DO YOU 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 car...to 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'?
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
Hi-Fi's & 45 RPM records
78 RPM records
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!!!!!!!