“The Future’s So Bright, I gotta Wear Shades” hit the pop charts in 1986, the year my oldest son was born.
I always think of that when I see this photo taken in 1992 — Ryan was just months old. It was one of those impromptu moments when his brother and sister decided the sun streaming into the living room was too bright. Hence the shades. And look at that TV.
Well times have changed, but I see those baby faces every time I see my kids – all grown up.
During those summers, we lived a simple life. Lots of tee-ball and other organized sports along with walks — long walks often with a stroller, wagon or bike in tow — along West 10th Street in Millcreek. In one direction, the goal was the cemetery. In the other direction, it was the yellow house.
The park across the street was part of every day’s routine. Kids of all ages played on the swings and sliding board. Games included baseball, softball and volleyball on the fields. It was the best place I could ever imagine to raise kids.
I miss those days., but those little tots turned into amazing adults.
Here’s to #TBT and memories.