28 February, 2010

Celebrating...the start of a new week

Well, it's time to get ready for a new week...but as we look to getting started with what is to come, let's take a quick look back---a blast to the past!!

Oldies but goodies. Remember when...

It took 3 minutes for the tv to warm-up.

No one had a purebred dog.


When a quarter was a decent allowance?


Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces?.


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?.


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


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 that started "that cloud looks like a..."?

Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game?.


And with all our progress, don't you wish, just once, that you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace, and share it with the children 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 of our lives, but not because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc., but because our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! But we survived because their love was greater than the threat.

Remember summers filled with bike rides, Hula Hoops, and visits to the pool and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar!


Candy cigarettes?


Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside?

Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles?


Coffee shops with table side jukeboxes?


Blackjack, Clove anf Teaberry chewing gum?


Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers?


Telephone numbers with a work prefix (Yukon 2-601) or party lines?


Hi-Fi's, 45 RPM records and 78 RPM records?


S&H Green Stamps?


And decisions were made by going 'eeny-meeny-miney-moe'? Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming 'do over!'?

Catching fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening?

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?

And water balloons were the ultimate weapon?


Now didn't that feel good to go back and say "yea, I remember that"?

Celebrate...and look to the past to plan your future!!

Luv Ya!!

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