Laurie remembers how it was when she was a kid…….
I started on outings as an infant. Mom and Grandma would walk to the store so I was exposed to people 58 years ago. I feel children need to start very young with outings to be exposed to the world. I did the Pike, fairs, zoos, and the city park. At age 3, I went to Disneyland for the first time. This was a lot different than today.
Dad would check the car and make sure there was over half a tank of gasoline. He had cash and camera ready. Mom had me in an ironed dress. We wore our best clothes. Dad drove on side streets about 11 miles to Disneyland. This was before many freeways existed and it was easier to use side streets. Most cars had no seatbelts and GPS, antilock brakes, and airbags were not around.
I don’t remember the first visit. I dreaded the tram ride because you sat facing the street. No doors or belts to keep you from falling out. Unloading the car was simple, as we had Mom’s big purse, a stroller, camera, maybe a …read more