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I’m Older Than Dirt (+ Sunday Beauty #52) (+ more)

Kinda hard to believe I have been posting a pretty picture on Sundays for a year now. (It seems to be a feature that has “caught on”.) Does anyone here remember the very first one? If you do, I’m mighty pleased you’ve stuck around.. And for those who don’t, let’s take a look back, shall we? See where it all started.

I think this is it.. (and it turns out, I posted a few before I thought of numbering them..)

Obersee (Königssee) by Andim. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Count how many of the following you remember: (No, I did not create this..)

  1. Blackjack chewing gum
  2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
  3. Candy cigarettes
  4. Soda pop machines that dispensed bottles
  5. Coffee shops with tableside jukeboxes
  6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
  7. Party lines
  8. Newsreels before the movie
  9. P.F. Flyers
  10. Butch wax
  11. Telephone numbers with a word prefix (Olive -6933)
  12. Peashooters
  13. Howdy Doody
  14. 45 records
  15. S&H Green Stamps
  16. Hi-fi’s
  17. Metal ice trays with lever
  18. Mimeograph paper
  19. Blue flashbulbs
  20. Beanie and Cecil
  21. Roller skate keys
  22. Cork popguns
  23. Drive-ins
  24. Studebakers
  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!

And, thus, today’s title.
(I am “too young” to have seen #’s 6, 7, 8, 10,  11, & 25.)

Unrelated#2: I know they are not for everyone.. but when I was younger (and seem to have had more spare time), I could not get to enough airshows. Nowadays, I have to settle for videos like this one. The best of 2010?

Today’s free download: IObit Toolbox is a free, portable software that system administrators and computer geeks will take along to solve PC problems anytime and anywhere. With more than 20 dedicated tools, IObit Toolbox allows you to display/diagnose PC information, enhance PC security, optimize PC performance and repairing PC problems. In a word, it offers an easy way for PC admins to monitor and manage computers.

Today’s quote:The only exercise some people get is jumping to conclusions, running down their friends, side-stepping responsibility, and pushing their luck!”  ~ Unknown

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July 31, 2011 - Posted by | blogging, Digital Images | , ,


  1. TechPaul,

    Thanks for the Sunday Beauties and a big pat on the back for your dedication to this. I do believe I remember that first pic.



    Comment by Ramblinrick | July 31, 2011 | Reply

    • Rick,

      Time flies, doesn’t it? And, I appreciate the support you have shown me over the years – thank you!

      It has been a while since I have mentioned to you Rick’s wonderful What’s On My PC.. website. It’s one of my few remaining “daily reads”, and I highly recommend giving it a look-see.


      Comment by techpaul | July 31, 2011 | Reply

  2. No, I do not remember this beauty as being the first… although I thought I would have since I enjoy all of them. It does not seem like a year since you’ve been posting Sunday Beauties. Weeks…Days just goes by…into a large chunk of time.

    Thanks Paul for all the Beauties.



    Comment by Anonymous | July 31, 2011 | Reply

    • Gaia,
      I do believe, that you have been witness to all my Sunday Beauties, and I do believe you have left a charming comment on each one. I thank you for the support.

      Yes, it is hard to believe that a whole year has passed, already. There’s no guaranty, but maybe there will be another year of Sunday Beauties, and I hope you will enjoy those too.


      Comment by techpaul | July 31, 2011 | Reply

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