How’s This For Nostalgia?
Do you remember when…..
All the girls had ugly gym uniforms?
And wore tennis shoes, not $200 Nike’s!
Nobody owned a purebred dog?
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?
It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner
They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed…
When a 57 Chevy was everyone’s dream car…
to cruise, peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races,
No one ever asked where the car keys were
because they were always in the car, in the ignition,
Playing baseball with no adults to help kids
Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals
because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger…
you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace,
When being sent to the principal’s office was nothing
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 our summers were filled with bike rides, Hula Hoops,
and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.
Didn’t that feel good, just to go back and say,
‘Yeah, I remember that’?
I am sharing this with you today because it ended with a
Double Dog Dare to pass it on…
To remember what a Double Dog Dare is, read on…
And remember that the perfect age is somewhere
between old enough to know better and too young to care.
Send this on to someone who can still remember Howdy Doody
and The Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger,
The Shadow Knows, Nellie Bell ,
Roy and Dale,
Trigger and Buttermilk.
Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles…
Coffee shops with Table Side Jukeboxes…
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, ‘Do Over!’?
It wasn’t odd to have two or three ‘Best
If you can remember most or all of these,
Then You Have Lived!!!!!!!
Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from their