NEVER TOLERATE TYRANNY!....Conservative voices from the GRASSROOTS.

Was life in America really LIKE this for most of us "seniors"?

How is this For Nostalgia?   

All the girls had ugly gym uniforms
It took 3 minutes for the TV to warm up,
Nobody owned a purebred dog,

When a quarter was a decent allowance

You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.

Your Mom wore nylons that came in 2 pieces.

You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time.
 And you didn't pay for air. And, you got trading stamps to boot,

Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box,

It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents

They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed...and they did it!

When a 57 Chevy was everyone's dream cruise, peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady.

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,

Lying on your back in the grass with your friends and saying things like, 'That cloud looks like a...'
Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game,

Stuff from the store came without safety caps and  hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger

And with all our progress, don't you just wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace, and share it with the children of today

When being sent to the principal's office was nothing  compared to the fate that awaited the student at 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!  But we survived because their love was greater than the threat. well as summers filled with bike rides, Hula  Hoops, and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.

Didn't that feel good, just to go back and  say, 'Yeah, I remember  that'?

I am sharing this 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 too young to care.

Send  this on to someone who can still
 remember Howdy  Doody and The Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger, The Shadow knows, Nellie Bell, Roy and  Dale,Trigger and Buttermilk.


How Many Of These Do You Remember?
Candy cigarettes

Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside.

Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles.
Coffee shops with Table Side Jukeboxes.
Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum.
Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers.

Newsreels before the movie.
Telephone numbers with a word prefix...( Yukon 2-601).  Party lines.


Hi-Fi's & 45 RPM records.

78 RPM records!

Green Stamps

Mimeograph paper.

The Fort Apache Play Set.

Do You Remember a Time When: 

Decisions were made by going 'eeny-meeny-miney-moe,'
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

Having a Weapon in School meant being caught with a Slingshot,

Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute commercials 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

Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a  motorcycle

Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin

Water balloons were the ultimate weapon

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!
50 years later how well has the USA done?
Health care?
Anything improved?

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Comment by PHILIP SCHNEIDER on April 28, 2016 at 11:58pm

LOL your husband and yourself did your due and diligence "back in the day" Patty.

Comment by Patty on April 28, 2016 at 8:00pm

Thanks Philip, you made me smile. I still pick up every penny especially if it's lucky heads up. And when the neighborhood black cat crosses our path, we turn around and go home down another street!!! And those green stamps were the greatest - a neighbor gave us thousands for a shower gift and my husband and I sat and put them in book after book for hours. I started my whole married life with those stamps. It got us our first grill, our set of silverware we still use 28 years later, towels, the electric knife my husband cuts the turkey with at Thanksgiving and much of my cookware, glassware etc. The electric skillet just died last year. We had so much fun shopping together at the green stamp store and luckily we got what we did because it closed about a month later. Now we go into Goodwill and see bowls and stuff we have in our cupboards and smile at each other. And some things have improved like not having to sit on the floor for hours stenciling a poster but that taught us creativity and perseverance. And going to the internet rather than to the depths of the library and looking up information on microfiche rolls taught us to research. Unfortunately, these younger kids have everything at the tips of their fingers but choose to not learn to use it. And going to my dad's lumber yard on a Saturday to help him at age 6 taught me how to answer a phone and talk to a customer with respect - that's what's missing nowadays. 

Comment by Raya @ REAL CONSERVATIVES on April 28, 2016 at 12:17pm





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