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Go Back In Time
Close your eyes...
And go back in time...
Before the Internet, the PC, or the Mac,
Before SEGA, or Super Nintendo, or XBox360...
Go way, way back. I'm talking about...
Hide and seek at dusk,
Red Rover and Roly Poly,
An ice cream cone on a warm summer night -
Watching Saturday Morning cartoons ... short commercials,
Or back further...
Listening to Superman or the Lone Ranger on the radio,
A million mosquito bites,
Recall the days of...
Jumping on the bed,
Think about when...
The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.
War was a card game.
Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle.
McDonald's golden arches only dispensed their 15 cent hamburgers from a walk up window.
You ate Kool-aid powder,
There were two types of sneakers for girls and boys:
It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends.
When nobody owned a purebred dog.
When a quarter was a decent allowance, and another quarter a miracle.
When you got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, for free, every time.
When laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box.
When nearly everyone's mom was at home when the kids got there.
When it took five minutes for the TV to warm up,
When your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces.
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 girls neither dated nor kissed until late high school, if then.
When all of your male teachers wore neckties
When any parent could discipline any kid,
When they threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed ...
When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited a misbehaving student at home.
Basically, we were in fear for our lives
Decisions were made by going
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming,
"Race issue" meant arguing about
Money issues were handled by whoever was
The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex
It was unbelievable that dodgeball wasn't an
Having a weapon in school meant getting caught with a
Nobody was prettier than
Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better.
Taking drugs meant
Ice cream was considered a basic food group.
Getting a foot of snow was
Abilities were discovered because of a
Older siblings were the worst tormentors,
Didn't that feel good...
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Story Number 47