President’s Column Jan/Feb 2020
When I was a child growing up in the 1950’s, the year 2020 seemed like eons away. In fact, the 80’s and 90’s were so far into the future, it was hard for my young mind to fathom getting that old.
Fast forward to the future and here it is 2020 and the start of a new decade. I know I am much older now, but I really don’t feel “old”. In fact, my wife would probably tell you I still act like a child sometimes.
Yes, the years go by rather fast, don’t they? But, let’s face it, it’s all about the trip we take through life from birth to the present. It’s how we use the things our parents taught us to raise our own families and make our parents proud.
My mother passed away in January 2019 at the age of 101 and 8 months. She was truly proud of her age, as she still lived on her own and had outlived all of her siblings and close relatives. I can only imagine all of the changes she had experienced throughout her lifetime. When she was a young woman, her first job was working as a telephone switchboard operator. Most young people today don’t have a clue what that job even was. So when Smart phones become the norm, she was truly fascinated by the technology and what it had done for the world today.
What the future holds for us is yet to be seen, but I do hope all of our Oakland-Pontiac friends will have a healthy and happy 2020 and the decade to follow and that our club and hobby will continue to grow and prosper.