Tony M wrote: »
They must have been way out of my price range.
aprazer402 wrote: »
A snapshot look at my childhood... and maybe yours?
When I was a child our area code was 402 but we didn't need to use it. And most of my clothes came from Brandies, Sears, Penney's, thrift stores, homemade or hand me downs.
Eating out at a restaurant was a huge deal that only happened for very special occasions . Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, Goodrich, Roses Lodge, B & G was always a treat. Fast food was a bologna or pb&j sandwich to take outside in the yard . Eating ice cream was a treat on a hot day.
You took your school clothes off as soon as you got home and put on your play clothes. We had to do our homework before being allowed outside to play.
We ate dinner at the table. We went to school everyday and walked there all by ourselves or rode a bus. There was no taking or picking you up in the car, you walked!
Our phone hung on the wall in the kitchen and had a cord there was no private conversation or cell phones! TVs didn’t have remotes, we had to actually get up to change the channel. There were no computers either. Girls & boys played Mother May I, Hopscotch, Cowboys and Indians, Cops and Robbers, 1,2,3 Not It, Red Light Green Light, Red Rover, Hide & Seek, Truth or Dare, Tag, Baseball, 4 square, Kick Ball, Dodge Ball, and rode bikes. Girls could spend hours playing Barbies or house. Boys played football in the yard and jumped their bikes with scrap wood ramps. Hardly anyone had their own pool!
Staying in the house was a punishment and the only thing we knew about "bored"--- "You better find something to do before I find it for you!"
We ate what mom made for dinner or we ate nothing at all. There was no bottled water; we drank from the tap or the water hose (warm).
We watched cartoons on Saturday mornings, and rode our bikes for hours and ran around with our friends. We weren't AFRAID OF ANYTHING. If someone had a fight, that's what it was and we were friends again later, if not SOONER. We played til dark, sunset was our curfew.
School was mandatory and teachers were people who you could TRUST and respect and you did or you met the "board of education" in the principal's hand.
We watched our MOUTHS around our elders because ALL of our Aunts, Uncles, Grandpas and Grandmas AND our Parents best friends were also our PARENTS (they COULD & WOULD WHOOP Y'ALL!,) and you didn't want them telling your PARENTS if you misbehaved.
These were the good ole days. Kids today will never know how it feels to be a real kid. I loved my childhood...!!!
Kids these days will never understand how we grew up!!!
verb wrote: »
Ahhh the board. One of my teachers had a wooden oar. Yep I got it a few times. Mom had a special affinity for the orange hot wheels tracks. Ahh, memories!
xsmi wrote: »
I still own my Polk Monitor 4's and Klipsch KG 4's. Anytime I want to reminisce, I can just rotate those into the system.
verb wrote: »
Anyone remember these?
pearsall001 wrote: »
All the time...I miss my rotary phone.
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