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So true. Halloween isn't the same as it was back in the 1950's. No candy or carmel apples (e.Coli and salmonella). No home-made "carmel corn balls" made with Karo syrup and heaven-forbid, salted butter, wrapped up in wax paper. No more home-made taffy, Rice-Krispie squares or home-made peanut brittle. No more "penny candies", those candy dots on paper,wax lips, small wax coke bottle filled with sugary water, "real" gum drops, loose malt balls, loose jaw-breakers (we all ate these candies and we walked around the neighborhood because we knew our Moms would throw these "goodies" away right off the bat when she inspected our "loot". Moms were Moms in those days, not our friend, not our Mentor or therapists....just our beloved authority figure..........."MOM".
Now one ever put razor blades, pins, needles, broken glass or "anything bad" into the candies and goodies that they handed out.
No kids were ever kidnapped or sexually attacked back in those days. The adults stayed home to hand out the candy and enjoy our "home-made" costumes. America was a "safe" Nation back in the 1950's. Our Presidents acted like Presidents and got things done. Our Mayors made sure that the Cops and the Sheriffs were supported 100% not demonized for Political Gain. Senators and Congressman (Congresswomen too....lol) did their job and made sure that America moved forward. There were no Military "fraternization" problems because...well you know the reason (lack of temptation...if there was no "one" to fraternize with = no problem). You never saw "body parts" that weren't supposed to be seen on the Television (well there was the woman bandleader who's dress came undone and the Cal Worthington car salesman who went on a "rant") but other wise, men dressed like men and women dressed like "ladies" back thenEven in Catholic School, Halloween was celebrated in the classroom (All Saints Day was the Holyday so us kids couldn't do anything while Trick-or-Treating that would be worthy of the need to confess a mortal sin and not receive Holy Communion under the ever watchful eyes of the good Nuns or Sisters......lol)
Yes, America was truly a wonderful Country to be a kid in back in the 1950's. It truly was.
"No kids were ever kidnapped or sexually attacked back in those days."What planet are you from, Leon?Or are you just PRETENDING those things didn't happen in the "good old days"?BECAUSE THEY DID. WAKE UP.
"You never saw "body parts" that weren't supposed to be seen on the Television"Unless you count the news reels from Korea and Vietnam, they showed all sorts of body parts, many not attached to bodies. Oh, did you mean something else? ;)
"(Congresswomen too....lol)"The "lol" speaks more about Leon's ignorant bigotry than anything else.Congresswomen in 1950...ALL ONE OF THEM - Mary T. Norton
"America was a "safe" Nation back in the 1950's.Yes, America was truly a wonderful Country to be a kid in back in the 1950's. It truly was."Yes, if you were a white male.
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