Smile of the Week

I Want to Go Back to a Time When...

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March 27, 2013
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Decisions were made by saying, "Eeny-meeny-miney-mo."

Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "Do over!"

"Race issues" meant arguing about who ran the fastest.

Catching fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening.

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

Being old referred to anyone over 20.

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

It was magic when dad would "remove" the nose from your face.

It was unbelievable that dodgeball wasn't an Olympic event.

Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot.

Nobody was prettier than Mom.

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

A foot of snow was a dream come true.

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

Phrases like ally ally in 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.

Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.

Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle.

Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin.

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

Note: If you can remember most or all of these, then you've had a great life.

-- Anonymous