My friend, Sandy, and I got talking about some of these great memories that we share. If you're older than 35, then you might remember some of these things, too.
- Ray Steven's songs like "Spider & Snakes" and "The Streak"
- The first solar calculator (it was the size of a laptop!)
- Black & White TV (The Munsters, I love Lucy)
- Playing outside until the street lights came on
- Orange Crush in the bottle (sometimes from a machine where you had to pull the bottle out)
- The Jackson Five cartoons
- Our form of texting the neighborhood kids: Knocking on thier bedroom window.
- Handwriting class
- Using the oven for afternoon snacks (what microwave?)
- Your first bag of microwave popcorn
- American Bandstand on Saturday morning (until noon when you had to clean your room).
- Walking the neighborhood to find friends.
- Candy: Bottle Caps, dippers, licorice ropes, Razzles, Pop Rocks, Good & Plendies, Mike & Ikes, Zero bars, Laffy Taffy, Fruit Stipe Gum and Black Jack Gum, and Bubble Gum with a cartoon inside.
- Cracker Jacks with a toy inside
- Sunday drives with your family that usually ended at the icecream stand.
- $1 movies
- Tigerbeat Magazine
- Aren't they times when you here "Blinded by the Light" or some other summer song and you're instantly brought back to a hot summer day.
I know some of this may sound like I'm very old to some of you - but to those who share my memories - Here's to YOU!