11/19/13 Grif.Net – Wish I Could Go Back . .

11/19/13 Grif.Net – Wish I Could Go Back . .

[I’ve had some heart issues; EKG yesterday, more tests today. But lots of
time to sit back and thoughts drifting to the past. The following is a
oft-requested (by at least 2 people who lost their copy from the Grif.Net 15
years ago). Sit back and enjoy a bowl of ‘cream of Nostalgia’ soup with me.]

Ever wish you could go back to 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.”

-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” his thumb.

-It was unbelievable that dodge ball wasn’t an Olympic event.

-Having a ‘weapon in school’ meant being caught with a slingshot.

-Nobody was prettier than Mom.

-Dad was the strongest man alive.

-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.

-Getting 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.

-“Oly-oly-oxen-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.

-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!

Dr Bob Griffin
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”