Well, it’s 2014….
I remember being a kid and being excited to wake up early just to run outside and try to be the first kid outside waiting for the other kids to come outside to play.
I remember watching TV and never seeing any commercials about products to help females clean their stinky pussy, cancer, diabetes, being overweight, hair loss, erection pills, divorce, medical class action law suit, kids being disrespectful, and much more of what we all see today.
I remember when grown ups started to have conversations they made the kids go outside or get out the room.
I remember not “clicking” the phone over when I was on it and getting in trouble when a phone call came through for my mom. No caller ID when I was a kid and you had to pay extra for 3 way calling.
I remember growing up in LA and watching the “SHERM HEADS” in the middle of the street butt asshole naked talking to themselves fighting trees or stops signs or anythjng!
I remember growing up in LA always seeing dogs stuck together and people trying to throw hot water on them.
I remember growing up in LA and having to look way up the street as I walked to the store to keep a eye out for the gang bangers cause they would jack you for anything in your pockets, your shoes, anything!
I remember playing “HIDE GO GET IT”.
I remember when “ON” tv came out. Then came “SELECT TV”. We didn’t have all the cable stations we have now. ON TV was a box that set on top of your TV and when you wanted to watch cable tv, you simply turn it ON and you got 1 cable station. Then SELECT TV came out and it gave you A or B.
I remember “COMADORE 64″.
I remember my Aunties going to the “5 Torches” in Inglewood on Imperial and Crenshaw.
I remember the first girl I ever stuck my finger in. We were playing House. It felt like a wet spiderweb is the best way I can explain what it felt like at the time. We might have been both around 5 years old at max. She is on my Facebook friends list and she reads all my stuff. We something like cousins. I SWEAR NO LIE!! Her initials are S.T.
I remember being dropped off at one of my cousins house cause my mom was going out for the night. I didn’t want to be at their house, so I would cry and want to sit on the curb or on the porch until my mom came back at 3am or until I fell asleep.
I remember getting so mad when men flirted with my mom.
I remember getting so mad when people thought I was a girl because of my hair.
I remember going to “NEWBERRYS” and getting jacked for my bike on the way home. I was about 7 or 8 years old.
I remember when I was about 6 years old I saw a little Mexican boy who was about my same age peeing in his front lawn. I remember seeing his weenie and all I remember is it looked like a little Elephant trunk. I did not understand why his weenie was different cause I had never seen that shape before. I asked my mom but she thought I was making it up. I later found out what it was. He was uncircumcised.
I remember going to see BRUCE LEE at the movies when it first came out.
I remember going to see SUPERMAN at the Chinese Theater when it first came out. We where standing in line. A limo pulled up and Muhammad Ali got out. My mom said there goes Ali, I ran over to him and he picked me up and stuck me in the limo and pulled me out. I remember running back to my mom. What I saw in that limo has stuck with me to this day!
I remember growing up as a kid and how things use to be for people back in the day. There was more love and more togetherness. Kids were kids and Adults made sure kids stayed in their lane.
I will be 42 years old in May of this year. If i could start my life over as a child in today’s culture I would pass. It’s not for me. I appreciate the gift of being able to be born and raised when I was. I actually feel sorry for the kids of today and the future. Things are just different…..
Knowing where I came from has helped me with future decisions.
I wish you all the best and thank you for reading.