Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Times, They Are A Changin'

We're going to take a nice walk down memory lane, and I am sure it will be alot of fun. Put on your hiking boots and lets get started!

Remember when we had to wear those ugly gym uniforms?

It took five minutes for the TV to warm up.

Your mom was always at home when you got off the bus.

Remember when a quarter was a decent allowance and you would reach in a muddy gutter for a penny?

Remember those nylons your mom wore that came in two pieces?

I remember all the teachers always got dressed up.
You got your gas pumped, windshield cleaned, and oil checked without even asking. Air was free and you got trading stamps too!

A 57 Chevy was everyone's dream car...to cruise, peel out, make out, lay rubber, and people went steady. No one ever asked where the keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition and the doors were never locked.

Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one yet tried to poison a perfect stranger.
Being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the impending doom you were going to face when you got home.

Remember the milkman delivered milk in glass jars with cardboard stoppers?

I remember the dial phones and telephone numbers were a word prefix (Raymond 4-501)
We had party lines and your mom made you put dimes in your loafers just in case you needed to use the phone booth.

Catching fireflys in a jar was the highlight of a summers evening.

The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was "cooties."

Wow! what a trip! I could go on and on:
The drug of choice was flavored chewable aspirin.
War was a card game.
The ulitmate weapons were slingshots and water balloons.
The worst embarrassment was getting picked last for a team.
Doctors made house calls.
Mimeograph paper (wow, it smelled good, too)
Decisions were made by saying, "eeny-meeny-miney-mo."
That's it! My dogs are tired from this long walk down memory lane.
Did I miss any thing?


Arleen said...

I can't believe the first thing on your site is gym uniforms! Wow - our uniforms (suburbs of Chicago) looked similar but without the best. I understand they were first designed in the 1920s. And in cold weather, we had to wear the skirt OUTSIDE the sweat pants (the uniform had bloomers with a skirt over, all one piece). Lovely.

Grampa Ken said...

I enjoyed the flashback tho I am pre-hippie. I remember the girls wore nylons, and getting the strap for acting up in school.