NOTE: All but the last two videos in this diary are YouTube finds. The final two are compilations of my own (please forgive the poor quality – I’m still learning), and the last one features some prominent kossacks from last year’s Yearly Kos in Chicago.
It is all too easy to idealize an age, especially if sufficient time has passed to blunt the pain and obscure the harsh realities of the day. It is too tempting to look back in longing for a past that never really existed. We all seem to have a tendency to do this – ah the good old days we say.
“Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.”
Franklin Pierce Adams
“Things ain’t what they used to be and probably never was.”
“The good old days. I was there. Where was they?”