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Leisure and Recreation
May 24, 2011
2:07 am
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May 16, 2011

What were the usual leisure and recreational activities in the 1940's? I have a strong feeling that going to the dance was a favorite activity and that families gathering around the radio to listen to their favorite program was a common scene.

May 24, 2011
2:31 pm
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April 12, 2011

There was a lot of playing board and card games as I recall and, yes, also listening to plays or music shows on the radio, which we called the "wireless" though it wasn't!Smile

May 25, 2011
12:20 am
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May 16, 2011

Haha…The leisure activities then looked simple compared to the video arcades and the state-of-the-art theme parks that we enjoy now, but I think the board games and the radio shows of the past were great at strenghtening the family bond.

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