I've been using this expression for a while (so, if you've spent any time at all in my presence you've probably heard all about it, and you have my permission go do something else, like organize your sock drawer) — but here it is:

The past is not what it used to be.


Former managing editor of several Pamplin Media Group newspapers, Mikel Kelly  retired from the newspaper business in 2015 after 41 years. Now with entirely too much time on his hands, he contributes an occasional column, which he often thinks is humorous. 

Mikel Kelly is reachable at mkelly@pamplinmedia.com, but since he's been retired for years now, he may not answer.

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