Before Smartphones and Computers Kids Had Real Fun

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About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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4 Responses to Before Smartphones and Computers Kids Had Real Fun

  1. ksbeth says:

    so good – and yes!

    • russtowne says:

      I never knew kids mad swings from lamp posts. It seems like they’d need to be sure to catch themselves as the rope shortened or they’d smash into the post.

  2. utesmile says:

    I agree, and look how wonderfully dirty they were allowed to get….that was real play fun! … and there was no health and safety in place, they just did what was fun. ( and if something happened we dealt with it and didn’t try to blame anyone else. I remember playing everyday outside and in haystacks etc, it was fun!

    • russtowne says:

      Good points, Ute. I remember a friend getting a big gash on his upper leg from a swing in our backyard. My mom took him to the hospital, got him stitched up, and paid the bill. That was the end of it. No lawsuits, blaming, lawyers, permission slips, etc. I miss that world, but I’m grateful for the present with so many miraculous things we now take for granted.

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