My friend from Retro Dee’s Guide to the Best Era Ever! here on WordPress recently wrote of the not so happy days of the 1950’s, about the Cold War drills the students had to take in case of attack!
We had to go down in the basement at our school to take shelter and wait for the all clear and it was done on a regular basis. So yes that was a scary and not so happy memory of the 1950’s. But other than those drills.
I myself didn’t dwell on it as a kid and I don’t remember any of my friends talking about it after all we were just kids doing what kids do at that young age!