September 11, 2013

Simpler times remembered fondly


I’ve stuck my foot in my mouth enough for one week. I’ll close with saying how much I miss the simple life I lived growing up, but then again, our memories tend to be romanticized, don’t they?

I also remember wondering why our little black-and-white TV couldn’t broadcast in color, why there wasn’t an easier way to wash clothes and why we couldn’t fly to the moon to get a closer look. We’ve come a long way in some things, but only time will tell what we’ve really gained. I have to remember that “These are the good ole’ days.” It’s all relevant.

One last thought, as always, please be kind to each other. The world needs more kindness.

Susan Tobias lives in Plattsburgh with her husband, Toby. She has been a Press-Republican newsroom employee since 1977. The Tobiases have six children, 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. They enjoy traveling to Maine and Colorado, and in her spare time, Susan loves to research local history and genealogy. Reach her by email at

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