The following is a definition of terms to assist in interpreting the language of your elders as conserns TIME FRAMES:
The other day = any time in the last month
Recently = within the last six months, but at least over a month ago
Fairly recently = withing the last year…or three…(god was it really that long ago??)
Not too long ago = within the last decade…i think….
Back in the day = just go with it, seriously…..