If You Remember When ?
Take a minute away from your work, turn off your phone and indulge yourself. Think of your kids and hope they have the same warms feelings one day about the really small things in life.
Go back in time...
Before the Internet or the Apple Mac.
Before semi-automatics, joy riders and crack....
Before SEGA or Super Nintendo...
I'm talking about Hide and Seek in the park.
The corner shop.
Football with an old can.
Beano, Dandy, Buster, Twinkle and Dennis the menace.
Roly Poly. Hula Hoops,
The smell of the sun and fresh cut grass.
Bazooka Joe bubble gum.
An ice cream cone on a warm summer's night from the van that plays a tune - Chocolate or vanilla or strawberry or maybe Neapolitan or perhaps a screwball, Mivi or Cider lolly or Oyster ice cream!
Watching Saturday morning cartoons....short commercials, The Double Deckers, Banana Splits, Road Runner, He-Man, magic Roundabout, Tiswas or Swapshop?, and 'Why Don't You'? - Or staying up for Doctor Who and being terrified of the darleks.
When around the corner seemed far away and going into town seemed like going somewhere.
Earwigs, wasps, stinging nettles and bee stings. Sticky fingers.
Melted Gas Tar. Cops and Robbers, Cowboys and Indians, and Zorro.
Walking to school, no matter what the weather.
Running till you were out of breath and getting a stitch,
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...
The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.
Water balloons were the ultimate weapon & playing cards & pegs in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle.
Choppers and Grifters
Eating raw jelly. Orange squash ice pops. Fresh oranges with a sugar cube stuck in the top.
The only types of trainers were - girls and boys, and Dunlop Green Flash - and the only time you wore them 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.
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 him or use him to carry groceries and nobody, not even the kid, thought anything bad 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!!
Decisions were made by going " Ip Dip Dog Sh*t "
"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 come true
Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest protectors
If you can remember most, or all of these, then........
YOU REALLY ARE ON THE WAY TO BEING AN OLD BASTARD !!!!!