Remember the good old days when we ate junk and didn’t worry about cavities? When we all followed our friends home …and then turned around and have our friends follow us back home? When we played until we were sweaty and sticky and had no clue what body odour or deodorant was? When we used street lights as our indicator that it was time to go home for dinner?
Thank God for TV Land so that those who didn’t see these awesome shows when they originally aired, can enjoy it now into perpetuity. Watching those shows fill me with happiness and nostalgia as my childhood was a happy one and these sitcoms, shows and dramas represent huge part of that.
A few years ago there was a play that debuted in Kingston called ‘Not About Eve’ in which I saw my mother play an elderly woman. It was obvious to me that she drew inspiration from my grandmother and the nuances and characterization was spot on, so much so that I couldn’t stop laughing. It was uncanny how she embodied my granny to a tee. I guess being with her all her life made it easy to play her.
The country duo The Judds have a song I loved about asking mamma about the good old days and it is fitting here as though not everything was great about the ‘good ole days’, many things were. And even the things that weren’t, nostalgia makes it ok to miss them.