“Many of the games we played in my old neighborhood, in Queens, New York, were in the street, especially diamond ball, stick ball, and war,” says John Hilpert. “When the occasional car came, we would just stop and then re-start. If a parent ever tried to get involved in our games, or even come to watch, we would have thought that terribly strange. Fathers worked away somewhere, and mothers kept to the house.”
Cars without seatbelts
“When my husband got a new job with an insurance company in Midland, Michigan, he was told he should look successful. So he bought new clothes and this baby blue 1957 Chevrolet convertible that our daughters Nancy and Debra are posing in,” says Lois Crites of Punta Gorda, Florida. Volvo introduced the first three-point seat belts in cars in 1959.