Here we are, day three of the A to Z Challenge, with my theme being Remembering.
Today my Remember is Cards in Bicycle Spokes. What child of the 50's didn't attach cards to their bicycle spokes for the cool factor?
We lived on a cul-de-sac where children spent their summer days playing in the street. You heard me right. Playing in the street. It was a much simpler time. There were fewer cars since it was rare for a family to own more than one, so traffic wasn't an issue on our quiet little street. I'll have to admit that we were a bit more restricted in our activities than the other neighborhood children, but we did get to play some. One of my favorite memories is of hopping on my bicycle and peddling as fast as I could to the top of the hill, then back down even faster with the sound clicking in my ears of playing cards attached to the spokes with a clothes pin. Some of the kids used baseball cards, which seemed to make a much louder clicking sound and increased the cool factor exponentially.
So this memory is about summer, ice cold cool aid, and bicycle cards! There were no video games, television shows, or computers to distract us and keep us inside. Things weren't always easy growing up, but in so many ways they really were the good old days.
My choices for tomorrow are: Dime Stores, Drive-In Theaters, Dick and Jane, or Dolls