tyger (tygergrrrl) wrote in grrrlsinink,

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Back in Time

Have a quick read of this, it's true......
Close your eyes....(bit difficult if you are going to read this

And go back in time.... Before the Internet or the
Before semi-automatics and crack ....Before SEGA,
playstation or Super

Way back....

I'm talking about
Hide and seek in the park
The shop down the road,
Hopscotch, butterscotch, skipping, handstands,
football with an old can,
Farmer Farmer, Beano,
Twinkle and Roly Poly
Hula Hoops
Jumping the stream
Building dams
The smell of the sun and fresh cut grass
Bazooka Joe bubble gum
An ice cream cone on a warm summer night from the van
that plays a tune
Chocolate or vanilla or strawberry or maybe neopolitan

Watching Saturday Morning cartoons...short
commercials, The Double
Deckers, Road Runner, He-Man, Swapshop, and Why Don't
You, Bugs
Or staying up for Startrek

When around the corner seemed far away
And going into town seemed like going somewhere
A million midget bites
Sticky fingers and mud all over you
Cops and Robbers, Cowboys and Indians, Zorro Climbing
Building igloos out of snow banks
Walking to school, no matter what the weather
Running till you were out of breath
Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt
Jumping on the bed. Pillow fights
Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down was
cause for giggles
Being tired from playing...

Remember that?
The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a
Water balloons were the ultimate weapon
Football cards in the spokes transformed any bike into
a motorcycle

I'm not finished just yet...
Eating raw jelly, orange squash ice pops

Remember when...
There were two types of sneakers - girls and boys and
Dunlop and the
only time you wore them at school, was for "gym"

It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends
When nobody owned a purebred dog
When 25p was a decent allowance
When you'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny
When nearly everyone's mum was at home when the kids
got there
It was magic when dad would "remove" his thumb

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

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

When being sent to the head'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. Our parents and
grandparents were a
much bigger threat! and some of us are still afraid of

Didn't that feel good. just to go back and say,
Yeah, I remember that!
Remember when....
Decisions were made by going "eeny- meeny- miney-mo."
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "do
"Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest
Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in
The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex
was germs
It was unbelievable that dodgeball wasn't an Olympic
Having a weapon in school, meant being caught with a
Nobody was prettier than Mam
Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better
Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin
Ice cream was considered a basic food group
Getting a foot of snow was a dream come true
Abilities were discovered because of a "double-dare"
Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the
fiercest protectors

If you can remember most or all of these, then you
have LIVED!!!!

Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from their
"grown up" life...

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