a reply to: JonButtonIII
Wow! You are an artist with words!!!
That sure dusted off some nice memories for me!
The 'carefreeness' & innocence of childhood.
When Mom & Dad took care of everything,
and it seemed like there were no real problems!
Having the whole summer off & being outside from morning 'til night.
Getting in trouble for not wanting to come in & eat supper.
Riding our bikes for miles, even along the 'highway',
& our parents not having to worry about traffic, kidnappers, molesters...
Scouring the ditches for glass pop bottles to take home & wash,
then turning them in for the deposit to buy candy.
The cousins coming to visit from out of state & being allowed to stay up late.
Catching lightening bugs out in the backyard in the dark, while the grownups talked inside.
All the neighborhood kids getting together after dark to play 'Ghost in the Graveyard'.
Being a little scared of the dark, but not wanting to miss all the fun.
Thunder & lightening storms in the middle of the night,
that shook the house & rattled the windows.
Some so bad that Dad would gather everyone downstairs
away from the windows & anything electrical.
Everyone gathering around the black & white TV to watch the moon walk!
Holding our breaths in case he fell into a bottomless pit of moon dust!!!
Being proud to be an American & thinking the government had your back!
Thinking that if you were good & did what you should,
nothing bad would ever happen to you.
I sure miss being a kid!!!