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    Default Just had to post this here!

    I recieved this in an email off my cousin..... just knew you would all love it!



    Just for a minute, forget everything stressful
    > and read this...............
    >
    > Close your eyes and go back in time...
    >
    > Before the Internet or the Apple Mac.
    >
    > Before semi-automatics, joy riders and crack....
    >
    > Before SEGA or Super Nintendo...
    >
    > Way back........
    >
    > I'm talking about Hide and Seek in the park.
    >
    > The corner shop.
    >
    > Hopscotch.
    >
    > Butterscotch.
    >
    > Skipping.
    >
    > Handstands.
    >
    > Football with an old can.
    >
    > 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 at the Pictures ABC....short
    >commercials,
    >
    >
    > The Double Deckers, Road Runner, He-Man, ZeebedeeTiswas or Swapshop?,
    >and 'Why Don't You'? - or staying up for Doctor Who.
    >
    >
    > 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.
    >
    > Building igloos out of snow banks.
    >
    > 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
    >
    >
    > Football cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle.
    >
    > Choppers and Grifters
    >
    >
    > Eating raw jelly. Orange squash ice pops.
    >
    > Remember when...
    >
    >
    > There were two types of trainers - girls and boys, and
    >
    > Dunlop Green Flash - and the only time you wore
    > them was at school was for P.E.
    >
    > 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 25p was decent pocket money
    >
    >
    > When you'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.
    >
    > When nearly everyone's mum was at home when the
    > kids got there from school.
    >
    >
    > 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 any parent could discipline any kid, or feed
    > them or use them to carry groceries and do errands yet nobody, not even the
    > kid, 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 drive-by shootings, 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....
    >
    >
    > Decisions were made by going " Ip Dip Dog Sh** "
    >
    > "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.
    >
    > It was unbelievable that 'British Bulldog 123'
    > wasn't an Olympic event.
    >
    > Having a weapon in school, meant being caught
    > with a catapult.
    >
    >
    > Nobody was prettier than Mum.
    >
    > Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better.
    >
    >
    > Taking drugs meant orange-flavoured chewable
    > aspirin.
    >
    > Ice cream was considered a basic food group
    >
    >
    > Getting a foot of snow was a dream.
    >
    > 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...
    Mrs Oggy
    ~~~*~~~*~~~
    Count your friends amongst the stars....
    And your enemies on the fingers of one foot!

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    Default Re: Just had to post this here!

    Reading that gave me a lump in the throat Oh yes i have lived. Many thanks for posting that MommaMystique

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    Default Re: Just had to post this here!

    You're very welcome Garry.
    Mrs Oggy
    ~~~*~~~*~~~
    Count your friends amongst the stars....
    And your enemies on the fingers of one foot!

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    Default Re: Just had to post this here!

    thats great...had a smile on my face from start to finish.

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    Default Re: Just had to post this here!

    I was that soldier.................. lol

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    They were the good old days!
    Thanks for sharing that, it was great to remember all those things!
    Helen

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    Default Re: Just had to post this here!

    Loved that. I don't envy today's kids at all!

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    Default Re: Just had to post this here!

    Ive read that a few times before and I still go off to my own little world in my head and sit and think of how much better things were when i was a kid.

    Why has it all got so worse? I loved being young but i didnt realise at the time... no mortgage, no responsibilities no worries about political issues. All I did was climb trees, hedgehop, play tig, rat-a-tat ginger, kirby, played in the mud, washed cars for 50p so I could buy sweets and comics...

    one word : FUN

    Those days certainly are the best days of your lives.... but how many of us actually wished we were older at the time...?
    Definition of a Transvestite: A guy who likes to eat, drink and be Mary! .

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    Default Re: Just had to post this here!

    Just for one day I would love to jump through a time vortex and take my kids back to those times.
    Mrs Oggy
    ~~~*~~~*~~~
    Count your friends amongst the stars....
    And your enemies on the fingers of one foot!

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