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If you remember these.....

April 9 2010 at 9:57 AM
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YOU ARE TOO OLD! sad.gif

You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny?

It took three minutes for the TV to warm up?

When a quarter was a decent allowance?

Nobody owned a purebred dog?

Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces?

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 it!

A '57 Chevy was everyone's dream car.

Watching the submarine races with your girl?

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 'That cloud looks like a... '

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.

Summers were filled with bike rides, Hula Hoops, and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.

Howdy Doody and The Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger, The Shadow knows, Nellie Bell , Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk.

Candy cigarettes, Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside.

Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles.

Coffee shops with Table Side Jukeboxes.

Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum.

Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers.

Newsreels before the movie. War was a card game?

Telephone numbers with a word prefix...( Yukon 2-601). Party lines.

Peashooters, Howdy Doody, Hi-Fi's, 78 RPM records!

Green Stamps, Mimeograph paper, The Fort Apache Play Set.

Catching The Fireflies on a summer evening.

It wasn't odd to have two or three 'Best Friends'?

Having a Weapon in School meant being caught with a Slingshot?

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?

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!!!!!!! happy.gif

(PS... Make sure your will is in order) sad.gif

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  1. Re: If you remember these..... - BlueTrain on Apr 9, 2010
  3. More memories - BlueTrain on Apr 9, 2010
    1. Life changing so fast - Nat on Apr 10, 2010
    2. Re: More memories - HapCrow on Apr 12, 2010
      1. Calculator? - Nat on Apr 12, 2010
  4. You Know I Do! - Bob on Apr 10, 2010
    1. Glowing bottles - Nat on Apr 11, 2010
      1. Electronic Tubes - Bob on Apr 11, 2010
        1. Re: Electronic Tubes - Nat on Apr 11, 2010
      2. Re: Glowing bottles - HapCrow on Apr 12, 2010
        1. Tubes vs Transistors - Nat on Apr 12, 2010
  5. A few more - BlueTrain on Apr 12, 2010
    1. "Ice for your icebox?" - Nat on Apr 12, 2010
      1. Re: "Ice for your icebox?" - BlueTrain on Apr 12, 2010
        1. Ice & hair - Nat on Apr 12, 2010
          1. Ice Boxes - Bob on Apr 12, 2010
            1. Hair (or lack) - Nat on Apr 13, 2010
        2. Hair Dressing - Bob on Apr 12, 2010
      2. Ice boxes. - cool beans boi on Apr 13, 2010
        1. Wartime rationing - Nat on Apr 14, 2010
          1. Amen, Brother! - Bob on Apr 14, 2010
          2. Right you are! - COOL BEANS BOI on Apr 14, 2010
            1. re WLW - Nat on Apr 14, 2010
          3. The greatest generation - Nat on Apr 14, 2010
          4. Re: Wartime rationing - BlueTrain on May 4, 2010
            1. WTC vs ESB - Nat on May 4, 2010
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