You Know You’re Getting Old When You can Remember

Being sent to the drugstore to test vacuum tubes for the TV.
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When Kool-Aid was the only other drink for kids, other than milk and sodas.
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When there were two types of sneakers for boys.
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When boys couldn’t wear anything but leather shoes to school.

When it took five minutes for the TV to warm up.
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When all your friends got their hair cut at the kitchen table.
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When nearly everyone’s mom was at home when the kids got there.
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When nobody owned a pure-bred dog.
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When a dime was a decent allowance, and a quarter a huge bonus.
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When you’d reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.
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When girls neither dated nor kissed until late high school, if then.
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When your mom wore nylons that came in two pieces.
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When all your teachers wore either neckties or had their hair done, everyday.
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When you got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped,
without asking, for free, every time. And you got trading stamps to boot!
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When laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the
box.
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When any parent could discipline any kid, or feed him, or use him to carry
groceries, and nobody, not even the kid, thought a thing of it.
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When it was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a
real restaurant with your parents.
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When they threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed–and did!
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When being sent to the principal’s office was nothing compared to the fate
that awaited a misbehaving student at home.
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When women were called, “Mrs. John Smith,” instead of their own name.

Gary has been a writer/ photographer for over 20 years, specializing in nature,landscapes and studying native cultures.Besides visiting most of the United States, he has traveled to such places as Egypt,the Canary Islands,much of the Caribbean. He has studied  the Mayan Cultures in Central America, and the Australian Aboriginal way of life.Photography has given him the opportunity to observe life in many different parts of the world!

He has published several books about the various cultures he has observed.

For more information and a link to his hard cover and Ebooks,and contact information: please check his website.www.commonsensejourneys.com

You can also follow him on your Kindle.

Your comments appreciated

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