I'll tell you that for us our city's old-fashioned days gave us these three really valuable experiences:
- 1, remember trips from home to college, dormitory to drive-in or to the movies, in cars that resembled some we'd seen in the display;
- 2, appreciate community support of patients who've basically lost their memories but will re-discover some if prompted by sights like the old cars; and
- 3, an experience away from our house, away from our devices like phones, computers and TVs, to get out in the open air with others of every age, having fun with varied age groups under a glorious blue sky dotted with white cumulus clouds.
You CAN really help keep your community or nation healthy and great. Bring people together over social/class/racial lines to celebrate something in common, such as the best of the old fashioned days.
Are we ridiculous for lifting up community-building while leaders on the right bash critics with wild words of abuse that have never been equalled in the U.S.? You decide.
For me, it's better to recall, build, face the future with memories of the past to guide you. Build on that foundation. Make your community and nation great.
P.S. I try to post each weekend: building community and society with positive ethics and values.