For some of you, you will be too young to even know what this is about. Most of these I remember and it is amazing how you can feel nostalgic over silly little things.

01. Candy cigarettes
02. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside.
03. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles.
04. Coffee shops with tableside juke boxes
05. Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum
06. Home milk delivery in glass bottles, with Cardboard stoppers.
07. Party lines.
08. Newsreels before the movie.
09. P. F. Flyers
10. Butch wax
Telephone numbers with a word prefix ... (Drexel-5505)
12. Peashooters.
13. Howdy Doody
14. 45 RPM Records
15. Green Stamps
Metal ice cube trays--with levers
Mimeograph paper
Blue flash Bulbs
Beanie and Cecil
roller skate keys
22. Cork pop guns
23. Drive ins
24. Studebakers
25. Wash tub wringers
26. The Fuller Brush man
Reel-to-reel tape recorders
The Erector Set
The Fort Apache Playset
Lincoln Logs
15 cent McDonald hamburgers
5 cent packs of baseball cards...with that awful pink slab of
34. Penny candy
35. 35 cent-a-gallon gasoline

I WANT TO GO BACK TO THE TIME WHEN.....................

Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo."
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming "do over!"
"Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest.
Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in "Monopoly."
Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening.
It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends.
Being old referred to anyone over 20.
The net on a tennis court was the perfect height to play volleyball and rules didn't matter.
The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was "cooties".
It was magic when dad would "remove" his thumb.
It was unbelievable that dodgeball wasn't an Olympic event.
Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot.
Nobody was prettier than mom.
Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better.
It was a big deal to finally be tall enough to ride the "big people" rides at the amusement park.
A foot of snow was a dream come true.
Abilities were discovered because of a "double-dog-dare."
Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute ads for action figures.
No shopping trip was complete unless a new toy was brought home.
"Oly-oly-oxen-all-in-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.
Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.
Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle.
Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin.
Ice cream was considered a basic food group.
Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest protectors.
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 "grown up" life....
I double dog dare ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Richard D’Andrea Dover
In His Steps Ministries
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