Ours was a different world iwasthere, If their fathers caught their boys raiding gardens, they got the strap (literally) where it was most effective.
The families in our neighborhood shared the products of their hard labors with each other because there was a war on and money was scarce, so that food had more importance than it does for folks today.
The ladies would get together for canning bees and the results were split up between them.
If any of the kids came home with bags of vegetables out of the blue, you'd better believe that they'd better have a good explanation, because their explanation would be checked out, and if it didn't pan out, they got the strap when their dad got home.
Yep, those were the days when parents were strict and the neighbors kept out of other people's business. Better dad's belt than a visit from the Chief of Police.