Remembering The “Good Ol’ Days”

By: Beth Ferester & Company | Published 03/02/2020


In this world of high-tech communication and online purchasing, I sometimes reflect on the way things were when I was growing up – back when personal interaction and personal service were highly valued. I feel lucky to have grown up in simpler times and I can’t help but wonder if those years were some of the best years to be a kid. Today, most kids have a tv in their pocket with their cell phones, but I fondly remember my parents bringing home our first television and how revolutionary that felt – our first viewings included Captain Kangaroo and some show where you put a mat across the screen to draw along on it. Today, we have to remind our children how important it is to get fresh air and eat fresh foods, but my aunts and uncles had land and raised cattle and had fresh gardens where we got the most delicious corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash and more. We played outside for hours on end and got our recommended dose of vitamin D from the sun and not from supplements. Today’s kids are highly attuned to what’s fashionable, but many of my clothes were hand-made by an aunt of my mother, and some were even made from feed sacks that were bought for the animals. To this day, my grown children laugh when I tell this story and tell me it has to be made up..... to continue reading please go to

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