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Monday, November 24, 2014

Of course we remember when–don’t we ?????

Remember when,
All the girls had ugly gym uniforms?  And wore tennis shoes not $200 Nike's!

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It took three minutes for the TV to warm up?

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Nobody owned a purebred dog?

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When a quarter was a decent allowance?

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You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny?

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Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces?

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You got 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?

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Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box?

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It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents?

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They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed... and they did it!

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When a 57 Chevy was everyone's dream car...to cruise, peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady?

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No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked?

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Lying on your back in the grass with your friends... and saying things like, 'That cloud looks like a... '?

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Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game?

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Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger...

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And with all our progress, don't you just wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace, and share it with the children of today.

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When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited the student at home?

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Basically 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.

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And our summers were filled with bike rides, Hula Hoops, and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.

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Didn't that feel good, just to go back and say, 'Yeah, I remember that'?


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Send this on to someone who can still remember Howdy Doody and The Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger, The Shadow Knows, Nellie Bell, Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk.

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How Many Of These Do You Remember?
Candy cigarettes...

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Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside...

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Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles...

Coffee shops with Table Side Jukeboxes...

Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum...
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Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers...

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Newsreels before the movie...

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Telephone numbers with a word prefix...( Yukon
2-601). Party lines...
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Peashooters...

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Hi-Fi's & 45 RPM records...
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78 RPM records...
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Green Stamps...
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Mimeograph paper...
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The Fort ApachePlay Set...

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Do You 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?

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Catching The Fireflies Could Happily Occupy An Entire Evening?

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It wasn't odd to have two or three 'Best
Friends'...

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Having a Weapon in School meant being caught with a Slingshot?

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Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute commercials for action figures?

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'Oly-oly-oxen-free' made perfect sense?
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Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles?

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The Worst Embarrassment was being picked last for a team?
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War was a card game?

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Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?
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Taking drugs meant orange flavored chewable aspirin?

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Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?

 

 

 

And remember that the perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and too young to care.