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Monday, February 12, 2018

Remember the Day? #georgiaancestors #georgiagenealogy #georgiapioneers

Remember the Day?

Remember...
  • When no one locked their doors?
  • We sat on the front porch counting different makes of cars? In those days models like the Cadillac coupe de ville were more glamorous.
  • Everyone had a front porch and we were invited to sip lemonade and chit chat?
  • When we acquainted ourselves with neighbors by walking the streets?
  • Saturday morning cartoons and newsreels?
  • Driveways were too narrow for anything but the Model-Ts?
  • Streets were made of cobblestone and bricks?
  • Trolleys and street car lines were draped across overhead power lines?
  • We dressed in front of coal furnaces?
  • Winter sleeping meant a stack of quilts?
  • It was too hot to sleep in summers?
  • You punched a button to turn on a single overhead light bulb?
  • Turning out lights after leaving a room to conserve electricity?
  • Going down in the basement and hauling coal upstairs in a skuttle?
  • The ice trucks which delivered a chunk of ice to the old icebox?
  • When dry cleaners delivered your pressed laundry in a van?
  • When you collected coat hangers from the neighbors and sold them for a penny each to local dry cleaners?
  • The school halloween carnival on the play ground?
  • When the whole neighborhood passed out candy on halloween.
  • When medicine bottles went unsealed and were easily opened.
  • Swimming in a pond of tadpoles and lilypads?
  • Hitching a ride on a train.
  • When Buffalo Bill brought his act to Piedmont Park in Atlanta
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