Crack "Fake Eggs" on people's head? (with your
"One, two, three, four I declare a thumb
Did you ever cook an egg on the sidewalk?
bubbles on a hot street?
Making the "Popping a soda and drinking it" sound.....put
your index finger in your mouth, snap the side of your lip, then open your
mouth and gently slap the side of your face!
"eyeballs" and roll them
around in your mouth!
Those gross boys in the class that flipped their eyelids
Play Spin the Bottle!
How about "Arm Pit Farts"? Boys could always do them
better! Same w/ burping!
Did you ever "levitate" your friends at
Did you have play Ouija and
"S-C-H-O-O-L" spells School!
Bringing a mat to kindergarten for naptime and having the fairy tap
you awake with a wand.
The games we played: Kickball and Dodge Ball, Four
Square, 7-UP, 500, playing jump rope with songs.
School lunches were 25 cents. Milk was 4 cents. They
came on pink & blue plastic trays.
The smell of mimeographed paper. The ink was purple.
When the school systems finally decided that girls could
wear pants to school when it snowed, instead of dresses.
Being a Brownie and then graduating to a Girl Scout
Wearing shorts beneath our dresses so the boys couldn't
see our underwear when we were climbing on the monkey bars.
Spin the Bottle
Air raid drills during school
Remember when boys had "cooties"?
Your first "crush".
Those embarrassing coming of age movies in the school
Well, do ya' remember? I do!
Chalk portrait of Robin at age four, 1963.
To anyone who may need a break
from their "grown up" life.
What we liked to
Bosco and milk. Ovaltine if you were desperate.
A whole package of Chicklets at once.
A "Mighty Mo" at Hot Shoppe's Drive In
Bird's Nest = Egg fried in a hole in a piece of white
Hot Fudge Ice Cream Cake at Bob's Big Boy.
Sugar and butter Sandwiches
Rolling and mushing a piece of Wonder bread up in
a ball and eating it.
Screaming Yellow Zonkers!?!
Banana Sandwiches with mayonnaise and sugar.
Kool Pops, Scooter Pies, Birch Beer, Bubble Up, Moon
"Real" Frozen Custard
Funny Face Drinks: Kool Aid- Goofy Grape, Jolly Olly Orange,
Rootin 'Tootin Raspberry, Lemon Lime
Eating out at places such as:
Ho Jo's (Howard Johnson's)
Going to drive-in restaurants and the girls bringing
it out to the car and placing on the tray that you slid into the car.
Going to "Little Tavern" for a "Choke n' Cheese".
Buy em' by the bag! A nickel a piece back then. This local chain only
has store left.
When Roy Roger and Arby's used real roast beef. A real
slab of beef they used to carve, sitting under hot lights.
When McDonald's used real hamburger meat.
What we didn't like to eat:
Gross dishes such as Fried Liver and Onions and Stuffed Cabbage!
EEEwww. Yuk! Blech! Patooey! Thank God for pets under the table! (Same with
"Healthcare" in the 60's...
TB Tine tests
Getting a sugar cube polio vaccine at the high
Friends quarantined with German Measles.
Putting Mercurochrome on cuts.
Having your temperature taken often when sick.
Having Vicks Vapo rub slathered all over.
Being given toast with butter and salt on it.
Hot water with lemon and honey.
Humidifiers with Vicks in it.
Having your tonsils out and saying "They gave me lots
of ice cream so it wasn't so bad".
Having to wait a half an hour after eating to play
or go in a pool.
Having to wear a t-shirt under your
What we did:
Playing Tag, Your IT!
Duck, Duck, Goose
Building tree houses
One potato, two potato, three potato four.........
When we climbed trees and said we
were never going to get married or have kids.
When the thought of getting married seemed like a millennium
Horror Show host,
was on at 11:30pm on Friday nights, on channel WTOP in Washington
DC. It was fun having sleepovers and watching scary movies all night. Movies
such as Dracula (with Bela Lagosi), Frankenstein (Boris Karloff), Bride of
Frankenstein, Black Sabbath, I was a Teenage Werewolf (starring Michael
For my generation
A time of innocence for children.
When the world was ours...