Ahhhhhhhhhh Memories!!!

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Catgirl, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

    Close your eyes....and go back......

    Before the internet or PC or the MAC.....

    Before semi-automatics and crack.....

    Before Playstation, SEGA, Super Nintendo, even before Atari.....

    Before cell phones, CDs, DVDs, voicemail and e-mail.....

    Way back.....

    I'm talkin' bout hide and seek at dusk

    Red light, green light

    Red Rover....Red Rover....

    Playing kickball and dodgeball until the first...no second.....no third

    Streetlight came on

    Ring around the Rosie

    London Bridge

    Hot Potato

    Hop Scotch

    Jump rope


    YOU'RE IT!!

    Parents stood on the front porch and yelled (or whistled) for you to come home

    Mother May I?

    Hula Hoops

    Seeing shapes in the clouds

    Endless summer days and hot summer nights (no A/C) with the windows open

    The sound of crickets

    Running through the sprinkler

    Happy Meals

    Cereal boxes with that great prize at the bottom

    Cracker Jacks with the same thing

    Ice pops with two sticks you could break apart and share with a friend

    Watchin' Saturday morning cartoons

    Fat Albert, Road Runner, Smurfs, Picture Pages, G-Force and He-Man

    Schoolhouse Rock ("Conjunction Junction, What's Your Function?")

    Watchin' Sunday morning oldies (Abbott & Costello, The Three Stooges)

    Wonder Woman and Superman Underoos


    Playing Dukes of Hazzard

    Catchin' lightning bugs in a jar

    Christmas morning

    Your first day of school

    Bedtime prayers and goodnight kisses

    Climbing trees

    Swinging as high as you could to try and reach the sky

    Getting ice-cream from the Good Humor truck

    A million mosquito bites and sticky fingers

    Jumpin' down the steps

    Jumpin' on the bed

    Pillow fights


    A 13" black and white TV in your room meant you were RICH :big_smile:

    Runnin' till you were out of breath

    Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt (I thought everybody still did this :lol:)

    Being tired from PLAYING

    WORK meant taking out the garbage or doing the dishes

    Your first crush

    Your first kiss (I mean the one that you kept your mouth CLOSED and your eyes OPEN)

    Rainy days at school meant playing "Heads Up 7UP" or "Hangman" in the classroom

    Kool-Aid was the drink of the summer

    So was a swig from the hose

    Giving your friends a ride on your handlebars

    Wearing your new shoes on the first day of school

    Class field trips with soggy sandwiches (when I learned to play poker on the bus - sixth grade :big_smile:)

    When nearly everyone's mom was at home when the kids got there

    When a quarter seemed like a fair allowance, and another quarter, a MIRACLE

    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 about it

    When your parents took you to McDonald's are you were COOL

    When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited you 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 'em!

    Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo"

    Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "Do over!"

    "Race issues" meant arguing about who ran the fastest

    Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in "Monopoly"

    It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends

    Being old referred to anyone over 20

    Nobody was prettier than MOM

    Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better

    It was a big deal to finally be tall enough to ride the "big people" rides at the amusement park

    Getting a foot of snow was a dream come true

    Abilities were discovered because of a "double-dog-dare" :wink:

    Spinning around getting dizzy and falling down was cause for giggles

    The worst embarassment was being picked last for a team

    Water balloons were the ultimate, ultimate weapon

    Older siblings were your worst tormentors, but also your fiercest protector

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

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

    I triple dog dare ya!!!!!!!!!!!! :smile2:

    (This is an email my sis sent me, hope you've enjoyed it)
  2. Memphis_Catfish_King

    Memphis_Catfish_King New Member

    wow what a rush of memories from that post relay takes me back when times were simpler and fun and u had no worrys heck ofa post my friend tanya as allways..

  3. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

    Yuma, Arizona
    Yeah....those were the days...:still_dreaming: :still_dreaming: :still_dreaming: ! The only thing you left out was catching fire flies when it was dark enough to see the lights...:still_dreaming: ...
  4. iowacatter

    iowacatter New Member

    Tanya, great post. I remember most all of those, guess im gettin old:lol:!
  5. Pastor E

    Pastor E New Member

    Beebe AR
    Hey no way you are that old now some of them oold folk here done forgot them they are so old:big_smile_2:
  6. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

    Aw yes those were the days,thanks Tanya for the walk down memory lane.:smile2: :smile2:
  7. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

    Tanya girl thanks so much for that wonderful walk down memory lane.It was fantastic.----------------pat(pk):big_smile:
  8. TDawgNOk

    TDawgNOk Gathering Monitor (Instigator)

    Tulsa, Oklahoma
    Man, I do remember a lot of that Tanya
  9. rebelzgrl76

    rebelzgrl76 New Member

    My goodness I can just about attach a memory to every single one of those!
    The one left out was, Everybody, including ME, wanted to be a Goonie!! & Running down a slip-n-slide!!

    That was a wonderful thread Cat..thanks hun :wink:
  10. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

    Yuma, Arizona
    OH WOW!!! I cant believe I forgot that one! I still watch that movie when I catch it on.... Rocky... Road? Sloth was the man!LOL!
  11. peewee williams

    peewee williams New Member

    I noticed that many of these things came along in my children's time.I guess that do make me old.Thats good.Many didn;t make it,and many more won;t.The good thing about life is that it is continuous.There is always someone interring as fast as we depart.Some things never seem to change,such as the contents of the can of Vienna Sausage that I just opened.Yes the can is much different,but not the contents.Youth always wonders why so many of us old folks spend so much time in the Grave Yards as we call them.It never inters their mind that we are "hanging out" just as they do,with most of our friends and loved ones.It also never inters their mind that their turn will come to visit or be visited one day.We never thought about it.Yes most of us enjoyed their childhood.Our form of government seems to detest childhood.They have done so much to get our children in school years earlier and to make the school year so much longer.It seems as if they don;t trust children under the total control of their families.Besides it means billions of dollars more in funds along with a 31 year low in their knowledge according to STATS.Yes I am missing something here.There seems to be a direct relationship to funding and education.The way it has gone in my lifetime is that if we will continue to increase the funding as is being asked for,in a few years our children will have less of a education when leaving school than when entering.I know,I know!This is a tremendous accomplishment,but do we need to be doing this?In my 61 years the answer is "more funds".The results are a fact that we are funding a lower standard of education.Remember when the purpose of childhood and school was to learn?We were not taught at school that "your parents cain;t make you do anything" and "if they punish you,you can have them put in jail".Even telling your child the truth can be "verbal abuse".Yes,childhood has changed.peewee-williams
  12. keeyaawww....Makes me tink I am too ole .but den I tink I am only too ole if I still cant do dem now.......man sometimes we just gotta go out dere and maybe one night go catch da fireflies and put dem in a jar or just spin around an get dizzy just to giggle...teach dis stuff to our kids and grandkids, dont just let da spirit die.....ok you got me in da spirit, I am going to go put whoop cream in everyones hand dat is still sleepin and tickle dey nose....
  13. buddah

    buddah New Member

    Pennsylvania Wi
    How about Rock-em Sock-em robots? does that count? I remember playng king of the hill and catch with the new NERF football! lol Remember those!
  14. Cutshad

    Cutshad New Member

    Newalla, Oklahoma (Shawnee)
    Man what a trip, How about biulding forts? Damming up a creek just to tear it down and watch all the water rush in..Those were the days..
  15. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

    Wow I do feel old! I remember having to make my own noises when I played with my trucks and cars.
  16. thomcat

    thomcat New Member

    pennsylvania 17745
    those were the days, me and my friends, playin till dark, hide n seek, birthday parties, nothin works like that anymore....
  17. kycatman01

    kycatman01 New Member

    Those are some great memories, Catgirl! Alot of those I had forgot about. Another great post and thanks for bringing back the memories!!
  18. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

    Yes, I can remember doing almost everyone of those things at one time or another. You have brought back some fond memories Tanya!!! It is a shame that children today are basicly forced to grow up way to fast and, miss out on their youth,
  19. chattycatty

    chattycatty New Member

    You forgot about mud pies, wading in the creek - catching snakes and crawdads, and let's not forget choosing your own switch. Oh, the memories....keep em coming.
  20. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

    Nah Dameon, what do you think catchin' lightning bugs in a jar is? Lightning bugs = fireflies
    Heck, I never even heard 'em CALLED fireflies until I was an adult :lol:.

    Amy, even I wanted to be a Goonie (and Josh Brolin's girlfriend :wink:). It's too COLD here for Slip-n-Slide this time of the year, so I think I'll hit Blockbuster and come home with "The Goonies" - what a great movie!