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The good ol' days

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ScoobyDann, Jul 6, 2001.

  1. ScoobyDann

    ScoobyDann 1/2 ton status

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    The good ol\' days

    I know this prob shouldn't go here but it needs to be said

    hey guys, its a little long but it leaves a smile on
    your face like no other...have a good one


    Note: forwarded message attached.
    Close your eyes.....
    >> > >
    >> > > Before the Internet or the MAC.
    >> > > Before semi automatics, heroin and crack
    >> > > Before Playstation or Super Nintendo...
    >> > > Way back........
    >> > >
    >> > > I'm talking about hide and seek at dusk.
    >> > > One Potato, two potato, three potato, four
    >> > > Red light, green light.
    >> > > The corner store.
    >> > >
    >> > > Hopscotch, kiss chasey, jacks, kickball,
    dodgeball.
    >> > > Hula Hoops and playing elastics.
    >> > > When you used to know all the hand clap games
    to play with a
    >>friend.
    >> > > Running through the sprinkler
    >> > > Wax lips and milk moustaches
    >> > > An ice cream cone on a warm summer night.
    >> > >
    >> > > Wait......
    >> > > Watching Saturday morning cartoons...
    >> > > Short commercials, Hey Hey its Saturday, Marty
    Monstor
    >> > > Fat Albert, The groovy goolies, Gigantor,
    Calimero
    >> > > Road Runner, Penelope Pitstop and Bugs
    >> > >
    >> > > A million mosquito bites around your ankles.
    >> > > Sticky fingers.
    >> > > Cops and Robbers, Cowboys and Indians, Zorro.
    >> > > Climbing trees,
    >> > > 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 team.
    >> > > War was a card game.
    >> > > Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.
    >> > > Football cards in the spokes transformed any
    bike into a
    >>motorcycle.
    >> > >
    >> > > I'm not finished just yet...
    >> > > Eating Milo powder straight from the tin
    >> > >
    >> > > Remember when...there were two types of
    sneakers for girls and
    >>boys and
    >> > > the
    >> > > only time you wore them at school, was for
    "Phys Ed"
    >> > > It wasn't odd to have two or three "best"
    friends.
    >> > > When nobody owned a purebred dog.
    >> > > When a dollar was a decent allowance, and
    another dollar a
    >>miracle.
    >> > > When you'd reach into a muddy gutter for a
    penny.
    >> > > When you got your windshield cleaned, oil
    checked, and petrol
    >>pumped,
    >> > > without asking, for free, every time and you
    didn't pay for
    >>air!
    >> > >
    >> > > 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
    >> >they
    >> > > threatened to keep kids back a grade if they
    failed ...and
    >>did!
    >> > >
    >> > > When being sent to the principal's office was
    nothing compared
    >>to the
    >> > > fate that awaited a misbehaving student a! t
    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 them!!!
    >> > >
    >> > > 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 over!"
    >> > > "Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the
    fastest.
    >> > > Money issues were handled by whoever was the
    banker in
    >>Monopoly."
    >> > > Worst thing you could catch from the opposite
    sex was nits.
    >> > > Having a weapon in school, meant being caught
    with a
    >>slingshot.
    >> > > Nobody was prettier than Mum.
    >> > > Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made
    better.
    >> > > Taking drugs meant orange-flavoured chewable
    aspirin.
    >> > > Ice cream was considered a basic food group.
    >> > > 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...
    >> > >
    >> > > I DOUBLE DARE YA!!!
     
  2. Espen88k5

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    Re: The good ol\' days

    I'm living it all again through my two kids!! No bicycle helmets, knee protectors, or overprotecting. They will have to learn to keep theire balance sooner or later.

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  3. Gold Rush

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    Re: The good ol\' days

    Would be nice to let my kid grow up that way, but if I didn't make him wear his bike helmet then the judge would probably revoke my visitation!!!!!!!!


    David

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  4. ChrisM72beast

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    Re: The good ol\' days

    I have to agree with you Espen. We are the only "animal" to not just overprotect the weak, but to coddle them until they are adults and watch them breed more of the weak.
    I don't think the "good ol' days" were really the "good ol days" per say. I think as a society we have made tremedous strides. Medicine, technology, even "race relations" have improved dramatically. The only thing that really bothers me is the way we are forced to protect ourselves from ourselves. It's called Darwinism. The strong survive and the weak struggle. All you have to do is check out Animal Planet or Wild Discovery.
    I do miss NOT wearing a helmet and crashing my bike doing something stupid as a kid. It taught me to think. It also allowed me to think. I think that what I miss. Sorry I just got on a rant. Just my .02 cents anyway.

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  5. Burt4x4

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    Re: The good ol\' days

    WOW, total FLASHBACK.
    I got busted for a slingshot in 5th grade, took out the bathroom window!!
    ahhhh the good ole' days.
    One to add would be a playground fight was just a fist fight not a gun battel or knife toss!!
    Our kids have it much worse than we did!!!!

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  6. rocko

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    Re: The good ol\' days

    Ah.. the good old days...
    Thanks.. it was great to read.. and have flashbacks.

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  7. UseYourBlinker

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    Re: The good ol\' days

    Good post! I will pass along to some freinds!



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