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>Close your eyes.....And go back....
>         Before the Internet or the MAC,
>         Before semi automatics and crack
>         Before chronic and indo
>         Before SEGA or Super Nintendo
>         Way back........
>         I'm talkin' bout hide and go seek at dusk.
>         Sittin' on the porch, Hot bread and butter.
>         The Good Humor man,
>         Red light, Green light.
>         Chocolate milk,
>         Lunch tickets,
>         Penny candy in a brown paper bag.
>         Playin' Pinball in the corner store.
>        Hopscotch, butterscotch, doubledutch
>        Jacks, kickball, dodgeball, y'all!
>        Mother May I?
>        Red Rover and Roly Poly
>         Hula Hoops and Sunflower Seeds,
>         Jolly Ranchers, Banana Splits
>        Wax Lips and Mustaches
>         Running through the sprinkler
>         The smell of the sun and lickin' salty lips....
>         Wait......
>         Watchin' Saturday Morning cartoons, Fat Albert,
>        Road Runner, He-Man, The Three Stooges, and Bugs,
>         Or back further, listening to Superman on the radio
>        Catchin' lightening bugs in a jar,
>         Playin sling shot.
>        When around the corner seemed far away,
>       And going downtown seemed like going somewhere.
>         Bedtime, Climbing trees,
>         An ice cream cone on a warm summer night
>         Chocolate or vanilla or strawberry or maybe butter pecan
>        A lemon coke from the fountain at the corner drug store
>        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
>       Runnin till you were out of breath
>         Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt
>        Being tired from playin'.... Remember that?
>         I ain't finished just yet...
>         Eating Kool-aid powder with sugar
>         Remember when...
>        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 it took five minutes for the TV to warm up, if you even
>         had one.
>       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 miracle.
>        When milk went up one cent and everyone talked about it for weeks?
>         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,
>    got trading stamps to boot!
>         When laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden
>    the box.
>        When any parent could discipline any kid, or feed him or use him to
>    groceries, and nobody, not even the kid, thought a thing of it.
>         When it was considered a great privilege to be taken out to
dinner at
>    real restaurant with your parents.
>         When they threatened to keep kids back a grade if  they failed ..
>         ......and did!
>         When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared
>         to the fate that awaited a misbehaving student at home.
>         Basically, we were in fear for our lives but it wasn't because of 
>    by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much
>    bigger threat! and some of us are still afraid of em!!!
>         Didn't that feel good.. just to go back and say, Yeah, I remember
>        There's nothing like the good old days! They were good then, and
>        they're good now when we think about them.
>         Share some of these thoughts with a friend who can relate,
>         then share it with someone that missed out on them.

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