I definitely remember party lines and having to go through an operator to make a call. I also remember people driving down the road in station wagons and pickup trucks with the tailgate down and kids sitting on the gate. Wonder how many got bounced out and onto the roadway before common sense took over?My grandparents had a party line. Anyone remember them? You had to listen to hear how many times it would ring to see if it was for you. Of curse every house on the street could pick up their reciever and listen in.
My Dad taught us how to make "bombs" out of black powder as well as a Polish cannon out of soda cans and light fluid or hair spray. Then we moved on to small black powder cannons. As well as fishing with M-80 fireworks etc. Try any of that fun stuff today. Swat team would be there in an instant.
We rode in the back of a pick up truck too. Thats another big no no around here today.