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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
bob@grif.net www.grif.net
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”