Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?” For it is not wise to ask such questions. (Ecclesiastes 7:10, NIV 1984).
My Musings – Who of my generation (baby boomer), has not at one time or another longed for the good old days? Why did the world of today have to get so complicated and disagreeable? Why can’t things be like they were in Mayberry (Andy Griffith), Mayfield (Leave It To Beaver), or Springfield (Father Knows Best). Was life ever that idyllic? The problems they faced so tame? So black and white (pun intended)? Probably not. It was television after all.
As I remember, these shows aired when schoolchildren were taught about the dangers of fall-out if they happened to survive a nuclear war. When every Friday the weekly body-count in Vietnam was announced. When a youthful President and a non-violent civil rights protestor were tragically assassinated. …
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