I was speaking with a friend the other day and he commented that as kids we couldn't wait to grow up and get settled down. We agreed that as kids we didn't believe adults who said "time goes faster, the older you get." To us youngsters it seemed to crawl by sometimes, and now in retirement it is in full sprint. Then we played "Remember when?" until the coffee was gone. When my pal left, I jotted down a few things.
When I was a kid…I admired authors.
Now… I admire them a great deal more.
When I was a kid…My heroes were Mom, Dad, and Mickey Mantle.
Now…they are Mom, Dad, and Bruce DelReno.
When I was a kid…we played baseball until dark.
Now…I don't see baseball in empty lots.
When I was a kid…we didn't have cell phones, and a telephone was for important correspondence.
Now…cell phones are used for nonsense while driving to a place we don't really have to go.
When I was a kid…Betty White was old.
Now…Betty White is old.
When I was a kid…my grandfather's home-made wine was the best I had ever tasted.
Now, I remember it still is.
When I was a kid…I didn't have a lot to reminisce about.
Now…I can't remember what I was reminiscing about yesterday.
When I was a kid…We believed it was butter, and we drank whole milk.
Now, coffee, cheese, flour, oil, sugar, salt, beer, and ice cream are bad for us, and we should eat foods that are improved, no-fat, lo-cal, lite, organic, unsaturated, decaffeinated, artificial, or taste awful, and contain enough dyes and preservatives to look appetizing and last a long time in their pretty packaging that is 43% of their retail cost figuring in advertising.
When I was a kid…I couldn't remember the good ol' days.