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    Remember the days

    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 until the first...no...second...no..thir d
    Streetlight came on

    Ring around the Rosie

    London Bridge

    Hot potato

    Hop Scotch

    Jump rope

    Duck....duck....GOOSE!!!

    YOU'RE IT!!

    Parents stood on the front porch and yelled (or whistled) for you to(my mom was good at whistling)

    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 in the bottom

    Cracker jacks with the same thing

    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, Smurfs, Picture Pages, G-Force & He-Man,
    Schoolhouse Rock, Looney Toons

    Watchin' Sunday morning oldies (Abbott & Costello, Three Stooges)

    Wonder Woman & Super Man Underoos

    FONZIE..AYYYYYYYYE

    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

    WORK: meant taking out the garbage or 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

    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
    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.

    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 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.

    Being old, referred to anyone over 20. (CRAP! I'm officially old!)

    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 or the carnival

    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!!!

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    I remember it well.

    My god, am I really that old!!!!

    Even the long summer break in England was hot back then!

    We actually won sometimes at sport!

    Footballers cared more about the pride in the shirt than the money that accompanied it.

    There were only 3 TV channels. It closed down at midnight and they played the national anthem.

    Shops only opened between 9 - 5 and closed all day Sunday and half day Wednesday.

    You couldn't get anthying to eat other than your own sandwiches on the night shift.

    The courts believed the word of a Police officer over the word of a defendant.

    I didn't think I would ever get old and suffer from back pain!

    More please, my fingers hurt from this typing malarky!

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    Black Rats were decent human beings. No, sorry no ones old enough to remember that far back! Ooops, did I say that out loud.
    To be born an Englishman, is to be a winner in the Lottery of Life.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Trojan 42 View Post
    Black Rats were decent human beings. No, sorry no ones old enough to remember that far back! Ooops, did I say that out loud.
    Some of us still keep the tradition alive.

    By the way Trojan you can still get black rat stickers, mugs, pin badges etc.

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    I have a Rat sticker somewhere, in the garage I think. Wouldn't put it in my car though, too ashamed.

    Here's one.

    Kids could run round the streets playing cowboys, without someone calling out an ARV.
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    It's alright, nobody would know what it was, not even most Policemen.

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    wonders if reca lived my childhood, lol
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    Aaahhhhh yes I remember those days!!!


    Thanks for the memories Reca.......It's nice to take time out and remember when things were much simplier in life!!!
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    Holy cow Reca, I think you only forgot;

    It was a luxury to buy lunch at school

    You had to do homework in your room - quietly!

    "Busing" was something done in a restaurant - not a school

    "PC" meant Nothing!

    Seatbelts were optional in all vehicles (had to throw this one in! )
    You are a sniper when all other methods to save a life are failing...
    You are a counter-sniper when someone else thinks they are as good as you with a rifle.

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    Ahhh.. good times... good times.

    "Stupid should hurt."

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    How about the toys that you played with had noises made by you, not a button on its side?

    The days of Big Wheels (esp. when you could skid and wear your front tire down)

    Playgrounds with actual playground stuff like jungle gyms, see-saws and merry-go-rounds

    A push up to you was a type of ice cream (usually orange)

    You went to the library to check out books, not to get on the computers.

    You went to your neighbors house when they moved in with some sort of food and offered to pitch in and help.

    Station Wagons had the fold down 3rd seat (that was right over the gas tank...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by armygrnt502 View Post
    ...Station Wagons had the fold down 3rd seat (that was right over the gas tank...)
    And a Station Wagon was actually called a Station Wagon and NOT an SUV!!
    You are a sniper when all other methods to save a life are failing...
    You are a counter-sniper when someone else thinks they are as good as you with a rifle.

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    Reca, that's a great post....I remember all of those things, haha.

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    How about this, toys that were fun but didn't have some safety Nazi looking over them and they were allowed to go out into the world with sharp jagged edges!!! then over time they rusted and you would cut yourself and need a tetnis shot!!! Yes! Or...Monkey bars.....The Absolute Best, especially with that really fine gravel underneath them.
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    Kick the can - best game that ever was!

    Clipping playing cards on your bike spokes to make noise.

    Writing your name with sparklers. (Not legal in Cali )

    Porch swings.
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    When the Disney Channel actually had "cool" shows on it and not preppy, skanky hoes, running around going "oh my god!" in unrealistic home and social settings.

    Light Brights.

    Slinkies meant HOURS of entertainment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro56 View Post
    How about this, toys that were fun but didn't have some safety Nazi looking over them and they were allowed to go out into the world with sharp jagged edges!!! then over time they rusted and you would cut yourself and need a tetnis shot!!! Yes! Or...Monkey bars.....The Absolute Best, especially with that really fine gravel underneath them.
    Yeah!!! Lawn darts...I think they were called Jarts if memory serves.
    Snow days
    Moon boots
    Sledding
    Atari 2600
    Star Wars action figures by Kenner
    Hot Wheels/Matchbox
    Huffy bikes with the big "banana" seat
    Big Wheel/The Green Machine
    Going to the arcade and spending my allowence on Tempest
    Legos
    Summer vacation
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDawg3533 View Post
    Aaahhhhh yes I remember those days!!!


    Thanks for the memories Reca.......It's nice to take time out and remember when things were much simplier in life!!!
    Absolutely BigDawg!!!

    Imagination was not a dirty word and you never gave a strange look to your parents when they told you to use it.

    You never complained it was too hot or cold you were outside from dusk till dawn and complained when you had to come in.

    Thanks for bringing back memories of the good day Reca!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by edg103 View Post
    Yeah!!! Lawn darts...I think they were called Jarts if memory serves.
    Lol. Those things are actually illegal to sell on ebay. My mom does quite a bit of ebay selling and everytime she tries to list those things they get cancelled within hours and she gets an angry violation letter from ebay. Lol.
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