Remember the times when

To teach is to touch a life forever

To remember what a "double dog dare" is, read on..........

......and please do remember that the perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and young enough not to care.

Do you remember?

1. Candy cigarettes

2. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside.

3. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles.

4. Coffee shops with table-side juke boxes

5. Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum

6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles, with cardboard stoppers

7. Party lines

8. Newsreels before the movie

9. P. F. Flyers

10. Butch wax

11. Telephone numbers with a word prefix ... (Drexel 5505)

12. Peashooters

13. Howdy-Doody

14. 45 RPM Records (or even 78's)

15. Green Stamps

16. Hi-fi's

17. Metal ice cube trays-with levers

18. Mimeograph paper

19. Blue flash Bulbs

20. Beanie and Cecil

21. Roller skate keys

22. Cork pop guns

23. Drive ins

24. Studebakers

25. Wash tub wringers

26. The Fuller Brush man

27. Reel-to-reel tape recorders

28. Tinkertoys

29. The Erector Set

30. The Fort Apache Playset

31. Lincoln Logs

32. 15 cent McDonald hamburgers

33. 5 cent packs of baseball cards...with that awful pink slab of bubblegum

34. Penny candy

35. 35 cent-a-gallon gasoline


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

Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming "do over!"

"Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest.

Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening.

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

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

Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot.

A foot of snow was a dream come true.

Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute ads for action figures.

"Oly-oly-oxen-free" made perfect sense.

Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles.

The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.

War was a card game.

Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.

Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle.

Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin.

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...."

I double dog dare ya.

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