Passing it on


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Posted by Browser on March 20, 2002 at 22:40:36:

Close your eyes and go back in time...
> > Before the Internet or the Apple Mac.
> > Before semi-automatics, joyriders and crack....
> > Before SEGA or Super Nintendo or Playstation
> > Way back .....
> >
> > I'm talking about Hide and Seek in the lawn
> > Mai Leonards
> > Hopscotch.
> > Butterscotch.
> > Skipping.
> > Handstands.
> > Football with a ball of old socks
> > Beano, Dandy, Buster, Twinkle and Dennis the menace.
> > Roly Poly.
> > Hula Hoops, jumping the stream, building dams.
> > The smell of the sun and fresh cut grass.
> > Bazooka Joe bubble gum.
> > An ice cream cone on a warm summer night from the van that plays
> > a tune - Chocolate or vanilla or strawberry or maybe Neapolitan
> > or perhaps a screwball Wait......
> > Watching Saturday morning cartoons....short commercials,
> > The Double Deckers, Road Runner, He-Man, DaithÝ Lacha


> > When around the corner seemed far away and going into town seemed
> > like going somewhere.
> >
> > Earwigs, wasps, stinging nettles and bee stings.
> > Sticky fingers.
> > Cops and Robbers, Cowboys and Indians, and Zorro.
> > Climbing trees.
> >Skating down Baynes or Jackos hill
> > 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.
> > Water balloons were the ultimate weapon
> > Cardboard in the spokes transformed any bike into a
> > motorcycle.
> > Choppers and Grifters
> >
> > I'm not finished just yet.....
> > Eating raw jelly(when mum wasnt watching) Choc ices,Orange pops
> >
> >
> >
> > You knew everyone in your street - and so did your parents.
> > It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends.
> >
> > You didn't sleep a wink on Christmas eve.
> > When nobody owned a pure-bred dog.
> > When a half crown was a fortune
> > When you'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.
> > When nearly everyone's mum was at home when the kids got there.
> >
> >
> >
> > When it was a clismactic occasion to be taken out to dinner at
> > a real restaurant with your parents(usually with the Yanks)
> >
> > When any parent could discipline any child, or feed him or
> > use him to carry groceries and nobody, not even the child, thought a
> > thing of it.
> >
> > When being sent to the head's office was nothing compared
> > to the fate that awaited a misbehaving student at home.
> > Basically, we were in fear for our lives but it wasn't
> > because of , drugs, gangs etc.
> > 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....
> >
> > "Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest.
> > Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in "Monopoly".
> >
> > The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was germs.
> > And the worst thing in your day was having to sit next to one.
> > Having a weapon in school, meant being caught with a catapult or a peashooter with
> >a pocket s full of rice,conkers,marbles and gobstoppers
> > Nobody was prettier than Mum.
> > Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better.
> > Drugs meant orange-flavoured chewable aspirin.
> >
> > Ice cream was considered a basic food group
> >
> > Getting a foot of snow was a dream come true
> > .......the days.....screwball icecream yum!, the gum always lost it's
> > flavour after one suck!, but isn't that always the way!.
> >
> >
> > 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...



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