I grew up in Wyandotte, MI [a suburb south of Detroit]. It was [and still is] a wonderful city. In 2016 a Facebook group was established called All Things Wyandotte. I didn't join the group until about a year ago. I was a lurker for a long time, just enjoying all the photos and comments posted by current and past residents. But I recently posted a picture of my father-in-law who was a policeman in the city with a beautiful tenor voice. He used to go to all the elementary schools and put on safety assemblies, and he'd sing during them which earned him the title, "The Singing Policeman." I vividly remember him coming to my school, but never in my wildest imagination ever thought he'd become my father-in-law some day!
Below is the safety pamphlet he distributed during the assemblies. The little girl directly in front of him is my sister-in-law, and my hubby and brother-in-law are in the photo too, but I didn't know them at that time.
I especially enjoyed seeing the two little girls at the table sipping a cup of pretend tea. I asked Leslie for permission to post the picture, which she graciously granted.
I commented that kindergarten back then [and even when my daughter went in 1972] was a time for social development. In today's culture children learn social skills in preschool so kindergarten has become very academic. It's kind of sad that children have to grow up so quickly.
On another nostalgic note... My daughter-in-law texted a picture this afternoon of the 'For Sale' sign that went up in front of their house today. They've been working on getting the house ready to list for a while now, but the sign made it official. Now she's feeling very emotional.