How It Used To Be
It took three minutes for the TV to warm up.
Nobody owned a purebred dog.
A quarter was a decent allowance & made with real silver.
You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny - made with real copper. (I still do...giggle).
You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked & gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time.
You didn't pay for air & you got trading stamps, too.
And don't forget Crackerjacks! A prize in every box.
Teachers threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed...and they did it.
When a 57 Chevy was everyone's dream car.
People "went steady."
Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules.
Blackjack, Clove, Pepsin and Teaberry chewing gum.
Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers.
Telephone numbers with a word prefix. And no area code for local calls.
S&H Green Stamps
Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a peashooter or a slingshot.
Olly-olly-oxen-free' made perfect sense.
The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.
Water balloons were the ultimate weapon and war was a card game.