail it was the wood fire outside and the pot on top the burning wood to cook.
    clothes pin to hang the clothes on the line because we had no dryers!
    Singer sewing machine with the two foot peddles
    matches in the rectangle box (to light the stove and the oil lamp)
    powdered milk you mix/dissolve to drink, then Stayfresh milk in cartons
    swizzle sticks, long stick with a star like shape at the end that we swizzle between our two hands to mix things, dissolve the powder milk etc......

    i could go on but i'll stop there....haha
    how old am i?

  12. Happy New Year! I sure hope you're doing okay! Sending lots of hugs, RO

  13. Miss seeing your posts - hope you and yours are doing OK in these crazy times! Just wanted to let you know you are missed!

  14. Just stopping by to say hello, hoping all is well.

    All the best Jan

  15. I remembered ten. Fun post! Peace and blessings.

  16. This test was spot on- a good selection.I remember exactly 14 of these without having been told about them. I wonder whatever happened to Blackjack gum? If you hadn't mentioned it I probably would've forgotten all about it. My paternal grandmother brought a washboard into our house in case the washer broke down. My Mom never used it and she was indignant about its presence. ; )

  17. 18! Definitely older than dirt, hahaha. This brought back many memories!

  18. Just wanted to stop bye and wish you a Happy Valentine's Day - thinking of you and wishing you well!

  19. blessings. Just popped in to check in and see how you doing. I trust that you and your family are doing well and surviving and thriving through this pandemic. Stay safe.


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  21. The only thing that matters in the end is that you loved.

  22. LOL nice one Leona :) Just dropping by to say hi and see how you're doing. I hope you're staying safe and healthy my dear friend. Blessings!


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