Last weekend Caleb (jdelfjunior), Craig (ckjakline) and I were talking about the days when Craig and I were young, and all the things we did as kids, that kids today just can't get away with. Caleb (my son) was thrilled to hear about all the things, and wishes he could have had done them too. Some things we did, weren't too bad, but others were just down right terrible. Some of the things that were mentioned were:
-Racing the local cop through town, and finally getting stopped on the opposite side of town. No arrest or fine. Was just told to go straight home and let my Dad know what I did wrong.
-Toilet papering peoples houses and trees. We wouldn't do a job until we had at least 300 rolls of toilet paper saved up. The local fast shop stores and grocery stores used to hate us when ever we stopped in.
-Shrink wrapping a fellow classmates car to a light pole in the High School parking lot right before the first bell rang. I believe we used 7 rolls of shrink wrap. The only thing the classmate had to cut the car loose was his car key.
-Wrapping up dog poop in newspaper, lighting it on fire, setting it on someones porch, ringing the door bell, then running to hide in the closest bushes.
-Filling up a pickup truck bed with those big green gourds that you find along the roadside, then throwing then at road signs and mailboxes while driving down the road late at night.
-Using our buddies 4x4 pickup to pull farm equipment out of a farmers field, and moving it a couple of miles down the road into another farmers field.
-You know those different colored "gazing balls" that some people have in their front yards mounted on top of bird bath stands? We used to keep a log of addresses and what color ball they had, then replace it with a different colored ball just about every four nights. Eventually they got their original ball color back.
-We used a spot light, like used for spotting deer at night, and would go from one end of town to the other, putting out the street lights. When they would all come back on, we'd go through town again until they were all out again.
-Racing cars on back roads. Need I say more?
-Look for fields full of cows, mostly at night, drive by with my automatic transmission car, shift it in low, shut off the ignition, let the car coast in front of the cows, then start the car. The combustion that built up made a very load bang, and usually sent the cows running. This lasted until the valves came up through the hood of the car one night.
-Cow tipping/Cow riding. Again, need I say more?
-Stringing individual corn kernals, spaced 12" apart with small knots, onto fishing line, then throwing the whole thing into the duck pen of my great uncles farm. I don't remember a thing after that that day, other than my butt meeting the rusted flat shovel!
-Shooting the glass out of electrical meters with the pellet gun.
-Ringing door bells and running.
-Throwing 16 penny nails into the air conditioning fan while school was in process. Make quite the interesting rattle throughout the duct work.
-Removing the mouth piece from the classroom-to-office communication phones.
-Hanging our underwear from the school and area park flagpoles.
-Streaking. No more details on that!
We all had fun back then, and in most cases, it wasn't destructive or hurting anybody. Now days, there is no way that kids could even think about doing any of these things.
So what did you do as a kid? Any good stories? Post away and let's hear them. Oh, I guess I should post the following, just in case there are any wheels out there turning:
Kids: DO NOT TRY ANY OF THESE STATEMENTS AT HOME, SCHOOL, WORK, OR ANYWHERE!!!! IT JUST NOT WORTH THE CONSEQUENCES!!!! TIMES HAVE CHANGED, AND ARE NOT LIKE THEY USED TO BE.