Do You Remember When – Two

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Last week I posted some things that really made me feel old when I read them and actually remembered them.  Today’s list fits more into the category of do you remember when? as opposed to do you remember these things?  So here goes.

Do you remember a time when…

  • Decisions were made by going “eeny-meeny-miney-moe”?
  • Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, “Do Over!”
  • Catching 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 sling shot?
  • 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?
  • Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?

Thank you John Usalis  for these wonderful memories.

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12 responses to “Do You Remember When – Two

  1. Lots of fond memories there. Did you play “chestnut fights” ? We could spend a whole Saturday discovering who had the most powerful chestnut.

  2. It’s rather bittersweet, isn’t it? My youngest granddaughter knows “eeny-meeny-miney-moe” & uses it when given a choice of which book to read first. and “Oly, Oly” is what we use at my school to call a group in from recess, or just to gain attention, much better than a whistle. Thanks for the list. I did use the cards on my spokes, too!

  3. I do remember many of those things! I grew up in a small town with a neighborhood filled with kids and parents who wanted us to just be kids! We spent hours playing flashlight tag, catching fireflies, and picking mulberries. Sweet times!

  4. This makes me so nostalgic for my childhood. When I see lists like this, I can’t help but wonder what my girls will be nostalgic about when they are older. What will their ‘remember whens’ be?

  5. It is hard to know what today’s children will have as their ‘remember whens’. I do know that you are giving your daughters lots of good starters.

  6. Terje

    I like this list. I think that spinning around and getting dizzy might cross generations. Giggles sounding loud and far.

  7. Every single one was something I could remember. Oh, does this make me feel old! 🙂

  8. Aw jeez, I remember all of these. A really gross one – running behind the mosquito sprayer and inhaling the fumes. Yukko Bukko.

  9. rosecappelli

    Thanks for the memories!

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