Thursday, July 3, 2014

If I Could Go Back In Time...Reminiscing The 1960's

by Carolyn Hamlett

"If you could go back to any time period in your life, what time would you choose?" 

I always say around 1960 because those days were a good time in middle class America. 

Hopes and dreams were attainable. Family was a unit that shared the same hopes and dreams with never a thought that they would cease to be a unit for life. 

Boys were raised to be men feeling proud to be taking the role as protector and provider. 

Little girls dreamed of the day they would have a family themselves where they could be the one to come along side their husband as an equal partner working together as journey mates through life. 

It was a time when girls were shy and showing less skin was more sexy than nudity. 

Sweet 16 and never been kissed was not odd.  Being homosexual was odd, hence the term, "queer". 

Divorce was rare.

It was a time when God was honored in school and in this country whether you were Jewish or Christian or of any other faith. 

Family values and treating one another fairly was the practiced 'religion'. 

Yes, those were the good ol' days.