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Lets Go Back In Time

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Teresa:
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
 
* Duck....duck....GOOSE!!!
 
* 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 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
 
* 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
 
* 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!!!
 

Basquo:
Fireflies RULE! ;D

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

J.R.E.:
Teresa,

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



Ray


J.R.E.:
Teresa,

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


Ray

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