do you remember

#1
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When Kool-Aid was the only other drink for kids, other than milk and sodas.
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When there were two types of plimsoles for boys.
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When boys couldn't wear anything but leather shoes to school.

When it took five minutes for the TV to warm up.
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When all your friends got their hair cut at the kitchen table.
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When nearly everyone's mother was at home when the kids got there.
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When nobody owned a pure-bred dog.
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When a 6 pence was a decent allowance, and a shilling a huge bonus.
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When you'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny.
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When girls neither dated nor kissed until late secondary school, if then.
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When your mother wore nylons that came in two pieces.
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When all your teachers wore either ties or had their hair done, everyday.
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When you got your windscreen cleaned, oil checked, and petrol pumped,

without asking, for free, every time. And you got trading stamps to boot!
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When laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the
box.
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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.
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When it was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a
real restaurant with your parents.
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When they threatened to keep kids back a year if they failed--and did!
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When being sent to the headmaster's office was nothing compared to the fate
that awaited a misbehaving pupil at home.
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When women were called, "Mrs. John Smith," instead of their own name.
 
#2
When people could re-write 'merkin shite and not forget at least 3 US relevant references.
When cut and paste wasn't the first resort of fucking dog toffee internet cretins.
 

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