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Is It Really True?

by Laural Porter

Posted on November 23, 2007 at 7:15 PM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 4 at 2:33 PM

... You've heard it too, that time goes faster the older we get.
Maybe we hit some sort of time warp around age 30.
It will probably never be proven, but I think all of us of a certain age have felt it.
We ask ourselves where has the last year gone?

That's what I am asking right now, as I look ahead to my birthday nearing, and another Newschannel 8 Great Toy Drive.

This will be my 8th year volunteering with our toy drive... not a lot of time compared to the 26 years KGW has been collecting toys.
What makes me feel old, though, is my son,Will.
He's the youngest of my four children.

When we started going to the weekend toy drives together, he was in first grade.
Now, he's 13 years old, and in the 8th grade.

Still, he wants to go with me to the toy collection site at the Les Schwab Tire Center at Washington Square in the morning.
He said the other day, "Mom, it's our tradition!"

I'll wake him up at 6am, and he'll put on his Santa hat. We'll stop at Starbucks for a hot chocolate, and head out to help open the KGW booth.
It's a tradition neither one of us wants to miss.

I hope you'll be there, too. I look forward to meeting so many of our generous viewers who make the Newschannel 8 Great Toy Drive part of their holiday tradition.

I think it is true that time is moving faster, but I hope we can all slow down enough to try to capture the true spirit of the season;sharing and loving one another.

The Toy drive is a good way to do that.

Merry Christmas,