Saturday, June 30, 2012

My Age is Showing

My age is telling on me. They don't "crank up" cars these days do they?  

The other day someone asked me what the best remedy for a yellow jacket sting was. The first thing that came to my mind was  - tobacco juice. Well, it took care of many nasty bites for me growing up.

Thank goodness these days we are so pro-active in using sunscreen. In my day, they sent us out with Coppertone (to get sun) then lathered us down with Noxzema that night when we looked  like lobsters. The only hair gel we had was Dippity Doo, with a choice between pink and green. We also had to guess which Twin used the Toni? 

Now I look at my friends, and I find myself asking, "Does she or doesn't she?" (Some things never change.) 

PS So what are they going to call it now, "pressing the button" to start a car? Of course down here we will "mash that button".


Totsymae said...

I know all about mashing buttons and chunking rocks too, I don't know what's wrong with the rest of the "civilized" world. On the other hand, when I'm acting all bourgois and whatnot, I will say "press the button" but only when amongst "civilized" folk.

Linda Medrano said...

Ann, I remember all that stuff too!  So you can't be old since I am still a Spring Chicken!

Ann Currie said...

 I say "mash the button" to everyone. It makes them pause for a minute and come back to my little world.