Growing up in the late 60s and early 70s, it was not at all uncommon to see bare bottom spankings administered to naughty boys and girls. In my neighbourhood, everyone’s mother was a spanker.
My most memorable spanking occurred when I was caught for stealing from the local five and dime store. I was caught by the lady manager, who telephoned my mother to advise her of my misdeed. Needless to say, she was furious.