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Back In Time, The Good Old Days

Let's go back in time, way back............

I'm talking about hide and go seek at dusk.
Sitting on the porch, hot bread and butter.
Eating 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, MaryJanes.
Running through the sprinkler!

I can't get wet! All right; well, don't wet my hair.

The smell of the sun and licking salty lips....

Wait. . .

Catching lightening bugs in a jar.
Playing 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,
and Robbers, Cowboys and Indians,
Sitting on the curb.
Jumping down the steps, Jumping on the bed.
Pillow fights.
Being tickled to death;
Running till you were out of breath.
Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt! Being tired from playing....
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.
Didn't that feel good? Just to go back and say, Yeah, I remember that

Remember when . . .

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
hair done everyday.
When you got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped,
asking, for free, every time. You didn't pay for air....or drinking
And, you got trading stamps to boot!
When laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside
When any parent could discipline any kid, or feed him or use him to
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
restaurant with your parents.
The price of gas was affordable.
Milk came in jars with real bottle caps.
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
that awaited a misbehaving student at home.

Basically, we were in fear for our lives but it wasn't because of drive
shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Disapproval of our parents and
was a much bigger threat!

If you can remember any of these things, I smile with you,
because I to remember & love these memories. Pass this on
people you care about, it will make them smile too ! Talk of these
your children. Don't let these memories fade away completely. Just
your children, friends, or loved ones, and trading memories is a joy.

Life goes quickly. Seize it! And don't forget to thank God for it!

Re: Back In Time, The Good Old Days

Now that's going way back. I remember all those things, those were the good old days. If only life was still so simple. Thanks for the ride back!!

Re: Back In Time, The Good Old Days

I am with you Big Al... those were the Good Ol days!
Hey Carolina Fan, Thanks for that brought about a smile
I tell you I feel sorry for the youth of today! They won't have those memories...Times have changed SO MUCH....

Re: Back In Time, The Good Old Days

How about MOON PIES, they were better back then.