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Take The Baby Boomer Quiz
Old 02-03-2018, 05:51 PM
 
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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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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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Had to share this related cartoon
Old 02-03-2018, 06:15 PM
 
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https://i.pinimg.com/originals/a4/39...1591f04ea3.jpg

And my rotary phone was a party line!
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Old 02-03-2018, 06:35 PM
 
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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. .
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You are very observant not a cheater. Good for you. That is the one I missed.


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Old 02-03-2018, 07:00 PM
 
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20, without cheating😂😂😂
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Old 02-03-2018, 08:04 PM
 
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20, but I cheated on Number 1! Thanks, Renea.
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Old 02-03-2018, 08:24 PM
 
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20 out of 20....but I did have to guess on a few!
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Old 02-03-2018, 08:25 PM
 
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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.

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Berma Shave I knew from my father really
Old 02-03-2018, 08:51 PM
 
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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

http://burma-shave.org/jingles/1930/are_your_whiskers


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Old 02-03-2018, 09:18 PM
 
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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!
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Old 02-03-2018, 09:38 PM
 
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20/20 but I guessed on the first one 😉
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:11 AM
 
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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 !
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:57 AM
 
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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.
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Old 02-04-2018, 06:24 AM
 
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18- I missed the question about space gun and Burma Shave.

I found a Burma Shave TV ad: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=L-sCqIxvfx4
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19 out of 20
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The first one wasn't familiar to me. I just guessed about the remote. We never had one attached either.
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Old 02-04-2018, 08:01 AM
 
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20/20. I didnít know #1, but I guessed. The percolator looked more like an espresso maker to me.
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Old 02-04-2018, 08:31 AM
 
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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.
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Old 02-04-2018, 09:42 AM
 
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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.
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Wow!
Old 02-04-2018, 10:33 AM
 
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I scored 20, but I had to guess on the first one. Never saw that toy.
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As for the phone with the rotary dial
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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.
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Old 02-04-2018, 02:27 PM
 
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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.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-192...-/263471504928

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Old 02-04-2018, 02:36 PM
 
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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...
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Old 02-04-2018, 04:54 PM
 
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I got 17 out of 20. There were a few that were before my time.
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Old 02-04-2018, 05:29 PM
 
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I, too, got 19/20. Didn't know the toy gun thingie. The rest were a hoot!
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Who Are The Baby Boomers?
Old 02-04-2018, 05:40 PM
 
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http://www.history.com/topics/baby-boomers

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.
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Old 02-05-2018, 12:38 AM
 
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19/20. I totally didn't see the name on that gun! I had to go back and look when someone said that.
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Only 17. I didn't know about the toy gun and 2 others.
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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!
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Thanks for sharing.......lots of memories!!I still have my skates(with key)!
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Boomers quiz
Old 02-07-2018, 04:43 AM
 
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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
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Old 02-20-2018, 02:38 PM
 
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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.
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I think they make them easy
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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.
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