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19 out of 20. I never saw that first toy growing up. One of the questions was a little futuristic for the baby boomers. Our remote was never attached to the tv, there were no remotes when we were kids. Just knobs.

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1956BD 02-20-2018 02:51 PM

because people like to be successful. It was like going down memory lane for me as they had many items we don't see anymore on a day to day basis.

TheGr8Catsby 02-20-2018 02:38 PM

I got 18 out of 20. I was born in the 1990s. Why do they make these quizzes ridiculously easy? There were only two that I thought were actually definitively from the Boomers: the toy and the obscure commercial.

Linda/OH 02-07-2018 04:43 AM

19 for me too. Got the first one wrong. Never heard of that and did not notice the name on it like other observant quiz takers here

Donnateaches 02-06-2018 12:38 PM

Thanks for sharing.......lots of memories!!I still have my skates(with key)!

jeffie 02-05-2018 08:20 PM

I did get 19. That first one I had no idea and a couple others were good guesses. We lived on the farm and never got milk from the milk man but knew most in the city did. Thanks for the post!

JanetL 02-05-2018 02:18 PM

Only 17. I didn't know about the toy gun and 2 others.

MKat 02-05-2018 12:38 AM

19/20. I totally didn't see the name on that gun! I had to go back and look when someone said that.

1956BD 02-04-2018 05:40 PM

This article tells numbers of babies born between 1946 till 1964 which are all considered "The Baby Boomers". It is a large span so you may not know all the things mentioned or pictured on the quiz.

anansi 02-04-2018 05:29 PM

I, too, got 19/20. Didn't know the toy gun thingie. The rest were a hoot!

crazy4catz 02-04-2018 04:54 PM

I got 17 out of 20. There were a few that were before my time.

Faith508 02-04-2018 02:36 PM

Our phone number from 50 years ago was ED6 5341. If we met today, I'd have to ask you for your name again in 5 minutes. Go figure!! The short term memory is slowly going...

1956BD 02-04-2018 02:27 PM

I can visualize him with the phone and you laughing in the background.

We had a harvest gold rotary phone attached to the wall in the kitchen. My grandparents had a older style black phone which sat on a shelf in a hallway near the dining room. The shelf was actually part of a built in cove in the wall. It had a more narrow storage space as well below where the phone was found. It was for the phonebook.

I remember my grandparents phone number for some reason. It started with letters. It was LA 1- 0667. LA did not stand for Los Angeles. They lived in Dallas, Texas and I have no idea what the LA stood for. Maybe it was a neighborhood abbreviation.

I also remember that there were pieces of furniture made for the desk style phones. There was a raised desk area to hold the phone. It was small. Then there was a chair connected where you could sit down to make or receive your call. I have not seen one of those in an antique store in a long time.

Here is pic of one.

funkster 02-04-2018 02:00 PM

someone just posted a youtube of a young boy trying to make a call from a phone with a rotary dial with no success.
When I was teaching I had a wall phone in my room, not a rotary dial, but the old fashioned one. I taught my little ones to answer the phone. It was a job on our job chart. One day a little boy went to answer the phone and picked up the receiver and stared at it. Then he put it to his ear, heard the person on the other end. Took the receiver away from his ear, held it in front of his face and tried to talk into the same place he listened from. Me being the teacher I am was laughing so hard I couldn't help him for at least a minute. Blame it on cell phones.

Shelby3 02-04-2018 10:33 AM

I scored 20, but I had to guess on the first one. Never saw that toy.

mhugs 02-04-2018 09:42 AM

Got 19 of 20

Missed the space program one...

My sister kept a notebook of Burma Shave signs when we traveled.

I also remember SEE ROCK CITY and Chew Mail Pouch Tobacco painted on barns.

teachwonder 02-04-2018 08:31 AM

I guessed on the gun name based on what was catchy and simple, I guessed on the attached remote (never had a remote until everyone did), and I missed the food one. I thought about hitting all, but I thought, "We didn't have tv dinners all the time. They were a rare treat!" Funny how the absolutely everyday things become the forgotten and barely remembered things.

3togo 02-04-2018 08:01 AM

20/20. I didnít know #1, but I guessed. The percolator looked more like an espresso maker to me.

Catdog12 02-04-2018 07:57 AM

The first one wasn't familiar to me. I just guessed about the remote. We never had one attached either.

ZipLine 02-04-2018 06:24 AM

18- I missed the question about space gun and Burma Shave.

I found a Burma Shave TV ad:

amiga13 02-04-2018 05:57 AM

I only got 18. Iím really bad at remembering the names of NASA missions and our phone was big and black and on a table, definitely not the wall.

Abbigal 02-04-2018 05:11 AM

I did not recognize the gun, and I did not recall the Burma-Shave commercial.

I had fun taking the quiz, thank you for posting this !

PoohBear 02-03-2018 09:38 PM

20/20 but I guessed on the first one 😉

Ruby tunes 02-03-2018 09:18 PM

I answered 19 out of 20 correct. I put TV dinners for food instead of all of the above. Some I guessed. Fun trip down memory lane!

1956BD 02-03-2018 08:51 PM

He talked about them often. They had rhyming signs posted by the side of the rode. The first sign would be one stanza, then the next would be another stanza. The advertisement was a series of signs that you read as you drove along back when cars traveled more slowly.

In our travels when I was a child we would see similar ones for other products once in a great while.

My church would put them out for events at our church as we had a long entry drive. I could not believe it when I saw them the first time. It was like my Dad was blessing our choice for a church after I remarried.

Here is an example

BioAdoptMom3 02-03-2018 08:25 PM

I got 17. I never experienced an air raid drill, saw a skate key or knew about Berma Shave. I guessed at the first one. I was at the end of the boomers though.


rusty 02-03-2018 08:24 PM

20 out of 20....but I did have to guess on a few!

Faith508 02-03-2018 08:04 PM

20, but I cheated on Number 1! Thanks, Renea.

Keltikmom 02-03-2018 07:00 PM

20, without cheating😂😂😂

1956BD 02-03-2018 06:42 PM

You are very observant not a cheater. Good for you. That is the one I missed.

Renea 02-03-2018 06:35 PM

20 out of 20. I have never seen the first toy either but the name was printed on the gun! Yeah, I'll cheat if I can. .

1956BD 02-03-2018 06:15 PM

And my rotary phone was a party line!

funkster 02-03-2018 06:13 PM

19 out of 20. I never saw that first toy growing up. One of the questions was a little futuristic for the baby boomers. Our remote was never attached to the tv, there were no remotes when we were kids. Just knobs.

1956BD 02-03-2018 05:51 PM

Let us know how you did. I got 19 out of 20 correct. It is fun and will take you down memory lane.

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