I am now a Registered Old Fart. Available for weddings, funerals, and general carping, as well as free-ranging "Used to be's."
"That mini-mall. Used to be a filbert orchard!"
"Dollar for a Coca Cola? Used to be a nickel!"
"Gasoline? Used to be a quarter a gallon!"
And they say memory is the second thing to go. First thing to go? Um ... Ah ... ?