When I get older losing my hair, many years from now... the opening line of When I'm Sixty four. The line "many years from now" seemed such a long time away in 1967. Time catches up with all of us and indeed later this year I will turn 64.
I often think back about all the things I have seen come and go. The arrival of TV in my early years, a war in the 60's that I was too young to understand and probably still don't. My first car, a Valiant, my amazing parents and brothers, a few career changes, and over 40 years of marriage. We have two amazing kids, and as the song says "Grandchildren on your knee". Vera ,Chuck and Dave, well not quite but we do have the beautiful Thea.
In my life Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, the internet arrived and technology has raced ahead at a breakneck pace. Cars are electric but sadly we don't make any in Australia. As we watched Get Smart and The Jetson's on TV we saw the future of mobile phones and driver-less cars, we just didn't know it at the time.
So what's the best and worst of the last 52 years, personally I think the best is the arrival of the internet, a true game changer. The worst, the arrival of terrorism. As Bob Dylan sang in 1964... The times are a changing...
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