The Good Ole Days

Lounge By krysoco Updated 10 Feb 2009 , 10:13pm by ziggytarheel

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krysoco Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 6:59pm
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I heard on the radio ppl talking about this. I really liked hearing the diff. stories. Everyone likes hearing things (in general) that are positive. What does the good ole days represent to you?

For me, it represents being a child. We use to roam all over the town on our bikes. Little town where everybody use to know everybody. The rule was to be home before dark. We'd get all the kids in the 'hood to play ball. We'd play outside all day w/no worries. With a few phone calls, a mom could track down a child in no time flat. Funny thing is we rarely got into trouble. If we did get mischevious, it was something very, very minor.

Oh and there is always my college days that would come in second place. icon_wink.gif

What's yours? What's your happy times/good ole days?

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Larrimore Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 7:32pm
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aahhh, the good ole days...spending the summer with our grandparents and my aunt and cousins living in front of them. The fun we had....

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Deb_ Posted 9 Feb 2009 , 10:48pm
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For me what I miss the most about the "Good Ole Days" is the family visits with my Aunts, Uncles and cousins. Sunday afternoons when we'd meet at my Grandparents. My Grandmother would roast a huge piece of meat, we'd play in the yard while our parents sat around talking about their "good ole days". Now I only see my Aunts, Uncles and Cousins at Wakes, or Weddings, it's too bad........I really miss the closeness to my extended family.

The peace and quiet before cell phones............being able to go to a movie, a nice dinner, Sunday Mass, or a store without hearing cell phones going off.............sigh, the Good Ole Days, sure sound pretty good.

I think the one positive thing that may come out of these bad economic times is that more people are starting to just get back to the basics. We're finding out that we don't need to buy everything especially things we can't afford. I also think more people will turn to their families and I've noticed our Sunday services are pretty full lately. More people are attending Mass now than I've seen in a long time.

Wouldn't it be nice to go back to the Good Ole Days? I welcome them with open arms


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funcakes Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 3:47am
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I remember that we could just go off to the school yard and play until the street lights came on. I remember the Good Humor truck coming by with ice cream in the summer. I remember my good friends and all the fun we had-but I do not think that over all they were the good ole days.

These are the good days to me.
I also remember as a child visiting my cousin in NC and being confronted with the segregation laws. What an evil, shameful practice that was.
I remember all the air raid drills, what to do in case of a nuclear attack. I remember some of my neighbors actually built bomb shelters.
I remember my best friend was one of only two women allowed to go to medical school. I remember some high school friends NOT allowed in engineering school because they were female. The horrible treatment of people who were suspected of being gay. I remember girls and boys couldn't take gym together because girls were thought to be too weak to be in activities with boys.
Oh, we still have some problems today, but I think we have come a long way and I do believe life is better today for a lot of people.

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krysoco Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 8:06pm
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Oh man, how did I miss my grt. grandma cooking Sunday lunch after church and everyone getting together.

This bread my mom use to bake when I was child. It'd fill the house w/that wonderful aroma.

I miss when clothing and TV wasn't pornographic like. Good thing I don't watch much TV. It's so graphic.

Anyone remember slouch socks, tight rolled pants, big hair days?

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funcakes Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 9:17pm
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Oh, excuse me! "Remember big hair days" There are places in NJ that are still in big hair days.

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ziggytarheel Posted 10 Feb 2009 , 10:13pm
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I loved the long, lazy summers when I was a little girl. Playing outside all day. Riding bikes around the block. Waiting for the ice cream man. Camping, swimming, picnic-ing.

My college days .... what a wonderful time!

But in all honesty, the real "good old days" for me would be when my kids were preschoolers and early elementary school. I loved spending so much time with them. What I really miss about those days is just the simplicity of it. Life is so much more complicated now.

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