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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 55 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 Doody 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 Doody

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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WOW!! That does bring back ALOT of good (and some not so good) memories. It's amazing what you forget and how fast it comes back with a little reminder. Great post. Robert :burnout

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My Mom and Dad used to tell me about those things :leaving

Yep mine too. How could you live, in there days? :lol

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Ahhhh...the good ol' days. When technology was a good thing, because there wasn't any, not even a remote to look for to watch the TV and you actually had to get up to turn the channels. And a crystal set radio was way cool and A&W rootbeer floats came in really tall frosted mugs and the girl rolled up on skates to deliver them...Am I dating myself again? LOL.

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Ah poop. I remember all of that except the trading stamps were sometimes food stamps and I once bought gas at 19 cents a gallon in Flint MI.

Very nice post. It's easy to forget the simpler times with all the bs we put up with today like Cavemen and green slimy things selling insurance. Whoops (forgot about that post), some of them are still slimy!

Cousin Festus Hagen from the Muskokas would like that post as he sat there and said "badges, we don't need no stinkin badges.

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>>>>>>>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?

>>>>>>>>.

Actually--having a weapon in school menan that you were on the school rifle team. I used to keep my rifle in my school locker.

Hawkeye

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Guest racingchester

Bought white gas fo .10 a gallon for my grandfathers lawnmower so I could mow the neighbors lawn and make maybe a dollar. Bought gas for my 60 Vette for .23 for the goooood stuff...... That was in 62.

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Bought gas for my 60 Vette for .23 for the goooood stuff...... That was in 62.

I'd be happy with 2.23 right now. :toetap

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Guest Kens06
Actually--having a weapon in school menan that you were on the school rifle team. I used to keep my rifle in my school locker.

Hawkeye

Wow, I almost forgot being on the ROTC rifle team!

Our weapons were locked in a wooden cabinet!

Bolt action .22LR.

Hey, how about when playing cowboys and indians was just an outdoor version of hide and seek played with capguns and arrows with suction cups on the end!! The bow and arrow set came with a feathered headdress and no one was offended!!

Ken

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Guest Sidewinder

Damn you MOFO's are old! :lol

I remember some of those things. Our remote controlled VCR had a wire connecting the remote to the VCR :yesnod

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Guest 1FASTC4
Damn you MOFO's are old! :lol

I remember some of those things. Our remote controlled VCR had a wire connecting the remote to the VCR :yesnod

I was the remote control at our house.

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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?

:lol still that way in parts of West Virginia...of course, where ya going :leaving

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Hmmm-I know what an erector set is, but somehow I doubt it's the same as what you guys are thinking of.... :cone

:leaving

M~

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Here is one for ya all.

It was in the early 60's and I was working at a Drug store. The men would come in and had to ask for the brand of Rubbers that they wanted, or if they did not know we would just show then the many different types, after there sale we would put them in a bag and off they would go. They were kept in a special place so no one else could see that they purchased them. After all this was the 60's. Any way this is where I got my little butt in trouble. I was up by the soda fountain doing my think like make cherry phosphates, and this guy comes in, so I ask him if I could help him. He says in a very soft voice, "where are your prophylaxis at"? Prophylaxis I say, humm I don't know just a minute I will find out. So I very nicely YELLED to the pharmacist way in the back of the store. TOM WHERE TO WE KEEP THE PROPHYLAXIS? Well this guy turned three shades of red and turned and left the store kinda on a run. I still had on idea why! So I got invited to the back to have a talk with the owner. After he straighten me out about the proper name for rubbers, and because three old ladies complained that I offended them because of what I said. I was sent home for a week without pay. I think at the time I was making 65 cents and hour. :thumbs So now I know not to yell that.

BUT I did feel like yelling that after that dam lady park ranger got on my ass for putting my foot on her wall inside the cave last year. :lol

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Okay, since we're on rubber stories. I had a partner on the PD who was afraid his son was selling drugs. He kept having friends stop over and they'd only stay like 10 mins and leave. They finally got worried enough that his wife searched the kids room. They discovered he was selling rubbers to his HS buddies. He was the only one brave enough to buy them. He had a real money making business going :lol

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Yassir I remember most of them and a few more:

We are part of the generation that grew up without seatbelts, car seats, and ridin in the back of a pickup was a blast.

We had metal dashboards in our cars, *real* 5mph bumpers, we got our first b-b gun when we were 4-5 years old ..a lot of us shot our first deer when were were ~15, then gutted it, skinned it, packed it back to the truck several miles away .. after trackin it through the snow for several miles. You know .. actually *hunting* it. Our mom's made some seriously great food out of every bit we brought back.

..AND .. We RAN thru our houses carrying SCISSORS!!

Our idea of a good time was anything to do with Cherry Bombs .. especially dropped into a Karo Syrup Jar just after you lit it, then runnin like the wind to get behind *anything* because all HELL was gonna break loose when it went off :)

Now .. when we look back .. we remember feeling invincible ..

..the fact that we are still here *proves* it

-evil grin-

-Frank an Kathy

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Speedratchet
Damn you MOFO's are old! :lol

I remember some of those things. Our remote controlled VCR had a wire connecting the remote to the VCR :yesnod

I remember that my Dad's idea of a TV remote was me.

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u guys are ancient.... I remember watching that stuff on Happy Days...

I have to admit... I didnt get the reference to submarine racing till I was in my 20's.... LOL

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My submarine kept sinking. like the ones Canada bought from the Brits a few years ago, until I found out how to make it surface :smilelol:smilelol:smilelol:smilelol:troll:troll

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