Perhaps you notice it more in small towns. Or maybe they manage to keep some things for more years.
On a recent visit to the inspiration for Crystal Springs, I stopped at the Legion Park. They’ve made improvements through the years. They have restrooms with flush toilets now. (You don’t want a description of what they had during my childhood.)
Off to the side — across the drive from a play area with modern climb and slide toys for the smaller children — I found these familiar items.