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A TEST FOR OLD KIDS?

I would be picky who I sent this to. It had to be those who might actually
remember. So have some fun my sharp-witted friends. This is a test for us
‘old kids’! The answers are printed below, but don’t cheat.

01. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the
grateful citizens would ask, Who was that masked man? Invariably, someone
would answer, I don’t know, but he left this behind. What did he leave
behind?________________.

02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. in early 1964, we all watched
them on The _______________ Show.

03 ‘Get your kicks, __________________.’

04. ‘The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to
___________________.’

05. ‘In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ________________.’

06. After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we ‘danced’ under a
stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the
‘_____________.’

07. Nestle’s makes the very best . . . . _______________.’

08. Satchmo was America ‘s ‘Ambassador of Goodwill.’ Our parents shared this
great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was _________________.

09. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? _______________.

10 . Red Skeleton’s hobo character was named __________________ and Red
always ended his television show by saying, ‘Good Night, and ‘________
________. ‘

11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning
their______________.

12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the
front was called the VW. What other names did it go by? ____________ &
_______________.

13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, ‘the day the music died.’
This was a tribute to ___________________.

14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russians did
it. It was called ___________________.

15. One of the big fads of the late 50’s and 60’s was a large plastic ring
that we twirled around our waist. It was called the __ ______________.

ANSWERS :

01. The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet.

02. The Ed Sullivan Show

03. On Route 66

04. To protect the innocent

05. The Lion Sleeps Tonight

06. The limbo

07. Chocolate

08. Louis Armstrong

09. The Timex watch

10. Freddy, The Freeloader and ‘Good Night and God Bless.’

11. Draft cards (Bras were also burned. ? Not flags, as some have guessed)

12. Beetle or Bug

13. Buddy Holly

14. Sputnik

15. Hoola-hoop

If you send this to your ‘old’ friends, you will keep them busy and let them
forget their aches and pains for a few minutes.

To All The Kids……

I’m not sure where I got this or who sent it to me but enjoy anyway……..

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s !!

-First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.
-They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn’t get tested for diabetes.
-Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-base paints.
-We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps not helmets on our heads.
-As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes
-Riding in the back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always a special treat.
-We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.
-We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one actually died from this.
-We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar. And, we weren’t overweight. WHY?
-Because we were always outside playing…that’s why!
-We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.
-No one was able to reach us all day. And, we were O.K.
-We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride them down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times,we learned to solve the problem.
-We did not have Playstations, Nintendo’s and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD’s, no surround-sound or CD’s, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet and no chat rooms
WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!
-We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.
-We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.
-We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes.
-We rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.
-Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn’t had to learn to deal with disappointment.

Imagine that!!

-The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!
-These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever.
-The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
-We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.

If YOU are one of them? CONGRATULATIONS!


-You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow
up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.
-While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave and lucky their parents were.
-Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn’t it ?