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Close your eyes...and go back
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This was sent to me. I have searched high and low to come up with the original author. It appears to be floating all over cyberspace, but, alas, no author to be found. I like it therefore I share it.

Close your eyes.... And go back....

Before the Internet or the MAC
Before semi automatics and crack
Before SEGA or Super Nintendo...
Way back.......

I'm talking ' bout hide and go seek at dusk.....

Red light, Green light......Kick the Can....

Playing kickball & dodgeball until your porch light came on......

Mother May I?.....

Red Rover......

Hula Hoops.....

Running through the sprinkler....

Wait......

Watching Saturday Morning cartoons....
Fat Albert, Road Runner, Smurfs, Picture Pages, G-Force & He-Man...

Wonder Woman & Super Man Underoos....

Playing Dukes of Hazzard.....

Catching lightning bugs in a jar....

Christmas morning.......

your first day of school....

Bedtime Prayers and Goodnight Kisses....

Climbing trees....

Getting an Ice Cream off the Ice Cream Truck.....

A million mosquito bites and sticky fingers.....

Jumping down the steps.....

Jumping on the bed......

Pillow fights....

Running till you were out of breath....

Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt....

Being tired from playing....

Your first crush......

Rainy days at school meant playing "Heads up 7Up" in the class room....

Remember that?

I'm not finished yet....

Kool-aid was the drink of summer...

Toting your friends on your handle bars....

Wearing your new shoes on the first day of school....

Class Field Trips....

When nearly everyone's mom was at home when the kids got there.....

When a quarter seemed like a fair allowance, and another quarter a miracle...

When your parents took you to McDonalds and you were so cool....

When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited a misbehaving student at home....

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! And some of us are still afraid of em!!!....

I want to go back to the time when............

Decisions were made by going "eeny meeny miny mo"...

Mistakes were corrected by simply Exclaiming, "do over!"....

"Race issue"; meant arguing about who ran the fastest....

Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in "Monopoly"...

Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening....

It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends...

Being old, referred to anyone over 30....

The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was cooties....

Nobody was prettier than Mom....

Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better....

It was a big deal to finally be tall enough to ride the "big people" rides at the amusement park....

Getting a foot of snow was a dream come true....

Abilities were discovered because of a "double dog dare"....

Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for giggles...

The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team....

Water balloons were the ultimate ultimate weapon....

Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest protectors...

If you can remember most or all of these, then you have LIVED!

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