I'm 21. And I like spending my free time by playing foxy slots.
That's not long after the T.V. Hand held games came out, like Atari and Pac-Man. But kids still played with Stars Wars items and Barbie dolls. Kids played outside a lot more back then, riding bikes and just playing with their friends. No one had cell phones and kids weren't allowed to spend a lot of time on the home phones with their friends, usually about 15 min. Kids didn't go to the movie theaters either like they do now, and if they did it was usually to the Drive-In theatre with their family. Dairy Queen was a big spot to go to for a special treat. Most families went to Church together every Sunday and sometimes on Wednesday too. Kids did not go to the mall alone - only with parents and only to buy something, not just to walk around it with friends. Kids were also WAY more disciplined back then. You didn't hear and see kids screaming and throwing fits in public like you do now. Parents cared how their children acted back then, not like parents today. Kids weren't in trouble with the law as much as they are today either and drugs weren't as easy to get. Oh they could still get it back then, but not as easy and not as many kids did it. Life was easier and simpler and in a way - better.