Thursday, August 28, 2008


Thanks Maha for pointing me to this post by Billmon. I keep telling my boys to take notice, that they are living in historic times. I really believe this to be true. When I was growing up, I had the persistent feeling that I had missed the big action - I was too young to go to Woodstock (my best friend's older sister went) and "hippie" was an archaic term by the time I graduated from high school. Now, I realize that I was right in the thick of it, and I wish I had paid closer attention. I'm not sure the boys really get it, but it's hard. I just hope that I can give them enough so that when they are older, they can look back and say, Yeah, I remember my mom talking about that.


Freewheel said...

I plan to take my boys to the Obama inauguration. They'll be too young to fully appreciate the moment, but maybe someday they'll look back with pride and say "I was there."

AnnPW said...

Absolutely, Freewheel! What a great time to live in DC. I lived at Otis Air Force Base on Cape Cod when JFK was President and he used to land at the base when coming home to Massachusetts. I'll always remember those times and I'm still grateful to my parents for taking me. Your boys will be too!