Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Nothing Is Forever

A week ago, we had three feet of snow on the ground. Most of it is gone, now. Much of it was cleared off the sidewalks by the state Department of Transportation. A lot more of it melted in today's warm weather.

I'm old enough to have seen things that almost everyone never expected to disappear do just that.

Pay phones used to be everywhere. You would often see whole banks of them, with as many as a half dozen phones lined up in a row.

W.T. Grant stores are another thing long gone. When the company went out of business in the mid-1970s, its bankruptcy was the largest ever for an American corporation.

Radio Shack is just holding on, barely. The Binghamton area once had five stores, but the last one is now closing.

Burger Chef, once a very large chain of hamburger restaurants. They had good food at good prices but just kind of faded away in the late 1970s.

The point here, and I do have one, is that you should take very little for granted.  Also, it's easy to say so, but we all should treasure the good things in life. Especially the little things. By themselves they don't matter all that much, but together, they combine to form a large part of our lives.

Wishing you the best, dear reader.

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