Living in America before the age of television

“I brought the butter, salt, and pepper. Morris killed a duck and we cooked it on a stick, but it was so bad that Morris’ dog wouldn’t eat it. Travel back over 65 years to the Two-Mile Water Hole north of Uvalde where Bob Saunders, Buster Carlisle, Morris Brown and Sam Stephens often met for a little “adventure” Saunders recalls, “It was a good place for boys to kill time. It was also a great place to fish, but we never swam there as we were afraid of the old man who owned the property. He once chased Morris off with a shotgun.”

It was a different time, filled with fun, carefree days. “Just be home for supper” was the rule that most Uvalde kids of the ’30s, ’40s, and ’50s followed. With no television and no air-conditioning, kids made their own fun, spending much of their leisure time outside. Imaginations were boundless; no one was bored as there weren’t enough hours in the day for all the adventure and activities available. And, too, Uvalde was a safe place.


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