#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.