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
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
Danver the last dinasour
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
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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