Do you ever look back at the things that happened when you were young that really could have caused lasting emotional problems? Now we all had to face the day when we found out the Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny and a well known Holiday personality were not real. That seems to be part of growing up. I did find it a bit ironic that I was punished for not telling the truth, termed; “lying.” But the same parents seemed to believe that keeping the myths of childhood purveyors of goodies alive was a healthy part of child rearing. Even that is acceptable, to a degree. I am thinking along the lines of contests and such that were pitched to the young minds with fabulous prizes and simple entries or contests.
After many weeks of cold, rainy, icy weather, we finally got a break this weekend with plenty of sunshine. My wife and I have had cabin fever for the past couple of months, so we wanted to enjoy the outdoors as much as we could while the weather holds out.
This past week marked the 50th anniversary of The Beatles coming to America. There were lots of celebrations and replays of the original Ed Sullivan show. There were news columns and stories about the new band and the style of music they brought to America some half century ago. I wasn’t able to partake in the original flood of youthful enthusiasm. But as I got older I did learn to appreciate the music that The Beatles brought here.