An advertisement for a trip to Hawaii in 2022

By John Pierce

Recently I’ve been paying attention to things my daughters say that would have never crossed my mind or lips in my youth. Some are due to technological advances.

Others, that are more entertaining to me, relate to their broader perspectives on life than my own sheltered upbringing.

Here are a few:

“Pass the calamari, please.”

“I need a passport for my school trip to Paris.”

“Can we get Chinese tonight?”

Now I’m trying to imagine sitting around the house as a child and hearing my mother ask: “Would like some lightly-fried squid before packing your suitcase for France or shall I text your dad to pick up Chinese on his way home from work?”

We thought a bucket of KFC once a month and an annual family camping trip were real treats.



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