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THAT MADE MY DAY!
I only wish that my 3 yr. old grandson could have been born in those times
and shared them with me....instead of knowing that he has to face society
the way it is today.
HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD DAY.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Paula Hiselman" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, July 09, 2000 10:59 AM
Subject: off subject
> >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
> > When milk went up one cent and everyone talked about it for
> > When you'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.
> > When girls neither dated nor kissed until late high school, if
> > When your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces.
> > When all of your male teachers wore neckties and female teachers
> > their hair done, everyday.
> > When you got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas
> > without asking, for free, every time. And, you didn't pay for air.
> > 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
> > 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
> > by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our parents and grandparents were a
> > bigger threat! and some of us are still afraid of em!!!
> > Didn't that feel good.. just to go back and say, Yeah, I
> > 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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