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Granny Judy
11-01-2009, 11:53 AM
Living in the Good Ol' Days.

1. There was only One radio and One television in the entire home.
2. We wore out the soles of our shoes before it was time to get a new pair.
3. Spent more hours doing chores than Homework.
4. To talk to my friends I had to see them in person.
5. When education meant: reading, writing and arithmatic. PERIOD!!
6. A first vehicle meant you got a 2 wheel bike.
7. A Graduation present was a pencil & pen set for 8th grade.. and wrist watch for High School.
8. Presents at Christmas were NEW CLOTHES..not TOYs.
9. Candy was only in our house if we had the ingrediant to MAKE it from Scratch.
10. 5 pounds of sugar lasted all month.
11. Water was the only "soft" Drink in the house.
12, You had to be 18 before you could have a cup of coffee at family gatherings.
13, Telephones were for emergencies and not everyday use.
14, Instead of going to the movies we went to the library.
15, Eating out meant you had a PICNIC to go to.
16, Music was something you learned,, not listen to.
16. Recycling was a way of saving money, not keeping our planet green.
17. Traveling in luxury was letting someone else do the driving.
18. I was raised in a 2 parent, one income home when 2 could live as cheaply as one.
19. Central Heat was the wood burning stove with all us hanging around it to get warm.
20. Airconditioning was when someone threw a bucket of water on you and you didn't dry it off.
21. Favorite pastime was heading to the Swimmin Hole.. I never saw a public cement pool til I was 16. (1950's)


```from the mind of Granny Judy``` oct 2009

I just had to write this down ..memories have a way of jumping out and slapping us Ol Folk when we see all the gadgets and electronic gismos. Enjoy and feel free to grab any of these for quotes.. G/Judy

Jodi
11-03-2009, 06:45 PM
7. A Graduation present was a pencil & pen set for 8th grade.. and wrist watch for High School.

That's why my grandma gave me a pen set for my high school graduation gift! lol

Harmonystar
11-03-2009, 08:23 PM
Hee I love this. Especially where eating out meant going to a picnic. Hee.

Jodi
11-03-2009, 08:31 PM
Some of those applied to me and my family as well lol. Not because of age but because my parents were raising 6 children! We ate out rarely, didn't have cable so only watched TV on Saturday mornings (antenna), swam in the local rivers and lakes because community pool memberships were too expensive, our first vehicle was a bike because they couldn't afford to buy us all cars lol, that went for college too they took out a parent loan for my older brother but the rest of us got part time jobs and took out our own loans, and we recycled to save money because in NY it was 5 cents a can. We hardly ever had soda in the house but we always had plenty of cool aid.

GingerScraps
11-03-2009, 10:52 PM
LOVE this! thanks you for making me smile today :) :)
Having kinda a hard day.. you put a smile on my face :)

Juliemomof4
11-08-2009, 05:31 PM
Those are awesome Judy! Love it!

Juliemomof4
11-08-2009, 05:35 PM
How about these..... :)

You Might Be a Child of the 80s if...



...Schoolhouse Rock played a HUGE part in how you actually learned the English language...

...kids that work in restaurants and supermarkets are starting to piss you off by calling you "sir" or "ma'am"...

...you ever dressed to emulate a person you saw in either a Duran Duran, Madonna, or Cyndi Lauper video...

...you can remember singing along with Kim "We're the Kids in America" Wilde and not feeling age conscious...

...you know, by heart, the words to any "Weird" Al Yankovic song...

...you remember the first time "Space: Above and Beyond" aired - it was called "Battlestar Galactica"...

...songs by Debbie Gibson still haunt you to this day...

...going to keg parties no longer involves hiding out in the woods when the cops show up...

...when somone mentions two consecutive days of the week, the Happy Days theme is stuck in your head for hours on end...

...you know what "Sike" means...

...you know the profound meaning of "Wax on,Wax off"...

...you know that another name for a keyboard is a "Synthesizer"...

...you can sing the McDonald's Big Mack Filet-o-fish, quarter pounder, french fry song while jump roping...

...you ever ended your sentence with "psych"...

...you solved the Rubics cube.....by peeling off the stickers...

...you watched the pound puppies...

...you can sing the rap to "the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"...

...you yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters club and tried to start a club of your own...

...you owned those little Strawberry Shortcake scented dolls...

...you know what 'Whoa' means from Blossom...

Granny Judy
11-09-2009, 02:56 PM
you solved the Rubics cube.....by peeling off the stickers

How'd you know?? I still have to peel to solve.. granny

Scrapper
08-08-2011, 10:42 AM
Thanks for sharing Judy - good ol'e memories - no I'm a child of the 60's

Victoria32
02-19-2012, 06:29 PM
I can so relate...I was born in the 1940's and there were 5 of us kids at home.
We didn't have a TV in our home until after I left home to go away for training for my career as a medical technologist.

sparklehal
02-25-2012, 12:27 AM
How about these..... :)

You Might Be a Child of the 80s if...



...Schoolhouse Rock played a HUGE part in how you actually learned the English language...

...kids that work in restaurants and supermarkets are starting to piss you off by calling you "sir" or "ma'am"...

...you ever dressed to emulate a person you saw in either a Duran Duran, Madonna, or Cyndi Lauper video...

...you can remember singing along with Kim "We're the Kids in America" Wilde and not feeling age conscious...

...you know, by heart, the words to any "Weird" Al Yankovic song...

...you remember the first time "Space: Above and Beyond" aired - it was called "Battlestar Galactica"...

...songs by Debbie Gibson still haunt you to this day...

...going to keg parties no longer involves hiding out in the woods when the cops show up...

...when somone mentions two consecutive days of the week, the Happy Days theme is stuck in your head for hours on end...

...you know what "Sike" means...

...you know the profound meaning of "Wax on,Wax off"...

...you know that another name for a keyboard is a "Synthesizer"...

...you can sing the McDonald's Big Mack Filet-o-fish, quarter pounder, french fry song while jump roping...

...you ever ended your sentence with "psych"...

...you solved the Rubics cube.....by peeling off the stickers...

...you watched the pound puppies...

...you can sing the rap to "the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air"...

...you yearned to be a member of the Baby-sitters club and tried to start a club of your own...

...you owned those little Strawberry Shortcake scented dolls...

...you know what 'Whoa' means from Blossom...



Now this is a story all about how my life got flipped, turned upside. So I'd like to take a minute so just sit right there I'll tell how I became the Prince of a town called Bel Aire......No google needed lol

Louise Franks Designs
02-25-2012, 04:09 PM
Graduation presents? I'm in the wrong country LOL

I remember when we had 3 TV channels and the shops still closed on a Wednesday afternoon and Sunday. I would say "happy memories" but actually I prefer full day shop opening and a choice of TV channels :)