At some point in our lives we change from the young people who get agitated when we hear those older than us talking about how great things were in those “good old days”, to one of those people who are SURE that the grass smelled sweeter, the summers were warmer, and people just got along better back in the day.
Of course the truth is that the grass may have smelled sweeter because you weren’t effected by the allergies that give you the sniffles every summer.
And if you’re honest, there were plenty of chilly and rainy summer days which at least for me seemed to coincide with a family camping trip or a week at the lake.
As for the getting along thing, we seem to gloss over the tensions that gripped our country over racial issues, the war in Vietnam, and a host of other things when many of us were growing up.
An item I read indicating that the U.S. Supreme Court had to issue an order requiring restaurants in our nations capital to serve blacks, issued just 64 years ago today, brought that point home to me pretty clearly early this morning.
Truth be told, these days are pretty good for most of us.
Despite all the things that afflict our nation negatively, we are still extremely fortunate to be alive.
Maybe that’s the message those younger than us need to hear more often.
That’s the way I see it!