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Do You Remember These?

For those of us who are chronologically challenged. I remember far too many! 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 sugar water 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. $0. 15 cent McDonald hamburgers.
  33. $0. 05 cent packs of baseball cards. . . with that awful pink slab of bubblegum.
  34. Penny candy.
  35. 35 cent-a-gallon gasoline.

Do You Ever Want To Go Back To The Time When

  1. Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo. "

  2. Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming "do over! "
  3. "Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest.
  4. Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in "Monopoly. "
  5. Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening.
  6. It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends.
  7. Being old referred to anyone over 20.
  8. The net on a tennis court was the perfect height to play volleyball and rules didn't matter.
  9. The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was "cooties".
  10. It was magic when dad would "remove" his thumb.
  11. It was unbelievable that dodgeball wasn't an Olympic event.
  12. Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot.
  13. Nobody was prettier than mom.
  14. Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better.
  15. It was a big deal to finally be tall enough to ride the "big people" rides at the amusement park.
  16. A foot of snow was a dream come true. Abilities were discovered because of a "double-dog-dare. "
  17. Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute ads for action figures.
  18. No shopping trip was complete unless a new toy was brought home.
  19. Oly-oly-oxen-all-in-free" made perfect sense.
  20. Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles.
  21. The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.
  22. War was a card game. Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.
  23. Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle.
  24. Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin. Ice cream was considered a basic food group.
  25. Older sibling s were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest protectors.
  26. Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from their "grown up" life. . . . I double dog dare ya! ! ! ! ! ! ! !