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These are a Few of My Favorite Things
The Good Ole Days

I am sharing it with you today because it ended with a "double dog dare" to pass it on. To remember what a "double dog dare" is, read on. And remember that the perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and young enough not to care. How many do you remember?

01. Candy cigarettes

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

03. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles.

04. Coffee shops with tableside juke boxes

05. Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum

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

07. Party lines!

08. Newsreels before the movie.

09. P. F. Flyers

10. Butch wax

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

12. Peashooters.

13. Howdy Doody

14. 45 RPM Records

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

I WANT TO GO BACK TO THE TIME 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

Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire

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

Being old referred to anyone over 20.

The net on a tennis court was the perfect height to play volleyball and rules didn't matter.

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

It was magic when dad would "remove" his thumb.

It was unbelievable that dodgeball wasn't an Olympic event.

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

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.

A foot of snow was a dream come true.

Abilities were discovered because of a "double-dog-dare."

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

No shopping trip was complete, unless a new toy was brought home.

"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.

Ice cream was considered a basic food group.

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 a
"grownup" life....

I double dog dare ya!!!!!!!!!!!!