What Were The Good Ole Days Good For?
Can you remember much about the good ole days? Maybe the first question should be: Do you think they really were "the good ole days"? I sure do remember those days and I believe there were many good things about them. Let me tell you why I feel the way I do
Crime did not seem to be as rampant and violent.
Now maybe this was not always true where you grew up. But If you lived in small town America it probably was true. It did not dominate the daily news then and it was not as brutal either. There usually were not a large number of crimes in those days.
You could go out at night without fear of being accosted.
I do not remember many incidents when especially women, had to be so fearful when going out in public then. When I think of the neighborhood where I went in those days to pick up my date, I
Parents could discipline their children without fear of reprisal
Discipline in most cases then meant a simple word called " NO". And in most cases it was never challenged. If it was, the next action was usually a "swat on the fanny" with a hand, yardstick, or a fly swatter. I do not hear of many parents using this method today, do you?
Sometimes just being told to "sit in the corner" or having a privilege
Mothers were more likely to stay home raising children than working
Most mothers then felt the responsibility to stay home, at least when children were at an early age. Generally there was not as much of a
Divorce was not as widespread
The odds of staying married for a long time then were much greater than it is now. Couples seemed to work out their problems much better in those days. Today it is not as shameful to get a divorce. I do not remember hearing the phrase "single Mom" back then. If you did it was most likely because the husband was deceased then the mother being divorced.
Most people seemed to be more polite and courteous
One thing that was drilled in my head back then was to say "thank you"
Now I admit those times were tough, and we did not have all the modern
My children today cannot believe that the "big thing" for our family to do
The radio we had then was a beautiful floor model. It stood about 31/2 feet tall and about 20 inches wide with large speakers in front. When we got our first TV it was mind-boggling. We could not believe it. There were pictures that talked, WOW!
Now listen! I am not sure I want to return to those days even though there
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