DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN...?
girls had ugly gym uniforms?
five minutes for the TV warm up?
everyone's Mom was at home when the kids got home from school?
owned a purebred dog?
quarter was a decent allowance?
reach into a muddy gutter for a penny?
wore nylons that came in two pieces?
male teachers wore neckties and female teachers had their hair done
every day and wore high heels?
your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without
asking, all for free, every time? And you didn't pay for air? And,
you got trading stamps to boot?
detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box?
considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real
restaurant with your parents?
threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed.
. ..And they did?
When a 57
Chevy was everyone's dream car...to cruise, peel out, lay rubber or
watch submarine races, and people went steady?
ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the
car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked?
your back in the grass with your friends? And
saying things like,
'That cloud looks like a... '?
baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game?
the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one
had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger?
all our progress, don't you just wish, just once, you could slip
back in time and savor the slower pace? Share it with the children
sent to the principal's office was nothing
compared to the fate that awaited the
student at home?
we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't because of drive-by
shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our parents and grandparents were a
much bigger threat! But we survived because their love was greater
than the threat.
on to someone who can still remember
Nancy Drew, the Hardy? Boys, Laurel
and Hardy, Howdy Dowdy and the
Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger, The Shadow Knows, Nellie Bell , Roy
and Dale, and Trigger and Buttermilk.
. .as well
as summers filled with bike rides, baseball games, Hula Hoops,
bowling and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with
that feel good, just to go back and say, 'Yeah,
I remember that'?
sharing this with you today because it ended with a
double dog dare to pass it on.
To remember what a double dog dare is, read on. And remember that
the perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and
too young to care.
of these do you remember?
Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside.
machines that dispensed glass bottles.
shops with tableside jukeboxes.
Clove and Teaberry chewing gum.
delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers.
before the movie.
numbers with a word prefix...(Raymond 4-601). Party lines.
45 RPM records.
78 RPM records!
The Fort Apache Play Set.
remember a time when...
Decisions were made by going 'eeny-meeny- miney-moe' ?
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, 'Do Over!'?
'Race issue' meant arguing about who ran the fastest?
the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening?
odd to have two or three 'Best Friends'?
thing you could catch from the opposite sex was 'cooties'?
weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot?
morning cartoons weren't 30-minute commercials for action figures?
free' made perfect sense?
Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for
The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team?
War was a card game?
cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?
Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin?
balloons were the ultimate weapon?
If you can remember most or all of these, then you have lived!!!!!!!
Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from their 'grown-up'
life . . I double-dog-dare- ya!
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