Yesteryear’s Neighborhood in Today’s Co-op

by Carol Cross-Phillips

Times have changed so much. Many of us remember a childhood where screen doors flung open and the children in the neighborhood raced down the street to meet up with all the other kids. There wasn’t usually a plan, a schedule, or even a set location to meet. Someone might bring a ball, someone might bring a shoebox with a newly caught praying mantis, and the fun would just begin. Parents didn’t worry. In fact, they often pushed the kids out with the all-too-familiar nudge, “Go!! Play outside!” Children romped from hillside to backyard to creek to the climbing tree. They got messy, they explored, they dug in the dirt; they made pretend perfumes and mudpies. Continue reading Yesteryear’s Neighborhood in Today’s Co-op