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Monday, March 5, 2012

Relax and Remember the Old Days - Part 2

If you have not seen part 1, go HERE first.

Welcome back!

How Many Of These Do You Remember?

Howdy Doody and The Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger, The Shadow Knows, Nellie Bell , Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk. 
Candy cigarettes...
Coke-shaped wax bottles with colored sugar water inside...
Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles...
Coffee shops with Table Side Jukeboxes...
Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum...
Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers...
Newsreels before the movie... 
Telephone numbers with a word prefix...( Yukon 2-601). Party lines...
Hi-Fi's & 45 RPM records...
78 RPM records...
Green Stamps...
Mimeograph paper...
The Fort Apache Play Set...
 Do You Remember a Time When Decisions were made by going...

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'... 
Having a Weapon in School meant being caught with a Slingshot?
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!!!!!!!

And remember, my friends, there is a big difference between existing and LIVING! Never take a single day for granted. You never know which day may be your last.

Yes, my friend Lizzard's blog is dead and gone!


  1. I remember. Brings a smile to my face.

    Right Truth

    1. And such a pretty smile on such a pretty face! Prettiest face I ever saw!

  2. When i was a kid my mom bought me the Lone Ranger Stick Horse and gun set. I used to hide under the kitchen sink when my uncle came over and he'd open the doors and i'd come outta there pretending to be riding a bronc, all the while he would be giving commentary and mom would be yelling about dishes and cups getting broke..LOL ! Man i wish we could go back to those days.

  3. We drank from the garden hose...

    NEVER wore a seat belt, didn't have em...

    Rode my bike without a helmet, skated with no pads...

    Oh the horror... How did we survive?

  4. Paladin, you might be interested to know that I had a "Have Gun Will Travel (PALADIN)" gun and holster set. Had the knight emblem on the holster.

    Fred, I dunno how we managed back in those days without liberals looking out for us.

  5. Girl Scouts only admitted girls.

    Saying a curse word will get your mouth washed out with soap.

  6. @Grouch Ahhhh Paladin ! That was my all time favorite, he was cool ! But Damn he was an ugly son of a Buck ! Just lookin at his face used to scare me, but he was a good guy. (In Trouble? Wire Paladin at The Palace Hotel, San Francisco....have gun will travel.......) I don't think he'd pick San Fran to live in if he was still around today though ! LOLS !