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Old 06-01-2003, 07:27 AM
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But for the ones that remember it was the good 'ole days. For the ones that don't know some of this stuff or never experienced it. You don't know what you were missing



YES THE GOOD OLD DAYS!

DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN...?
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?

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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Old 06-01-2003, 08:08 AM
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That's mostly how I remember it, and I'm a youngin' compared to some of ya's. In fact I was just sitting here shooting my boy's BB gun at birds out the bedroom window, and wishing I could go back to being a kid.
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Old 06-01-2003, 09:05 AM
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[quote]It took five minutes for the TV to warm up? <hr></blockquote>

I remeber when we got our first color tv set.


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Old 06-01-2003, 10:05 AM
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I honestly feel sorry for anybody that was born too late to remember that stuff. There is NO WAY I would want to be a kid today after having grown up in the 50's and 60's.
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Hey man some changes are good and some aren't. We are all gunna be poor searching for dimes, one day. The law and parents will get stricter, it's all just a cycle.

If there is nuclear warfare or EMP or other crap we will all be driving diesle cars and trucks, heating our homes with wood, and washing clothes by hand.
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It was the late 60's for me, so I to remember that stuff.
How bout when TV shows were good. Like Love boat, fantasy island, threes company, dukes of hazzard and the brady bunch.
Or, how many people had to run outside and adjust the TV antenna just to get 4, 6 or channel 10 to come in good?
Calculators were a big thing and many didnt own one. Or the huge 500 dollar new VCR?
Im gonna cry now!


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Hey Hemi, Channel 10? Hey thats where I work.

Ah I remember all that.

When sitcoms were funny, and families sat around a kitchen table full of food for diner insted of in front of the tv with food from the microwave.

10 cent Coke at the laundry mat.

Watching the orginal Star Trek before it was a re-run.

Playing Cops and Robbers with cap pistols and the Cops were the GOOD guys.

Melting plastic army men with magnifining glass.

Thanks Kevin45 for reminding me that I have lived!

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I always remember the old man raising hell trying to tune the TV antenna, trying to get one of the 3 channels we watched for years!I have about 100 now still nothing on!!I Guess thats why i sit in front of this PC?
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I'm with HemmiGremmie on the one. I didnt show up 'till '68, but man was the world different in the early '70 (compared to now). A/FX tracks, Model Cars, Schwinn Sting-Rays, Dad's '73 Fury station wagon taking us to the Drive-in in our jammies, my mom writing a note so i could pick her up a pack of cigarettes. and on and on and on.........


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HEY KEVIN: If you ever get to Branson, Mo. there is a show called REMEMBER WHEN. The guy and his cute wife does a two hour show on this very subject. He has an entire stage full of items, shows slides, old TV clips, and you come out crying for all of the things we gave up in the name of PROGRESS.... DAVE
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Yes. I lived EVERYTHING Kevin mentions. I remember when '57 Chevys were brand new. Got one of the first hula-hoops. Watched Howdy Doody, Roy Rogers, Amos and Andy, Sing Along with Mitch, The Steve Allen Show, Victory at Sea, religiously on our 10" B&W TV. Really enjoyed listening to mystery shows on radio though - really scary stuff! Tennessee Ernie Ford, Perry Como, Margaret Whiting, Rosemary Clooney were my favorites. Waiting for the Sears Christmas catalog and looking at the new train sets and guns and holster sets was the ultimate trip!! Could live on that high all year 'til the next catalog came out just in time 'cause the old one was worn out. Finally got my Marx 666 027-train set when I was 7. In fact I still have it. and am putting it back in shape to give to my 8yr old grandson next month for his birthday.
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Thanks Kevin. Sometimes we need to reminisce to keep everything in perspective. I'm only '63 vintage but I remember P.F. Fliers,four channels and "ears",candy cigarettes,family dinners, and not even thinking about locking doors. Also, racing didn't mean whoever had the most money won.
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