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Double Dog Dare

  1. 1. DOUBLE-DOG DARE YOU!! How's This For Nostalgia? November 20, 2012 Edited by: Note: Click to advance EACH slide WillP
  2. 2. Forever Young... Glad I grew up then...
  3. 3. It took three minutes for a TV to warm up!
  4. 4. Nobody owned a purebred dog
  5. 5. When a quarter was a decent allowance
  6. 6. You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny!
  7. 7. Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces
  8. 8. 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!
  9. 9. Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box!
  10. 10. It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents!
  11. 11. They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed... and they did it!
  12. 12. When a 57 Chevy was everyone's dream car... to cruise in, peel out, or watch drive-in movies and boys and girls went steady!
  13. 13. No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the the ignition and cars were never locked!
  14. 14. Lying on your back in the grass with your friends... and saying things like, 'That cloud looks like a... '?'
  15. 15. Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game!
  16. 16. Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger!
  17. 17. 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?
  18. 18. When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited students at home!
  19. 19. 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 their threat.
  20. 20. And our summers were filled with bike rides, Hula Hoops and visits to a pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder.
  21. 21. Doesn't it feel good, just to go back and say, 'Yeah, I remember that'!
  22. 22. I am sharing this with you today and ending it with a Double Dog Dare. Remember what a Double Dog Dare is? And remember that the perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and too young to care.  Who can still remember “Howdy Doody”? 
  23. 23. The Lone Ranger, The Shadow Knows, Peanut Gallery, Nellie Bell, Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk
  24. 24. Candy cigarettes...
  25. 25. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside...
  26. 26. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles... Coffee shops with Table Side Jukeboxes... Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum
  27. 27. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard lids...
  28. 28. Newsreels before the movie...
  29. 29. Telephone numbers with a word prefix... (YUkon 2-601). Party lines...
  30. 30. Peashooters
  31. 31. Hi-Fi's, 78 & 45 RPM records...
  32. 32. (S&H) Green Stamps... Remember the Taste of Licking them? Pasting them into books?
  33. 33. Mimeograph paper... (Sniffing Duplicator Fluid?)
  34. 34. The Fort Apache Play Set...
  35. 35. Do You Remember A Time When . . . Decisions were made by going 'eeny-meeny-miney-moe'? And mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, 'Do Over’ 'Race issue' meant arguing about who ran the fastest?
  36. 36. Catching Fireflies Could Happily Occupy An Entire Evening?
  37. 37. It wasn't odd to have two or three 'Best Friends’
  38. 38. Having a Weapon in School meant being caught with a Slingshot?
  39. 39. Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute commercials for action figures?
  40. 40. 'Oly-oly-oxen-free' made perfect sense?
  41. 41. Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles?
  42. 42. The Worst Embarrassment was being picked last for a team?
  43. 43. ‘War’ was a card game?
  44. 44. Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?
  45. 45. Taking drugs meant orange flavored chewable aspirin?
  46. 46. Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?
  47. 47. If you can remember most or all of these, Then You Have Lived! Do you know Anyone who may need a break from their 'Grown-Up' Life More accurate ‘Retiree’s life’ I Double-Dog-Dare-Ya to share this