The thing is, after hearing it 15 times in a 15-minute conversation, it sort of became a good point.
So eventually, this was my response:
"You're right, dad. A lot happened in the last 10 years. You saw all your daughters graduate from college, travelled thousands and thousands of miles for visits and to help us move to different cities around the country, wrote so many great letters as the world's best pen-pal, started the business venture with the squash and saw that take off, had a lot of great laughs, and a lot of great meals, and you bought a different car, which is definitely something you don't do very often. It was a busy little decade."
To which he replied:
"You said it. A lot of change. So much is changing. Brockport is even getting a Metro Mattress."
As I sat quietly on the other end of the line staring blankly at the wall, I was glad to know that even in 2010, not everything changes.