I was not allowed to have war toys when I was a child. I could not have a plastic gun or rifle, nor toy soldiers. My parents forbade them.During Lent, my brothers and sisters and I were not allowed to watch TV except on Sundays, a day not counted among the 40 days of atoning for one’s sins.We were not allowed to eat candy or drink soda in the morning. On those rare days during high school when my mother did not pack a lunch for me she gave me a dollar to buy lunch in the school cafeteria and ...
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