me m.

You're getting older if you can remember: - Being sent to the drugstore to test vacuum tubes for the TV or radio. - When Kool-Aid was the only other drink for kids, other than milk and sodas. - When boys couldn't wear anything but leather shoes to school. - When it took five minutes for the TV to warm up. - When all your friends got their hair cut at the kitchen table. - When nearly everyone's mom was at home when the kids got there. - When nobody owned a pure-bred dog. - When a dime was a decent allowance, and a quarter a huge bonus. - When you'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny. - When girls neither dated nor kissed until late high school, if then. - When your mom wore nylons that came in two pieces. - When all your teachers wore either neckties or had their hair done, everyday. - When Bible reading and prayer started every school day. - When you got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, for free, every time. And you got trading stamps to boot! - When laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box. - When any parent could discipline any kid, or feed him, or use him to carry groceries, and nobody, not even the kid, thought a thing of it. - When it was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents. - When they threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed--and did! - When women were called, "Mrs. John Smith," instead of their own name.

funniness: 6.51

rating: G