In the 1950s and ’60s, issues listed here in the South will not so rapidly paced. Why, you could even now get pleasure from a Sunday night ride with out someone riding your tail or honking their horn. It was a time when you could see the night sky alternatively of metropolis lights and a time when you knew all the people today in the community and their households, also. A time when a handshake sealed a deal or a person’s phrase was his bond.

Hank Williams was singing “Your Cheating Heart” and “I Observed the Light” on the jukebox. A young person by the identify of Elvis was starting off to adjust musical historical past for the generations to arrive. “The 10 Commandments,” “Ben-Hur,” “Ol’ Yellow,” “Journey to the Centre of the Earth,” and “Cinderella” ended up just a handful of of the relatives motion pictures showcased on the massive screens. Television was an up-and-coming point whilst persons were nevertheless chatting on phone occasion traces all above the land.

Again then, households dressed up and went to church on Sunday early morning no matter how late you stayed out on Saturday evening or how a lot Cain you raised. The preachers preached proper out of the Bible and didn’t mind stepping on people’s toes and contacting sinners out.

Yeah, “back in the day,” which is what old folks say.

Why, in individuals days, pot was a little something you cooked in. A joint was in which your bones arrived alongside one another. Weed was some thing you pulled out of your garden. Large was how considerably you could go up in a tree. Grass was what you mowed. Coke was a thing you drank and crack was a area in the wall.

Folks kept their pants up and their hats straight. Knee-highs (Nehis) have been tender beverages. Gentlemen married women of all ages and homosexual meant that you experienced a excellent time. 

Yeah, region was still place “back in the day.”

Meal was at 12 and speedy meals did not exist. Wendy’s was the girl’s residence down the road and a Happy Meal was when your entire household came to eat. Fried rooster was finger-licking fantastic but it almost certainly arrived suitable off the backyard. Although a Whopper, very well, it was just a massive ol’ lie that a person advised to catch you off guard. All the although, the phrase Corona was a identify for a good extensive Cuban cigar.

Why, in university, we stood at awareness and explained the allegiance to the flag although prayers had been prayed about the intercom every working day. We were being taught to respect our teachers and “Yes ma’am” and “No sir” had been the rule of the working day. Math was done on paper and added in your head — that remaining the only way.  

Yeah, “back in the day.”

Why, individuals visited their grandparents but had been not raised by them. Youngsters didn’t eliminate children just for the reason that they didn’t in shape in. When individuals bought old, they weren’t abused, they had been just amused although chatting to their buddies.  

Politicians of currently want to be politically right even although our nation is on the verge of hitting the deck. Morals and respect for other folks seem to be to be on the decay. Really do not quite know what is taking place right now for it appears the Satan is acquiring his way. 

Why, it would seem like folks never ever improve from working day to working day since, do not you reckon, the generations prior to almost certainly felt the exact same way “back in the day?”

J.A. Bolton is the writer of “Just Passing Time,” co-writer of “Just Passing Time With each other,” and just launched his new e-book “Southern Fried: Down-House Stories,” all of which can be acquired on Amazon. Speak to him at This e mail handle is being safeguarded from spambots. You have to have JavaScript enabled to perspective it..