At last, a chance to be assured of a date even though first choice wasn't always available. Sadie Hawkins Day was originated in "L'il Abner", a comic strip by Al Capp. Girls did the askin' as well as the payin'.
Quick sand was a natural and very worrisome phenomena in the South. I was told not to struggle if I accidentally landed in quick sand, but to remain calm and unmoving until rescued. This advice was difficult to comprehend.
If boys didn't have a relative or family friend on the local draft board, the best way to keep a 4F classification was to excel in college and avoid as many distractions as possible. Girls were not included in the draft.