Saints Notes April 21, 2012
So, have you used the phrase 'Back in the Day' yet?
It's really rather vague and imprecise. My observation is that for folks under the age of 20 - 'Back in the Day' could mean something as recent as last year and sometimes as recent as last Thursday. For those a little older, 'Back in the Day,' is likely to be prior to the start of the 21st Century... but could still be the 1980s.
It's too bad my history teacher couldn't have used that on tests:
Q - When did Columbus 'discover' the New World?
A - Back in the Day.
Q - When was the War of 1812?
A - Back in the Day
Q- When did you last eat a baloney sandwich?
A- Back in the Day
It's nearly the perfect answer for questions looking backwards in time - didn't everything happen 'back in the day?'
Is it referring to whatever and whenever 'our' days were occuring? Were those our 'salad' days? (Why didn't I eat salad at that time? I think I ate primarily pizza, burgers, and milk shakes.)
Just a pondering from someone for whom 'Back in the Day' means 'Before your time.'
Thankfully - Jesus suffered, died, and rose for us... BACK IN THE DAY... precisely on the Third Day and for that we can rejoice this Easter season.
He is Risen!