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PDA Then and Now
by Kevin Synnott

I was thirteen years old in 1958 walking along a sidewalk holding hands with a girl. I said goodbye and headed home. It took about ten minutes to reach home. Someone had already called my mother to inform her that "He was at it again."

Public displays of affection are different today. One can observe a couple in any mall who are "an item." The girl puts her left hand in the boy's back left pocket, the boy puts his right hand in the girl's right back pocket, and they waddle through the mall. I never would have seen fourteen if I had thought of that when I was thirteen.