Tonight we’re having KFC for dinner. It seems silly but it’s a little piece of my childhood.
I grew up in a tiny town of about 1500 people in Nova Scotia. When I was going up it was tough, three kids on a Petty Officer’s Salary in the 90’s was hard (yes i’m a navy brat). The pay check didn’t always stretch very far. I remember more than once my mom rolling pennies so I could have enough money to go on a school trip.
So needless to say we didn’t get take-out very often. Actually almost never. There were two places in my small town for take-out. A local run Pizza place (which has been owned and run by the same family since they started the business up 16 some years ago) and a KFC.
We would have KFC maybe once a year. *Maybe*. It was always a huge treat, and yeah we’re having that for dinner tonight.
So it seems silly but it’s a tiny bit of my childhood and it reminds me how good I have it now. My dad is finally making a good salary, my mom is working full time we have a fantastic house and yes as a single nurse I’m doing better than my parents were twenty years ago.
I think it reminds me of all of the hard times, and how lucky I am to be where I am today.
So here is to Nostalgia and never forgetting where you came from and always looking forward to the future because it’s always bright.