I am sharing this with you today because it ended with a "double dog dare" to pass it on. To remember what a "double dog dare" is, read on. And remember that the perfect age is somewhere between old enough to know better and young enough not to care. How many do you remember?

01. Candy cigarettes
02. Wax coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside.
03. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles (or 8oz pop bottles).
04. Coffee shops with tableside juke boxes.
05. Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum.
06. Home milk delivery in glass bottles, with cardboard stoppers.
07. Telephones on party lines
08. Telephone numbers with a word prefix.....(SUnset 8-5505)
09  Crank telephones in wooden boxes / placing every call through the operator.
10. P.F. Flyers
11. Butch wax / Brylcream
12. Peashooters.
13. Howdy Doody / Buffalo Bob
14. 45 RPM Records / Hi-Fi's
15. Green stamps
16. Getting a set of "free" dishes, one plate at a time from the grocery store.
17. Metal ice cube trays - with levers
18. Mimeograph paper
19. Blue flash bulbs / Instamatic cameras
20. Beanie and Cecil
21. Roller skate keys / metal wheels on roller skates
22. Cork pop guns / putt-putt boats
23. Drive ins / Kings-X / A and W Rootbeer in a frosty glass mug
24. Studebakers / Nash Ramblers / the Edsel
25. Washing machines with wringers
26. The Fuller Brush man
27. Reel-to-reel tape recorders
28. Tinker toys
29. The Erector Set
30. The Fort Apache Playset
31. Lincoln Logs
32. 15 cent McDonalds hamburgers / 10 cent fries
33. 5 cent packs of baseball cards...with that awful pink slab of bubblegum
34. Penny candy / penny ball gum machines
35. 19 cent-a-gallon gasoline
36. Newsreels before the movie / serials
37. "Dime stores"
38. Soda fountains
39. Having all your clothes "ironed"
40. Polishing your shoes

I WANT TO GO BACK TO THE TIME 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"

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

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

It was magic when dad could "remove" his thumb.

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.

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".

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

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

"Oly-oly-0xen-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 aspirin.

Ice cream was considered a basic food group.

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 dog dare you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!