I remember the days when we got all dressed up
in clothes that were way to big, but what fun
dressed up as Mommies, taking our dolls for a stroll
out in the mid day sun.
Laying on a blanket in the yard
gazing up at the clouds drifting by
picking out pictures we could see
way up high in the sky.
When night time arrived, the neighbor kids
gathered together to play in the dark
not a care did we have, and nothing to fear
as we played games, happy as a lark.
Red rover come over, hide and go seek,
sometimes it was hard not to peek
Draw the magic frying pan, and
there was also kick the can.
On hot summer days we'd gather again
to run through the sprinkler to keep cool
some days we were lucky and all got to go
to the park and the small swimming pool.
A trip to the store was always a treat
penny candy we wanted to buy
a bright, shiny nickel we had to spend
it was so hard to choose,
no matter how hard we would try.
The hot summer nights made it so hard to sleep
I can remember it still
we'd push our beds to the window
and lay with our heads on the sill.
School days back then, we learned the three R's
no calculators, computers or such
we all got by without them
although at times it seemed too much
Christmas was a fun time of the year
my brother would wake me up at three
We would sneak down the stairs, excited
to see what was under the tree
There was always an item of clothing,
a toy of some kind, and a big book with 365 stories
Each night through the year, we'd all gather around
as our Mother would read, we were all in our glory
High school days were the very best
with sock hops, roller skating and all
drive in movies, drive in places to eat
remembering those times, I know now,
we sure did have a "ball"
These are just a few of the things I remember
sometimes with a slip of the tongue
of the days long gone by
Yesterday when I was young....
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