This blog was formerly dedicated in 2009 to my Dad who died of Alzheimer's in 2013. It's been three years now...and I find myself missing blogging...so I am re-inventing my blog... because, after all, life is about moving through, and going forward...

Monday, June 28, 2010

Remember Those Good Ol' Days?

Yesterday, my daughter in law, her hubby, my hubby and I all went to see Adam Sandler's GROWN UPS.
What a fun, feel good movie this was.  The story is about some childhood friends whose lives were touched by their basketball coach. 

The coach dies and they all gather again to pay their respects. They all return to the coach's weekend retreat at a lake to scatter his ashes.  I don't want to give it away, but it was a reminder to all and showing how much fun there is without technology.

It reminded me of my childhood and the fun our family had, just sitting around together.  We could entertain one another just with our antics and interactions with one another.  Some of my hardest laughter came from hanging out with my family, usually around the dinner table or afterwards trying to watch the television.

During the day, we were rarely inside.  We got out of the house as soon as possible to avoid doing chores. We spent the day playing outside or at our friend's homes.  We roamed near and far to our home, often without our parent's knowledge.  Certainly many the places we went could have had drastically different results in a different time and place, but we were blessed...

Our imagination was our best toy.  There was never a limit to what we could do or where we could go.
We just had to be home by the time the street lights were on.  We didn't dare be late for dinner, or we would starve.  I have four brothers, so trust me, if my sister or I were late, there were no apologies for eating our dinner.

Our humor was always the entertainment.  Everything generated from it.  Nothing was sacred.  It it got a laugh, it was fair game.  We learned to not take anything too seriously and to laugh at ourselves. Oh, the precious memories we shared...

How about you?  Do you remember those good ol' days?

6 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

I enjoyed your post but as I have just written.....well in the past few days about how life were in the good ole days I won't repeat. it.
Life do change sometimes not for the better but can we do anything about it? that's the secret how we deal with it.
Have a good day,

Yvonne.

Mari said...

Glad you enjoyed that movie. I'll have to remember that, because usually I really dislike Adam Sandler movies - this one sounds good though.
I do remember those good old days, and I enjoyed reading your memories!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

I feel kind of sorry for little kids today -- they lead such controlled, organized, structured lives compared to our own childhood adventures and ramblings.

Jeanie said...

Those were the good ol'days and you describe them wonderfully.

LTM said...

I think the good ole days are still happening, just more sporadically then before. Whereas when we were kids, we were together all the time, now we have to plan visits, etc. Still, the antics and laughter remain. This is good stuff~ :o)

That corgi :) said...

I like most Adam Sandler movies and was looking forward to seeing this one! thanks for the review; it does sound good

your growing up days sound similar to mine; those truly were the good old days; I think technology has changed so much with how kids spend their down time; makes you want to turn the TV off sometime and tell them to go out and play outside indeed!

betty