Peanut butter sandwiches
“Kool Aid” and chocolate bars
Trips down to the candy store
On our bikes, it’s not that far.

Cookies, pops and peanuts
Ice cream sodas, malts and shakes
They served fountain sodas, then
Their banana splits were great!

I was only nine years old
Road my bike all over town
Attached baseball cards to my spokes
With some clothespins that I found.

Summers were the very best
No homework, books or school
I left the house at 8 a.m.
Spent most days at the pool.

No fancy clothes or special shoes
Wore my sneakers everyday
A t-shirt and a pair of shorts
All you need to go out to play.

Rainy days were spent inside
Our clubhouse in the trees
We played “Jacks” and “Marbles”
“Go Fish” or “Monopoly”.

What I wouldn’t give
To go back in time awhile
Just thinking about those days gone by
Is enough to make me smile.


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Author: Patty Richardson

Writer: Film scripts, poetry, short stories.

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