Those were the days, when life was simple! We had so many great times, with weddings we attended and the holiday gatherings we had with family. It seems like life is so busy now. It also seems as though family lives all over the world. It’s not like when I was growing up, when most of my cousins lived next door or right around the corner. Be sure to take pleasures in the small things, like time with friends and family. A tradition that my mom and dad had was to go to great places with their family and best friends. This photo above is my mom and dad with my mother’s cousins at a wedding at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. Note how they dressed up and enjoyed this time together!  Do you attend many weddings?  Do you spend much time with your relatives?

One of my Aunt Katherine’s favorite classic songs was “Those Were the Days”, a song credited to Gene Raskin, and later popularized by Mary Hopkins:

Once upon a time there was a tavern

Where we used to raise a glass or two

Remember how we laughed away the hours

And think of all the great things we would DO

Chorus:

Those were the days, my friend

We thought they’d never end

We’d sing and dance forever and a day

We’d live the life we choose

We’d fight and never lose

For we were young and sure to have our way

Then the busy years went rushing by us

We lost our starry notions on the way

If by chance I’d see you in the tavern

We’d smile at one another and we’d say

La la la la la la

Those were the days, my friend

We thought they’d never end

We’d sing and dance forever and a day

We’d live the life we choose

We’d fight and never lose

Those were the days

Oh, yes, those were the days

La la la la la la

Just tonight I stood before the tavern

Nothing seemed the way it used to be

In the glass I saw a strange reflection

Was that lonely woman really me?

Those were the days, my friend

We thought they’d never end

We’d sing and dance forever and a day

We’d live the life we choose

We’d fight and never lose

Those were the days

Oh, yes, those were the days

La la la la la la

Through the door there came familiar laughter

I saw your face and heard you call my name

Oh, my friend, we’re older but no wiser

For in our hearts the dreams are still the same…

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