Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favourite '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 'home,'' I explained.!
 'Mum 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 lad 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'd figured his system could have handled it:   Some parents NEVER owned their own house, wore jeans, set foot on a  golf course, travelled out of the country or had a credit card.   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  10 pm, after playing the national anthem and epilogue; 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 never had a telephone in my room. The 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.
 
 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, seven days a week. He had to get  up at 6AM every morning.
 
 Film stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the  films. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly  produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence  or almost 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?  Headlight dip-switches on the floor of the car. 

Ignition switches on the dashboard.
 Trouser leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.
 Soldering irons you heated on a gas burner.
 Using hand signals for cars without turn indicators.
 
 Older Than Dirt Quiz:
 Count all the ones that you remember, not the ones you were told about.
 Ratings at the bottom.
 
 1. Sweet cigarettes
 2. Coffee shops with juke boxes
 3. Home milk delivery in glass bottles
 4. Party lines on the telephone
 5. Newsreels before the movie
 6. 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 2
 channels [if you were fortunate])
 7. Peashooters
 8. 33 rpm records
 9. 45 RPM records
 10. Hi-fi's
 11. Metal ice trays with levers
 12. Blue flashbulb
 13. Cork popguns
 14. Wash tub wringers
 
 If you remembered 0-3 = You’re still young
 If you remembered 3-6 = You are getting older
 If you remembered 7-10 = Don't tell your age
 If you remembered 11-14 = You're positively ancient!
 
 I must be 'positively ancient' but those memories are some of the best  parts of my life.
 
 Don't forget to pass this along!!  Especially to all your really OLD friends....I just did!!!!!!!!!
 
 (PS. I used a large type face so you could read it easily)
 
My reply - Please enjoy

Brill Beth– keep em coming I’m getting some brilliant ideas from these super duper emails for my marketing efforts –

Weird I can now describe to what I’ve been learning for the past 10 years – but really only getting an understanding how I would describe what I do

Like What I could call myself in a conversation goes like this…

I’m a “Social Media Manager” Google =

about 2,970,000 results (0.22 seconds)


Got Me A Label I like to see it as the attention seeking profession – Neil would be great at it! Lol - any way to be seen and left wanting more –exactly the same as these emails you send me?


Here’s something for you and our kid – check out the other stuff on the left of these videos – also best heard! WITH full screen

Don’t think anything or judge n jury it – just sit back and dream – content immaterial – except how well they do it in all parts…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-DjluKLY14


My favorite and what I started this search for - Dun no why just always liked the tune? – probably I’ve just heard it on the radio hey see if you can tune in to Radio Hartlepool after these other 2 vids

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UM5EpwEzWJk


Teddy boy era Reminiscing

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERgTdgaLm-k&feature=related


I remember very well like as if were yesterday - you two buying me my VERY 1st pint of larger in the Pink Domino the pint glass seemed massive -

 Hhhhmmmm tut tut tut - I was a skinny little 14 year old 1pt and I was up on the stage singing this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IhF_ofoNX3o&feature=related


- In dreams I can still be there with certain music – yes I no you two too…

Ok Check this out

http://www.radiohartlepool.co.uk/

I’m singing along with Elvis how about you – you will when you get to that bit --- whoa steady there – all in order only pleeeeeassseeeeee