Growing up in rural Iowa, Saturday was my farm family’s ‘go to town’ day. We went grocery shopping for the week, did our laundry at the laundromat, and I got my weekly allowance of 25 cents.
Back then a quarter went pretty far, and felt so huge clutched in my little hand.
I always went to the drug store, bought myself a new comic book (usually Archie’s, Casper the Friendly Ghost, or Wendy the Good Little Witch), and then had a Cherry Coke sitting on a stool at the counter of the soda fountain.
During the summer, we did our laundry at home, since then we could dry our clothes outside on the clothesline. (We had a washer, but not a dryer). Every week I would go to the library and check out a stack of books to read during those long hot summer days. And whenever I could, I loved to go swimming at the city pool, with my friends.
Great childhood memories~!