Carnie's Comments


It's Throwback Thursday on the daily commentary - just a minute to remember the good ol' days.

I got thinking about this yesterday as we talked about tips to avoid being a victim of porch pirates, the thieves who steal packages from our doorsteps.

When I was a kid, I didn't even have to lock up my bicycle. I'd just lean it up against the house at night and it would be there in the morning. 

We had a shed in the yard where we kept the lawnmower, gas and oil and all the garden tools. Nobody stole that stuff in the 70s.

We had an attached single-car garage where we kept lots of stuff. We didn't ever lock the the garage. We didn't even have a key for the door. No worries.

I remember, if my mom was out for an afternoon, she'd just leave the backdoor open for me. I never carried a house key. 

I can also recall one of my childhood friends telling me his family never locked the doors at the house. His mom's theory was that if they were going to be victims of theft, she'd rather just lose a few things rather than have to fix a broken window or door as well.

Unfortunately, those days are long gone. 


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