<strong>John Samsell is a retired copy editor\/special editions editor for the Dominion Post.<\/strong>\r\n\r\nIf you tend to look back a few years you\u2019ll find that\u00a0 things change, and then other things remain about the same.\r\n\r\nFor instance,\u00a0 a quarter of a century ago, we were welcoming the return of spring while at the same time noting that it won\u2019t be long before the days will be shorter. That\u2019s three weeks into June, three months away.\r\n\r\nBack then, \u201csaving\u201d the Met Theatre, or theater, was on our minds. One suggestion was to turn it into a high school for the performing arts. Even as it was contemplated, it was determined the suggestion was \u201ctoo big\u201d for the community to handle.\r\n\r\nWell, the theater, constructed in 1927, is still there and being of some use.\r\n\r\nAs for the new year back then, few resolutions were to be made because it seems to be a waste of time. Yet without goals, I felt, you can\u2019t score and without scores you can\u2019t win. Without wins you can\u2019t live in peace.\r\n\r\nDuring that period of time, I resolved not to refer to the South University Avenue widening project until it was completed. A year before that, it looked like rubble. In 1992, it looked like rubble.\r\n\r\nHow times change. The road, now Don Knotts Boulevard, has been widened more than once.\r\n\r\nI pledged not to sing \u201cGeorgia On My Mind\u201d without consulting Boris Yeltsin. That was 26 years ago.\r\n\r\nThat same time, the state\u2019s legislators were given \u201cthe benefit of any doubt until they approve the budget.\u201d\r\n\r\nI also resolved to get a flu shot before it spoiled another vacation.\r\n\r\nAnother pledge for that year was \u201cnot to say any bad things about those stupid, idiotic drivers who persist in driving too fast for highway conditions, or generally make fools of other motorists.\u201d\r\n\r\nAnother drought was expected in the summer ahead, and I hoped for rain in May and June to give gardeners a break. They apparently had been without a good growing season in 1991.\r\n\r\nHas it been that soon since the Pleasant Street Bridge was replaced? It wasn\u2019t there in early 1992.\r\n\r\nOne more resolution for 1992: Try to understand why the state always falls millions of dollars short after six months of the rosiest budget ever approved by the governor and the legislature.\r\n\r\nAnother resolution of that era fits in today\u2019s proposals: \u201cTo give a warm item or two to the Warm Hands, Warm Hearts program currently under way in the area.\u201d\r\n\r\nSpring always seems to bring out the best for everyone. Those golf enthusiasts have their clubs ready when daylight saving time gives that extra hour to walk the links. Morgantown, believe it or not, once had two pee-wee golf courses right in the downtown area.\r\n\r\nOne was on Prairie Avenue, near South High Bridge. There\u2019s a picture of it, with Model T Ford cars parked nearby. A large home with two chimneys is shown, one that no longer exists.\r\n\r\nIn the 1920s golf was popular. Tom Thumb Golf it was called. The second course was at the corner of Fayette and High and was the city\u2019s most popular.\r\n\r\nSpring Break for the university was under way in\r\n\r\nMarch 1992. Many accepted a pickup truck trip to the Florida Gulf Coast or thereabouts. One woman student from Pennsylvania said she was going home to relax, eat good food and look for a summer job.\r\n\r\nSome were going to ski areas, such as Snowshoe and Canaan, which still had activities students dreamed about, they said.\r\n\r\nFor many there were still things to do in University City, such as the Mother\u2019s Day Sing and commencement.