Double Dare

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    dap22
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    (5/25/01 7:37:32 pm)
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    Homer, check out the "service station" part!!>

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

    time....Before the Internet or the

    > MAC,

    > Before semi automatics and crack Before SEGA or

    Super Nintendo...

    >

    > Way back........

    >

    > I'm talking about hide and seek at dusk.

    >

    > The Good Humor man,

    >

    > Red light, green light.

    >

    > The corner store.

    >

    > Hopscotch, butterscotch, doubledutch, jacks,

    kickball, dodgeball.

    >

    > Mother May I?

    >

    > Red Rover and Roly Poly

    >

    > Hula Hoops

    >

    > Running through the sprinkler

    >

    > The smell of the sun and licking salty lips....

    >

    > Wax 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

    >

    > Wait......

    >

    > Watching Saturday Morning cartoons...

    >

    > short commercials

    >

    > Fat Albert, Road Runner, He-Man,

    >

    > The Three Stooges, and Bugs,

    >

    > Or staying up for Gunsmoke

    >

    > Or back further, listening to Superman on the

    radio

    >

    > When around the corner seemed far away,

    >

    > And going downtown seemed like going somewhere.

    >

    > A million mosquito bites.

    >

    > Sticky fingers.

    >

    > Cops and Robbers, Cowboys and Indians, Zorro.

    >

    > Climbing trees,

    >

    > Building igloos out of snow banks

    >

    > Walking to school, nomatter what the weather.

    >

    > Running till you were out of breath

    >

    > Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt

    >

    > Jumping on the bed. Pillow fights

    >

    > Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down

    was cause for giggles.

    >

    > Being tired from playing.... Remember that?

    >

    > 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.

    >

    > I'm not finished just yet...

    >

    > Eating Kool-aid powder

    >

    > Remember when... there were two types of

    sneakers for

    >

    > girls and boys (Keds & PF Flyers) and the only

    time

    >

    > you wore them at school, was for "gym."

    >

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

    friends.

    >

    > When nobody owned a purebred dog.

    >

    > When a quarter was a decent allowance, and

    another quarter a miracle.

    >

    > When milk went up one cent and everyone talked

    about it for weeks?

    >

    > When you'd reach into a muddy gutter for a

    penny.

    >

    > When you got your windshield cleaned, oil

    checked, and gas pumped,

    > without asking,

    >

    > for free, every time. And, you didn't pay for

    air. And, you got trading

    > stamps to boot!

    >

    > When laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes

    or towels hidden inside

    > the box.

    >

    > When nearly everyone's mom was at home when the

    kids got there.

    >

    > When it took five minutes for the TV to warm up,

    if you even had one.

    >

    > When your Mom wore nylons that came in two

    pieces.

    >

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

    >

    > When it was considered a great privilege to be

    taken out to dinner at a

    > real restaurant with your parents.

    >

    > When girls neither dated nor kissed until late

    high school, if then.

    >

    > When all of your male teachers wore neckties and

    female teachers had

    > their hair done.

    >

    > 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.

    >

    > When they threatened to keep kids back a grade

    if they failed ..and

    > did!

    >

    > 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 them!!!

    >

    > Didn't that feel good.. just to go back and say,


    > Yeah, I remember that!

    >

    > Remember when............

    >

    > Decisions were made by going

    "eeny-meeny-miney-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."

    >

    > The worst thing you could catch from the

    opposite sex was cooties.

    >

    > 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.

    >

    > Scrapes and bruises were kissed and made better.


    >

    > Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable

    aspirin.

    >

    > Ice cream was considered a basic food group.

    >

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

    >

    > Abilities were discovered because of a

    "double-dog-dare."

    >

    > Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but

    also the fiercest

    > protectors.

    >

    > If you can remember most or all of these,

    >

    > then you have LIVED!!!!

    >

    > Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from

    their "grown up"

    > life...

    >

    >

    I Double dare ya!






    Tac401
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    (5/25/01 9:48:34 pm)
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    Life was great, but its all in the past,
    We made our kids the adults, and no one whips their ass,

    It's not Hide n seek, its now A-O-L,
    Sittin' on the back porch is now boring as hell,

    The bread and the butter, made way for Big Mac,
    Paper bags with no candy, only cocaine and crack,

    Hopscotch and butterscotch are now real Scotch and Gin,
    He ain't playing jacks, he's out selling again,

    "Mother, May I" was thrown in the trash,
    Hula Hoops and Sunflower have made way to hash,

    It ain't the sprinkler that will get in you messed up,
    Its then 4 guys with the 9's in back of that truck,

    Lickn' Salty lips only costs a few bills,
    The only lightening we see come from these weird lil pills,

    From corner to corner, we've lined our streets,
    With underage prostitutes who are working to eat,

    Bedtime is the nap on the bus between highs,
    Haven't seen a real tree since 75,

    A million mosquitoes now carrying HIV,
    Fingers that are stinky from bloody money,

    Robbers replace by the Serial killers,
    Child eating monsters and inhumane blood spillers,

    Cowboys and Redskins are now both on strike,
    The won't play again with out another pay hike,

    Walking down the street, must now be done in twos,
    Or you'll be another statistic who was killed for their shoes,

    Runnin from the cops till you were out of breath,
    Then getting cornered and trading shots to the chest,

    Handwriting has all but disappeared,
    No need to write with these nice keyboards here,

    Sneakers now cost 200 dollars a Set,
    And you might wind up dead for getting someone else's wet,

    Kids are now left alone in their house,
    To wish for someone who cares how late they stay out,

    A quarter refers to size of a buy,
    Which they drop in the mud when the police car spies,

    Girls giving away their virginity,
    Sometimes before their 13 birthday!

    Male teachers soliciting both female and male,
    When you ask for full service, they say "Go to hell!"

    Laundry Detergent is the new thing to inhale,
    Persuing a high with a moto "To Dream is to Fail",

    Parents harm their kids, or don't spank them enough,
    If you spank them to much your lead away in police cuffs,

    Failing a grade is like losing a tooth,
    It hurts but it happens, a GED will do,

    Kids are so warped they carry a gun,
    On the school yard, and attempt to shoot everyone,

    Disapproval from the gang is the biggest threat,
    Decision aren't made with any intellect,

    Mistakes are ignored, and perpetrated without care,
    Guns are the solution to any bad affair,

    If you have one "real" friend you luckier than many,
    They're probably with your wife, so you don't really have any,

    Saturday morning its straight to the booze,
    28 New murders in yesterday's news,

    Can't go to the store, without bringing home beer,
    Drink so much beer that your life disappears,

    The worst embarrassment is getting high scores,
    Its hard to be cool, if you haven't flunked 9th before,

    And this is the conclusion and so can't you see,
    We all better off with this new morality,

    A Parody of a very nice Poem.

    JD






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    oneknight
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    (5/26/01 11:47:37 am)
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    Great post JD, unfortunately, so very true.

    homer4
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    (5/27/01 11:10:19 am)
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    Yes Dave!,I remember those as well...a much better time in my life.

    We had a somewhat rough upbringing my 2 brothers and 3 sisters...not much money and a number of other problems that made us one disfunctional mess.

    One really great thing and it was a simple thing was when my Mom remarried my Step-Dad(Dad to me),and we finally got our first TV...I was almost 9. Well,every Saturday night we would get a bag of "penny candy" and watch TV...man we thought we were livin.

    The simple things were great to us...penny candy and Sunday afternoon drives.

    Goodun for me Dave.

    JD... how sad and true!
    ...and two hard boiled eggs.

    oneknight
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    (5/27/01 11:28:21 am)
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    Homer,

    It's the simple things in life that mean the most,
    create the most precious memories that will
    remain with you always.

    Mesen
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    (5/27/01 8:16:54 pm)
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    I remember all of those things. Wasn't that a sweet life? My 2 boys know if they are bad in school they're in for it!
    When my oldest got kicked off the bus the principal gave me a break and made it only for one day even though he was supposed to be off for a week. I assured her I would fix the problem. The next day he got up at 6 and after getting ready for school, we set out. We live 6 miles from school and 4 miles of it has very wide shoulders on the road. So with him in the lead I followed in the car with the flashers on and he walked to school(4 miles of it) Needless to say all the horseplay on the bus ended and the youngest is afraid he will be next so he has calmed down too.
    Got a few "way to go!" from the parents and now all the kids at school are afraid their parents will follow suit. I also had a rough up bringing but I don't see anything wrong in making a child mind. Does them good!
    My nieces and nephews would rather run around with me than the ones that let them get away with murder you know?
    Go figure.

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