Yes folks, in the good old days it was possible for kids to play with fire - literally. I was browsing through some boxes of our (The Brother&I) old prints from the 1970s and this one caught my eye:
Note the 'chopper' bike on the right and of course the flares on the lad on the left - yup, definitely the 70s. I've no idea who these kids are, by the way - but they look to having a great time setting fire to some stuff. The wee ones on the right are just about to learn that smoke gets in your eyes, I reckon. Totally irresponsible, of course - but super fun when you're 9 or 10. And at least they're outdoors, eh?