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#276: The Town Square, Music and a Cappuccino

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Despite the problems and the frenetic pace of modern living, life is good compared to the hardships of our parents and our grandparents.

Microwaves heat water and food in minutes, sometimes seconds, saving tremendous amounts of time over waiting for the tea pot of the olden days to begin wailing.

Refrigerators today are larger than the small ice boxes of years past that barely held a bottle of milk and some bread and lunch meat. Cars and highways are more reliable. Television offers hundreds of channels versus the three of the "good old days."

Medicine has made impressive strides, eliminating many of the childhood diseases that previously plagued society. And computers have brought the accumulated knowledge of the world to our fingertips.

Sure, many of us sometimes long for the camaraderie of friends and family that was more common in years past. Such as sitting on a porch and waving hi to our neighbors as they walked by or having company visit for dinner or to play games.

Ah, the good old days. Leisurely strolling around the old town square's gazebo as music wafts through the evening air would be a blissful and relaxing way of life, wouldn't it?

As long as we had a modern day French Vanilla cappuccino to sip along the way. emoticon
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  • GIBBLES5
    It is amazing to think how things have changed... sometimes I wonder if it is for the best but I know it was for the better.
    3982 days ago
  • TODAYSAGIFT
    Loving your blogs! Bless your heart!
    3987 days ago
  • QUIKSYLVER
    Or Vanilla Chai!!! emoticon
    3987 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4114015
    I think I would still go back...I still do as much as I can by hand (for exercise)...I have a dishwasher and only use it to run my canning jars when we can. Guess I really show my age! Thanks and Have a most wonderful Easter, Lou!
    Gaye
    3987 days ago
  • SPARKLOVE
    We have made some real improvements and at the same time lost some good things.

    I live in a Condo , I have a backyard ,but I am not allowed to fence it and we are subject to lots of rules so it makes it impossible to own a dog- I miss having a dog. Also no way would we be allowed to string a clothes line. I use to like to hang clothes out in the fresh air to dry. I pay property taxes, Association fees etc. but a board of people tells me what I can and can't do in my own yard!
    We give up things to gain other advantages .

    Is having a gas or electric dryer better than the clothes line? The only way I can see that it is better is in speed drying . We live in a fast pace generation and alone the way we have lost some good things. Email has replaced getting cards and letters in the mail - here I find both are nice but snail mail as some call it is almost a thing of the past. It seems when we gain a advantage we lose something too. Not all progress though faster is always best. Joy
    3987 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/2/2010 1:30:52 AM
  • no profile photo CD5002230
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    3987 days ago
  • LESLIES537
    CUTE blog! Hope you have a great Easter my friend! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3987 days ago
  • YATMAMA
    I am very grateful for modern conveniences. I cannot conceive of life without air conditioning. I could, however, do without the automatic flushing mechanism! lol
    3987 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    emoticon already, emoticon

    You are making me homesick~!

    emoticon Happy Easter emoticon
    3987 days ago
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