Posted by: johnhourihan | December 4, 2012

An emailform my sister Pat made me think of reposting this article.


Every old fool in the world knows for certain the difference between kids now and kids way back when “we walked five miles to school through waist-high snow, uphill both ways.”
And I’m no exception.
So, I’m going to tell you about it.
The main difference between pre-teen kids now and kids then is that kids then were alive and had all their parts.
Don’t get crazy, now. Let me explain.
Back then, growing up wild on the North Purchase next to the woods, there was no shortage of friends.
The war was over, the men had come home and not everyone had a television so husbands and wives got pretty familiar with each other, and as Mark Twain has said, “Familiarity breeds contempt, and children.”
Play time back then was as organized as it is now, but it was organized by kids, not parents.
After wolfing down a weekend…

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