My fondest memories of that time would be family life and all the freedom I had. As kids, we were carefree and both boys and girls just ran and played all over. In a small community you knew everybody and they know you. Our family was a very close-knit group with my cousins, my uncles, and my grandparents. My grandmother lived with us because my mom was the only child after her father died, so she stayed with us and helped mom raise us.