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    This is very long so I will send in sections. excuse typos. Close your eyes....and go back...Before the Internet or the MAC,before semiautomatics and crack before SEGA or NINtendo Way, way back...... I'm talking about Hide and go seek at dusk. Sittin on the porch, Hot bread and butter. Eatin a superdooper sanwich {Dagwood}, Red light,Green light. Chocolate milk, lunch tickets, penny candyin a brown paper bag. Hopscotch,butterscotch,doubledutch,Jacks, kickball,dodgeball,y,all! Mother May I?Hukla Hoops and SUnflower seeds, Jaw breakers and blowpops, MARY Janes. Running through the sprinkler, the smell of the sun andlickin salty lips....Wait.....Catchin' lightening bugs in a jar,Playing sling shotb and red rover. When around the corner seemed far away,And goingb downtown seemed like somewhere. Bedtime Climbing trees,A million mosquito bites and sticky fingers, Cops and robbers Cowboys and Indians Sittin on the curb jumpin down the steps,Slinkys,Jumpin on the bed pillow fights being tickled to death running til you were out of breath. Laughing bso hard that your stomach hurt, being tired from playing Remember that? I ain't finished yet....Licking the beaters when your mothermade a cake,What about the girl that had the big bubbly handwriting? Remember when there were two types of sneakersfor girls and boys? Keds and PF flyers and the ONLY time you wroe them at school was for gym. When nearly everones' mom was aT HOME WITHthe kidsgot there. The tooth fairy, you got a dime or maybev a quarter...and it was a lot of money....When nobody owned a PURE Bred dog. When a quarter was a decent allownace,and another one a huge bonus. When you'd reach into aq muddy gutter for a penny. When girls neither dated nor kissed until high school,if then When mom wore nylonsv and only dresses and skirts. high heels. Nylons that came in two pieces. When all of you male teachers wore neckties and female teachershad their hair done every day. MORE Later.......

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    I'm about 20 years younger than you and I remember almost all of those things on a personal level. Its sad because some people 20 years younger than me don't remember some of those things. I loved being a kid.
    don't find yourself up a creek without a poodle.

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    • #3
      I remember all of these and miss some of them, like seeing a child READ a book, and playing with toys in your room instead of vidieo games. sitting at the table as a family...so on
      you brought back alot of good memories, THANKS
      I also feel sorry for anyone under 30 as the world has changed so much that most of them have no Idea what we are talking about
      "Whoever Said That Money Can't Buy Happiness Forgot About Puppies"
      Nancy

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      • #4
        Oh, the memories you have brought back actually put tears in my eyes. It is such a good warm feeling.
        When parents didn't want their young girls to be watching Elvis from the waiste down, the Beatles with their long hair and bad music, the Rolling Stones with even worse music. Walking to the park with your girlfriends with no worries. The nights spent at the roller rink with your friends. Going to school dances with your friends and not worried that you went with a bunch of girls instead of a date. Record players, 45's and albums.
        My daughter and I were watching an OLD game show, Match game, and one of the questions (which I can't remember) she answered with an answer of today, I had to tell her that wouldn't have been around then. She was amazed (she is 26).

        Can't wait for your next installment.
        "There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face."
        Diane

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        • #5
          What I think is the funniest is when a song from when I was in school is remade and my kids say Hey mom you ought to here this cool new song. They never believe us until we download (oops could not have done this a few years ago) the original and make them listen to it. They always end up looking stunned lol
          "Whoever Said That Money Can't Buy Happiness Forgot About Puppies"
          Nancy

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          • #6
            Playing hide n seek at night in the neighborhood where everyone's yard was our playground. Homemade ice cream and grandparents coming over for barbacue on saturday night. Walking or riding bikes to school. When swiping fruit off the neighbors trees was the closest thing to vandalism that kids did. Roller skates w/metal wheels (okay some things are better off in the past....lol) Making your own Halloween costume from things you found in your mothers closet. When going to McDonalds was a big treat two or three times a year instead of two or three times a week. Having a paper route after school and cleaning neighbors pools during the summer for spending money. I am 37 and I am soooo glad I am old enough to remember these things!
            SheilaB from SC

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            • #7
              I'm 35 and I do remember these things. Aahhhh, brings back good memories. My husband and I talk about this stuff, how todays kids have no idea how we grew up. Things were MUCH simpler then! And we had so much fun! We used to play our Boom box with our cassettes made off the radio with a tape recorder and dance out in our yard. Me and all the neighborhood girls had a blast!! No sitting in front of computer or video game for us! Loved catching the fireflies in a jar. Thanks for bringing good memories back.

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              • #8
                I’m 25 years old and remember most of the things mentioned. Like someone else mentioned, I miss those things. I played almost every game mentioned when I was younger. The town I grew up in is smaller, and I wasn’t exposed to a lot of the changes that have occurred in the world until I had already graduated from high school. The only thing I can’t remember was girls not dating until high school. Girls dated in middle school when I attended. Now that I’m older, I don’t know what we were all in such a hurry for.

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                • #9
                  hanks for Sharing."Memories

                  I handed a copy {copied @ office} to my pastor,50. I hope he reads part of it..if not all sometime...I think all would enjoy it. I am a sentimental fool, as they say. We did have pure bred Schn. AND THE 1ST Sealyham I ever saw lived across the st. when I was ten. One thi8ng we alll did I regret...Run behind the DDT mosquito sprying truck once a WEEK in the summer .Ill near Chicago..We thouht it was fun.. such fog you couldn't see across the street1 What did that do to my lungs? Immune system? So wonder I don't have lung cancer or worse than allergies and a cronic cough.....

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                  • #10
                    I remember alot of that stuff too.
                    It is sad that kids now are so dependant on video games and tv. Shoot...we didn't even have a VCRs when I was a kid and we only got what, maybe 4 stations on the TV. I was thrilled just playing with a big cardboard box and using canned goods for building blocks LOL

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by plushpuppy View Post
                      What I think is the funniest is when a song from when I was in school is remade and my kids say Hey mom you ought to here this cool new song. They never believe us until we download (oops could not have done this a few years ago) the original and make them listen to it. They always end up looking stunned lol
                      My younger daughter said that to me about a neat country western song she heard on the radio. I told her that wasn't a country western song, that it was a rock song when I was young.

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                      • #12
                        Another Planet.

                        If there was a planet called 1960 or some sauch ggo year... I think I'd go there...I could invent the Ivac Nd clipper Vac, make a lot of money, and spare groomers alll the lost years without them. Wonder how we got along wI watch Match Game too..the people areithout a microwve. Who could guess we'd be communicating this way?I have seen Match game, they are all dead except Betty White I think. Istii watch Leavev It To Beaver even tho I know the story and have seen all zills of times. I Love Lucy Too. Nuttin on tv but CSI stuff over andv overw/ dif names. I also can watch hours of HSN QThere is a funny movie about the past. Parents build a bomb shelter. Sissy Spasack mother. Finally son ventures out.. Several yrs later ..doesn't rec town. Malt shop a bar in bad part of town .. Eventually,He discovers baseball cards rae now woth lot of money. Buys land,stay in origial little house on big bproperty. Cute. I live Back To future and time travel movies. Pleasantville...When Peggy Got Married...When Harry Met Sally. Sleepless In...You've got mail If I ndared, maybe I meet my Tom Hanks. When he calls and she sees him and the dog come over the hill...I wanted it to be you.....I always CRY. "BLAST FROM THE PAST" title scooze typos, I don't look up enough to see mistakes..

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                        • #13
                          [QUOTE=sheilabgroomer;9425]Playing hide n seek at night in the neighborhood where everyone's yard was our playground. Homemade ice cream and grandparents coming over for barbacue on saturday night. Walking or riding bikes to school. When swiping fruit off the neighbors trees was the closest thing to vandalism that kids did. Roller skates w/metal wheels (okay some things are better off in the pastQUOTE]

                          Making our own skate boards with a 2X4. and I sooo do miss hide and seek.

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                          • #14
                            We use to take our boat out into the ocean in Redondo Beach every weekend and my brothers and I rode in the back of the truck to get there. We use to ride in the back of the truck to go every where. I don't think you can even dock your boat in Redondo Beach anymore, let alone do it on the beach.

                            I still remember hearing the Beatles for the first time and my dad say, "They don't sing too mad, if only they didn't have that long hair". I am glad we don't have to wear nylons in a set of two anymore, and I still have my toy cap gun.

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                            • #15
                              Golfing nightmare

                              Eve, friend since 11, and I recall the day we got out tape recorder w/ micraphone.. My bedroom faced the La Grange C Club of which we were members ,One half block away. We opened window and started commenting funny remarks bout passer bys and maybe played music...Golfers complained to police...knock on door.. We hid in the bathroom til they left hahaha still laugh about it. Parents embarrased. did't get punished..my parents did't really punish..I was a nat good kid mostly....Stuck can't scroll...

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