Because food tastes better when you eat it outside.
Wendell Gladstone, foreground, and his family enjoy lunch in upstate New York in 1936. Among those with him is his wife, Ruth, holding baby Shirley on her lap. Shirley’s daughter, Wendy Eaton of Seattle, WA, sent in the picture.
Getting out of the house
With no AC at home, Jack Gross, second from left, took guests Grant, Neita and Derril Gwinner on a picnic in Columbus, NE, in 1958. Wife Hilvie snapped the shot, sent by daughter Dulcie Shoener of Whitefish Bay, WI, who was pushing sister Melanie’s buggy.
We made our own fun
“We had lots of picnics and played hundreds of games of cards when I was a kid. Mom and Dad always said they couldn’t go to fancy places, so they made their own fun.”—Martha H. Williams
No learning—only play
Gertrude Woehrlin’s kids Beverly, Kevin and Patricia—along with Simon the Cat—have a snack on the wagon at the family’s lakefront cabin. “We moved to the lake the day school was out and didn’t move home until school started in fall,” she says. “When we got there, it was like turning horses out to pasture. No lessons—only play.
By Editors of Reminisce