THE CRANKY OLD MAN
Random thoughts and stuff from a cranky old man. Humor (maybe)and satire, mostly stuff from a confused head.
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Sunday, June 26, 2016
This cranky re-run is from June 2012
My recent wordless Wednesday post of an old TV test pattern woke up some distant memories.
To all my fellow “Old Farts” in bloggyland, do you remember any of this stuff?
Adjusting the “rabbit ears” on the TV only to have the reception turn to snow when you moved back to your seat.
The entire neighborhood getting excited whenever anyone came home with a new car or a color TV.
Regular home deliveries of Milk, soda, beer, and dry cleaning.
Doctor’s house calls…(happened maybe twice.)
The paper stopper on milk bottles that had a little flip-up tab. The tab had to be pried open with a butter knife which invariably forced the stopper into the bottle and squirted milk all over the table.
Cream on the top of non-homogenized milk.
Your mom talking about remembering the street “lamp lighter” guy.
Playing in the street.
Picking up the phone and having the operator ask “number please.” (Ocean City, New Jersey did not move to direct dial until the 60’s)
Telling the operator the number (four digits) and having her ask, “and how is your grandmother, Joe?”
Seven-cent Good Humor Raspberry-one-stick ice pops.
Paper boy calling out the latest edition, “Get yourtwostar, sportsFi…nal Bulletin.” (Ocean City, New Jersey again)
Turning wire hangers with cardboard inserts from the dry-cleaner into a bow and arrow.
Being called into dinner by mom’s old two pound bell… and everyone knew their mom’s bell.
Catching crawfish in the creek. (The one running past Aunt Nancy’s house.)
Smoking on an airplane.
Fumbling with a bra fastener….wait….that was last week.
Using a clothespin and a card (baseball or playing) to turn your bicycle into a “motor” cycle