Are many nostalgic accounts of the good old days examples of selective forgetfulness? Before you argue the point, read the fourteen short stories in The Good Old Days?. They are loosely based on actual recollections of childhoods in the 1940s, 1950, and 1960s.
These tales address major historical events and societal problems in the idiosyncratic way of memoirs. They are snapshots of events from one individual's viewpoint, and the narrator for each story is different.
Although the quirks of characters in these tales are amusing, one aspect of several of these vignettes—child and spousal abuse in so-called "nice" homes—is not funny. Perhaps, these tales will cause you to redefine the good old days.