Change and Losing the Past…


It’s been said that I resist change. However, it’s not so much change I resist as it is losing the Past completely. Our Past is our History, and to lose History altogether is to never learn from change, or to be unable to understand how to shape the Future.

In my apartment building for people 55 and over, we lost comfy carpet in the community room TV area to fake hardwood floors. Fake, mind you. Fake and cold.

Our building’s modest library of actual books succumbed to a new computer area. New faked information, if you will. No one uses the computer. Many residents had used the little library.

This could go on for awhile, but, seriously, the point is, we continue to let changes, particularly via computer, overtake our traditional information resources. Thus, we have established less reliable resources to replace the thoroughly researched resources, like real hard-cover books, of the Past.

Where is the Past going? Do our children and grand children know of our Past? Is there a valid reason for wiping out the learning of cursive writing? Etc.?

There’s a wild, unreasonable trend, here, to abolish a way of life, and it’s woefully under-researched. Is the Past slipping further and further from the minds of our Future generations?

Are you? What say you?

Take time to thank a Vet today for the freedom you enjoy!


Image Credit: Photo from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg

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