Do You Remember...................



Hide and go seek at dusk.

One speed-bicycles.

Hopscotch, butterscotch, double dutch.

Jacks, kickball, and dodge ball.

Mother May I? Red Rover.

Hula Hoops, jacks.

Wax Lips and Mustaches.

Penny candy in a brown paper bag.

A million mosquito bites and sticky fingers.

Catching lightning bugs in a jar.

Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt.

An ice cream cone on a warm summer night...

A cherry coke from the fountain at the corner drug store.

Running till you were out of breath.

When the only time you wore sneakers

was at school, for gym.

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

if you even had one.

When nearly everyone's mom was at

home when the kids got there.

When laundry detergent had free glasses,

dishes or towels hidden inside the box.

When nobody owned a purebred dog.

When a quarter was a decent allowance.

When you'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.

When girls never kissed on the first date.

The Draft.

When your mom wore nylons

that came in two pieces.

When every adult had a title as

Mr., Mrs., Miss., Sir, or Ma'am.

The Mickey Mouse Club

When you got your windshield cleaned,

oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking,

for free, every time.

And you got trading stamps to boot!

And, you didn't pay for air.

Drive In movies.

When homework assignments were a daily routine.

When being sent to the principal's office was

nothing compared to the fate that awaited a

misbehaving student at home.

Sitting on the back porch listening to

the ballgame on the radio.

When Sundays were for God and families


do i?

shoot dude, i was the one pumping the gas, checking the fluids, airing the tires, & wiping ALL the windows...cheerfully.

remember when a tip was something you got for a job well done?

i do :D


All of the above + buying '55~'57 Chevys for < $500 in decent running order AND Wolfman Jack!


Active Member
Dec 15, 2006
I remember getting our first color tv
(had to invite my friends over to watch batman in color) :eek:
and when my dad took the family (parents and 4 kids)to dinner at a real restaurant to celebrate getting a raise to $200/wk :p
short pants and bowties :LOL:


iRide Customs said:
Remember when we didn't have cell phones?!?! Just kidding!


No cell phones?!? I still don't have a cell phone, so yeah, that one was easy! :LOL:

Anybody remember mixing SAE40 to gasoline? How about gasoline that smelled like.....gasoline.....and was 48 cents a gallon?

Oh man, I'm so old! :cry: :LOL:


Active Member
Apr 18, 2008
All of the first list except the last item - Sundays were for building things in the shop with Dad, full family weeding sweep of the 1.5 acre garden (which had no decorative flowers), riding my bike to friends houses, or the horse up into the national forest, or working on the tree house network in the wood lot, or skinny-dipping in the creek if it was hot, or my personal favorite - blowing stumps, or boulders, or whatever with Dad.

I remember the first time I bought a tank of gas - 12 gallons, it cost $2.39, and got an oil check, windshield washed, and tire pressures checked included.

My first car cost me $50, and I sold it for $75. My first "date" was taking my girl for a picnic in the canyon 3 miles from home, on horseback.

Anybody remember the old Cushman Trailmaster dirt bikes?

Large Filipino

School House Rock
The Super Friends every Saturday
Martha Quinn
My first cell phone it was HUGE.
The Song Remains the Same/The Wall every Saturday Night at the Movies.
Carburetors on BLOWERS on MOPARS.
That 200 mile drive just because.