How old am I?

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I don't consider myself very old, but as a volounteer steam engineering instructor I spend a lot of time with people younger than me. Sometimes I talk about things I remember from my childhood and they look at me as if I am a walking museum.

I don't know the average age of folks here on this forum, but this is geared toward the younger ones. I've deleted my age from my profile so there can be no cheating. Now here's a list of things I grew up with.

Let's start at the beginning....

I wore cloth diapers, the old fassioned ones fastened tight by PINS. Sharp ones.

I rode a tricycle made out of steel, not plastic.

When I got a little older I played in a backyard sand box with toy bulldozers made of steel with sharp corners on them.

I "drove" a pedal powered toy tractor, also made out of steel, with REAL rubber tires.

My swing set consisted of swings with hard wooden seats and a metal slide.

We had a rotary phone.

Our telivision had dials on it.

Remote control, cordless phones, and power windows in cars were all still novelties.

Merry-go-rounds in playgrounds were not considered dangerous. In fact, the goal was to have Dad spin us so fast we all flew off into the sand, and be so dizzy we couldn't walk for 5 minutes there after..

Band aids on knees and elbows were present on almost all kids between the ages of 3 and 12.

My cartoon hero was a space cowboy named Bravestarr.

My friends and I were given toy guns and encouraged to play with them.

Most young boys wanted to grow up and be fire fighters, jet pilots, locomotive enginers, or heavy equipment operators. We had no idea what the "I.T." field was.

Policemen driving through our neigborhood would wave to us, and sometimes throw us candy.

The Berlin wall still stood and the Russians were the usual villans in most action movies.

I saw "Snow White" in the theater.

When I thought of video games I thought of Pac-Man and Pole Position.

Our home computer was good for word processing..... if you were really really patient.

We had no idea what the internet was.

My first car was an old Dodge pickup truck with a five speed. I could fill it up for $20 and still get change back.

When I left my highschool graduation I got in that old dodge and went to work.

Anybody care to hazard a guess as to the age of this "old timer" :D
 
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Let's see... I was born in 1987, and Bravestarr was aired between 1987 and 1989, so that makes you older than 19.

Taking a guess here... I'd say early 30's?
 

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considering I'm in my early 30's and have done most of that stuff you posted I'd venture a guess late 30's early 40's
 

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I wore cloth diapers, the old fassioned ones fastened tight by PINS. Sharp ones.

My cartoon hero was a space cowboy named Bravestarr.

The Berlin wall still stood and the Russians were the usual villans in most action movies.

Our home computer was good for word processing..... if you were really really patient.

We had no idea what the internet was.
Hmmmmm, I'd say near 30?

Colour Tv was a novelty when I was a kid, LOL.
 

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Let's start at the beginning....

I wore cloth diapers, the old fassioned ones fastened tight by PINS. Sharp ones. Check

I rode a tricycle made out of steel, not plastic. Check!

When I got a little older I played in a backyard sand box with toy bulldozers made of steel with sharp corners on them.Check!

I "drove" a pedal powered toy tractor, also made out of steel, with REAL rubber tires.Out, when i was growing up they didnt make those

My swing set consisted of swings with hard wooden seats and a metal slide.
Check!
We had a rotary phone.
Still have one

Our telivision had dials on it.
still have one

Remote control, cordless phones, and power windows in cars were all still novelties. Didnt exist with me

Merry-go-rounds in playgrounds were not considered dangerous. In fact, the goal was to have Dad spin us so fast we all flew off into the sand, and be so dizzy we couldn't walk for 5 minutes there after.. Check!

Band aids on knees and elbows were present on almost all kids between the ages of 3 and 12. No such thing for me, walked it off till blood dried off

My cartoon hero was a space cowboy named Bravestarr.
out
My friends and I were given toy guns and encouraged to play with them.
We played war with real rocks and sticks
Most young boys wanted to grow up and be fire fighters, jet pilots, locomotive enginers, or heavy equipment operators. We had no idea what the "I.T." field was. Check!, people actually wanted to be soldiers

Policemen driving through our neigborhood would wave to us, and sometimes throw us candy. We didnt have crime when i was growin up

The Berlin wall still stood and the Russians were the usual villans in most action movies. Check, only reverse

I saw "Snow White" in the theater. Dunno

When I thought of video games I thought of Pac-Man and Pole Position.
I didnt know games existed
Our home computer was good for word processing..... if you were really really patient. First time i was a PC was in university, it took paper as input

We had no idea what the internet was.
Check
My first car was an old Dodge pickup truck with a five speed. I could fill it up for $20 and still get change back. Never needed a car

Anybody care to hazard a guess as to the age of this "old timer"
Im guessing you're in your ~35ish


This is fun :D
 

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I wore cloth diapers, the old fassioned ones fastened tight by PINS. Sharp ones. yep

I rode a tricycle made out of steel, not plastic. yep

When I got a little older I played in a backyard sand box with toy bulldozers made of steel with sharp corners on them.yep

I "drove" a pedal powered toy tractor, also made out of steel, with REAL rubber tires.no rubber tires

My swing set consisted of swings with hard wooden seats and a metal slide.
and a tractor tire
We had a rotary phone.
nope

Our telivision had dials on it.
nope

Remote control, cordless phones, and power windows in cars were all still novelties. no about remotes but the rest yea

Merry-go-rounds in playgrounds were not considered dangerous. In fact, the goal was to have Dad spin us so fast we all flew off into the sand, and be so dizzy we couldn't walk for 5 minutes there after.. heck yes

Band aids on knees and elbows were present on almost all kids between the ages of 3 and 12. whats a bandaid lol. im a ranch kid we didnt use bandaids less we had stiches

My cartoon hero was a space cowboy named Bravestarr.
no clue, mine was captain planet
My friends and I were given toy guns and encouraged to play with them.
all had bb guns and pellet guns
Most young boys wanted to grow up and be fire fighters, jet pilots, locomotive enginers, or heavy equipment operators. We had no idea what the "I.T." field was. yep, i wanted to be wrecking ball worker :D

Policemen driving through our neigborhood would wave to us, and sometimes throw us candy. i lived on a ranch
The Berlin wall still stood and the Russians were the usual villans in most action movies. right before i was born

I saw "Snow White" in the theater. dont rememeber

When I thought of video games I thought of Pac-Man and Pole Position.
when i was really little yes
Our home computer was good for word processing..... if you were really really patient. we got one when i was 8 but used a old processor before that.

We had no idea what the internet was.
true
My first car was an old Dodge pickup truck with a five speed. I could fill it up for $20 and still get change back. exept for the gas lol. i had a chevy tho ;)

Anybody care to hazard a guess as to the age of this "old timer"
Im guessing you're in your 30-40 ish


but im 18 LMAO
 

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Well. . .you say you saw Snow White in theater, but I looked it up on a movie site and it didn't come out until 1937. . .so I think we're guessing a little low. . .;) unless you saw a later version :confused:
 

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Didn't power windows come out a few years before remotes and cordless phones? You said they were novelty. So, does that mean a few peope had them; but, most did not? How old were you when these things came out?
 

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Well. . .you say you saw Snow White in theater, but I looked it up on a movie site and it didn't come out until 1937. . .so I think we're guessing a little low. . .;) unless you saw a later version :confused:
I saw Snow White in the theater also...must've been a newer version then. I'm 31. But now I'm wondering, maybe late 60's?
 

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Didn't power windows come out a few years before remotes and cordless phones? You said they were novelty. So, does that mean a few peope had them; but, most did not? How old were you when these things came out?
I know I'm probably giving a big hint here, but power windows were available before I was born on higher end vehicles, but not many people I knew had them until I was about 7 or so.
 

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I want to guess that you are between 50-60... everyone is guessing low, but since Snow White did come out in the 30's, and you were probably young when you saw it...
 

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