Gratitude for People Who 'Get It'

October 17, 2014 2:36 PM

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Gratitude for People Who 'Get It'

Back in the late 1980s and 1990s my grandparents lived in a retirement community on the west coach of Florida. The community was oddly reminiscent of a 1950s or 1960s neighborhood, which made it this eerie cross-pollination of The Wonder Years and Cocoon. I think about it now, and it was a pretty odd place. As a kid, though, it was fun because it was just so different from our normal, late 80s, early 90s suburban life.

And that community's pool was about as far from our normal, 90s suburban life as it got. You were prohibited from doing absolutely anything fun there. There was no splashing. No diving. No running. No jumping. No swimming in a lane with someone swimming laps. No swimming in a lane with someone not s...

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