How different Sunday’s were in the 1950s, The only stores open were a couple of bakerys that made fresh rolls, buns, and great coffee cake and they closed at 1:00pm! And the Mom & Pop stores would be open untll 1:00pm also and after that you couldn’t get anything even the supermarkets would be closed! So if you needed any food on sunday you had to stock up on a saturday or you were out of luck!
My father would send me to Mary’s Delicatessen, or mom Bruno’s candy store to get the Sunday Paper, with all the news and the funny papers as we called them for ten cents. And the stores closed at 1PM on Sunday’s and the avenue stores were never open on Sunday’s there was no malls back then in my area.
It was a time when most family’s spent part of the day just reading the papers, with parents reading the news and the kids reading the funny paper and watching TV, then the kids would go outside getting up a game of stickball, two hand touch, riding our bikes, and so on. The Sundays were very laid back in those days.
And it seemed every family had dinner together and watched TV and and the kids always watched whatever the parents decided on viewing on Sundays, but kids had Saturdays to watch shows/cartoons, and saturday eveings was whatever the parents viewed no questions asked!
It seems like we always had spaghetti back then it wasn’t called “Pasta” as most call it today. Yea they don’t make sundays like they used too!
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