Our Advertisers Represent Some Of The Most Unique
Products & Services On Earth!
Great Memories For Some Of Us
will never know what they missed.
Too bad, it
was a great time to be a kid!
Go all the way to the bottom, past the
pictures...I think you'll enjoy it. Whoever wrote this must have
been my next door neighbor because it totally described my
childhood to a 'T'...
Black and White
and White (age 40? You won't understand.)
could hardly see for all the snow.
Spread the rabbit ears as far as they go.
Pull a chair up to the TV set,
'Good Night, David.
Good Night, Chet.'
Mom used to cut chicken, chop eggs and spread mayo on the same cutting
board with the same knife and no bleach, but we didn't seem to get
My Mom used to defrost hamburger on the counter and I used to
eat it raw sometimes, too. Our school sandwiches were wrapped in wax
paper in a brown paper bag, not in ice pack coolers, but I can't
remember getting e..coli.
all of us would have rather gone swimming in the lake instead of a
pristine pool (talk about boring), no beach closures
The term cell phone would have conjured up a phone in a jail
cell, and a pager was the school PA system.
took gym, not PE...and risked permanent injury with a pair of high top
Ked's (only worn in gym) instead of having cross-training athletic
shoes with air cushion soles and built in light reflectors. I
can't recall any injuries but they must have happened because they
tell us how much safer we are now.
Flunking gym was not an option... even for stupid
kids! I guess PE must be much harder than gym.
Speaking of school, we all said prayers and sang the national anthem,
and staying in detention after school caught all sorts of negative
We must have had horribly damaged psyches. What an archaic
health system we had then. Remember school nurses? Ours wore a hat and
I thought that I was supposed to accomplish something before I was
allowed to be proud of myself.
I just can't recall how bored we were without computers, Play Station,
Nintendo, X-box or 270 digital TV cable stations.
Oh yeah... and where was the Benadryl and sterilization kit when I got
that bee sting? I could have been killed!
We played 'king of the hill' on piles of gravel left on vacant
construction sites, and when we got hurt, Mom pulled out the 48-cent
bottle of mercurochrome (kids liked it better because it didn't sting
like iodine did) and then we got our butt spanked.
Now it's a trip to the emergency room, followed by a 10-day dose of a
$49 bottle of antibiotics, and then Mom calls the attorney to sue the
contractor for leaving a horribly vicious pile of gravel where it was
such a threat.
We didn't act up at the neighbor's house either; because if we did we
got our butt spanked there and then we got our butt spanked again when
we got home.
I recall Donny Reynolds from next door coming over and doing his
tricks on the front stoop, just before he fell off.
Little did his Mom know that she could have owned our
Instead, she picked him up and swatted him for being such a goof. It
was a neighbourhood run amuck.
To top it off, not a single person I knew had ever been told that they
were from a dysfunctional family.
How could we possibly have known that?
We needed to get into group therapy and anger management
We were obviously so duped by so many societal ills, that we didn't
even notice that the entire country wasn't taking Prozac!
How did we ever survive?
LOVE TO ALL OF US WHO SHARED THIS ERA; AND TO ALL WHO DIDN'T,
SORRY FOR WHAT YOU MISSED. I WOULDN'T TRADE IT FOR
Pass this to someone and remember that life's most simple pleasures
are very often the best.