Eating out was big thing in the 1950's. I can remeber Saturday night and Dad would load mee and my sisters in the car.
Drive to the Varsity and buy milkshakes. Rich kids were those that always got something from the Good Humor truck every day. LOL
We never went anywhere, I don't remember ever eating out....I had
to babysit my little 2 yr old brother a lot and I was 9.
Evidently your parents didn't have a problem eating out without you. lol
I'm not quite as old as some of you (49), but a few of my friends & I were reminiscing about this topic last week. We decided that an entire summer's day was spent outside doing some combination of these activities:
setting up army men & then shooting them with BB guns
playing wiffle ball or indian ball
going into the woods & building a fort/treehouse
shooting off fireworks
team bottle rocket fights in the woods
fishing in the pond at the end of the street
Playing 4 Square
playing Jarts (remember them?)
swimming in the richer family's 4' above ground pool
walking up to the 7-11 for candy
walking to the nearby elementary school to hang out at the playground (and maybe smoke a cigarettes
The only time we were ever indoors was for lunch, to do chores, or if it was ungodly hot and one of the mom's let us play pool in their basement. After dinner, it was back outside for more of the same, catching fireflies, or playing capture the flag until it was bath/bed time.
You reminded me we used to play kick the can until it was to dark to see,the bats would be flying around.
Were Jarts those lawn darts they outlawed because they would hit people in the head?
You reminded me we used to play kick the can until it was to dark to see,