I am sharing this with you today because it ended with a "double dog dare" to pass it on. To remember what a "double dog dare" is, read on. And remember that the perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and young enough not to care. How many do you remember?

  1. Candy cigarettes
  2. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugarwater inside.
  3. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles.
  4. Coffee shops with tableside juke boxes
  5. Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum
  6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles, with cardboard stoppers.
  7. Party lines.
  8. Newsreels before the movie.
  9. P. F. Flyers
  10. Butch wax
  11. Telephone numbers with a word prefix ... (Drexel-5505)
  12. Peashooters.
  13. Howdy Doody
  14. 45 RPM Records
  15. Green Stamps
  16. Hi-fi's
  17. Metal ice cube trays--with levers
  18. Mimeograph paper
  19. Blue flash Bulbs
  20. Beanie and Cecil
  21. Roller skate keys
  22. Cork Pop Guns
  23. Drive-Ins
  24. Studebakers
  25. Wash Tub Wringers
  26. The Fuller Brush Man
  27. Reel to reel tape recorders
  28. Tinkertoys
  29. The Erector Set
  30. The Fort Apache Playset
  31. Lincoln Logs
  32. 15 cent McDonald hamburgers
  33. 5 cent packs of baseball cards...with that awful pink slab of bubble gum
  34. Penny candy
  35. Gasoline at 35 cents-a-gallon

A TIME WHEN.....................

  • Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo."
  • Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming "do over!"
  • "Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest.
  • Catching fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening.
  • It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends.
  • The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was "cooties."
  • Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot or spitwads.
  • A foot of snow was a dream come true.
  • Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute ads for action figures.
  • "Oly-oly-oxen-free" made perfect sense.
  • Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles.
  • The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.
  • War was a card game.
  • Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.
  • Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle.
  • Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin.

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.....

I double dog dare ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!