20 Jan 2011
GOOD OLD TIMES ?
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Letter : O
I always wonder when people start to talk about the "Good old Times". I don't think that they were so good for many of us. If you had to go through World War II or the after war times, there certainly weren't good times.
When I think that my mother didn't have a washing machine, had to boil the laundry in a huge pot, and then rince it in the bath tube, which we were lucky to have, I don't think that she called this the good old time.
I really find nothing in "good old times" besides the music. That was and still is very good, because even the teenies of today are still listening to groups like the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Abba etc. Even Elvis is still there, although most of the young people have only known him dead. The Queens and Freddy Mercury are still "in" and Elton John's concerts are always sold out and not only for an "old" public. And all their today's music is coming from the "oldies" of my generation.
What people regret in their "good old times" is finally the fact that they are old themselves now and at that time they were young.
I personally think that each period of life has good or sometimes also a bad times, that is life. Actually I enjoy "modern times" very much !