GO back in TIME!


Close your eyes…And go back…  

 
….Before the Internet or PC or the MAC……  


….Before semi-automatics and crack….  

….Before Playstation, SEGA, Super Nintendo, even before Atari…  

….Before cell phones, CD’s, DVD’s, voicemail and e-mail….  

….way back…. 

….way…..way…..way back….. 
    
 I’m talkin’ bout hide and seek at dusk 
 
  
 Red light, Green light
 
Playing Sitolia & dodgeball(Gadhamaar) until the first…no…second…no…third Streetlight came on
 
 Ring around the Rosie
 
London Bridge
 
Nanhe Munhe Bachhe
Hum to gaye baazar me lene ko aaloo 
Jump rope
 
Nadi pahaad….GOOSE!!!
 
Baithi kho
 Sankal tod
Marbles
YOU’RE IT!!
 
Parents stood on the front porch and yelled (or whistled) for you to come home – no pagers or cell phones
 
 Mother May I? 
Mummy please
  
 Hula Hoops
 
 Seeing shapes in the clouds
 
Endless summer days and hot summer nights (no A/C) with the windows open  
  
  
 The sound of crickets
 
 Running through the sprinkler
 
Parle-G and Swaad
 
Kissme toffee
 
 Cracker jacks with the same thing
 
Cream busciutes with cream already licked  
  
 
…but wait…..there’s more…. 
 Watchin’ Sunday Morning cartoons
 
Mogli
Danver the last dinasour
Guchhe 
 
Potli baba ki
He Man
School house games
 
 Watchin’ Sunday eveving oldies (All the B/W movies)
 
Wonder Woman & Super Man Underoos 
 
 
 
Playing House
 Catchin’ lightning bugs in a jar 
   Your first day of school
 

 Bedtime Prayers and Goodnight Kisses 
   
Climbing trees
 
  
 Swinging as high as you could to try and reach the sky 
   
Getting an Ice Cream off the Kulfi Thela or Pepsicola
 
  A million mosquito bites and sticky fingers
 

Jumpin’ down the steps
 
 Jumpin’ on the bed
 
 Pillow fights
 
Sleep-overs
 
A 13″ black and white TV in your room meant you were RICH
 
Runnin’ till you were out of breath 
 
Laughing so hard that your stomach hurt
 
Being tired from PLAYING 

WORK: meant taking out the garbage or doing the dishes  
 Your first crush 
   
Your first kiss (I mean the one that you kept your mouth CLOSED and your eyes OPEN)
 
Rainy days at school meant playing “Donkey Monkey Full Stop King” or TAG” in  

The classroom, Remember that?
 

  
 
Oh, I’m not finished yet…. 
 
Lamonaid was the drink of the summer  
 
So was a swig from the hose  
  
 
Giving your friends a ride on your handlebars 
  
 
Wearing your new shoes on the first day of school  
 
Sharing lunch in school 
  
 When nearly everyone’s mom was at home when the kids got there  
  
 
When 50 Paisa seemed like a fair allowance;  
 
and another 50 paisa (or Rs.1) a MIRACLE 
  
  
 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. 
  
 
When your parents took you to Circus and you were COOL  
  
  
 When being sent to the principal’s office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited you at home. 
  
 
Basically, we were in fear for our lives but it wasn’t because of drive by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. 
  
 
Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! And some of us are still afraid of em! 
  
 
Didn’t that feel good? Just to go back and say, “Yeah, I remember that!” 
  
 
Well, let’s keep going!! 
  
 
Let’s go back to the time when… 
 
Decisions were made by going “eeny-meeny-miney-mo”.  
 
Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, “do over!” 
“Race issues” meant arguing about who ran the fastest. 
  
 
Money issues were handled by whoever was the banker in “Vyapaar or Business”. 
Catching fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening.  
 
It wasn’t odd to have two or three “best” friends. 
  
 
Being old, referred to anyone over 20. (CRAP! I’m officially old!)  
 
The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was cooties. 
  
 
Nobody was prettier than Mom. 
  
 
Scrapes and bruises were kissed by mom or grandma and made better. 
 
 
It was a big deal to finally be tall enough to ride the “big people” rides at the city fair.  
  
 
Getting a foot of water from rains was a dream come true. 
 
Abilities were discovered because of a “Truth and dare”. 
  
 
Spinning around, getting dizzy and falling down was cause for giggles. 
  
 
The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team.  
 
Water balloons were the ultimate, ultimate weapon. 
  
 
Older siblings were your worst tormentors, but also your fiercest protector.   
  
 
If you can remember most or all of these, then you have LIVED!!! 
  
 
Pass this on to anyone who may need a break from their “grown up” life……I Dare you!!!!!!
This Aso I copied from Tenderheart’s Blog and edit to make a Indian Version and I don’t know who started it, But Thank You to them, and they get all the Credit!!! LOL
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