Friday, November 16, 2007

Remember When....

...............................................................................................................................Close your eyes...And go back......Before the Internet or PC or the MAC...... ...Before semi-automatics and crack.......Before Playstation, SEGA, Super Nintendo, even before Atari......Before cell phones, CD's, DVD's, voicemail and e-mail.... ..way back.......way.....way.....way back.....* I'm talkin' bout hide and seek at dusk* Red light, Green light* Red Rover....Red Rover..... * Playing kickball & dodgeball until* streetlight came on* Ring around the Rosie* London Bridge* Hot potato* Hop Scotch* Jump rope*!!!* YOU'RE IT!!* Parents stood on the front porch and yelled (or whistled)for you to come home - no pagers or cell phones* Mother May I?* Hula Hoops* Seeing shapes in the clouds* Endless summer days and hot summer nights (no A/C) with the windows open * The sound of crickets* Running through the sprinkler* Happy Meals* Cereal boxes with that GREAT prize in the bottom* Cracker jacks with the same thing* Ice pops with 2 sticks you could break and share with a friend..Watchin' Saturday Morning cartoons * Fat Albert, Road Runner, Smurfs, Picture Pages, G-Force & He-Man,* Schoolhouse Rock* Watchin' Sunday morning oldies (Abbott & Costello, Three Stooges) * Wonder Woman & Super Man Underoos* FONZIE.....AYYYYYYYY* Playing Dukes of Hazard* Catchin' lightning bugs in a jar* Christmas morning* Your first day of school* Bedtime Prayers and Goodnight Kisses* Climbing trees* Swinging as high as you could to try and reach the sky * Getting an Ice Cream off the Good Humor Truck* A million mosquito bites and sticky fingers* Jumpin' down the steps* Jumpin' on the bed * Pillow fights* Sleep-overs* A 13" black and white TV in your room meant you were RICH* Runnin' till you were out of breath* Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt* Being tired from PLAYING* WORK: meant taking out the garbage or doing the dishes* Your first crush* Rainy days at school meant playing "Heads up 7UP" or hangman" in the classroom, Remember that?Oh, I'm not finished yet....* Kool-Aid was the drink of the summer* So was a swig from the hose* Giving your friends a ride on your handlebars * Wearing your new shoes on the first day of school* Class Field Trips with soggy sandwiches* When nearly everyone's mom was at home when the kids got there. * When a quarter seemed like a fair allowance; and another quarter a MIRACLE* When ANY parent could discipline ANY kid, or feed him, or use him to carry groceries...And nobody, not even the kid, thought a thing of it. * When your parents took you to McDonald's and you were COOL* When being sent to the Principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited you 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! And some of us are still afraid of em!Didn't that feel good? Just to go back and say, "Yeah, I remember that!"Well, let's keep going!!Let's go back to the time when... * Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo"* Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "do over!"* "Race issues" meant arguing about who ran the fastest. * Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in "monopoly"* Catching 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. (CRAP! I'm officially old!)* The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was cooties.* Nobody was prettier than Mom * Scrapes and bruises were kissed by mom or grandma and made better* It was a big deal to finally be tall enough to ride the "big people" rides at the amusement park. * Getting a foot of snow was a dream come true.* Abilities were discovered because of a "double-dog-dare"* Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for giggles. * The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.* Water balloons were the ultimate, ultimate weapon.* Older siblings were your worst tormentors, but also your fiercest protector.

Someone sent this to me. These brought back so many memories. I hope you had as much fun reminiscing as I did.

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