All the girls had ugly gym uniforms? And wore tennis shoes not $200 Nike's!
Nobody owned a purebred dog?
When a quarter was a decent allowance?
Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces?
You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, and gas pumped, without asking, all for free, every time? And you didn't pay for air? And, you got trading stamps to boot?
Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box?
It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents?
They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed... And they did it!
When a 57 Chevy was everyone's dream car...to cruise, peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady?
No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the DOORS WERE NEVER LOCKED?
Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger.
Basically we were in fear for our lives, but it wasn't because of drive-by shootings, drugs, gangs, etc. Our parents and grandparents were a much bigger threat! But we survived because THEIR LOVE WAS GREATER THAN THE THREAT!
And our summers were filled with bike rides, Hula Hoops, and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar.
Send this on to someone who can still remember Howdy Doody and The Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger, Roy and Dale, Trigger and Buttermilk
Tight lines, hard takes, huge fish and remember the "Bucket List".
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When Life Was Fun (Part 2)