Hi my fraternal brothers.
Me too, that must have been the thing to do in those days, boys swimming nude in the YMCA pools. This was in Boston and around the same time frame '53 or '54. Plus us poor kids in Boston were sent to a summer camp and we had to skinny dip in the lake at night. And boys being boys some would be swimming underwater and grab your penis. Damn near thought a fish thought it was a "worm".
And for some reason, I always slept in the nude, plus when nobody was home I was running around naked.
I was being sexually abused during this time, but I thought what was happening to me was normal.
But, when I joined the Air Force I was always bashful about being seen naked. Always tried to take my showers after midnight. But the military is no place to try and be bashful about being seen naked.
And being stationed in Europe, the Far East & South East Asia, you learn fast that they have very different views on mixing it up in nudity. At least in the '50's, 60's & 70's. It is the same way right now at least in Germany.
"I will take that lost boys hand, and I will lead him from the depths of darkness, into the sunlight, forever into eternity".
Heaal well my brothers (fraternal) heal well.
Little Pete & big Pete.
Edited by petercorbett (08/04/09 12:07 AM)
Edit Reason: left a word out
Working Boys' Home 10-14 yrs old, grades 5-8. 1949-1953
A very humble alumni of the WOR Dahlonega, GA.
May 15-17 2009, Alta, Sep. 2009. Sequoia, 2010.
Hope Springs, 2010.