When I was a youngster, I can remember my grandparents telling me of how times were when they were children and they would compare their experiences with those of my childhood.
Some days, I find myself sounding just like them as I tell my nieces and nephews about how things were done back when I was just a kid, and that was only in the late ’50s and early ’60s.
No matter if it was “now” or “then,” it’s always fun to reminisce how things were “way back when.”
Few, if any, of the streets in Fredericksburg, including Main Street, were paved, and there were no traffic lights.
Since there were no street signs in town, directions were given by telling the traveler the number of blocks to travel, which direction to turn (right or left), how many intersections to travel through, and which bridge, corner or specific landmark to watch for.