Bob, I got my GED in the USAF in 1962.
But I went to Catholic grade school. I can remember 2 17 years olds in my 6th grade class. Both their last names end in " SKI "
Sister would keep several of us for detention. But if she left the room they would go out the window, down the fire escape, and
ride off on their Harley's.
But just like Blues Brothers, they would never try anything like that in front of " The Penguin. LOL
Seems unfair, pregnant girls had to drops out, I got detention when one of the Xaverian Brothers caught me with a pack of rubbers in my wallet. NO FAIR
BOB did kids in your neighborhood, farm, whatever, spend all day outside?
Also, like me, was the only reason you did not do much real bad stuff, is because jail was one thing, but Dad waiting till I got out. NO WAY !
Plus now everybody has tattoos. When i was growng up the rule was never get a tattoo where the judge can see it. LLOL
" We had fire drills and air raid drills, where we got under the desks. Like that would have helped!"
But it seemed to make sense when we were kids. LOL
Hell, Buster Brown shoe store had a fluoroscope xray machine. You could see your toe bones inside the shoes. Like radiation can't hurt LOL
Remember running down to the drug store to use the tube tester when the B&W TV went on the blitz LOL
Or Winky Dink and YOU where you put a clear piece of plastic on TV screen to draw a bridge so Winky could cross the river.
The tube tester usually only tested the filaments. In 1969 I worked with a guy at AT&t who's sideline was fixing TV's .
AT&T had a real tube tested, checked everything. If that did not fix the TV he would tell them it was not worth fixing.
Another guy bought a Quasar TV, had 4 printed circuit boards. First time it broke he was told he would have to bring it into the shop, 35 miles away, cause they never let the spare boardsgo anywhere LOL