Identify by use of temporal phrases like "when I was a kid," "back in the day," "nowadays."
Also, Proustian locational references: "the video arcade," "my grandfather's farm," "the five-and-dime."
When I was a kid, my dad used to drag us around behind a boat in pretty much anything that floated. Once it was a wide mahogany door: hard to grip –– and there must have been some additional flotation, right? Huh. It's all blur of water up the nose.
The safety rules were few but iron-clad: lifejackets for all kids and somebody was charged to act as spotter. NEVER take eyes off your mark.
I guess I was spotting for cousin B in this picture.
Check out that flex. Daddo looks mighty buff; always with the Ray-Bans, the cigarette (gasoline canisters be danged!) and the bottle of beer.
Kids these days –– they don't even.