Yes, Virginia, the Good Old Days Could Be Terrifying

Parents and grandparents often brag about how they walked to school uphill both ways. The world was so much safer then. Blah blah blah. To which I say, “Bull.”

People don’t know what secrets their children thought they had to keep. Or the things those kids whispered about but did not dare tell adults about.

A moody black-and-white photograph of a young woman holding her finger to her lips.
(Photo by Kristina Flour on Unsplash.)



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Anne Marble

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