When people were sick, the family doctor would drop by the house instead of the patient going to his office. Office visits were mostly scheduled for the dreaded complete physicals.
A favorite game - everyone wanted to be a cowboy, but no one wanted to be an Indian other than Tonto. On Friday nights, "The Lone Ranger" was listened to on the radio, and there were many western movies, starring Gene Autry, Lash LaRue, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans shown at local theatres.
On Saturdays, children went to the movie theatre where it cost 25 cents to watch five cartoons, two full-length movies, and become eligible for gifts donated by local merchants. Parents did not attend, and a glorious time was had by all - talking loudly, eating candy and meeting kids from other elementary schools.
A lot of excitement occurred when "Spin the Bottle" was played at parties in the fifth and sixth grades. One never knew with whom they might be paired or what they would be told to do;although, holding hands, walking around the house and kissing on the cheek were not unexpected.