I often joke that nostalgia isn’t what it used to be, but as we approach Thanksgiving, I believe that maybe nostalgia is what it used to be!!
I looked up the meaning of the word Nostalgia –
“A sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations”
I will be spending Thanksgiving with one of my close friends and his family in Bristol, CT. Cary and I met at Camp Samoset in Casco, ME in 1974. He was the Head of Baseball and I was the Head of Soccer. Cary was in charge of Bunk 10 – a great group of kids aged 11-12. My cabin was right next door – Bunk 11 – with a claim of being the worst bunk in camp. I am not sure that they were but they were not far off!! Bunk 11 and I survived the summer together and as it happens I still see one of that bunk on a fairly regular basis and he is a multi-millionaire so I did something right!!!??
Cary and I have been friends for almost 45 years and even survived being opposing Color War Generals in 1976. Cary’s Maroon team beat my Grey team by 8 points in a Color War that lasted into a 5th day with a Senior soccer game that ended in a 2-2 tie.
We will discuss that event and many other stories that we have bored his family with far too many times.
How is it I cannot remember what I had for dinner last night but I can quote camp stories from 45 years ago?
Thanksgiving is time for celebrating life with friends and family – so enjoy and be as nostalgic as you like!!!