Readers, Welcome to my blog (formerly Birds, Blooms, Books, etc). I'm entering a new decade taking on the challenge of moving from Maryland after living there 46 years and learning about my new home here in New England in the Live Free or Die state - New Hampshire. Join me as a write this new chapter of my life.

Tuesday, February 7, 2023

The final set from 50s, 60s, ad 70s.

 Must send a big thank you to Marilyn who keeps me informed with all these oldies and goodies she sends me.

1st-2nd I walked a mile each way to school and came home for lunch each day.  That was in Lancaster, PA.  In Kensington, MD for 3rd - 6th grade I rode a bus but 7th-9th I walked and it was farther to the junior high than to the elementary school.  The only time I walked or ran home from elementary school was for a civil defense drill.  They had us practice running home and as I think back on that it was to die at home with our parents if we had a nuclear attack. We lived in a suburb of Washington, DC.

I still carry a road atlas along with us because the GPS doesn't always get it right.

Who still has one?

I do remember eating at McDonalds when it was something new. They had walk up windows. I do remember thinking how good the hamburgers and fries tasted.  Now? Can't remember the last time I had either of those.  Have had breakfast there when we've been traveling and that's all that was around.

It takes a village ...

Never saw one of these.

They always did.

Hope you liked this look back.  I didn't include all of them - just the best.

I do have one apology about these photos - they only feature people of one color. There must be a source that shows the diversity of our country's experience during the 50s, 60s, and 70s.  Anyone know of one?

I went looking after I wrote this and found three on this site.  Here's one which I would title Sandlot Baseball.