Tuesday, February 14, 2006

The Good Old Days

Got this in my email this morning from a friend. God, I miss those days!
Aaaa the good old days.......
Go back...

Before the Internet or the MAC
Before semi automatics and crack
Before SEGA or Super Nintendo...

Way back...

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


Watchin' Saturday Morning cartoons
Mighty Mouse, Road Runner, Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Donald Duck &
Mickey Mouse

Walking on stilts stilts, roller skating on the street and playing
and hp-scotch
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

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 out to eat and you were so cool.

When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to
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

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

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

If you can remember most or all of these, then you have LIVED!!!