I miss the country I grew up in...
Thanks for this walk down memory lane. I tell some of these things to my daughter - who listens, mainly w/surprise - but my grandchildren can barely comprehend. The first gas price I recall was 25 cents/gal. Also recall walking to school in kindergarten thru early elem, none of my parents friends or my friends parents being divorced, playing outside until dark, and the oft-repeated slogan, "I like Ike."
Another world. Also recall the "family car" (Ford, if memory serves) in your photo. Friend's parents had a black model, which reminds me that the typical family household operated quite adequately with 1 car and 1 breadwinner - and 1 landline telephone.
I, too, mourn for the days when the Western consensus was reason and faith.
I would study Bretton Woods system.
“Much of perceived American prosperity in 1950’s &60’s was the result of the foreign nations having to send real raw materials, goods, produce back to the United States in exchange for these little pieces of paper with ink all over them. Because they were forced to accept that these paper notes were worth 35 dollars per an ounce of gold”
That America created this America
Indeed, thank you for such a timely article!
"We studied American history, math, science, and civics in school."
American history AND civics- the good, the bad and the ugly.
True, many younger Americans do not appreciate the Bill of Rights because they have never read it, or even if they do, they struggle to understand its significance due to negative preconceived ideas.
Thank you for such a timely article, on Veterans Day! Thanks for allowing comments. I found your article today. Growing up, in the 1960s & 1970s, it's certain that, whatever this once great nation is now, the country isn't the one, in which I grew up. Wake up, not woke up, America -- if it's not already too late. A good spanking from the Lord and a spiritual revival are needed!
America always had positives and negatives. In the time you described Jim, the positives greatly outnumbered the negatives.
Ditto for Australia Jim. I could not believe the crap all governments blurted during Covid. Even Donald Trump was sucked into the Fauchi vortex. Now we see the orchestrated anti-Jewish rallies all over the world. Why can’t we all feel the hands up our backs? Answer: Satan is a master of deception. Thanks God for Jesus and His escape pod.
I'm so glad that I got to experience "the America that once was..." . What treasure. Such an America for these later generations, must be very hard to fathom and aspire to.
So true. This world is near it's expiration date
Jim, you read my mind. This was on my to do list, but it is done now!
I miss it too. It creates a deep sadness. It's been a slow and long process. Praise God for the hope of heaven, this world has nothing for us.
I miss it too! Life had more value, people were kinder and happier.