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DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN…?

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All the girls had ugly gym uniforms?

It took five minutes for the TV warm up?

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 di dn’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 57 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 ”
and 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,
the Lone Ranger, The Shadow Knows,
Nellie Bell, Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk.

As well as summers filled with bike rides, bas eball games, Hula Hoops,
bowling and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.
Didn’t that feel good, just to go back and say, “Yeah, I remember that”?

I am sharing this with you today
because it ended with a double dog dare to pass it on. 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

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

Howdy Doody

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

Do you remember a time when…

Decisions we re 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!!!!!!!

Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from their “grown-up” life .
I double-dog-dare you!

DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN…?

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All the girls had ugly gym uniforms?

It took five minutes for the TV warm up?

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 di dn’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 57 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 ”
and 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,
the Lone Ranger, The Shadow Knows,
Nellie Bell, Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk.

As well as summers filled with bike rides, bas eball games, Hula Hoops,
bowling and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.
Didn’t that feel good, just to go back and say, “Yeah, I remember that”?

I am sharing this with you today
because it ended with a double dog dare to pass it on. 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

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

Howdy Doody

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

Do you remember a time when…

Decisions we re 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!!!!!!!

Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from their “grown-up” life .
I double-dog-dare you!

Class of “67”

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I would like to personally “THANK” the class of “67” for giving $1,000.00 to the scholarship fund. It was a challenge and we made it happen. We know we have what it takes to go the extra mile. We are more than just classmates over the years we have become close and in most cases very good friends. A bond that united in our early formative years and has grown into our golden years.

My hat is off to you. May God continue to bless each and everyone of you.

Theresa Anderson-Puryear
Class of 1967

Class of “67”

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I would like to personally “THANK” the class of “67” for giving $1,000.00 to the scholarship fund. It was a challenge and we made it happen. We know we have what it takes to go the extra mile. We are more than just classmates over the years we have become close and in most cases very good friends. A bond that united in our early formative years and has grown into our golden years.

My hat is off to you. May God continue to bless each and everyone of you.

Theresa Anderson-Puryear
Class of 1967

The Winter of My Life

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And it’s winter before we know it….

You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years.

It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. And yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all…
And I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams… But, here it is..the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise… How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my babies go? And where did my youth go?

I remember well… seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like… But, here it is…my friends are retired and really getting gray…they move slower and I see an older person now. Lot’s are in better shape than me… but, I see the great change… Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant… but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we’d be.

Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore…it’s mandatory! Cause if I don’t on my own free will…I just fall asleep where I sit!

And so, now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!!

But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I’m not sure how long it will last…This I know, that when it’s over…its over….Yes , I have regrets .There are things I wish I hadn’t done ,,,,,things I should have done. But indeed, there are many things I’m happy to have done Its all in a lifetime.. .

So, if you’re not in your winter yet…let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly! Don’t put things off too long!!

Life goes by quickly So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not!

You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life..so, live for good today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember…and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!!

“Life is a gift to you.The way you live your life is a gift to those who came after. Make it a fantastic one.”

LIVE IT WELL!!—-ENJOY TODAY!!!!—–DO SOMETHING FUN!!!—-BE HAPPY!!!—-BE THANKFUL!!!!!

Creativity is said to be having a short memory of where it came from. I did not write this but do not know the author. I copied it somewhere because it says what I think often now. John

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