The word"optimism" means the best! After viewing a mini video about a 1923 roller skate adventure send to me by my niece, it brought back memories of the "optimism" and "the best of my family". In Superior , Wis . in the late 1950's and 1960's , my cousins and I didn't spend time with video games and stay inside the house too much. I would be outside roller skating around the block. I can remember having patches, the handmade ones from bandages, on both knees. And I can remember ice skating at the school playground across the street. We did our "best "on those skates. My younger cousins also grew up in Superior and started playing hockey. We did our "best" and had a lot of fun skating! Today my cousin Dan's son , Alex does his "best" in Texas playing hockey , just like his dad Dan did when we all grew up doing our "best" and having fun skating! Roller skates and ice skates have a special meaning for me. When I adopted my son, ,Michael (Misha ), his first Christmas present was roller skates which I still have today. What you do with "things" ( like skates) makes a difference in your life! Our family as well as many families in the 1950's and 1960's put "optimism" in our lifes . We did our best with what we had. Our "best" skates.
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