My wife received this from a friend and I was about to delete it but found so many of these things I remember, I thought those of you who aren't embarrased about your age might find it fun to see what you can recall. Rich DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN...? -All the girls had ugly gym uniforms? -It took five minutes for the TV warm up? And you'd arue about whose turn it was to change the channel? - Going down to the basement to replace a blown fuse? Sometimes using a penny instead? -Nearly everyone's Mom was at home when the kids got home from school? -Nobody owned a purebred dog?- -When a quarter was a decent allowance? -You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny? -Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces? -All your male teachers wore neckties and female teachers had their hair done every day and wore high heels? -You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time? -And you didn't pay for air? And, you got trading stamps to boot? -Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box? -It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents? -They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed. . ...and they did? -When a 55 Chevy was everyone's dream car...to cruise, peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady? -No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car in the ignition, and the doors were never locked? -Lying on your back in the grass with your friends and saying things like, "That cloud looks like a ..." -Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game? -Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger? -And with all our progress, don't you just wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace, and share it with the children of today? -When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited the student at home? -Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. -Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! -But we survived because their love was greater than the threat. -Send this on to someone who can still remember -Nancy Drew, the Hardy Boys, Laurel and Hardy, -Howdy Doody and the Peanut Gallery, - Tom Corbett Space Cadet - Kukla, Fran & Ollie - Sky King - I Love Lucy - Your Show of Shows - Senor Wences ("Close the box!") - Hopalong Cassify - The Cisco Kid ("Oh Cisco...Oh Pancho!") -The Lone Ranger, The Shadow Knows, -Nellie Bell, Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk. -As well as summers filled with bike rides, baseball games, -Hula Hoops, bowling and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar. -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 too young to care. How many of these do you remember? -Candy cigarettes -Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside -Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles - Duncan yo-yos and the tournament at the movie during intermission - Crepe paper humming spinners with the rubber band -Coffee shops with tableside jukeboxes -Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum -Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers -Newsreels before the movie -P.F. Fliers -Telephone numbers with a word prefix....(Raymond 4-601). -Party lines -Peashooters -45 RPM records -Green Stamps -Hi-Fi's -Metal ice cubes trays with levers -Mimeograph paper -Beanie and Cecil -Roller-skate keys -Cork pop guns -Drive ins -Studebakers -Washtub wringers -The Fuller Brush Man -Reel-To-Reel tape recorders -Tinkertoys -Erector Sets -The Fort Apache Play Set -Lincoln Logs -15 cent McDonald hamburgers -5 cent packs of baseball cards - with that awful pink slab of bubble gum -Penny candy -35 cent a gallon gasoline -Jiffy Pop popcorn -A fifteen cent double feature Do you remember a time when... -Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-moe"? -Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "Do Over!"? -"Race issue" meant arguing about who ran the fastest? -Catching the 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? -A foot of snow was a dream come true? -Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute commercials 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? -Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle? -Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin? -Water balloons were the ultimate weapon? If you can remember most or all of these, then you have lived!!!!!!!