- We could ride in the open-air bed of a pickup. And stand up looking out over the top of the cab, the wind in our face.
- Nobody made us wear helmets when riding our bicycles. None of us had helmets, for that matter. We were lucky enough to have bikes. Helmets were for football players or soldiers.
- We didn’t spend half of the day on a school bus.
- We didn’t have armed guards at school or even a palsy-walsy policeman.
- Dental braces weren’t cool.
- Boys owned a suit or sports coat and neckties, which some of us could actually knot properly.
- Girls had to wear skirts that covered their knees.
- Older kids might have a manual typewriter. Or even electric. Forget smart phones or laptops or social media. Thumbs were for sucking during particularly tough tests.
- There were three television networks – plus an educational station in some cities. And network news wasn’t rightwing propaganda.
- We all went to Sunday School. And said our bedtime prayers faithfully.
What other differences do you see?
Open up the latest release at THISTLE/FLINCH.