For Christmas, I got my dad a CD of a Popular Mechanics-type magazine from 1919, the year he was born. He loves mechanical type stuff. Always did. In two months, Dad will be 98 years old. Here is the birthday card I found for him:
Funny how times change, isn’t it?
Dad has stories he loves to tell and retell again and again—always with different details. The thing is, more and more his story endings evolve from the way things were to the way he wishes they had been. No use correcting him. No reason to. He’s earned the right to own polished memories. It’s what I will want when I’m 98.
“Nostalgia is the file that removes the rough edges from the good old days.”
~Columnist Doug Larson~