I was one of 3, 2 bros, and we played outside ALL THE TIME. Our Dad loved to have all the neighbor kids at our house too. I remember back when "jacks" got so popular,,maybe when I was in the 5th grade, and we would all gather round the kitchen table playing JACKS, Dad and Mom too. When I was 15, they decided to have some more,,,lol. So, 3 more. Loved that too.
Our family was so lucky, growing up like we did. And yeah, we had to go find a good switch sometimes, but knew we deserved it. My daughter says now, she never realized how different our family was, til she got older.
We ate beans and cornbread a LOT,, and now you know how healthy that was. Had fried chicken on Sundays, that we had raised and frozen during the spring. Had gardens, that we all had to help with. Gravy and biscuits for breakfast, if no eggs,,, yummm, what I've been having a lot for supper lately. I remember one time, we had the preacher over for Sunday dinner, and Mom never got over it, being so embarrassed. She forgot to put salt in her bisbuits!
You didn't sue your neighbor either, not in a small town like ours. Well, you didn't sue anybody actually.
We were safe to play outside in the dark. Of course, we were loud, so you looked if everything got quiet... lol.
We couldn't tattletale on each other either. One of Mom's rules. Dad loved to let us fight it out,,,lolol,,,I'm talking fist fights.
Whew, that post really made me nostalgic,,,how about yall?
Yall tc, and