A classmate sent the following about the good old days. I can certainly relate to this.
My older son sent this to me, said it reminded him so much of his youth. It was as if they wrote the article about he & his brother.
A lot of it had a resemblance of the way we grew up & I am sure a lot of you can relate to it too.
I grew up in a little town called Nederland, TX during a time when everyone treated each other like family. Our neighbors parents disciplined us like their own. We didn’t eat fast food…. We drank Kool-aid, ate bologna sandwiches, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, chicken on Sundays.
We went outside to play games like red rover, football in a field with the neighbors kids, hide and seek, swam in the creek, rode bicycles, hunted for frogs and ‘crawdads’, played football for hours and raced against each other down the road. There was no bottled water. No microwave or cable. No cell phones!
We watched cartoons on Saturday morning then went outside and played until dark. We would ride our bikes without helmets for hours, drink out of garden hoses, all without a cell phone or electronic games. If some of the boys had a fight, that’s what it was… a fist fight and you were back to being friends. Kids didn’t have guns and never thought of taking a life, especially not their own.
You better be close enough to home to hear your mom”s shrill whistle!
We weren’t afraid of ANYTHING except our parents. You LEARNED from your parents and grandparents instead of disrespecting them and treating them as if they knew nothing. What they said might as well have been the gospel.
School was MANDATORY.
We had God, The Pledge of Allegiance, and we placed our hand over our heart!!! We watched what we said around our elders because we knew If we DISRESPECTED any grown up we would get our behinds busted, it wasn’t called abuse, it was discipline!
You didn’t hear curse words on the radio or TV, and IF you cursed you did it away from the public or you got your mouth washed out with soap. Please and Thank you were part of our daily dialogue!
Re-post if you’re thankful for your childhood and will never forget where you came from! Wouldn’t it be nice if it were possible to get back to this way of life? Yes!
We have to remember our next test is the midterm elections. If the Dem’s get back into power – our way of life will really change – it is called socialism.