Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Growing Up Part 3

For Parts 1 and 2, click here and here.

Did you ever leave home in the morning and play all day? You remember . . . when you were young and carefree. I remember leaving home in the morning, playing all day in the big city of Detroit and as long as I was back when the streetlights came on I was good to go for another day.

And guess what? No one was able to reach us all day. And, we were okay.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride them down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem. We did not have Playstations, Nintendo’s and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD’s, no surround sound, or CD’s, no CELL PHONES, no personal computers, no INTERNET and NO CHAT ROOMS.

WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them! We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents. Better yet, we ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever!

Oh yeah . . . what a life back then, eh? It is amazing we live to tell our children these things – think they believe us?

Cheryl L. Poch, Director
Fowlerville District Library
131 Mill St.
P.O. Box 313
Fowlerville, MI 48836

Next Tuesday will be the final installment of this trip down memory lane, and how we ever survived.

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