In the good old days, things were not so good.
We had to walk to school barefoot, ten miles each way, all up hill, in snow up to our armpits.
We had to get up before we went to bed, go to the barn and milk three hundred head by hand before breakfast, which was a hand full of beans.
We were so poor we had dry beans for breakfast, a glass of water for lunch, and then wait for it to swell up for supper.
We were so poor, if you didn't wake up with a hard on you had nothing to play with all day.