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"FUN RUN" 2012

2012-2013

Friday, January 20, 2017

REMEMBER WHEN???


Remember when . . . 
All the girls had to wear gym uniforms?

(At AF, sleeveless, red, short short dress, with pleats at bottom.
And, red panties.  Lasted me all through jr high and high school.)
At Dixie, "Dixie" shorts and a Dixie T-shirt.  
At BYU, a one-piece light blue jumpsuit uniform, that BYU handed
to you every week!  The bottom went to the knees.  Many
girls rolled them up to the top of their thigh.  Then,
we had to wait in class for them to roll them back down.
Every single day!  You had to wear a BYU approved
swimsuit, too.  Which was handed out.  Black, with
no built-in bra!)
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It took the tv 15 minutes to warm up?
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Nobody owned a purebred dog?
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When a quarter was a decent allowance?
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You'd reach into a muddy gutter to retrieve a penny? 
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Your mom wore nylons that came in two pieces?
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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!http://www.whs1959.com/uploads/1/2/0/0/12004097/7933130_orig.jpg?431


Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes, or towels
hidden inside the box?
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 It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner
at a real restaurant with your parents?
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They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed . . . and
they did!
(Bryan Davis was in my 3rd-5th grade classes.  In 6th grade, 
he was still in 5th!  Best thing for classmates to see!!!)http://www.whs1959.com/uploads/1/2/0/0/12004097/3538059_orig.jpg?467


When a '57 Chevy was everyone's dream car . . . to cruise,
peel out, burn rubber or watch submarine races (at Utah Lake)
and people went steady?
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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?
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Lying on your back in the grass with your friends and
saying things like, "That cloud looks like a . . . ?http://www.whs1959.com/uploads/1/2/0/0/12004097/7017891_orig.jpg?511


Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game?http://www.whs1959.com/uploads/1/2/0/0/12004097/3151709_orig.jpg?448


Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic
seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger?http://www.whs1959.com/uploads/1/2/0/0/12004097/5600512_orig.jpg?451


And with all our progress, don't you just wish
just once, you could slip back in time and savor the 
slower pace, and share it with the children of today?http://www.whs1959.com/uploads/1/2/0/0/12004097/4829462_orig.jpg?455


When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared
to the fate that awaited the student at home?
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Basically, we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't
because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc.
Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat!
But, we survived because their love was greater than
the threat.
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. . .  as well as summers filled with bike rides, 
Hula Hoops, visits to the pool, and eating
Kool-Aid powder with sugar.
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Didn't that feel good, just to go back and say,
"Yeah, I remember that?"
Howdy Doody
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The Lone Ranger 
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Candy cigarettes 
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Wax Coke shaped bottles with colored sugar water insidehttp://www.whs1959.com/uploads/1/2/0/0/12004097/6697813_orig.jpg?396


Sodapop machines that dispersed glass bottles


Coffee shops with Table Side Jukeboxes



Black Jack and Clove chewing gumhttp://www.whs1959.com/uploads/1/2/0/0/12004097/9891111_orig.jpg?475


Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppershttp://www.whs1959.com/uploads/1/2/0/0/12004097/1163500_orig.jpg?382


Newsreels before the movie.
(My parents' time)
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Telephone numbers with a word prefix:
Ours was "Skyline 6-4787" or "Sk6-4787",
which when you changed the letters to the corresponding number,
756-4787

Party lines
(My parents' time)
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Pea Shooters
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 Hi-Fi's (High Fidelity) and 45 RPM recordshttp://www.whs1959.com/uploads/1/2/0/0/12004097/2752736_orig.jpg?410


78 RPM records
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Green Stamps 
(Always S&H.  Although I didn't know what the letters stood for!)
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Mimeograph machineshttp://www.whs1959.com/uploads/1/2/0/0/12004097/7348505_orig.jpg?543


The Fort Apache Play Sethttp://www.whs1959.com/uploads/1/2/0/0/12004097/9346511_orig.jpg?551


Do you remember a time when decisions were made by going,
"Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Moe?" 
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, 
"Do Over?"
Race issue meant arguing about who ran the fastest?
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Catching  the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening
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It wasn't odd to have two or three best friends
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Having a  weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot?
(Before my time)
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Saturday  morning cartoons weren't 30 minute
commercials for actions figures?http://www.whs1959.com/uploads/1/2/0/0/12004097/7335262_orig.jpg?473


Oly-oly-oxen-free,  made perfect sense?
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Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was
cause for giggles?
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The worst  embarrassment was being picked last for a team?
(I never once did this in 33 years of teaching!)http://www.whs1959.com/uploads/1/2/0/0/12004097/2188095_orig.jpg?494


War was a card game? 
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Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike
into a motorcycle?
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Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin?
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 Water balloons were the ultimate weapon? 
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1 comment:

jamie5663 said...

Love, love, love this!! That was a great walk down memory lane! Our children today do not experience the sweetness of life that we enjoyed! Thank You!!