For example, during the summer, “You know…didn’t it used to be hotter during the summer when we were younger?” or “We used to have such hot summers when I was younger, its different now.”
During the winter, “Man, we used to get so much more snow when we were younger!”
No you didn’t.
A line from Mary Schmich’s (Chicago Tribune) June 1, 1997 article entitled “Advice, like youth, probably wasted on the young” says it perfectly,
Accept certain inalienable truths: Prices will rise. Politicians will philander. You, too, will get old. And when you do, you’ll fantasize that when you were young, prices were reasonable, politicians were noble and children respected their elders.
Take that and just apply it to the weather. Just as politicians philander now, they philandered then. The weather had its ebbs and flows then, just as it does now.
Some winters are blustery, cold, and rife with snow and others are dry, warm, and dare I say, pleasant. Some summers are wet and cool, others dry and hot. Just like they are now.
I guess it’s not that bad they you golden oldies reminisce the way you do. Everyone wants their time period or their ‘hey day’ to be better or the best compared to future generations. Everything is a contest it seems!
I’m probably going to be the same way when I’m older. Telling Will Jr. all about the winter of 2010-11 and just how bad we had it compared to now. 😀