Carefree Childhood – Life Was Good

I spent my childhood in a small town of around 1,000 persons. Summer days were idyllic. Riding bikes all over, playing, or lying around. Collecting soda bottles, cashing them in for 2c each, taking the 25 or 30c to the variety store. Buying a comic book, bottle of pop (soda), bubble gum, and chips. Heading for the nearest large shade tree. Reading comic books and dining with good friends for hours.

Climbing trees in vacant lots. Making forts in the upper branches of large leafy trees. Life was good.

Serial killers, perverts, pedophiles? Who the heck heard of those in the 1950’s. Carefree was the byword in those days. We knew what time to go home in for lunch or supper. My friends and I policed ourselves. The freedom we had amazes me to this day.  No wonder we didn’t want to grow up and take responsibility.

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2 Responses to Carefree Childhood – Life Was Good

  1. Dominique says:

    Sounds a lot like my childhood heading into the 60s. I can’t imagine being as over-organized as some kids are today.

    • stamperdad says:

      Yes even mine are loaded with activities. Mind you the small town lacked those opportunities which was unfortunate in some ways. Kids definitely need time to just be kids though.

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