Old Good Days – Have You Lived? Find Out..

by roshi on July 6, 2007

in Inspirational

Sit back, relax and read …
Close your eyes…..
And go back in time…
Before the Internet, VCD and DVD…
Before semi-automatics machine guns, joyriders and crack ….
Before SEGA or Super Nintendo or Video Games
Way back….

I’m talking about Hide and seek in the park or on streets.
The corner shop, Butter Scotch Candy, Mitchells Milk, Toffee, Jubilee, football, jumping in enormous puddles, Building dams…
The smell of the sun and fresh cut grass. Mayfair bubble gum…
A POLKA ice cream pop corn on a warm summer night,

Wait……Watching Weekday 5pm evening or Saturday Morning cartoons…

Short commercials, The Tom and Jerry, He-Man, Captain, Caveman, Waltron, Walligator, Danger Mouse and Pink Panther.
Staying up late for Night Rider, Air Wolf or Power of Methew Star.
Watching nice Urdu Plays like Un-Kahi, Tanhaiyaan, Sunehray Din, Aangan Tera.

When around the corner seemed far away, and going into down town or Liberty Market seemed like going somewhere.
A million mosquito bites, wasp and bee stings.

Sticky fingers.

Walking to school, no matter what the weather.
Running till you were out of breath.
Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt.
Jumping on the bed.
Pillow fights.

Climbing trees, building igloos Ice Lolies out of tiny amounts of snow.
Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for the giggles.
Being tired from playing…

Remember that?

The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.
Water balloons were the ultimate weapon.

I’m not finished just yet…

Eating raw jelly, orange squash, ice pops.

Remember when…
You knew everyone in your street – and so did your parents!
And it wasn’t odd to have two or three “best” friends.

You didn’t sleep a wink on EiD Chaand Raat or Christmas eve.
Afraid of Neighbor’s dog-bite.
When 100 Rs. was decent pocket money.
When you’d get a coke for 4 Rs.
When nearly everyone’s mum was at home when the kids got there from School.
It was magic when dad would “remove” his thumb.
When it was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at real restaurant with your parents.

Didn’t that feel good?

Just to go back and say, Yeah, I remember that!

Remember when….
Decisions were made by going “eeny-meeny-miney-mo.”
“Race issue” meant arguing about who ran the fastest.
Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in “Monopoly”.

The worst thing you could catch from other person was germs, and the worst thing in your day was having to sit next to opposite sex.

Nobody was prettier than your Mum.
Taking drugs meant orange-flavored chewable aspirin.
Ice cream was considered a basic food group.
Older siblings were the worst tormentors, but also the fiercest protectors.

If you can remember most or of these, then You Definitely Have LIVED!

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