Today I have been thinking about what I am grateful for. There are so many things to be thankful for .Speaking to so many people in the last several weeks I must say one of the things was my childhood
Growing up in a time where your social life was really social . You played with other children not computers , Xboxes or iPpads or IPhones . I lived in the city we played in the driveways after school and after dinner . We played ball , hopscotch and hoola hoops . We sang songs on the corners went to dances . Life was much more simple then it is today .
If our friends died it was because they fought in the Vietnam War Not from an overdose of opioid . Yes I am grateful that my Mother and Father taught me respect for my elders and teachers . I would never think of picking up a gun and shooting others . There were no metal detectors when I went to school . No fear that there would be a mass shooting that children have today . I worry about my grandchildren every time I hear there is a shooting . Is it their school?
Times have changed and change can be good . I look back and I am grateful that I grew up in a uncomplicated time where life was unpretentious . There is so much good in this world . If only we could rid this world of the evil . I remember asking my Father what nationality are we he would answer "We are Americans " and for that I am so grateful Pictured above are my sister , me and my my Mom on the far right .