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Give Me The Olden Days

Give me the olden days
Before I-pads, I-pods, and I-phones.
When phones were attached to walls.
Summertime people sat on their porches.
Listening to and scolding each other’s children.
Before “self-esteem” was invented.

Conversation ran rampant, people were not afraid to laugh
At themselves and each other.
No one was offended.
We were neighbors.
Everything was hilarious.
We all had homemade Kool aid popsicles,
This was before “germs” were invented.

We were people, belly to belly,
Listening and learning, 
All together.
We pushed each other down, 
And we kicked each other, but 
No one talked about haters or bullies.
No one talked about Republicans or Democrats.
No one talked about other people’s religion.
This was the 1950’s, before “disrespect” was invented.


Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 3/3/2019 11:32:00 AM
I agree, with a couple of modifications: Remover the mosquitoes and the humidity from those porches... Either that or remove August nights from those calendars... except you can keep the crickets and grasshoppers' chirping … LOL. ~ Gershon
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 3/3/2019 2:32:00 PM
I insist on the lightning bugs though, so we can run around screaming and yelling, scaring each other to death, by the light of the lightning bugs playing "the ghost is out tonight!"
Date: 3/3/2019 2:18:00 AM
Yes you have recaptured my youth Caren, as young children Mum would pack up a picnic for us and we would go for the whole day, just us kids, making camps, exploring and having such wonderful adventures. After Mum died so many neighbours came to tell my Dad how kind she was, always there when times where difficult for them. Sadly those times have gone and it seems to be all about Me,Me, Me! This is a Fav Caren, kindest thoughts Ann xx
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 3/3/2019 2:33:00 PM
Thank you Ann. We need to get back to the simpler times, and teach children have to fun without an electronic device in their hand or a computer in front of themselves.