When all the girls had to wear skirts to school (no minis either)
When kids could ride their bikes home after school. Without helmets .
When no one warned kids of anything except "don't talk to strangers"
When milk cost $1 a gallon
When the Sunday comics were 4 pages long, both sides
Telephone party lines, and the guilty pleasure of eavesdropping
The automatic outward fling of the driver's right hand if there was a sudden stop and kids in the front seat (no seat belts or car seats)
Hand turn signals
Stop signs everywhere instead of traffic lights
When girls wearing shorts didn't have to decide whether to pull them down to cover their butt, up to cover their muffin top or just pick the seam out of their crack.
When you cashed your paycheck and put the money in envelopes for each bill to be paid.
Hula hoops, and the one the neighbor gave us. I bet it really wasn't too big for her son.
When bullies were a fact of life and you learned to avoid them at all times.
Remember when coffee cans opened with a metal key fastened to the bottom of the can?
When Bic pens left blobs of ink when you wrote with them
Some of these have hugely improved now, so no, I don't get too nostalgic for the old days.
Bumper Sticker for the day: "Yet, despite the look on my face, you're still talking."