The 1950s were the sandwich generation, filled with a future for young teens into a new world filled with expectations to adulthood. Wonder in all areas in life and what it may hold for them.
Each generation has its own truths and untruths. The '50s held remembrances that are still alive and true today.
Parents were cautious for their teens in sheltering them, yet teaching them values held together with integrity in behavior, honesty and moral principles.
Diversity did not take center stage. Being taught to respect life from the moment of conception to one’s last breath of life. Words with meaning put forth in situations where smiles and laughter were encountered in friendship. Rough spots along their way, yet never losing sight of what authority and discipline held.
Trust through communication. Dressing respectfully when attending church, doctors' appointments, according to professions. Majority of parents valued their role set forth by their parents.
Neighborhoods were a sign of friendship, respecting property. Children played together in unity no matter the age. Anyone in authority was respected. No critiquing of every little flaw.
Our lives today are in fast-forward mode where we may be misplacing our fundamental care of our human right. Possible victims of our own demise.
On our pathway, we should reach out to others by examples of goodness and love, that should never fade away, as long as people keep the gate of God’s love open.
Respecting and cherishing our elderly as they hold the key with their knowledge in wisdom and grace. Which means taking no one for granted.
God bless our military, first responders, medical field, and all citizens of our beautiful United States of America. Never losing sight of our precious red, white and blue cloth of freedom, our flag.
– Jeanie Wilson, Canal Fulton
This article originally appeared on The Repository: Letter to the editor: Nostalgia for the '50s endures