- 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.”
- You could play Cowboys and Indians without the ACLU getting involved.
- 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 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 pea-shooter.
- 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 “adult” 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.
- No shopping trip was complete unless a new toy was brought home.
- “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.
- Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin.
- Ice cream was considered a basic food group.
- Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest
Back in the day, little girls looked up to Disney Princesses.
They had to use their imaginations to see themselves as these princesses because they were, for all intent and purposes, pretty simple cartoon caricatures.
Things have changed now that artist Jirka Vinse Jonatan Vaatainen has done modern version of them. His digital illustrations are so realistic and wonderful.
I’m not sure I would call Ursula a princess, but she was redone too.
I vote for the new versions. How about you?
A young boy enters a barber shop and the barber whispers to his customer: – “This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you.”
The barber puts a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then calls the boy over and asks: – “Which do you want, son?”
The boy takes the quarters and leaves. – “What did I tell you?” said the barber. “That kid never learns!”
Later, when the customer leaves, he sees the same young boy coming out of the ice cream store. – “Hey, son! May I ask you a question? Why did you take the quarters instead of the dollar bill?”
The boy licked his cone and replied: – “Because the day I take the dollar, the game is over!”