Many of us grew up when it was common to have 3 or 4 brothers and sisters & a stay at home Mom.

Many lived at home with their real Mom & Dad- divorce was less common.

Mom & Pop shops, black & white TV, & household appliances made in places like Indiana or Ohio. When the TV broke- there was a repair shop to fix it.

Halloween was truly fun- people of all ages in the neighborhood got into it. It was considered safe to ride a bike, or to walk to & from school.

Lunch ladies cooked real food like Turkey a la King.

Veterans were all around- church, school, Boy Scout leaders, family, the neighborhood, etc. It was all just an average thing. These folks weren’t seen as a separate part of American society.

This blog will take a look at how things have changed over the years.

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