I'D LIKE TO GO BACK TO THE GOOD OLD DAYS
Remembering the good old days
I'd like to go back to when most everyone took responsibility for their own actions instread of trying to blame someone else - and then suing them.
I'd like to go back to when I didn't know what graffiti was, had never heard of it, much less seen it
I'd like to go back to when you never saw a 13-year-old or a 14-year-old smoking.
I’d like to go back to a time when real people answered business telephone calls instead of prompts.
I’d like to go back to the time when you were never asked to press one for English.
I’d like to go back to a time when kids respected their elders.
I’d like to go back to kids playing ball without uniforms and grownups.
I’d like to go back to parents and other grown-ups sticking together instead of automatically assuming their kid was right.
I’d like to go back to no cell phones.
I’d like to go back to nobody talking in theaters when the movie was on.
I’d like to go back to when cars looked different every year and you could tell one make from another.
I’d like to go back to Republicans and Democrats being civil to one another.
I’d like to go back to rock music when I could understand the lyrics.
I’d like to go back to TV variety shows like Dean Martin, Glen Campbell, The Smothers Brothers, Ed Sullivan, Steve Allen and many more.
I’d like to go back to TV comedy shows that were actually funny - such as Carol Burnett, The Honeymooners, Taxi, All in the Family, Bob Newhart
I'd like to go back to family entertainment on TV or in the movies, stuff I would not be embarassed to witness with my parents present.
I’d like to go back to movies that depended on plot and acting and not explosions, special effects, car chases, gore, violence and loud noises in general.
I'd like to go back to radio when they told you who would be singing, and/or who just sang.
I'd like to go back to believing all priests and nuns were chaste.
I'd like to go back to a time when it was unheard of for a teacher to have sex with a student.
I’d like to go back to drive in restaurants - some even with carhops on roller skates.
I’d like to go back to people honoring everyone serving in the military.
I’d like to go back to no tattoos or body piercing.
I’d like to go back to no prevalent obesity.
I’d love to go back to no terrorism.
I’d like to go back to the days when nobody used the
“F word” in mixed company - if at all.
Most of all, I’d like to go back to being young again - even if I had to put up with the way things are today.
If you enjoy nostagia, and if you like motorcycles, you would probaby enjoy my book, OVER THE HANDLEBARS, First published in 1975, then updated and enlarged in 2006, it is a collection of short stories and articles about all aspects of motorcycling. It is available from Amazon.com. I also have written two other books about motorcycling availalbe from Amazon.com. You can read all 3 of them on your computer for just $2.99 each. Go to motorcyclenostalgia.com.
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