Saturday, August 2, 2008

A Trip Back in Time ... Remember When ?

Just for fun, let's take a little nostalgic break from our "grown-up" lives and play "Do You Remember When."

Do You Remember 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?

When a quarter was a decent allowance?

You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny?

Female teachers wore dresses and high heels?

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?

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

When a 57 Chevy was everyone's dream car?
And cruising, peeling out, and laying rubber was cool?

Remember when 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?

Lying on your back in the grass with your friends?
And saying things like, "That cloud looks like a ..."?

When being sent to the principal's office was nothing
compared to the fate that awaited the student at home?

Can any of you remember Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Honey Bunch books, Howdy Doody and the Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger, The Shadow Knows, Nellie Bell, Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk?

And summers filled with bike rides, Hula Hoops,
visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid Powder with Sugar?

How many of these do you remember?

Candy cigarettes ...

Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside ...

Coke machines that dispensed glass bottles ...

Coffee shops with tableside jukeboxes ...

Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers ...

Telephone numbers with a
word prefix(Raymond 4-601).

Party lines ...

45 RPM records and 78 RPM records!

Green Stamps ...

Do you remember a time when ...

Decisions were made by going "Eeny-meeny-miney-moe?"

Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "Do over!"?

"Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest?

Catching the 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'?

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?

Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?

If you can remember most or all of these, then you have lived! And with all our progress, don't you just wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savor those simpler times and slower days? Maybe we can if we share it with our children and grandchildren today.

Why not start this weekend?



8 comments:

nikkicrumpet said...

OHHHH I loved this post....I hate to admit it but I remember alot of those things! It was such a lovely trip back in time...made me feel all warm and fuzzy. They were good times and I would love for so many of those simple pleasures to have never went away. Thanks for the journey down memory lane!

Pearls To Hide My Neck said...

I remember most of those things! What a world we would have if life was that simple again!
Loved, loved, loved all the pictures!

Anonymous said...

janie, oh how i loved this post....and yes i think i remembered EVERY single thing....i was born oct 1948, so i am sure i did......just want u to know that your blog is the first "favorite" i click every morning.....it is one of the prettiest and your writing is so enjoyable....i really loved the one when you took us to Yazoo City....and your New Orleans trip.....you are one smart lady and your house is a dream.....can't wait for next "article".....jennie in tn <><

Picket said...

Oh girl I remember every one of those things and the whole post made me smile from ear to ear! Ohhh those were some wonderful years...great post my friend!

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Janie! Yes Yes Yes, I remember it all! The younger ones who read this will be going "Huh???" I had forgotten all the simple daily living from our youth! Such a fun post, things I hadn't thought about in years! Thank you! I used to think those wax bottles with the sugar water were so cool; I even used to chew the wax for a while Yuck! Have a great Sunday. Sincerely, Jeannette

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I remember all of those things Janie. Plus, I remember when we didn't have TV and listening to soaps on the radio was a big deal!

Have a great week!
Pat

Tracey said...

I remember and MISS a lot of those things. I enjoyed this post very much!
:) Tracey

Tammy said...

I so enjoyed this post, but then I look forward to every update!♥