All the girls had ugly gym uniforms?
It took five minutes for the TV to warm up? 
Nearly everyone's Mom was at home when the kids got home from school? 
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? 
All your male teachers wore neckties and female teachers had their hair done every day and wore high heels? 
When you filled up your car, 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!
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
And with all our progress, don't you just wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace? 
  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. 

Send this on to someone who can still remember Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Laurel and Hardy, Howdy Dowdy and the Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger, The Shadow Knows,  Roy and Dale and Trigger, and Buttermilk. well as summers filled with bike rides, baseball  games, Hula Hoops, bowling 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'? 

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 tableside jukeboxes. 
Blackjack, Clove, and Teaberry chewing gum. 
Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers. 
Newsreels before the movie. 
P.F. Fliers.. 
Telephone numbers with a word prefix...(Hillcrest 6-5014).   Party  lines. 
Howdy Dowdy. 
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'! 
The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was 'cooties'!
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!!!!!!! 
Rockdale,TX Class of 1965
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Things to Ponder:
How much can I get away with and still go to heaven?

Why didn't Noah swat those two mosquitoes?

Who was the first person to see an egg come from a chicken's butt and think, "I'll bet that would be good to eat?

Who opened that first 'oyster' and said "My, my, my. Now doesn't 'this' look yummy!"

Why are there flotation devices under plane seats instead of parachutes?

Why do flammable and inflammable mean the same thing?

Why do we have hot water heaters when hot water doesn't need to be heated?

If the product says "Do not use if seal is broken", how are you supposed to open it and use it?

Why is brassiere singular and panties plural?

What if you're in hell, and you're mad at someone, where do you tell them to go?

What was the best thing before sliced bread?

Why do they call it 'getting your dog fixed' if afterwards it doesn't work anymore?

Why don't you ever see the headline "Psychic Wins Lottery"?

If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done?
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