my childhood is very different than my children's


I grew up in a different time
but this dynamic is not so odd
especially in the last two centuries

my father grew up in a time quite different from his father's
I grew up in a time that was similar but different than my dad's
and now
my boys grow up in a world that is different from the world that I grew up in

the time of the paper "boy" is something in story books
now... the paperboy is a man

I delivered the WASHINGTON STAR which was an afternoon paper