Remember When


All the girls had ugly gym uniforms

It took five minutes for the TV warm up

Nearly everyone's Mom was at home when the kids got home from school

Nobody owned a purebred dog

When a quarter was a decent allowance

You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny

Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces

All your male teachers wore neckties and female teachers had their hair done every day and wore high heels

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

And with 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 of today.

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

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, 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 sugar.

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

Candy cigarettes

Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside

Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles

Coffee shops with table side jukeboxes

Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum

Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers

Newsreels before the movie

P. F. Fliers

Telephone numbers with a word prefix...(Raymond 4-601). Party lines


Howdy Dowdy

Hi-Fi's & 45 RPM records

78 RPM records

Green Stamps.

Mimeograph paper.

The Fort Apache Play Set.

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

Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening

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

The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was 'cooties'

Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot

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

'Oly-Oly-oxen-free' made perfect sense

Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles

The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team

War was a card game

Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle

Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable a spirin

Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?

If you can remember most or all of these, then you have lived!!!!!!!