I grew up in a small Town in Ontario during a time when everyone treated each other like Family. We went outside to play, we got dirty and we ate whatever Mom cooked….we ate sandwiches, got Ice Cream from the ice cream truck. We played “Simon Says” “Mother May I”, “Red Light, Green Light”, “Hide and Go Seek” , dodgeball,waffle ball, kick ball, softball and, “raced against each other in the street”, “jacks”, and “hopscotch”. When it snowed we had the best hill to go sledding on. There was no bottled water, we drank from the water hose or a cup at the well. We weren’t AFRAID OF ANYTHING BUT STRAY DOGS (and most of them knew us, and left us alone). If someone had a fight, that’s what it was…a fist fight. Kids didn’t have guns when I grew up. The street lights were our reminder to get your butt to the front of the house you lived in so you can hear your mama when she yells your name to come in for the night. School was mandatory. We watched our mouths around our elders because we knew If you DISRESPECTED any grown up you’re gonna get in trouble
How does this compare today’s growing up!
Gary Price, Midland