[Hpn] Re: Remember when......

Lucinda Houston lucy@efn.org
Thu, 07 Sep 2000 00:16:07 -0700


Been there and done that, too.  Wasn't life so innocent.  Yes, I remember.
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From: H. C. Covington - I CAN! America <icanamerica@email.msn.com>
Date: Wednesday, September 06, 2000 5:52 AM
Subject: [Hpn] Re: Remember when......


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>Remember When?????
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>Close your eyes.....And go back........
>Before the Internet or the MAC,
>Before semiautomatics and crack
>Before chronic and indo
>Before SEGA or Super Nintendo
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>Way back........
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>I'm talkin' bout hide and go seek at dusk.
>Sittin' on the porch,
>Hot bread and butter.
>Eatin' a 'super dooper sandwich'(Dagwood),
>Red light, Green light.
>Chocolate milk, Lunch tickets,
>Penny candy in a brown paper bag.
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>Hopscotch, butterscotch, doubledutch
>Jacks, kickball, dodgeball, y'all!
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>Mother, May I?
>Hula Hoops and Sunflower Seeds,
>Jaw breakers, blowpops, Mary Janes,
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>Running through the sprinkler (I can't get wet!
>All right, well don't wet my hair....)
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>The smell of the sun and lickin' salty lips....
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>Wait......
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>Catchin' lightening bugs in a jar,
>Playin sling shot and Red Rover.
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>When around the corner seemed far away,
>And going downtown seemed like going somewhere.
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>Bedtime, Climbing trees,
>A million mosquito bites and sticky fingers,
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>Cops and Robbers,
>Cowboys and Indians,
>Sittin on the curb,
>Jumpin down the steps,
>Jumpin on the bed.
>Pillow fights
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>Being tickled to death
>Runnin till you were out of breath
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>Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt
>Being tired from playin'.... Remember that?
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>I ain't finished just yet...
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>What about the girl that had the big bubbly hand writing??
>Licking the beaters when your mother made a cake.
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>Remember when...
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>When there were two types of sneakers for girls and boys
>(Keds & PF Flyers), and the only time you wore them at
>school, was for "gym."
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>When nearly everyone's mom was at home when the kids
>got there.
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>When nobody owned a purebred dog.
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>When a quarter was a decent allowance, and another quarter
>a huge bonus.
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>When you'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.
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>When girls neither dated nor kissed until late high school, if then.
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>When your mom wore nylons that came in two pieces.
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>When all of your male teachers wore neckties and female
>teachers had their hair done, everyday.
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>When you got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and
>gas pumped, without asking, for free, every time.
>And, you didn't pay for air.
>And, you got trading stamps to boot!
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>When laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels
>hidden inside the box.
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>When any parent could discipline any kid, or feed him or use
>him to carry groceries, and nobody, not even the kid, thought
>a thing of it.
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>When it was considered a great privilege to be taken out to
>dinner at a real restaurant with your parents.
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>When they threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed ...
>and did!
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>When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared
>to the fate that awaited a misbehaving student at home.
>Basically, we were in fear for our lives but it wasn't because
>of drive by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Disapproval of our
>parents and grandparents was a much bigger threat!
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>Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo."
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>Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "do over!"
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>"Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest.
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>Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in "Monopoly."
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>Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening.
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>It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends.
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>Being old, referred to anyone over 20.
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>The net on a tennis court was the perfect height to play
>volleyball and rules didn't matter.
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>The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was
>cooties.
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>It was magic when dad would "remove" his thumb.
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>It was unbelievable that dodgeball wasn't an Olympic event.
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>Having a weapon in school, meant being caught with a slingshot.
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>Nobody was prettier than Mom.
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>Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better.
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>It was a big deal to finally be tall enough to ride the
>"big people" rides at the amusement park.
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>Getting a foot of snow was a dream come true.
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>Abilities were discovered because of a "double-dog-dare."
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>Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute ads for action
>figures.
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>No shopping trip was complete, unless a new toy was brought home.
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>"Oly-oly-oxen-free" made perfect sense.
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>Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down was cause
>for giggles.
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>The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.
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>War was a card game.
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>Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.
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>Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle.
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>Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin.
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>Ice cream was considered a basic food group.
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>Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the
>fiercest protectors.
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>If you can remember most or all of these, then you have LIVED!!!!
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>Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from their
>"grown up" life!!!!!
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