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When I was a kid...

We have heard "when I was a kid" from our grandparents, our parents, our aunts and uncles, and apparently life was different back then. Apparently everyone was shoe-less, because they all walked to school and back without shoes and in the snow. So they also had super feet that did not freeze off.

Life changes from decade to decade. Tales change in the family. Lives die off while others are born. Life revolves and people seem to stand still. There was a time we could leave our doors unlocked and not worry about our property. There was a time when we felt safe, but to so many people, that time has gone.

We tell our kids "there was a time..." We didn't have super feet or anything like that, but we had good neighbors. We had people who we knew and trusted. Today people barely know who is on their streets. "When I was a kid" has a whole new meaning.

When I was a kid... I played outside. I slid down hills of snow. I lived in a house where I could see my nei…

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