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> Kinda...almost.. makes you wish we were living in the 30's - 50's again.

This has been thru cyberspace a few times but fun to read once more.
 
> Subject:  Memories
> 
> Close your eyes...And go back...
> 
>  Before the Internet or the MAC,
>  Before semi-automatics and crack,
>  Before chronic and indo,
>  Before SEGA or Super Nintendo,
> 
>  Way back...
> 
>  I'm talkin' bout hide and go seek at dusk.
>  Sittin' on the porch,
>  Hot bread and butter.
>  Eatin' a super dooper sandwich, (Dagwood),
>  Red light, Green light.
>  Chocolate milk, Lunch tickets,
>  Penny candy in a brown paper bag.
> 
>  Hopscotch, butterscotch, doubledutch
>  Jacks, kickball, dodgeball, y'all!
> 
>  Mother, May I?
>  Hula Hoops and Sunflower Seeds,
>  Jaw breakers, blowpops, Mary Janes,
>  Running through the sprinkler (I can't get wet! All right, well don't
>  wet my hair....)
>  The smell of the sun and lickin' salty lips....
> 
>  Wait......
>  Catchin' lightening bugs in a jar,
>  Playin sling shot and Red Rover.
>  When around the corner seemed far away,
>  And going downtown seemed like going somewhere.
> 
>  Bedtime, Climbing trees.
>  A million mosquito bites and sticky fingers.
>  Cops and Robbers,
>  Cowboys and Indians,
>  Sittin on the curb,
>  Jumpin down the steps,
>  Jumpin on the bed.
>  Pillow fights
>  Being tickled to death
>  Runnin' till you were out of breath
>  Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt.
> 
>  Being tired from playin'.... Remember that?
>  I ain't finished just yet...
>  What about the girl that had the big bubbly hand writing?
>  Licking the beaters when your mother made a cake.
> 
>  When there were two types of sneakers for girls and boys (Keds & PF
>  Flyers), and the only time you wore them at school, was for "gym."
> 
>  When nearly everyone's mom was at home when the kids got there.
>  When nobody owned a purebred dog.
> 
>  When a quarter was a decent allowance, and another quarter a huge
bonus.
>  When you'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.
> 
>  When girls neither dated nor kissed until late high school, if then.
> 
>  When your mom wore nylons that came in two pieces.
>  When all of your male teachers wore neckties and female teachers had
>  their hair done, everyday.
> 
>  When you got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped,
> without  asking, for free, every time.  And, you didn't pay for air.
And,
> you got trading stamps to boot!
> 
>  When laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden
>  inside the box.
> 
>  When any parent could discipline any kid, or feed him or use him to
carry
>  groceries, and nobody, not even the kid, thought a thing of it.
> 
>  When it was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a
>  real restaurant with your parents.
> 
>  When they threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed...and
did!
> 
>  When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the
> fate that awaited a misbehaving student at home.
> 
>  Basically, we were in fear for our lives but it wasn't because of drive
> by
>  shootings, drugs, gangs, etc.  Disapproval of our parents and
> grandparents
>  was a much bigger threat!
> 
>  Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo."
>  Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "do over!"
>  "Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest.
>  Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in "Monopoly."
>  Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening.
> 
>  It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends.
>  Being old, referred to anyone over 20.
>  The net on a tennis court was the perfect height to play volleyball
>  and rules didn't matter.
> 
>  The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was cooties.
> 
>  It was magic when dad would "remove" his thumb.
>  It was unbelievable that dodgeball wasn't an Olympic event.
> 
>  Having a weapon in school, meant being caught with a slingshot.
>  Nobody was prettier than Mom.
> 
>  Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better.
>  It was a big deal to finally be tall enough to ride the "big people"
>  rides at the amusement  park.
> 
>  Getting a foot of snow was a dream come true.
> 
>  Abilities were discovered because of a "double-dog-dare."
>  Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute ads for action figures.
> 
>  No shopping trip was complete, unless a new toy was brought home.
> 
>  "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.
>  Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.
>  Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle.
> 
>  Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin.
>  Ice cream was considered a basic food group.
>  Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest
>  protectors.
> 
>  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!!!!!
> 
>


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