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SOUTH KINGSTOWN â€“ Local poet, fiction writer and journalist Margaret Pilkington Riley remembers iceboxes, household radios and tight-knit families. She remembers traveling by bicycle and chalk drawings on the sidewalk. This, she says in her memoir, Evening Gowns and Dancing Slippers, was life in the 1920s.
â€śThere aren't many people around that lived in the 1920s and 1930s anymore,â€ť said Riley. â€śI just want my children and grandchildren to know how different it was. The guys played marbles. We played hopscotch. We read a lot and played a lot. I didn't dare come in; the fresh air was wonderful. I wanted to get that across to the youth of today.â€ť
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