When we were kids we roamed the neighborhood playing after school and all day on Saturdays. Our idea of a good time was simpler then. We took joy in the simple pleasures that abounded. While we may have loved to watch a Western at night with the family, we didn’t sit around the TV all day. And, we didn’t always have safety gear. But, we sure did have fun!
13) Glass Bottles
We used to collect glass bottles and turn them in at the grocery to get the deposit back. You always had a sense of pride getting that change in your hand. And, it would sometimes be your only pocket or candy money for the week.
12) Checking Coin Slots
We’d get change by checking the return slot on pay phones, too. That was free money! It was a great bonus if the vending machine had a little change as well.
11) Toy Guns
We played with toy guns and no one even thought twice about it.
10) Riding in the Station Wagon
How many times did we ride in the back of the station wagon with no seatbelt? It was even in advertisements for the cars themselves!
9) Making Forts
Whether it was a collection of blankets strewn over a table or a giant box, nothing stopped us from building some epic forts. Raise your hand if you ever made a snow fort!
8) Secret Clubs
We had secret clubs, sometimes up a tree or under it or even in an old shack. It was a special place to go to with your friends.
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