Boomer Humor – Our Memories Give Us So Much to Laugh About
I can remember so many funny things to laugh about when I look back over my life. It helps, of course, that I had so many good friends in grammar school and high school to laugh with. We shared our collective stupidity.
We probably did as many goofy things as you did, maybe more. My friends and I were not really trouble makers but we did have a good time and now we have good memories of a lot of laughs. Years together will do that.
I really think that these experiences with my friends had a profound affect on my life. We all seemed to have a good sense of humor. Maybe we developed that trait in each other when we were boys. We hung around together doing everything from 2nd grade all the way up to high school. We knew each other well, we confided in each other, and we laughed all the time.
We roamed the neighborhood going from one house to another looking for food and then it was back outside to play baseball, football, or whatever. I’m sure several of you reading this blog post had a similar life experience with your own group of friends when you were young. It would be fun to share stories, wouldn’t it?
When I add in some college stories as well as memories that Kathy and I have when our sons were small boys you soon have a truckload of these happy episodes that you can laugh about many years later. How many times have I sat deep in thought with a smile on my face thinking about my old friends?
All of the comical things that happened when we were younger makes for enjoyable Baby Boomer years. We can’t help but smile when we think about these things. As E.E. Cummings said “The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.”