Good is now

How often have you taken the tour down memory lane, feeling nostalgia for "the good old days"? Things were surely different then. Your family wasn't rich, but there was always plenty, including those wonderful summer vacations at the lake. How about Saturday night Softball games between dads and sons? Friends and neighbors always to the rescue when someone was in trouble. Ah, yes, life was not only more fun but more peaceful then .

Or do you swing on the pendulum to the other extreme? Everything will work out when "X" changes. As soon as this miserable weather breaks, I can get rid of my cold. When Benjamin is through college, we can have the roof repaired. Unemployment is so high, there isn't much use in looking for a job. Back and forth go the mesmeric suggestions that good was present in the past, or will be tomorrow, but it isn't with us now.

Could I?
November 1, 1982

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