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Charles M. Schulz knew what he was doing when he penned his "Peanuts" comic strip. Neighborhoods were full of little kids back in the '50s and '60s and this is just a part of our neighborhood kid population. I'm in the red, third from right and my older sister is second from right in the blue windbreaker and my other sister is in the green jacket. East Richmond Heights near San Francisco, 1966. View full size.