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post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Do you remember????

Close your eyes...And go back...
Before the Internet or the MAC
Before semi automatics and crack
Before SEGA or Super Nintendo...

Way back...

I'm talkin' bout hide and go seek at dusk.
Red light, Green light.
Playing kickball & dodgeball until your porch light came on.
Mother May I?
Red Rover
Hula Hoops
Running through the sprinkler
Happy Meals

Watchin' Saturday Morning cartoons
Fat Albert, Road Runner, Smurfs, Picture Pages, G-Force & He-Man
Wonder Woman & Super Man Underoos
Playing Dukes of Hazard
Catchin' lightning bugs in a jar
Christmas morning...
Your first day of school
Bedtime Prayers and Goodnight Kisses
Climbing trees
Getting an Ice Cream off the Ice Cream Truck
A million mosquito bites and sticky fingers
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'
Your first crush...
Rainy days at school meant playing "Heads up 7UP" in the classroom
Remember that?

I'm not finished yet...
Kool-Aid was the drink of the summer
Giving your friends a ride on your handlebars
Wearing your new shoes on the first day of school
Class Field Trips
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 McDonalds and you were so cool.
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 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!"

I want to go back to the time when...
Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo"
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "do over!""Race issue" 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.
The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was cooties.
Nobody was prettier than Mom
Scrapes and bruises were kissed 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 the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest protectors.

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...

post #2 of 17
I have LIVED..(deep sigh & a smile)
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post #4 of 17
Thank You Cheryl,for a much needed reality check!
post #5 of 17
I have lived!! I especially remember catching fireflies on the farm. Such a simply joy letting them all go at one time to see all the pretty lights.
post #6 of 17



Phew! *starts panting and catching up breath*

I can't remember... oh, wait, yeah.... born in 1989. Part of that generation destined to get the planet and throw it into a pit of hot lava "to see what happens."
post #7 of 17
Originally Posted by Me-n-my guys
I have LIVED..(deep sigh & a smile)
post #8 of 17
Oh gosh yes, I remember..........where has my life gone?
post #9 of 17
Oh, yeah, I'm with ya...

going barefoot into the garden to pick strawberries...

Jess the Bread Man - There was a man who drove a red panel truck and delivered bread/bakery items to us (then) country folk. In the front was his huge (it seemed huge to me!) selection of penny candy. Get a penny or two from the parents and wait by the end of the driveway for him to come by and take forever to decide what I wanted!

*sigh* Did you see that huge wave of nostalgia!
post #10 of 17
Hang on, Victor, you'll get your chance in a few years.
post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 
Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
Oh gosh yes, I remember..........where has my life gone?
I had to laugh when I read your response cause I felt the same way.
post #12 of 17
for half of my life i didnt have a computer or playstation ect, i got to play outside untill dark, got ice cream from the ice cream van... it just makes me sad how this world is ending
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post #14 of 17
If you remember this... then you're old. I feel old.
post #15 of 17
This is so not fair, ccoccocats!
I am on the verge of having a cry at work now!


Thanks for the memories!
post #16 of 17
The world is forever changing isn't it.
post #17 of 17
Don't worry Sam... think of the day when saying that you remember using Windows XP translate to saying "I am old as the sun's electric switch."
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