Days Gone By

I feel sorry for people who didn’t grow up when I did. Every year, all Holidays were magical and we had REAL cartoons, not the teched-up and off-color cartoons of today. Every Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas, we watched Charlie Brown (Great Pumpkin, CB Thanksgiving and Christmas). Saturday Morning Toons consisted of Road Runner, Bugs Bunny, Tweety&Sylvester, and other goodies. TV was actually enjoyable, none of the reality shows existed. Also, we actually enjoyed playing outside, climbing trees, riding bikes, skateboarding, playing hop-scotch, drinking out of water hoses, running barefooted and riding in the backs of pickup trucks. We were never afraid of getting dirty because we always bathed every evening after dinner. Meals were enjoyed at the table with family instead of on the couch in front of the television. When it was time to come inside every evening just after the sun went down, Mom would give out a loud whistle and we could hear that whistle for several blocks! When the streetlights came on, it was only a signal for all the neighborhood kids to get home. Those days weren’t just great. They were magical!!!

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