Simple pleasures

Written by Bert Plomp

The story “Simple Pleasures,” written by Bert Plomp, offers a nostalgic and vivid look back at the author’s childhood in the 1950s and 1960s. The story is infused with personal memories and anecdotes, providing the reader with a glimpse of a bygone era and the straightforward joys and adventures that accompanied the youth of that time.

Bert Plomp engagingly describes the everyday activities and adventures of children during that period, such as street games, soccer, hopscotch, and even improvising toys and weapons with limited resources. The author takes the reader on a journey through his childhood memories, where the joy of outdoor play and creativity take center stage.

While the story is primarily anecdotal and not aimed at profound reflection, Plomp succeeds in capturing the atmosphere of that era and the innocence of children playing outdoors. The writing style is accessible and filled with humor, making the story a delightful read.

The author adds a personal touch through his own experiences and the mischievous twists in the story, creating a charming and entertaining tone. “Simple Pleasures” offers an authentic look at an era that many will find nostalgic and shows how children found fun and adventure in the simplest of things.

This story will particularly resonate with readers who spent their own youth in similar times or those interested in the lives and adventures of children from the past. It is a simple yet captivating tale and a loving retrospective of a time that many will cherish.

Part 1: You’re the dupe

Part 2: Under steam

Part 3: Fishing

Part 4: The Lord is my shepherd

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