July 16, 2020

Throwback Thursday

Welcome to Throwback Thursday! To play along just post something every Thursday that takes you back to any time in your life. You can post your own photos, photos lifted from Pinterest or the internet (with credit given of course), just talk about things from the past, or a little bit of each. Go as little or as far back as you'd like. Do what ever works for you and then come link up!


This week I'm sharing a few things I found on Pinterest that remind me of things back when I was growing up.

Every single night


I recall thinking I was going to die more than a few times!


And it was fun!


All the time


How did we manage?!


It really hurt but it was always so funny do it to others, rotten kids lol


and this...





 
I can't remember what I walked in the kitchen for, or what day it is half the time, but I very vividly remember all the neighborhood kids from all those years ago.


I would love to know which of these things you remember too and would love to have you play along. Have a great day :)

22 comments:

  1. I can SO identify with all of these, Martha! That second picture was my favorite piece of playground equipment! Even as late as Freshman year in college we'd try and beat the west Texas heat by running through the water sprinklers. Good times!

    Linking up now!

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    1. I even played in sprinklers with my kids when they were little! We definitely grew up at a great time. I always wonder what thing my kids will remember as being the good times when they get older. I hope their memories seem as good to them as ours are to us. Thanks for linking up! :)

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  2. Ha! My husbands uncle has a merry go around in his backyard (the school was going to junk it) and whenever we go visit, even at our age, we still take a spin, LOLOLOL. Fond memories of many times of smacking ones head or whatever. lol

    Have a great day, friend.

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    1. Well now I want one for my backyard too LOL! Have a great evening :)

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  3. I got all of these as part of my growing up except World Book was the encyclopedia set we had. So much has changed and yes I'm glad I grew up before technology came to be as it is now!

    betty

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    1. I don't think my family actually owned a set. I always went to the library to use them, can't remember now which ones they might have been. We definitely had some good times back in those days. Have a great evening Betty :)

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  4. Been on the merry-go-round and the see-saw and loved them both. We had a set of Encyclopedias at home and I wrote many a report using them. Boxes were the best fun to play with. Especially when they were big enough to be able to get inside and make a submarine or something like that. I didn't like talking on the phone then and I don't much like it now either. I also remember party lines where you had to wait for the neighbors to get off the phone so you could make a phone call. lol

    Thanks for the walk down memory lane.

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    1. Big boxes were the best! I was on the phone constantly when I was young, now I hate talking on the phone - just send a text and get to the point please lol. I don't think I ever had a party line but I remember some of my relatives having them. Thanks for stopping by, come play along with us next week :)

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  5. Oh my, you hit upon some good ones today and I remember them all. Life before techology was a lot of fun. We let our imaginations carry us far. Playing with boxes was a favorite of mine. Talk about castles in the air. We made them and everything in between. There are a lot of good memories from those days in my memory box and I'm glad I lived in a slower, time.

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    1. Me too Ma, me too. Boxes were even better if we added couch cushions, sheets, etc. to make big forts. We could amuse ourselves for hours upon hours! I'm enjoying these Throwback Thursdays taking walks down memory lane :)

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  6. I loved all your Throwback memories. I loved the merry go round and slip and slide. We sure could do a lot with our imagination as kids.

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    1. Hi Susan. We sure could, I guess we didn't have a choice back then. I'm glad I grew up in a simpler time. Thanks so much for linking up today and helping to spread the word :)

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  7. Oh my gosh...every.single.thing! You just posted a snapshot of my childhood.

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    1. Hi Stacy, so glad I captured a snapshot of your childhood too. We grew up in such a great time! Thanks so much for stopping by today :)

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  8. I had a slip n slide.

    Fun memories!

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    1. Slip n slides were great! Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  9. I remember it all, although I don't think I ever had a slip n slide. And we only had "Funk and Wagnalls" encyclopedias at our house. They were rather boring. I liked the World Book better...more pictures. This was a great post. Thank you for taking us back in time to a much kinder, better time.

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    1. Thank Pamela and thank you for visiting today. I'm glad I was able to give you a few minutes to go back to, as you said, a kinder and better time. I'm on my way over to visit you too. Have a great evening :)

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  10. I especially remember the Merry Go Round...remember how deep the ruts/paths were all around it...they would fill with rain and it would be muddy. I used to hook my legs over the top of the bars and lean backwards upside down...crazy for sure...:) We had a boy neighbor...he was my best friend growing up...we played all kinds of games...baseball, basketball, we biked together and swam. Now he is a struggling alcoholic...makes me sad:(

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    1. I would have been jealous, I never could hang upside down on those or the monkey bars (I was also the kid who always got picked last in sports lol). I'm so sorry to hear about your childhood friend, very sad indeed :(

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  11. These were great. We had the best childhood.

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    1. Thanks Monique, I agree! Hope you have a great day :)

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