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Do you remember….

All the girls had ugly gym uniforms?
It took five minutes for the TV to 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 it!
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… ‘?
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 principals 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.. .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’?

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 Table Side 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.
Hi-Fi’s & 45 RPM records.
78 RPM records!
Green Stamps.
Mimeograph paper.
The Fort Apache Play Set.
Nancy Drew
The Hardy Boys
Laurel and Hardy
Howdy Doody
The Peanut Gallery
The Lone Ranger
The Shadow Knows
Nellie Bell, Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk

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?
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?
 

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How about being caught with some sort of indescretional behavior by a neighbor.
(punisment by the neighbor)
then having neighbor call parents.
(Punished again by parents)
 

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How about the "nuns" in catholic grade school telling you to hold out your hand ...face up,and that dreaded point stick!! And do not tell mom or dad when you got home or its double the pain. ...."YOU DID WHAT!!!!"
 

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Trick or Treating was not dangerous
Picking up pop bottles to get the 2 cent deposit
Burma Shave signs
Making ice cream
You could tell the year and make of a car by looking at the tail lights
no car would hold 5 bucks worth of gas
bulk oil came in glass jars and was a nickle a quart
If your engine was still running with 100,000 miles it was something to brag about.
The back of the truck is where kids rode
 

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WOW, I hate these type of posts! They remind me how old I am! I live in Canada and my high school also had a rifle club with a rifle shooting range. Fat chance of ever seeing that again here.

Paul
 

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Or when Linda Vaughn used to look this good. Took this picture in 69 at the World Finals Lewisville, Texas. State of the art track that had a short life.
 

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i remember when we all spoke english, plus all that other stuff-to bad we cant go back, lol
 

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you would get on your bicycle at 8am and get off it to eat lunch and supper or play baseball. Ride till dusk.
How many kids today get that kind of excercise?
You would spend hours upon hours looking at the Sears Christmas catalog, dreaming.....
You would make a push cart out of a few pieces of lumber and a old wooden crate, wheels off some old lawnmower or baby buggy.
coal chutes to the basement for the furnace.
 

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How about leaving your house right after breakfast to go out and play with your 8 year old friends and not coming home until dark - and no one called the police, national guard or issued an Amber alert - because there was no reason to even consider such a possiblity/need! And everyone ate lunch or dinner at the house where they happened to be at the time. And you slept out on nice summer nights with a half dozen or so of your friends and go for walks at night with nothing but moonlight to see with - and no one vandalized anything. Just for the pure fun of being with your friends.

There was one family car and your Dad took it to work. Parents weren't responsible for entertaining their children by taking them to every conceivable sport 12 months a year. Kids sports lasted as long as the season did. No year round baseball, football, basketball training for 10 year olds. Soccer was for "foreigners".
 

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How about leaving your house right after breakfast to go out and play with your 8 year old friends and not coming home until dark - and no one called the police, national guard or issued an Amber alert - because there was no reason to even consider such a possiblity/need! And everyone ate lunch or dinner at the house where they happened to be at the time. And you slept out on nice summer nights with a half dozen or so of your friends and go for walks at night with nothing but moonlight to see with - and no one vandalized anything. Just for the pure fun of being with your friends.
I remember this with fondness.
During the summer, I don't believe any kids where I grew up actually slept in the house at night-----even the neighbor girls had a tent set up in the side yard all summer.

And well into our teens----eating and sleeping at the house we happened to be at the time.
 

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Danny those are great. I will send you the rest of mine from 69. They include M/Thompson, Caroles Mink,Fred Hurst,Judy Lilly,Red light Bandit,Zoom-O,Rod Shop,Engine Masters, and a few more.
 

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I'm 60 they were good times, had to get off your a$$ to change the tv channel, delivered papers after school, played football on the neighbors side lawn, and when he came home we would deny it..good humor man, ice pop 10 cents, snowball fights and everybody got hit at least once, dirt bomb fights until some one got hurt. we would go to the bakery on sunday after church and my father would give me a dime for the sunday NY daily news,only stores open were the bakery and the pharmacy...young kids today missed alot...what the hell they got video games and cell phones when their 10
 
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