Everything Old Is New Again, Part 322

Two of my sons are seniors in high school, and the other is a junior. It’s great to announce that the senior has been accepted at a university that will suit him well. As you might gather, the application process (and the years of preparation beforehand) that is customary for people of our circle has involved much effort, planning, and anxiety for my wife and him and me, but finally that’s over—as to the senior, that is: There’s still the junior to shepherd through the process.

It occurred to me recently that I was just like the English mother from 1800s novels.

Thank God that we were able to marry our older daughter; it’s now up to us for the younger.

I was left wondering if 2222 will be able to look back at the highs and lows of 21st century life for upper-middle-class people the same way that we did the early 19th.’s post Everything Old is New Again Part 322 was first published on