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* Divorce was not as widespread
The odds of staying married for a long time then were much greater than it is now. Couples seemed to work out their problems much better in those days. Today it is not as shameful to get a divorce. I do not remember hearing phrase "single Mom" back then. If you did it was most likely because husband was deceased then mother being divorced.
* Most people seemed to be more polite and courteous
One thing that was drilled in my head back then was to say "thank you" whenever someone either gave you something or paid you a compliment. And I had better not forget to say it, either.Men were expected to open doors for "opposite sex". Even to pull out chair at table and push it back after she was seated was also normal thing to do. I hate to say it but I do not see much of that practice happening as much today as back then, do you ladies? These are just a few things that I remember in those early years that made "good ole days good"
Now I admit those times were tough, and we did not have all modern conveniences that we have today. No TV in those early days, no computers, videos, cell phones, dial up phones (you called operator and she rang number for you) And phone number was usually a short one. The phone number at our florist shop is one that I will never forget as long as I live, it was "5" Yes, a simple number "5" Can you believe that?
My children today cannot believe that "big thing" for our family to do then was to sit in living room at night and listen to radio. Yes, R-A-D-I-O. (you seniors remember that, don't you) And we listened to our favorite programs. "Fibber McGee & Mollie" "The Lone Ranger" "The Shadow Knows" "The Great Gildersleeve", "Amos & Andy", "Abbott & Costello", and many others. Those are ones I remember most.
The radio we had then was a beautiful floor model. It stood about 31/2 feet tall and about 20 inches wide with large speakers in front. When we got our first TV it was mind-boggling. We could not believe it. There were pictures that talked, WOW!
Now listen! I am not sure I want to return to those days even though there were many pleasurable moments to remember. Life did seem to be simpler and I wish we could restore some of those same conditions and moments today that we experienced then. Don't you?
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