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1 How's This For Nostalgia? on Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:41 pm

SSC


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How's This For Nostalgia?
All the girls had ugly gym uniforms?

It took three minutes for the TV to warm up?

Nobody owned a purebred dog?

When a quarter was a decent allowance?

You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny?

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?

It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents?

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

When a 57 Chevy was everyone's dream car...to cruise, peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady?

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 like, 'That cloud looks like a... '?

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

Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger?

And with all our progress, don't you just wish, just once, 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 for our lives, but it wasn't because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! But we survived because their love was greater than the threat.

...as well as summers 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'm 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.


How Many Of These Do You Remember?
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 and Teaberry chewing gum.

Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers.

Newsreels before the movie.

Telephone numbers with a word prefix...( Yukon 2-601). Party lines.

Peashooters.

Hi-Fi's & 45 RPM records.

78 RPM records!

Green Stamps.

Mimeograph paper.

The Fort Apache Play Set.

Do You Remember a Time When |
Decisions were made by going
'eeny-meeny-miney-moe'?
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, 'Do Over!'?
'Race issue' meant arguing about who ran the fastest?

Catching The Fireflies Could Happily Occupy An Entire Evening?

It wasn't odd to have two or three 'Best Friends'?

Having a Weapon in School meant being caught with a Slingshot?

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? | |
The Worst Embarrassment was being picked last for a team?

War was a card game?

Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?

Taking drugs meant orange - flavored chewable aspirin?

Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?

If you can remember most or all of these, Then You Have Lived!!!!!!!


2 Re: How's This For Nostalgia? on Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:47 pm

runawayhorses


Owner
Yes I can remember almost all of those. The Baseball cards in the spokes is something I always did. But I think I used regular playing cards. I used my Mom and Dads nice playing card decks and they weren't happy about it..lol

We used clothes pins to clamp the cards on our bikes. I think they eventually bought my brother and I some cheap playing cards to use so we wouldn't use there's.. lol

3 Re: How's This For Nostalgia? on Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:02 pm

Guest


Guest
Does anyone here remember a brand of soda that came in a can that had a screw-on cap? It looked like a modern bottle of brake fluid. This was in Atlanta in the very early 50's.

Did anyone here ever call chocolate coated ice-cream bars "hunkies"?

4 Re: How's This For Nostalgia? on Tue Dec 06, 2011 11:24 pm

SSC


Admin
You got me on both of those Moon, no clue on the drink or ice cream, in Missouri we had Dairy Queens and I remember the Dilly Bar.

5 How's This For Nostalgia? on Tue Jan 10, 2012 5:45 am

ZootownChessNut


Member
Who remembers playing Skulley in the street? Who remembers swatting "Spaldeens" with a stickball bat? Who remembers playing errors with a Spaldeen...for "Moons?" Who remembers Off-The-Point, Ace-King-Queen and Box Baseball?

6 Re: How's This For Nostalgia? on Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:42 am

nikosd99


Member
Being 76 years old, I remember all of the above. As to the screw top soda cans, you can view some on eBay. Go to: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw=cone+top+soda+can&_sacat=0&LH_ItemCondition=12&_odkw=soda+can&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313

7 Re: How's This For Nostalgia? on Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:49 pm

runawayhorses


Owner
Hi nikos, good to see you again. I remember those screw top cans, obviously they are collectors now I looked at the link you posted from ebay and they are pricy! I wouldn't drink one now though I'm sure they are flat..lol

Good to see you posting, check out the gaming zone section I remember you liked the games, we could use your participation.

8 Re: How's This For Nostalgia? on Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:54 pm

gypsy


Moderator
Hi Nikos. happy to see you posting

9 Re: How's This For Nostalgia? on Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:56 pm

gypsy


Moderator
ZootownChessNut wrote:Who remembers playing Skulley in the street? Who remembers swatting "Spaldeens" with a stickball bat? Who remembers playing errors with a Spaldeen...for "Moons?" Who remembers Off-The-Point, Ace-King-Queen and Box Baseball?

would that be same as Kick the can? would love your version~
Explain them all
Love. I live in the country !LOL

10 Re: How's This For Nostalgia? on Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:46 am

nikosd99


Member
Thanks Tyler and Gypsy for remembering me. I do sneak in occasionaly to see what's going on. Trust all is well with you folks.

11 Re: How's This For Nostalgia? on Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:00 am

ZootownChessNut


Member
Gypsy, I never did play Kick The Can. It is a very popular street game but I have no idea how it's played. Off-the-point is like baseball except a step or section of curb is used to "bat" the ball. Errors is a game that involves throwing a ball against a wall and another player catching it. The player who reached a certain number of errors first was the loser. If played for "Moons" it meant the loser had to stand facing the wall bent over. The other players would then take their shots. Not a lot of fun for the loser.

12 Re: How's This For Nostalgia? on Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:20 am

gypsy


Moderator
Thanks Love, for explaining the games:)





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