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Dedicated To All The Baby Boomers in the USA...
This was OUR life!

Click on the Button to Start the Music,
then Read on and Remember When.......

  

Do You Remember A Time When...

It took five minutes for the TV to warm up?

Nearly everyone's Mom was at home when the kids got home from school?

Nobody owned a purebred dog?

You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny?
When a quarter was a decent allowance?

Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces?
 

All the girls had ugly gym uniforms?
All your male teachers wore neckties and female teachers had
their hair done every day and wore high heels?

They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed. . .and they did?

 

You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped,
without asking, all for free, every time?

And you didn't pay for air? And, you got trading stamps to boot?

 

Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box?

It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner
at a real restaurant with your parents?

And Neon was COOL!

 

When a 57 Chevy was everyone's dream car...to cruise,
peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady?



No one ever asked where the car keys were
because they were always in the car,
in the ignition, and the doors were never locked?

 

Or lying on your back in the grass with your friends
and saying things like, "That cloud looks like a ......"

 

and playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game?


Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals
because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger?

And with all our progress and the hectic life, don't you wish
you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace,
and share it with the kids of today?

When being sent to the principal's office was nothing
compared to the fate that awaited the 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!
But we survived because their love was greater than the threat.

Send this on to someone who can still remember
Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Laurel and Hardy,

Howdy Dowdy and the Peanut Gallery,
The Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday nights,
The Mickey Mouse Club and Mickey Mouse Ears,

the Lone Ranger and Tonto, Sky King,
Roy and Dale, Nellie Bell, Trigger and Buttermilk.

As well as summers filled with bike rides, baseball games,
Hula Hoops, bowling and visits to the pool,

and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.
And what about Jaw Breakers and Chewing Gum Wrapper Chains

Doesn't it feel good, just to be able to say, "Yeah, I remember that"?

And remember that the perfect age is somewhere between
old enough to know better and too young to care.
 

How many of these do you remember?

  •  The Fuller Brush Man
  •  Washtub wringers
  •  45 RPM records

  •  Telephone numbers with a word prefix...
    ...(Murray 4-6000)
  •  Party lines

  •  Peashooters
  •  Howdy Dowdy
  •  Green Stamps
  •  Hi-Fi's

  •  Metal ice cubes trays with levers
  •  Mimeograph paper
  •  Beanie and Cecil
  •  Roller-skate keys
  •  Cork pop guns

  •  Reel-To-Reel tape recorders
  •  Tinkertoys
  •  Erector Sets
  •  The Fort Apache Play Set
  •  Lincoln Logs
  •  Slinkey
  •  15 cent McDonald hamburgers

  •  5 cent packs of baseball cards -
    with that awful pink slab of bubble gum
  •  Penny candy
  •  Jiffy Pop popcorn
  •  35 cent a gallon gasoline

Do you remember a time when...

Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-moe"?
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "Do Over!"?
It wasn't odd to have two or three "Best Friends"?

Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening?
The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was "cooties"?

"Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest?
Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot?
A foot of snow was a dream come true?
And "Snow Angels" were a work of art.

Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute commercials for action figures?
"Oly-oly-oxen-free" made perfect sense?
Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles?

The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team?
War was a card game?
Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?

Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin?
Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?
 

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

Pass this website address on to anyone
 who may need a break from being a "grown-up".
       Run4success.com/Boomers/      

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