Forty years ago when 2cents and I were growing up, the town Dads were World War II veterans. The Independence Day parades had the Boy Scouts, and the town Dads, and the old veterans who were all from the Great War. I remember as a boy looking at the old Doughboys and thinking just how long ago it all had been.
Well 2cents writes about the last reunion of the 5th Armored Division Association in Bangor, Maine. Those town Dads are mostly gone now, and the few who remain are too few - and too old - to meet again.
I remember those parades, and thinking how long ago all that was. I remember hearing this song in Barstan's Pub, 2cents and me singing along (helped by the Jameson's). It seems a long time ago, but only yesterday.
I wonder if it seems that way to those veterans.