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Lets Go Back In Time


Let's Go Back In Time: 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
* Ring around the Rosie
* London Bridge
* Hot potato
* Bubble Bubblegum in a dish
* Hop Scotch
* Jump rope
* 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 at the bottom
* Cracker Jacks
* Ice pops with 2 sticks you could break and share with a friend
... but wait... there's more...
* watchin' Saturday Morning cartoons
* Fat Albert, Road Runner, Felix the Cat, Popeye, Smurfs, Picture Pages, She-ra & He-Man, The Banana Splits, H.R. Puff -N- Stuff, Mr Magoo, Land of the Lost
* Schoolhouse Rock
* Watchin' Sunday morning oldies (Abbott & Costello, Three Stooges)
* 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
* 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
* WORKING YOUR ASS OFF meant taking out the garbage AND doing the dishes
* Your first crush
* Your first kiss (I mean the one that you kept your mouth CLOSED and your eyes OPEN)
* 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 aka "PUMPING"
* 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 Sandy's or McDonalds 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.
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.
* 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
If you can remember most or all of these, then you have LIVED!!!

Fireflies RULE! ;D

Great memories, Teresa.   Those were the days, weren't they?


Thanks for the trip down memory lane, I can go back to "erector sets "and "tinker toys"   :D



 I can remeber when "cordless phone" meant that dad came home drunk and ripped the phone apart :P



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