You might be a boomer if you remember…
# All the girls had ugly gym uniforms?
# It took five minutes for the TV to warm up?
# Nearly everyone’s Mom was at home when the kids got home from school?
# Nobody owned a purebred dog?
# When a quarter was a decent allowance?
# You’d reach into a muddy gutter for a penny?
# Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces?
# All your male teachers wore neckties and female teachers had their hair done every day and wore high heels?
# You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time? And you didn’t pay for air? And, you got trading stamps to boot?
# Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box?
# It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents?
# They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed. And they did it!
# When a 57 Chevy was everyone’s dream car…to cruise, peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady?
# No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked?
# Lying on your back in the grass with your friends? …. and saying things like, ‘That cloud looks like a… ‘?
# Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game?
# Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger?
# And with all our progress, don’t you just wish, just once, you could slip back in time and savor the slower pace, and share it with the children of today.