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In my day…

In my day

~Screen time was when my mom booted me out the screen door and told me to come back when the streetlights were on.

~Gaming was when all the neighborhood kids played kick the can or met up at the playground.

~Filtered water was from a hose. It had a very distinct tin taste but we still drank it!

~Hotspot was baking in the summer sun on the pavement with baby oil.

~Itunes was a cassette tape recorded off the radio missing the first few seconds of the song. Usually played on a boom box the size of a carry-on suitcase.

~Earbuds were hats made by your grandma that your mom made you wear in the winter.

~Tiny house movement was a fort made in the living room with chairs and blankets.

~Binge watching was Saturday morning cartoons, Baba Papa’s, Captian Bob, Davey and Goliath, Superfriends and Bugs Bunny. Again all before you mom invoked the screen time rule.

~Remote Control TV was the youngest kid being made to adjust the rabbit ears to get a better signal on the 5 channels you actually got.

~Lunchables were peanut butter and fluff or baloney on wonder bread. Usually smooshed from being in a brown paper sack all day.

~An uber was piling into the back of the pickup truck bouncing down the road.

Those were some GREAT days.

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21 Comments

  1. Awww, blast from the past! I loved these, and yes to the drinking water from the hose, gasp, kids would NEVER consider doing this. Or when you left the house at 10am, and didn’t come back until the street lights came back on…riding around on our bikes.

    1. beachchairtracy

      It was a different time! Riding in the back of the pickup truck! Crazy forts in trees super unsafe and high off the ground. It is amazing we lived!!!

  2. I miss jump roping and staying outside until the street lights came on.

    1. beachchairtracy

      That was sooo much fun!

  3. brilliant blast from the past! #BloggerClubUK

  4. I loved this! YES! I remember drinking from the water hose (Best water ever! Ha) catching lighting bugs and looking for four leaf clovers. We never stayed in. We were always outside and when mom yelled across the neighborhood to come home, we better! Lol. (Lived out in the country then and didnt have street lights).
    Lisa

    1. beachchairtracy

      Hours spent looking for clovers! YES! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. What a wonderful blast to the past! I was the one sitting next to grandma’s tv burning my eyeballs so I wouldn’t have to walk back and forth to change the channel for everyone sitting on the couches. Drinking from a hose, playing outside with the neighborhood kids from morning to night, and riding in the back of a pick up truck!
    What a wonderful list to reminisce over!
    Thank you for sharing at #Blogstravaganza

  6. I must have a few years on you, we only had 3 channels! #thatfridaylinky

  7. We’ve just moved house from somewhere very suburban, from a property near the top of a steep hill with busy roads all around us. i can’t tell you where we’ve moved to is perfect, but it’s flat and quiet enough to let the kids out to play outside. It’s made a massive difference but it’s still a long way from my rural childhood where the fields were my playground and I roamed for hours and hours. Alas, my kids won’t ever experience this. #thatfridaylinky

  8. I miss Saturday morning TV. Long, hot six weeks school holidays and having nothing in the world to worry about. Great memories here! Thanks for sharing with #TriumphantTales!

    1. beachchairtracy

      We used to have a great lineup of Saturday morning cartoons. When they were over we had to scoot outside. Rain or shine!

  9. Haha this brings it all back with fondness X #pocolo

  10. back again. love this list #Blogstravaganza

  11. Lovely post. I used to enjoy riding my bike in the evenings or at weekends with friends. We would cycle for miles! Good times 🙂 thank you for sharing your memories with #Blogstravaganza

    1. beachchairtracy

      Remember the freedom. It was awesome!

  12. Brilliant reminder of my childhood and teenage years! Ahhh spending Saturday morning in front of the TV and then recording music from the radio on a Sunday evening. Happy days! #triumphanttales

  13. MMT

    Ooh I love a nostalgic post! Those golden summers really were the best weren’t they?!
    Thanks for linking to #coolmumclub

  14. I miss those Saturdays where you roamed free, far from public roads with your mates for so long you had proper adventures, exploring, climbing, arguing, making up (in minutes), and you came home starving, grubby and happy!

  15. Some great memories. The one about the remote control made me laugh. I remember when we got our first gadget with a remote control – it was a VHS player – but it was just a control pad on a really long wire so you could sit down and still work it. I’d also add “streaming” was playing in the local river!

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    1. beachchairtracy

      Streaming is the river! That is great!

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