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Thu., Jan. 5, 2012, 2:40 p.m.

What Would Lewis & Clark Think?

SR columnist Shawn Vestal offers this Facebook thought: "I often wonder what a rugged Western frontiersperson would think about our lives. Today, I wondered what a Lewis or a Clark might think upon visiting the YMCA, seeing people sweating while running in place while watching people cook on little personal TVs, then departing to a shower with nice warm water and sweet-smelling soap, and noticing the little machine that spin-dries our swimming suits so we may all avoid the hardship of carrying home a wet swimming suit in our automobiles, and then noticing the sign on said swimsuit-drying machine: 'Use at your own risk.'"

Question: How much tougher was your life growing up than it is today? Or do you think life is tougher today?

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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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