A friend sent an email that gave me another ‘duh’
moment. I had been working on a post about how our
country had changed and hit a snag. This video
fixed that problem.
Bingo! We didn’t have cellphones, color TV, FM
radio, or a lot of other things but we were so
busy being busy we didn’t notice.
Families ate together, went to church together,
and actually talked to each other. We wrote letters
that went to post office, could do math in our
heads, had respect for others, and were proud to be
When we acted up we didn’t get a time out. That
was something that happened in a football game, we
got a belt or switch to our backsides. We just
thought it was the price to pay for doing something
People weren’t equal, though we all agreed we were
born that way. Failure was an option and many of us
knew firsthand what it felt like.
We didn’t know anyone who sued someone else. If
we fell down on someone else’s sidewalk we were to
blame for not watching where we were going.
And we’ll say it again, there was no sex or cussing
on TV. There were war shows, cowboy shows, cop
shows and comedies but for some odd reason we all
didn’t turn into gun toting mobsters because of it.
Today I would venture that sounds corny and
perhaps even made up. Or prehistoric. But believe
it or not, there are a lot of us who miss those
days, myself included.
Comments are always welcome.