High top sneakers and scrunchy socks
Good Humor trucks
The Fat Frogs sold by the Good Humor truck.
Getting a sip of Dad’s beer.
Colorforms (created in Jersey, by the way) 🙂
When the street lights flickering on told us it was time to get our asses home.
The one friend with the nutty mother you sometimes wished was yours.
McDonald’s Halloween buckets (still haven’t been able to get my hands on the ghost).
McDonald’s stuffed Muppet Babies
When Happy Meal toys were cool
Amazing Stories (the show)
Dick Clark ringing in the New Year (before and after the stroke)
Exploring in the woods
Getting to Tyson in Mike Tyson’s Punch Out without cheater codes
Paying your older sibling to do your homework for you.
Bribing your older sibling to tell you what Mom got you for Christmas.
New Trapper Keepers
Big New Kids on the Block buttons
Scholastic Book Fairs
Break dancing on broken down cardboard boxes as if you were in the movie Breakin.
Skateboarding on abandoned tennis courts
Toilet papering trees on Mischief Night – until assholes took the mischief too far and ruined it for everyone else.
Grandma’s leftovers kept in empty Country Crock containers (or maybe that’s just me)
Your mother’s CorningWare with the little blue flowers
Staying home from school with chicken noodle soup, ginger ale, and Bob Barker
Faking sickness in order to stay home with soup, saltines, and The Price is Right
Making lists of all the things that used to matter.
Being overwhelmed by everything that still does
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