Remembering when . . .
eyes.....And go back....
Before the Internet or the MAC,
Before semi automatics and crack
Before SEGA or Super Nintendo
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
Playin' Pinball in the corner store.
butterscotch, doubledutch, Jacks, kickball, dodgeball, y'all!
Rover and Roly Poly
Hoops and Sunflower Seeds,
Ranchers, Banana Splits
Lips and Mustaches
Wax shaped coke bottles with colored sugar water in them
through the sprinkler
smell of the sun and lickin' salty lips....
Saturday Morning cartoons, Fat Albert, Road Runner,
The Three Stooges, and Bugs,
Or back further, listening to Superman on the radio
lightening bugs in a jar, Playin sling shot.
around the corner seemed far away,
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
Milk delivery with cardboard stoppers
lemon coke from the fountain at the corner drug store.
million mosquito bites and sticky fingers,
Sittin on the curb,
Sittin on the curb,
and Robbers, Cowboys and Indians,
Jumpin down the steps, Jumpin on
Runnin till you were out of breath
Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt
tired from playin'.... Remember that?
I ain't finished just yet...
Eating Kool-aid powder with sugar
When there were two types of sneakers for girls and boys
Roller skates that you tightened with a skate key
& PF Flyers) and the only time you wore them at school, was
When it took five minutes for the TV to warm up, if you even
When nearly everyone's mom was at home when the kids got there.
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 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.
all of your male teachers wore neckties and female
Teachers had their hair done,
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, you got S&H trading stamps to boot!
When laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels
hidden inside the box.
Telephone numbers with a word prefix DRexel 5-5505
When any parent could discipline any kid, or feed him or use
him to carry groceries, and nobody, not even the kid, thought
thing of it.
When it was considered a great privilege to be taken out to
dinner at a real restaurant with your parents.
When they threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed
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 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
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.