I say sad because from my point of view the last 100 years or so has seen a dramatic, if not extinction level, of the countries major industries which competed on the world stage of economics.
I was cleaning out a dusty cupboard and came across a couple of books. One was the Empire Youth Annual from 1948 and the other was The Victor book for boys 1977. Oh, how times have changed, in my opinion, and not for the better economicaly, morally or spirititually.
You can call me all the names you wish to enforce/justify your point of view/beliefs, but if the option was to turn the clock back a 100 years. Knowing what an absolute mess the future of this country held in store for everyone. I for one would take that option.
I will not elaborate further on the contents of the 2 books mentioned above as I know exactly the tsunami of attitude and possibility of officialdom that would sweep my way, need I say anymore - obviously not.
Any chance I can read these books after working up the chimney.......?
I'd love to read them but I wouldn't have the time what with all the housework and child rearing and cooking and washing and goodness knows what else I'd be having to get through in any one day in 1918.
I used to read the Victor when I was a kid.
Happy days indeed.