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Remember when things were different

Remember when life was much simpler.

Remember when everyone walked to and from school.

Remember when there was no school parking lot, look now.

Remember when every older man was proud to provide for his own family.

Remember when the word “no” only had to be said once.

Remember when you were afraid to tell your dad you were disciplined in school.

Remember when you were called “Swede,” “Kraut,” “jock,” “hick” really didn’t hurt.

Remember when your children weren’t at your first wedding.

Remember when you could hunt almost anyplace.

Remember when politicians were looked up to.

Remember when parents raised their own children, not grandma and grandad.

Remember when our heroes (Gene Autrey and Roy Rogers) never killed anyone or did bedroom scenes.

Remember when Ernie Gates’ paddle made you run a little faster, didn’t really hurt, sometimes a little fear is a great motivation.

Can America ever be great again?