eyes.....And go back in time....
Internet or semiautomatics and crack
SEGA or Super Nintendo... Way back........
about hide and seek at dusk. The Good Humor man,
light, green light.
store. Hopscotch, butterscotch, doubledutch, jacks, kickball,
dodgeball. Mother May I?
and Roly Poly, Hula Hoops, Running through the sprinkler,
of the sun and licking salty lips....
and mustaches. An ice cream cone on a warm summer night, Chocolate
or vanilla or strawberry or maybe butter pecan. A cherry coke
from the fountain at the corner drug store.
detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the
everyone's Mom was at home when the kids got there.
took five minutes for the TV to warm up, if you even had one.
Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces.
magic when dad would "remove" his thumb.
was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at
a real restaurant with your parents.
neither dated nor kissed until late high school, if then.
of your male teachers wore neck ties and female teachers had
their hair done.
parent could discipline any kid, or feed him or use him to carry
groceries, and nobody, not even the kid, thought a thing of
threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed ..and did!
sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate
that awaited a misbehaving student at home.
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
Didn't that feel good.. just to go back and say,
Yeah, I remember that.