Remember Slow Food?
‘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,
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, and if I didn’t like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.’
By this time, the kid 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.
But here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system could have handled it :
Some parents NEVER owned their own house, never wore Levi’s, never set foot on a golf course, never traveled out of the country or had a credit card.
In their later years they had something called a revolving charge card. The card was good only at Sears Roebuck. Or maybe it was Sears & Roebuck.
Either way, there is no Roebuck anymore. Maybe he died
My parents never drove me to soccer practice. This was mostly because we never had heard of soccer.
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 11.
It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at midnight, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God; it came back on the air at about 6 a.m. And there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people.
I was 19 before I tasted my first pizza, it was called ‘pizza pie.’ When I bit into it, I burned the roof of my mouth and the cheese slid off, swung down, plastered itself against my chin and burned that, too. It’s still the best pizza I ever had.
I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone in the house was in the living room and it 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.
Pizzas were not delivered to our home. But milk was.
All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers–my brother delivered a newspaper, six days a week. It cost 7 cents a paper, of which he got to keep 2 cents. He had to get up at 6 AM every morning.
On Saturday, he had to collect the 42 cents from his customers. His favorite customers were the ones who gave him 50 cents and told him to keep the change. His least favorite customers were the ones who seemed to never be home on collection day.
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.
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
Just don’t blame me if they bust a gut laughing.
Growing up isn’t what it used to be, is it?
MEMORIES from a friend :
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.
How many do you remember?
Head lights dimmer switches on the floor.
Ignition switches on the dashboard.
Heaters mounted on the inside of the fire wall.
Real ice boxes.
Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.
Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.
Using hand signals for cars without turn signals.
Older Than Dirt Quiz :
Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about. Ratings 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)
13. Howdy Doody
14. 45 RPM records
15.S&H green stamps
17. Metal ice trays with lever
18. Mimeograph paper
19. Blue flashbulb
21. Roller skate keys
25. 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!
I might be older than dirt but those memories are some of the best parts of my life.
Don’t forget to pass this along!!
Especially to all your really good
It has been said that the young look to the future and the old look to the past. Since I am pushing 70 I can attest to that first hand. The last few years I have thought a lot of childhood memories and places.
I remember when every family had only one car and the whole family shared it with the kids being at the bottom of the pecking order. Today though it is common that every member of the family has a car – they feel it is their right.
I remember when every household had only one telephone and it was attached to the wall with a cord. That progressed to the point that telephones became cordless and you could walk around the house. In todays world everybody has a cell phone and it can be used anywhere you go; people are on the phone in movies, while shopping, while driving or walking – everywhere.
And music, well it just isn’t good anymore. I have always loved music of all kinds except for Opera and Rap. I even love some music recorded way before I was born. One thing I have noticed over the years is that the singers and groups of the past always dressed up and looked great with suits or matching outfits; but in todays world the singers and groups look like they have just crawled out from under a bridge where they passed out from drinking too much. And the old music (except for the novelty songs) was basically about love, looking for love, lost my love and so forth and was for the most part fairly poetic (case in point was The Elusive Butterfly by Bob Lind); but today all the music is about “sex, drugs and rock n roll”.
I remember that most homes had only One Television and it was basically a piece of furniture. We had to have an antenna either on the roof of the house or some of us used rabbit ears which we could move around to get a stronger signal. We had about 3 channels plus the public broadcasting channel (vhf or uhf). Today TVs are thin and can be as large as 70 inches; or TV shows can be watched on your iPhone or tablet. Oh yeah and thanks to Cable or Streaming services those 3 channels are now hundreds of channels.
I remember seeing the first man walk on the moon and it was exciting. Today space travel does not excite anyone. They just don’t care as long as they can stare at the screen on their iPhone.
Easter is coming up pretty soon (couple weeks). Everyone is buying eggs to color and hide and I kind of like that also; I remember an Easter egg hunt at my Grandma Knights Methodist church in Mascotte FL. What fun, what memories. Of course as an adult I now know the real significance of Easter – a time of sadness that turns into a time of joy as Jesus sacrifices himself for us on the cross.
Waterford Weslyan Church has a huge Easter Egg hunt for children at a local park. This is a way to reach out and do something for the community much as Jesus has reached out to us in saving us. If I can get it to work I am going to try to insert here a YouTube video about Easter.
Although I love everything that Nat King Cole does this one I feel is truly exceptional. I have listened to this one a couple times this morning already.
Enjoy! ! !
I thought the madness would stop eventually but it seems it is only getting worse and spreading throughout the world. Liberal activists seems to delight that a man claiming to be a woman at heart has won a weight lifting championship. Women who claim to be pro woman activists are embracing the muslim culture which does more to harm women than anything else in the world; domestic violence is nothing compared to what sharia law does to women – isn’t anyone paying attention?
Anytime someone does not get their way it isn’t because the other person is better or worked harder it is because of racism, islamophobia or one or another of the thousands of ways the liberals get offended these days. They all need to go to a safe room and hide – and shut the heck up. It would seem to me if the media stopping fanning the flames this nonsense would simply die out and we could all go on with our lives.
In the old days we all thought that lawyers were the worst thing for the world. But now it turns out that it really is the media and their fake news outlets like cnn and msnbc. I guess it is easier to be a tabloid putting out sensationalist type articles than to be an actual journalistic news source.
(Born March 26, 1875 died January 29, 1963)
Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,
That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it,
And spills the upper boulders in the sun;
And makes gaps even two can pass abreast.
The work of hunters is another thing:
I have come after them and made repair
Where they have left not one stone on stone,
But they would have the rabbit out of hiding,
To please the yelping dogs. The gaps I mean,
No one has seen them made or heard them made,
But at spring mending-time we find them there.
I let my neighbor know beyond the hill;
And on a day we meet to walk the line
And set the wall between us once again.
We keep the wall between us as we go.
To each the boulders that have fallen to each.
And some are loaves and some so nearly balls
We have to use a spell to make them balance:
“Stay where you are until our backs are turned!”
We wear our fingers rough with handling them.
Oh, just another kind of outdoor game,
One on a side. It comes to little more:
He is all pine and I am apple-orchard.
My apple trees will never get across
And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him.
He only says, “Good fences make good neighbors.”
Spring is the mischief in me, and I wonder
If I could put a notion in his head:
“Why do they make good neighbors? Isn’t it
Where there are cows? But here there are no cows.
Before I built a wall I’d ask to know
What I was walling in or walling out,
And to whom I was like to give offence.
Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,
That wants it down!” I could say “Elves” to him,
But it’s not elves exactly, and I’d rather
He said it for himself. I see him there,
Bringing a stone grasped firmly by the top
In each hand, like an old-stone savage armed.
He moves in darkness as it seems to me,
Not of woods only and the shade of trees.
He will not go behind his father’s saying,
And he likes having thought of it so well
He says again, “Good fences make good neighbors.”
After the election was over I was afraid that life on line would get very boring. Then the Liberals started with there whining and crying each one trying to get more attention than the last. At first there was a certain amount of humor in the shenanigans these folks were doing and what they were saying was so far out it was in the realm of humor and yet so sad that they had to do and say these crazy things on order to become relevant again. And even worse the main stream media reported these things like they had just heard brilliant things from the worlds biggest genius.
Anyway, this stuff is no longer interesting or funny; it is now just annoying and it is time for people to come to their senses and grow up. There is no way that anyone can live their life without hearing or seeing anything that might offend them or hurt them in some way; everyone has trials they have to go through and overcome.
We have yearly elections and if we don’t like what is going on then it is your responsibility to get out and work to elect the person whom you agree with – don’t just whine and complain and disrupt life for everyone else.
Just a simple request. Please do not let the Media, Entertainment Industry or Liberal Activists make you back away or water down what you know needs to be done. In the short time you have been in office it is like a breath of fresh air. And the folks you have appointed so far are wonderful and just what this country needs to get back on track.
So please President Trump stay positive and know that most Americans are behind you and praying for you and your family.
I have never seen so many people do and say so many stupid things as I have as we near the innauguration of Donald Trump. The “tolerent” left is just going crazy trying anything they can think of to taint the innauguration and all of it is just plain stupid and annoying to those of us who are still sane.
I am thinking that if the media stopped giving these crazies a bully pulpit this whole mess would just fade away very quickly. But that is it isn’t it? The main stream media “wants” to find and print as much as possible to taint Donald Trump and they now don’t ever care if it is true or not.
If the left believed half of the political correctness crap they are preaching then they wouldn’t spew the venom that keeps coming out of their mouths.
And the snowflakes that are supposed to be getting a college education to help them get and keep jobs for their future well being; the liberal education they are being indoctrinated with will get them nowhere and probably ensure that they live in their parents basement and be on welfare most of their lives. They are offended and need therapy because they saw Donld Trumps name in chalk on a sidewalk; do they really think they should never have to see or hear anything that they don’t agree with. When we were kids we always said “sticks n stones will break my bone, but words will never hurt me” and we went on with our lives knowing that the government can never legislate all of the hurt out of life – it isn’t possible; and oh yeah other people have a right to their own set of likes and dislikes. Here is some of the crap our kids are forced to learn or experience in colleges:
- Students are using “ze” instead of “he” or “she”.
- Declaration of Independence Is Racist And Students Should Not Be Forced To Learn It
- There Is An Actual Trauma Center For Millennials Who Can’t Cope With Adult Life
- All over the country, the term “manhole” is being replaced with the terms “utility hole” or “maintenance hole”.
- Liberal Writer Wants You To Know Salad Is Sexist And Oppressive
- According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, it is illegal for employers to discriminate against criminals because it has a “disproportionate” impact on minorities.
- Government workers in Seattle have been told that they should no longer use the words “citizen” and “brown bag” because they are potentially offensive.
- Med School Assistant Takes Disability Leave After Seeing Noose in Joke Display
- University of Florida to Offer Counseling for Students Offended by Halloween Costumes
- Be careful what you say at Virginia Tech. Chances are, it could be a microaggression.
- Earlier this month a study by Northeastern University, Boston, appeared to conclude that men who smile at women and behave in a warm, friendly, chivalrous manner are guilty of “benevolent sexism” that was, in its own weird way, as harmful as shouting abuse at a woman.
- Having too many white superheroes in one movie.
- John Hopkins University allowing a Chick-fil-A on campus is an act of terror against the LGBT community.
- The Princeton University HR department has largely wiped the word “man” from its vocabulary.
- The Color Of Park Ranger Uniforms: Apparently, we need to change the color of Park Ranger uniforms because it might frighten illegal aliens entering the parks illegally or something….
OK I can’t include all of the ones I’ve been collecting, I would need about 20 more pages.
I will leave you with the words of a TV personality from my youth. “Whether you win or lose be a good sport”. I do wish the adults of today would learn the lesson we learned as children.
NOTE: before I leave this I just want to say the Trump was not my choice in the primaries but once he got it I took my lumps and went on with life and yes I did vote for him.