Two weeks ago my column provided memories from many years ago. I asked you to provide me with others that you remember,

The response was well beyond what I expected, for which I am grateful.

Here are more of Do you remember when . . .?

• Apples were a common “gift” for the youngster’s Halloween bag?

• Monday was wash day, and the laundry was hanged on the clothesline in the back yard?

• Jacks was a popular outdoor game, particularly with girls?

• Brief newsreels of world/national events preceded the feature film at theaters?

• Few TVs were in homes, so families and neighborhood friends were often gathered around one TV? (I remember sitting on a neighbor’s living room floor with seven or eight boys watching the 1948 World Series before a small, round-faced TV).

• Carriers delivered the daily newspaper from bicycles?

• Milk-chutes were common in an outside wall of a home?

• The furnace was filled daily with coal?

• When the street lights came on in the summer it was time to quit playing outside, then we went home?

• It was less costly to make long-distance telephone calls after 5:00 pm or on the weekend?

• Ringer washing machines were common?

• The refund on the soft drink bottle was two cents?

• Horse- drawn milk wagons were relatively few?

Let’s remember good memories, and look to a hopeful peaceful future.

Don Kleinsmith is a Professor Emeritus at Adrian College where he has taught for 45 years. He can be reached at (517) 263-6357 or