DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN...?
Nearly everyone's Mom was at home when the kids got home from
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
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
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 "
and playing baseball with no adults to help
kids with the rules of the game?
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, and share it with the children
When being sent to the principal's office
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 threat! But we survived because their love was greater than the threat.
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
Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
Coffee shops with
Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing
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
45 RPM records
78 RPM records!
Metal ice cubes trays with levers
Mimeograph paper, Beanie and Cecil, Peashooters
Cork pop guns
The Fuller Brush Man
The Fort Apache Play
Set Lincoln Logs
15 cent McDonald
5 cent packs of baseball cards - with that awful pink slab of bubble gum
Penny candy, 25 cent a gallon gasoline
Jiffy Pop popcorn
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
Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening?
It wasn't odd to have two or three "Best
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
"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 aspirin?
Water balloons were the ultimate
If you can remember most or all of these,
then you have lived!!!!!!! !