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This has absolutely nothing to do with genealogy!!

But...I had to put a little touch of personality here....

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I sure can remember so many of these.
How about you?

Close your eyes...And go back...Before the Internet,
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

The smell of the sun and lickin' salty lips....

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'

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 it was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents

When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited a misbehaving student at home

Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo."

Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "do over!"

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 unbelievable that dodgeball wasn't an Olympic event.

Having a weapon in school, meant being caught with a slingshot

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

The first time your feet could rest on the barber's chair footrest?

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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