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  • Decisions were made by going "eeny-meeny-miney-mo."

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  • Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, "do over!"

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

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

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    Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening.
     
  • It wasn't odd to have two or three "best" friends.

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  • Being old referred to anyone over 20.

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  • The net on a tennis court was the perfect height to play volleyball, and rules didn't matter.

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

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  • It was magic when dad would "remove" his thumb.

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  • It was unbelievable that dodge ball wasn't an Olympic event.

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

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  • Nobody was prettier than Mom.

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  • Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better.

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    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.

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

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  • Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute ads for action figures.

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  • No shopping trip was complete unless a new toy was brought home.

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  • "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.

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  • War was a card game.

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  • Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.

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    Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle.
     
  • Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin.

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  • Ice cream was considered a basic food group.

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  • Older siblings were the worst tormentors but also the fiercest protectors.
  • submitted by Jerry & Pat H., ELHS '65


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