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« on: Apr 25, 03, 10:43:29 pm CDT »

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 ..."
 
and 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,
and 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 threat!  
But we survived because their love was greater than the threat.
 
Send this on to someone who can still 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"?

 

I am sharing this with you today  
because it ended with a double dog dare to pass it on.
To remember what a double dog dare is, read on.
And remember that the perfect age is somewhere between
old enough to know better and too young to care.

How many of these do you remember?

Candy cigarettes  

Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside  

 Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles  

 Coffee shops with tableside 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  
 
 
 
Peashooters  

 Howdy Dowdy  

45 RPM records  

Green Stamps  

Hi-Fi's  
 
Metal ice cubes trays with levers  

 Mimeograph paper  

 Beanie and Cecil  

 Roller-skate keys  

Cork pop guns  

Drive ins  

 Studebakers
 

Washtub wringers  

The Fuller Brush Man  

Reel-To-Reel tape recorders  

Tinkertoys
 
Erector Sets
 
The Fort Apache Play Set
 
Lincoln Logs
 
15 cent McDonald hamburgers
 
 
5 cent packs of baseball cards -
with that awful pink slab of bubble gum
 
 
Penny candy
 
35 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 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?  

A foot of snow was a dream come true?
 
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 aspirin?  

Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?
 
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 . . .
I double-dog-dare-ya!
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« Reply #1 on: Apr 25, 03, 10:57:31 pm CDT »

ok Biker

I must not be as old as I thought becasue some fo these were before my time lol!!


but was still very cool to read
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« Reply #2 on: Apr 26, 03, 05:32:05 pm CDT »

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ok Biker

I must not be as old as I thought becasue some fo these were before my time lol!!


but was still very cool to read


Well chances are good that I'm younger than you and I remember almost all of them.
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« Reply #3 on: Apr 26, 03, 05:57:14 pm CDT »

well yeah chances are good.. wait a minute are you telling me I am old????? Magnus?????
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« Reply #4 on: Apr 26, 03, 06:36:43 pm CDT »

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well yeah chances are good.. wait a minute are you telling me I am old????? Magnus?????


Never said anything was wrong with age. Hell my Mom's best friend is 40ish and I am trying as hard as hell to keep from going after her (I hate the way my mom reacts on the subject. She has threatend me worse than a jealous husband ever could. Aren't moms great?). I think that women (most anyway) are like a fine wine, they get better with age.
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« Reply #5 on: Apr 26, 03, 06:37:04 pm CDT »

I remember a lot of them, and I'm only 27.
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« Reply #6 on: Apr 26, 03, 10:18:03 pm CDT »

I only said I didn't remember some of them!!

but a lot I did lol sheesh gang up on the girl... oh wait.. handosme rogues.. one girl. ok gang all you want hhehehe
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« Reply #7 on: Apr 26, 03, 10:54:26 pm CDT »

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I only said I didn't remember some of them!!

but a lot I did lol sheesh gang up on the girl... oh wait.. handosme rogues.. one girl. ok gang all you want hhehehe


Sorry, there's some times when I will turn down a "sword fight".  :wink:
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« Reply #8 on: Apr 26, 03, 10:59:22 pm CDT »

Oh sure be that way Treon!!
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« Reply #9 on: Apr 27, 03, 10:50:11 am CDT »

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I only said I didn't remember some of them!!

but a lot I did lol sheesh gang up on the girl... oh wait.. handosme rogues.. one girl. ok gang all you want hhehehe


Sorry, there's some times when I will turn down a "sword fight".  :wink:



I on the other don't turn down a single one. Especially if the woman is any good with said "weapon".
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« Reply #10 on: Apr 27, 03, 11:38:27 am CDT »

I Haven't met a woman with a "sword" in the meaning I was refering to.
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« Reply #11 on: Apr 27, 03, 12:20:10 pm CDT »

aww Magnus can play nice heheh

mm brings a whole new meaning to the image of swords.. and sharp pointy things in general.. and how to use them properly heheh
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« Reply #12 on: Apr 27, 03, 05:29:26 pm CDT »

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I Haven't met a woman with a "sword" in the meaning I was refering to.



I knew exactly what you meant. I decided to use a different meaning. Hence the term "weapon" instead of "sword".

And Ariyana, who said anything about "playing nice"?
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« Reply #13 on: Apr 27, 03, 05:31:15 pm CDT »

We have the sword, they kepp the scabbard :wink:
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« Reply #14 on: Apr 27, 03, 05:39:21 pm CDT »

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We have the sword, they kepp the scabbard :wink:



Yup, yup, yup!  :D
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« Reply #15 on: Apr 27, 03, 05:43:03 pm CDT »

Good analogy Treon lol... though actually I think women have more than one.. scabbard... :twisted:  :wink:   ummmmmm
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« Reply #16 on: Apr 27, 03, 07:47:10 pm CDT »

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I Haven't met a woman with a "sword" in the meaning I was refering to.


if you yravel to Rio De janerio, or Phuket thailand you might.
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« Reply #17 on: Apr 27, 03, 08:36:07 pm CDT »

woah Biker.. an image "I" didn;t even want!!! :eek:
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« Reply #18 on: Apr 27, 03, 09:51:26 pm CDT »

OK, well technically I have met some, I just didn't bother trying to see the proof.
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« Reply #19 on: Apr 28, 03, 01:48:22 am CDT »

Yeah... I remember all that and much more...
Before you get all maudlin about the good old days, along with all those warm fuzzies, and in no particular order... there was Senator Joe McCarthy, the Communist witchhunts, Blackballing, Segregation, The Korean "Police Action", The "Cold War", the Bay of Pigs, The Watts Riots, The assasinations of JFK, Martin Luther King, jr., Malcolm X, Robert F. Kennedy, The Cuban Missile crisis, A little fiasco known as the Vietnam War.....  

Face it, there ain't no such thing as the "good old days"....
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