You're Getting Old If...
You’re getting old if you remember when:
- All the girls had ugly gym uniforms. And wore tennis shoes not $200 Nike's!
- It took three minutes for the TV to warm up.
- 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.
- You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked and gas pumped, all for free. And you didn't pay for air and got trading stamps too.
- Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels inside the box.
- It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner by with your parents.
- They kept kids back a grade if they failed.
- A 57 Chevy was everyone's dream car and people went steady.
- No one asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car ignition with the doors unlocked.
- Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals.
- Being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited them at home.
- Kids had candy cigarettes and wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside.
- Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
- Coffees hops had table side jukeboxes
- Milk was delivered to your doorstep in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers.
- Businesses issued Green Stamps to customers.
- A race issue was arguing about who could run the fastest.
- Having a Weapon in School meant having your Slingshot confiscated.
- The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team and War was a card game.
- Taking drugs meant orange flavored children’s chewable aspirin.
- Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.
- Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle.
- “Oly-oly-oxen-free” made perfect sense.
- Saturday morning cartoons weren't half hour commercials for action figures.
- It wasn't unusual to have two or three “Best Friends.”
- Catching fire flies could easily occupy an entire evening.
- Decisions were made by saying “eeny-meeny-miney-moe.”
- People used mimeograph paper.
- There were Hi-Fi's and 45 RPM records.
- Telephone numbers had a word prefix (Yukon, Klondike etc.)
- Movies were always preceded by newsreels and a cartoon.
- There was Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum.
- Howdy Doody, The Peanut Gallery, The Lone Ranger and Roy Rogers were the best shows on TV.
- A “Double Dog Dare” was the ultimate challenge.
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