This has absolutely nothing to do with genealogy!!
But...I had to put a little touch of personality here....
All images courtesy of Old Time Clip Art
I sure can
remember so many of these.
eyes...And go back...Before the Internet,
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
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!!!!!
Richard N. Fox
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