Time for a
bit of reminiscing.... hope you enjoy.
girls had ugly gym slips
five minutes for the TV to warm up
everyone's Mum was home when the kids got home from school
owned a purebred dog
into a muddy gutter for a penny
teachers wore ties and female teachers had their hair done
and wore high heels
your windscreen cleaned, oil checked and petrol served, without
for free, every time..
considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real
with your parents
threatened to keep children back a year if they failed the
a Ford Zephyr was everyone's dream car...
No one ever
asked where the car keys were because they were always in
the car, in
the ignition, and the doors were never locked
around, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for giggles?
cricket with no adults to help the children with the rules of
came from the corner shop without safety caps and hermetic
because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger
all our progress, don't you wish, just once, you could slip
time and savour the slower pace, and share it with the children
sent to the headmasters office was nothing compared to the
awaited you at home
we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't because of
shootings, drugs, gangs etc. Our parents and grandparents
were a much
bigger threat! But we survived because their love was
greater than the threat.
As well as
summers filled with bike rides, cricket, Hula Hoops,
visits to the pool, eating lemonade powder or liquorice
feel good, just to go back and say, 'Yes, I remember that'?
sharing this with you today because it ended with a Double Dare
pass it on.
To remember what a Double Dare is, read on, and remember
perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and
on to someone who can still remember the Lone Ranger and Sgt
How Many Of
These Do You Remember?
and bubble gums.
delivery in glass bottles with tinfoil tops
45 RPM records.
Remember a Time When..
Decisions were made by going 'Eeny-meeny-miney-moe'?
issue' meant arguing about who ran the fastest?
Catching tadpoles could happily occupy an entire day?
odd to have two or three 'Best Friends'?
thing you could catch from the opposite sex was 'chickenpox'?
Weapon in School meant being caught with a slingshot ?
cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?
drugs meant orange - flavoured chewable aspirin?
balloons were the ultimate weapon?
If you can
remember most or all of these, Then You Have Lived DURING A
on to anyone who may need a break from their 'Grown-Up' Life.