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Close your eyes.....And go back in time....

Before the Internet or the MAC, Before semi automatics and crack 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.
  The Good Humor man, Red light, Green light.
  Chocolate milk, Lunch tickets, Penny candy in a brown paper bag.
  Playin' Pinball in the corner store.
  Hopscotch, butterscotch, doubledutch Jacks, kickball, dodgeball.
  Mother May I?
  Red Rover and Roly Poly Hula Hoops and Sunflower Seeds, Jolly
  Ranchers, Banana Splits, Wax Lips and Mustaches
  Running through the sprinkler
  The smell of the sun and lickin' salty lips....


  Watchin' Saturday Morning cartoons, Fat Albert, Road Runner, He-Man, The
  Three Stooges, and Bugs.
  Or back further, listening to Superman on the radio
  Catchin' lightening bugs in a jar, Playin sling shot.
  When around the corner seemed far away,
  And going downtown seemed like going somewhere.
  Bedtime, Climbing trees, An ice cream cone on a warm summer night

  Chocolate or vanilla or strawberry or maybe butter pecan
  A lemon coke from the fountain at the corner drug store
  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
  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...

  Eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar

  Remember when...
  When there were two types of sneakers for girls and boys (Keds & PF
  and the only time you wore them at school, was for "gym."
  When it took five minutes for the TV to warm up, if you even had one.
  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 miracle.
  When milk went up one cent and everyone talked about it for weeks?
  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, or gangs.
  Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! And some of us
  are  still afraid of em!!!
  Didn't that feel good.. just to go back and say, Yeah, I remember that!
  There's nothing like the good old days! They were good then, and they're
  good now when we think about them.
  Share some of these thoughts with a friend who can relate, then share it
  with someone that missed out on them.

  I want to go back to the time  when............
  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
  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.
  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
  If you can remember most or all of these, then you have LIVED!!!!