Don’t you remember a simpler time?
I do. I grew up as a child of the 70’s and 80’s. It was a time before social media, the internet, and instant everything. A time when people talked and your biggest fear was being grounded and not being able to ride bikes with your friends.
As a child, I remember riding my bike to my friend’s house to see if they could play. There was no texting in my day or connecting via video games or face time. We were lucky to have a phone in the house which of course was in the kitchen so even when you did call your friend you couldn’t hide in your room. Nope, you sat on the kitchen floor or at the table to talk. Secrets were for a sleepover or walking home from school.
Dinner was a family affair. There was no eating in your room while playing on the computer. Everyone sat at the table and because we didn’t have cell phones there were none at the table to disturb you. We talked about our day and to each other. And the food. Some of the best I remember. It didn’t come out of a microwave or from a fast food place. It was food cook from scratch with mom’s love and attention. Things like pot roast and meatloaf plus the desserts were homemade things little apple pie and cobbler.
Life, in general, was simpler. It was summer nights catching fireflies, homemade ice cream, friends sitting around a campfire built in your back yard. Life was also somehow slower and kinder.
Now its instant everything food, mail, and life seem to always be on a fast track heading somewhere.
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