Thursday, November 3, 2011

DOUBLE DOG DARE YA! Not On My Watch, Chief!

HEY, NOW, THIS BLOG SITE DOESN'T TAKE ANY "DOUBLE DOG DARES", NO SIRE-REE  BOB!

The following was sent to me with a Double Dog Dare Ya to send it on.  Can't let that pass!  Here goes:

DO YOU REMEMBER -
IT TOOK THREE MINUTES FOR THE TV TO WARM UP
What TV?  We didn't even have a radio!
A QUARTER WAS A DECENT ALLOWANCE.
Allowance?  What allowance?
YOU'D PICK UP A PENNY FROM A MUDDY GUTTER
Are you kidding?  I'd have dug it out of the horse manure.
I searched dilgently weekly for 5 pennies to go to a Saturday movie.

REMEMBER WHEN YOUR MOM'S HOSE CAME IN TWO PIECES?
Not my Mom!

I DO REMEMBER THIS QUITE WELL!
IF YOU FAILED THE GRADE, YOU DIDN'T GET PROMOTED!
SMALL PROBLEM AT SCHOOL, MAJOR PROBLEM AT HOME!
YOU NEVER LOST  YOUR CAR KEYS, THEY WERE IN THE UNLOCKED CAR
Fact is, in most families, there were no cars.
THERE WAS MILK DELIVERY WHEN I WAS A KID
We sometimes got buttermilk from Grandma Elliott
Otherwise, our milk came from a can


UGLY GYM SUITS WITH TENNIS SHOES
No $200 Nike's here!
The boys boxed in gym, I loved that!


A SPECIAL DINNER WAS A FISH SANDWICH AT JOE CANVAS' PLACE
Or, Maybe a hot dog from Ragg's Place.

Well, there you have it!  Clearly, this was not meant for a person of my age.  We lived in a house Dad built, got water from a cistern he had dug, had a path to an outhouse and electric was an "in town" thing, we had oil lamps.  Games were all home made, and I have fond memories of them.  My favorite was called "shinny", which was a form of hockey played with tomato stakes and a tin can.  "Shinny"?  You had to guard your shins as you played barefooted, no shoes, of course.

THERE YOU HAVE IT.  A DOUBLE DOG DARE!
(It was much longer but you get the idea.  I'd agree with one thing, that would have been the "good" life.)

(Thanks Dottie)

IF YOU WERE BORN IN THE LATE 20'S OR EARLY 30'S
WHAT WAS YOUR CHILDHOOD LIKE?
We'd like to know.
(Email address in my profile) 

God Bless You and Your's

GOD BLESS THE USA


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