A friend printed out something called an email for the old guy the other day, and Insider found it interesting, considering he used to do some of these 'Remember When •€¦' type of things in columns years ago. Some of this unknown writer's thoughts tickled Insider, so here they are:
Remember When •€¦
•€¦ It took five minutes for the TV to warm up?
•€¦ All the girls had ugly gym uniforms?
•€¦ 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 didn'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 it.
•€¦ 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... '?
•€¦ 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?
•€¦ When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited the student at home?