Sunday Driving in the 1950s
When I was a child in the 1950s my family would often go for a Sunday drive. We'd all bundle into the car, Mum and Dad in the front and us kids in the back . I'm not sure if there was ever a planned destination, but usually the trips took us out into the country. While we were being driven along we'd be encouraged to play a spotting game, who could be the first to spot a selected item. There was no prize, just the reward of being more observant than the others.
The journey usually involved an ice cream, either part way round or as we got closer to home. I'm sure my father knew all the ice cream shops and planned the trip accordingly. When our son was young my husband and I used to take him on similar Sunday outings. Now, just the two of us, we still sometimes continue the tradition, setting out with no planned destination in mind.
Those 1950s Sunday drives were great family bonding times. I wonder if young families still do this today?
Image Credit » Personal photo of Val Mills, 2014