Take a look at how people age around the world with this AARP special report: A New Age.

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I remember playing hop scotch and jumping rope and climbing the big tree in our backyard.  I remember having a big glass kool-aid container like the one on TV and my mom always had some waiting in the fridge after school.  Mom worked, but there was always a full home-cooked meal on the table every night and we all ate together.  It was nice.

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 You know all of the words to every song that plays 
on the *oldies* radio station and it feels as though 
you are still in high∙school as you sing along to them
 

♥ Shelties are not my whole life ∽ but they make my life whole ♥
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Families cared more there was more respect and love then.  The last of the good ole days!

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3 words.  Roller Skate Key.

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I really enjoyed reading all of the responses, and so many good memories from childhood. I also remember -

  • Saturday morning cartoons, Roy Rogers, The Lone Ranger
  • Comic books, Blondie and Dagwood comic strip
  • We played outdoors and used our imagination (like a mopstick horse)
  • Peddled the bicycle uphill without gears
  • Sunday evening was Ed Sullivan and Bonanza
  • News was either Walter Cronkite or Huntley-Brinkley
  • Had to read all the tv/movie/music "gossip" magazines
  • Your parents told you about the Great Depression and how bad things were then and how lucky you are now
  • Dad made a living and mom stayed home to cook, clean, and sew our clothes
  • Bought ice at the ice house
  • Mom made homemade ice cream and dad handcranked the ice cream churn
  • Your phone had a party line, and you only had to dial the last 4 numbers
  • In high school, our skirts had to touch the floor when we knelt down on our knees
  • You read the original Ann Landers and Dear Abby columns
  • Saw the re-release of Gone With the Wind at the drive-in movie
  • There was an ice cream shop and candy store
  • Ate at the drug store soda fountain
  • Gas was cheap, drove our cars up and down the main drag to see who was out with whom
  • Ditto on most of what everyone else has mentioned

Thanks @AARPTeri for an interesting topic.

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So true. Thank you for the memories!
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If you were old enough to do a walking tour of sunny Southeast Asia but not yet old enough and allowed to vote. You must be a boomer.

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Hey I was a real hippy. And now I am a faux hippy... Just protesting the latest war to sell guns.

At least the tie dye is easier. You can buy them, at the store now.

Peace!

Smiley Happy

 

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McDonalds was a treat and only had a couple of things on the menu...hamburger, cheeseburger, fries, coke, and shakes.  We also saved the tinsel from year to year to throw on the Balsam Tree at Christmas.

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you remember Mod Squa, 45s, and having to sit outside to eat at McDonald's under those red and white metal umbrellas.

 

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