I grew up during a time when everyone treated each other like Family. We went outside to play, we got dirty…. We bought chips & candy from the Corner store downtown. We played “Red Light, Green Light”, Simon Says, “Hide and Seek”, Dodge Ball, Kick the Can, Baseball, Softball, and Football. We boxed each other, shot guns, slingshots and bows, rode bicycles in the summer and had snowball wars in the winter.
We ate beans & hot dogs, mac and cheese with peanut butter sandwiches at school. We walked everywhere barefooted, picked garden vegetables, strawberries, black & blueberries.
We weren’t AFRAID OF ANYTHING. If you fell down you would just get back up. We challenged each other everywhere…King of the hill. If someone had a fight, that’s what it was…a fight. Kids weren’t afraid of fake guns when I grew up. We left our houses as soon as we could in the morning and right after school till our neighbors would yell out for their children as a reminder to get in the house for the night. If one kid was called for dinner then we all knew to go home.
We watched our mouths around our elders because we knew If we DISRESPECTED any adult there would be a price to pay and we had manners and respect otherwise someone else’s parents put you in your place.
This was on my FB. I miss those days! I loved playing with my friends. Especially hide n seek etc at night!
I think we didn’t have too much worry about back then!😊😘