Here’s a comment from Annette, thanks for being the first, and so far, only one to reply,
The CA people would love to go to Hawaii but can’t afford it. I haven’t been since Dec of 1964 .
Maybe we can stick you in our suitcase!
Ok, I came across this today while reading some stuff and thought I should share, read it all the way through, it won’t take that long.
Stay with this… the answer is at the end… guess before you read the answer, I’ll bet you’re wrong!
One evening a grandson was talking to his grandmother about current events. The grandson asked his grandmother what she thought about the shootings at schools, the computer age, and just things in general.
The Grandmother replied,
“Well, let me think a minute, I was born before television, penicillin, polio shots, frozen foods, Xerox, contact lenses, Frisbees and the pill.
There were no: credit cards, laser beams or ball-point pens.
Man had not yet invented pantyhose, air conditioners, dishwashers, clothes dryers.
Clothes were hung out to dry in the fresh air and man hadn’t yet walked on the moon.
Your Grandfather and I got married first, and then lived together.
Every family had a father and a mother.
Until I was 25, I called every man older than me, “Sir.”
And after I turned 25, I still called policemen and every man with a title, “Sir.”
We were before gay-rights, computer-dating, dual careers, daycare centers, and group therapy.
Our lives were governed by the Ten Commandments, good judgment, and common sense.
We were taught to know the difference between right and wrong and to stand up and take responsibility for our actions.
Serving your country was a privilege; living in this country was a bigger privilege.
We thought fast food was what people ate during Lent.
Having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with your cousins.
Draft dodgers were those who closed front doors as the evening breeze started.
Time-sharing meant time the family spent together in the evenings and weekends -not purchasing condominiums.
We never heard of FM radios, tape decks, CD’s, electric typewriters, yogurt, or guys wearing earrings.
We listened to Big Bands, Jack Benny, and the President’s speeches on our radios. And I don’t ever remember any kid blowing his brains out listening to Tommy Dorsey.
The term ‘making out’ referred to how you did on your school exam.
Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, and instant coffee were unheard of.
We had 5 &10-cent stores where you could actually buy things for 5 and 10 cents.
Ice-cream cones, phone calls, rides on a streetcar, and a Pepsi were all a nickel.
And if you didn’t want to splurge, you could spend your nickel on enough stamps to mail one letter and two postcards.
You could buy a new Ford Coupe for $600, but who could afford one?
Too bad, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.
In my day, “grass” was mowed, “coke” was a cold drink, “pot” was something your mother cooked in and “rock music” was your grandmother’s lullaby. “Aids” were helpers in the Principal’s office, “chip” meant a piece of wood, “hardware” was found in a hardware store and “software” wasn’t even a word.
And we were the last generation to actually believe that a lady needed a husband to have a baby.
No wonder people call us “old and confused” and say there is a generation gap.
GUESS HER AGE NOW!
How old do you think I am?
I bet you have this old lady in mind. You are in for a shock!
…how the world has changed. Now just contemplate, “Why?”
WOW, pretty amazing. My how the World HAS changed, and in my opinion, not necessarily for the better.
Just thought I’d pass it on.
Yesterday the kids were back in school and Mom was diligently preparing for our camping trip this weekend. She’s made lots of progress and has a lot organized. She said to me that we should keep stuff like this packed all the time in case of an emergency. Good thinking.
I worked and was on and off the phone for most of the day. it’ll be great to have a break for 4 or 5 days. I’m turning my phone off and we probably won’t be able to post on Friday. I will get it in Thursday an then Saturday afternoon but Friday will be tough.
Not a whole lot else going on. It’s actually Tuesday night as I’m writing this so I can get up and go straight to the gym. if anything interesting happens later tonight, I’ll put it in the blog tomorrow or today since most of you are probably reading this on Wednesday morning.
So take care, stay safe and God Bless.