Back in the Day

Old May 29th 2024, 9:52 am
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Default Re: Back in the Day

Originally Posted by Gordon Barlow
I wish I'd spent more time with my Mum, back in the day. I flew across the ocean and stayed with her for a week twice a year, and we were always very close friends. But still... I should have stayed longer, each visit.

Now, a generation later, I wish my son would stay longer with me, each visit. I feel the way Mum must have felt. Sigh... "Good parents" teach their kids to be independent, and to cope with whatever problems they encounter. Indeed, we take delight and pride in their independence. But still...

Anybody else?
That could have been me writing that. Similar experience. Living/working in the Middle East, then Hong Kong and then Singapore I too only managed to get back to the UK about once a year, and not long enough to really appreciate how much I was missed. Parents are no longer around, and now I'm just a brief trip across the channel away. So sad.
History almost rewriting itself. I'm now settled in France and our son has been settled in Montreal Canada these last 20 or so years. I used to love travelling, but the joy has now worn off, as since retiring I wanted nothing more than to leave airports behind and forget about them, especially as my work in aviation demanded airports to be almost a second home. Fortunately our son gets to visit us usually once a year, and I'm reluctantly pursuaded to make a Canada visit every other year, and I'm told it's this Sept! Always pleased when I'm there though, but the real pleasure is returning home!
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