Parents were non existent on any given day ut for aan ankle and foot in a doorway in a distant room. But they knew what we were up to.
Tehere were older siblings, and they were sanctioned if we did something to embarass the family.
And we were not allowed to be in the house during the day. We had to brave a lot for that.
Once, someone fixed the lock on our front door so we could lock it. I was in my twenties.
The teacher was NEVER wrong. But she was a good person, out for my welfare.
People dressed appropriately. I still do, and I get treated well for it. Dressing well is easy and way underrated.
The 50s was before my time, but I have no doubt it was a much better time.
You've hit upon a pet peeve of mine, and that is the fact that it's fashionable to be a slob these days. I'm in my 40s, and if I go out wearing boot cut jeans, a decent top, and heeled boots, I'm way overdressed compared with many. It's even worse during the summer. Most people look like they just came off the beach. I really do despise flip-flops.
Hey, ladies, here's a newsflash---exposed bra straps are not an accessory. They're meant to be covered up. Strapless bras have existed for decades----get one.
As for men, a Freeper (can't recall whom) was right when she said that many of them dress like oversized Peanuts characters. I've never forgotten that description; it was completely on target.