"When I was younger all this was fields "
He continued on with "Don't you wish you could go back to the past ?"
And the lady he was having the conversation with said "You mean when you had to chisel of the ice of the window in the bathroom or go to the toilet at the bottom of the garden !"
To which he replied "You had a garden ?! you were lucky , we just had a strip concrete "
( It did very much sound like a Monty Python sketch "
"Wouldn't it be nice he said to go back to the past but with modern plumping " he said
It is both the good times and the bad that we hang to those times with perhaps something in those bad times that made it all the more bearable in order to survive.I myself didn't have the easiest of childhoods especially when my parents divorced and there wasn't much food in the house and I had at times had to eat the cats coley! But I loved my cat who was called Boots and that is what made those very tough and tumultuous times easier to get through.
Cats are very useful like that and my current cat is a great sort of comfort to me now when I have been through stressful times of late.