Dec 10, 2010

A Road Runs Through It


Once there was a time when gasoline was twenty five cents a gallon, there was no internet, and a family would go for a drive on Sunday. There was no traffic congestion or road rage. The cars were large, and they all came from Detroit. You could drive through a park, even an amusement park. There was no rush to get back to the television; It was very small, with only a few channels. Life now seems to revolve around small silicon chips, I preferred when it was large engines.

photograph shows the road through Dorney Park

6 comments:

gary ledebur said...

Great point. Life is much too fast today. I too remember taking my daughter for a drive through the middle of Dorney Park. I remember the excuse made at the time was that the park had to be enclosed for safety reasons. Wasn't it a coincidence when a hefty charge for park admission came about?

Bernie O'Hare said...

I prefer the silicon chips and consider the Internet the next Library of Alexandria.

Anonymous said...

Mike, I am lucky enough to remember Dorney when you could drive through it, wander through without having to pay, etc. There are some benefits to living today vs. back then, but there are definite drawbacks - speed of life is a huge drawback.

Anonymous said...

Imagine...

...if only there were no possessions.

Then, no one would have to pay!

If only Lennon had gotten elected President...

monkey momma said...

Personally, I love Dorney Park. I know it's commercialized and totally unlike the Dorney of past. But, gating it off and charging admission is the best thing that park ever did. Witness what happened to Mayfair - they had to gate THAT 5 day festival for various reasons, and all of those reasons would apply at Dorney, too.

It is normal to pine of days gone by - all of us do this, especially as we get older. But I do find it ironic that a key BLOGGER of this area has had enough with silicon chips.

Love the new "support current policies" pic, by the way!

Anonymous said...

Off Topic but relevant to a post a few weeks back:

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/11/science/earth/11fossil.html?hp