Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Ace, Nov 23, 2006.

  1. Ace

    Ace New Member

    Gastonia N
    A little house with three bedrooms and one car on the street,

    A mower that you had to push to make the grass look neat.

    In the kitchen on the wall we only had one phone,

    And no need for recording things, someone was always home.

    We only had a living room where we would congregate,

    Unless it was at mealtime in the kitchen where we ate.

    We had no need for family rooms or extra rooms to dine,

    When meeting as a family just one room would work out fine

    We only had one TV set, and channels, maybe two,

    But always there was one of them with something worth the view.

    For snacks we had potato chips that tasted like a chip,

    And if you wanted flavor there was Lipton's onion dip.

    Store-bought snacks were rare because my mother liked to cook,

    And nothing can compare to snacks in Betty Crocker's book.

    Weekends were for family trips or staying home to play,

    We all did things together -- even go to church to pray.

    Sometimes we would separate to do things on our own,

    But we knew where the others were, without our own cell phone.

    Then there were the movies with your favorite movie star,

    And nothing can compare to watching movies from your car.

    Then there were the picnics at the peak of summer season,

    Pack a lunch and find some trees and never need a reason.

    Get a baseball game together with all the friends you know,

    Have real action playing ball -- and no game video.

    Remember when the doctor used to be the family friend,

    And didn't need insurance or a lawyer to defend?

    The way that he took care of you or what he had to do,

    Because he took an oath and strived to do the best for you.

    Remember going to the store when the skies were oh so sunny,

    And when you paid for what you got you used your very own money?

    Nothing you had to swipe or punch, or put in some amount,

    and you had a friendly cashier that actually could count?

    The milkman went from door to door,

    For just a few cents more than a trip to the store.

    The mail was delivered right to your door,

    Without the junk mail that we all deplore.

    There was a time when just one glance was all that it would take,

    And you would know the kind of car, the model and the make.

    They didn't look like turtles trying to squeeze out every mile;

    They were streamlined, white walls, fins, and really had some style.

    One time the music that you played whenever you would jive,

    Was from a vinyl, big-holed disc they called a forty-five.

    The record player had a post to keep them all in line,

    And then the records would drop down and play one at a time.

    Oh sure, we had our problems then, just like we do today,

    As always we were striving, to find a better way.

    But how the simple lives we led, still seems like so much fun,

    when the only way to explain a game, was just kick the can and run?

    And why would boys put baseball cards between bicycle spokes,

    And for a nickel red machines had little bottled Cokes?

    This life seemed so much easier and slower in some ways,

    I love the new technology but I really miss those days.

    So time moves on and so do we, and nothing stays the same,

    But I sure love to reminisce and walk down memory lane.


  2. bud1110

    bud1110 New Member

    East Texas
    Thanks Ace, for the trip back to the good old days brother....

  3. doughboy

    doughboy New Member

    thanks for sharing that Ace
  4. SeedTick

    SeedTick New Member

    Conway Arkansas
    Hey Ace, thanks Brother. Man oh man, we sure had it made didn't we.

  5. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    Memories like those are priceless.
  6. Lngbo

    Lngbo New Member

    Marion Ark
    makes you think of things that have not crossed the mind in many years.Times have changed, but are they for the better?
  7. pk_powell

    pk_powell New Member

    Ah yes Ace! Those were the days my brother. I miss them also! Thank you for posting!:big_smile:
  8. MattShannon

    MattShannon New Member

    The bad thing is, that hasn't been all that long ago. Lost in time is right. It gives you that happy sad feeling, if you know what I mean.
  9. catfishjohn

    catfishjohn New Member

    Greenup Co. KY
    Thanks for the great post Ace!!!
  10. catfisher43

    catfisher43 New Member

    Great post Ace.Thanks for sharing.
  11. Catgirl

    Catgirl New Member

    Yep, that's exactly how it made ME feel Matt. Kinda bittersweet. Thanks for the great post, Ernest. I may be a little young to remember a few of the things mentioned, but I'm familiar with most of 'em :lol:. Got a laugh out of a couple particular phrases too! :big_smile:
  12. Dano

    Dano New Member

    Great post. I like some of the tech stuff but I miss a lot of that old school life.
    I wish technology would have left some bread crumbs.

    From A post I just read a few ago in another thread.
    Thanks Ace for the cup of coffee. :smile2: