• The car’s starter was a button you pushed down with your foot.
  • You at some time wore Converse All-star high tops.
  • That the great football players were Jim Brown, Bart Starr and Johnny Unitas.
  • That the great baseball players were Hank Aaron, Willie Mays, and Mickey Mantle.
  • That the great basketball players were Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Russell, and Oscar Robinson.
  • Boys carried Davy Crocket lunch boxes to school.
  • Razors that had replaceable, single blades.
  • Scoreboards with numbers you flipped by hand.
  • Signaling for a turn by putting your arm out the window.
  • Bikes with bells, baskets, and kickstands.
  • When caddies were more common than golf carts.
  • Looking at color photo reels on a View-Master.
  • Playing with marbles called aggies, steelies, peewees, boulders, and cat’s eyes.
  • Your parents having card parties and playing bridge or canasta.
  • When restaurants put sugar cubes on the tables.
  • Drinking Bosco with milk.
  • Wide white-walls on automobile tires.
  • Boys getting “butch” or “crew-cut” haircuts.
  • Your mom making a weekly trip to the dry cleaners.
  • An actual butcher shop in every grocery store.
  • Silvered-mirrored finish hubcaps called Baby Moons.
  • Movies cost 25 cents.
  • Rabbit ears on your TV set.
  • Drug stores with soda fountains.


You Know You’re a Geezer When You Can Remember (Part 2):

2 thoughts on “You Know You’re a Geezer When You Can Remember (Part 2):

  • November 22, 2014 at 10:33

    …when major stores were closed on Sunday.

  • November 15, 2014 at 10:33

    …you owned a vehicle without a radio or seat belts.
    …no one arranged a play date for you.
    …World Series games were played during the afternoons.


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