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FJAG, I think they were better times for kids. We used to roam freely. Free range!Ours was fully developed (in fact our house was the last one built being an infill house onto an existing lot) in a fully developed 1940s/1950s neighbourhood. We had only 16 houses on the street as it was a short cross-street connecting two longer ones but everyone of those houses had a baby boomer family. I've lost track of the numbers but I think there were about a dozen boys around my age and just a few less girls. More than enough for an almost constant daily road-hockey game which only stopped for supper hour and the occasional "car!"
Whatever house we ended up at, it was understood lunch would be served.
The adults I came in contact with seemed pretty satisfied with the way their lives were going. That confidence in the future was passed on their children.