Food Memories Gone Bad in Food Traditions & Culture Posted February 10, 2006 I think it's that just we grow up and want to remember things being better than they are/were. Case in point, earlier last year, we (the SO, adult daughter, and son in law) went to the National Zoo in DC. It wasn't as good as I remember it being. I mean the mystery and wonder, all that. It wasn't there. On the same trip,w e stopped by the National Catehrdal. It still has all the mystery and wonder as the first time I saw it. So whether it's food or places, I think we change over time- for better or worse- and recapturing those day is hard.