It reminded me of what I had that my kids do not. We could actually walk to elementary, middle, and high school. Both of my grandparents lived in town and grew up in town as well. You could walk to the movies, grocery store, Friendly’s or the Diner. We were allowed to walk to our friend’s house, and would think nothing of drinking from a garden hose on a hut summer’s day.
I miss the simplicity of those days, of being honestly tired from playing at the end of the day. Knowing if you where disrespectful to a grown up you would get your butt whooped by your parents and would then have to apologize. There was a level of honesty and decency, which is just gone today. We made up games instead of playing video games, MTV was broadcasted for the first time on TV, and we all rushed home to see it.