I Want to Go Back in Time When…

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Photo Credit: screanews.us

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.

Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in “Monopoly.”

Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening.

It wasn’t odd to have two or three “best” friends.           

Being old referred to anyone over 20.

The net on a tennis court was the perfect height to play volleyball and rules didn’t matter.

The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was cooties.

It was magic when dad would “remove” his thumb.

It was unbelievable that dodge ball wasn’t an Olympic event.

It was time to go home when the street lights blinked on.

The dinner bell would sound meaning that dinner was ready.

Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot.

Nobody was prettier than Mom.

Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better.

It was a big deal to finally be tall enough to ride the “big people” rides at the amusement park.

Baseball cards in the spokes transformed our bikes into motorcycles.

Abilities were discovered because of a “double-dog-dare.”

No shopping trip was complete, unless a new toy was brought home.

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 weapons.

Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin.

Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest protectors.

Ah yes…the times when life was simple and pure. Sometimes I wish that we could go back and live those days again. If you can remember most or all of these, then you really LIVED!

What are some things that YOU remember?

3 thoughts on “I Want to Go Back in Time When…

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  1. oh we must be the same age. This brought me back to the carefree childhood I enjoyed. And I loved the line Oly oly oxen free made perfect sense. LOL. Makes me want to send to my mom and all my friends.


  2. Loved the picture of the playing card on the bicycle spokes…I can still hear the sound from childhood! Thanks so much for the memories from a simpler, more innocent time.


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