I had trouble taking a nap yesterday and my mind wandered off to my childhood and growing up. Life was so simple then, it’s a shame kids don’t know that kind of peace today. You knew your bully, they didn’t hide behind a computer. There was all the time in the world when you weren’t tied to a phone or computer. We built forts out of sheets on the clothesline, you played outside till dinner and believed in the boogie man after dark. Here are a few more observations.
Before computers, the Internet and cable
Before Cell phones
Rotary dial phones
Television went to snow after the news went off
Black and White TV
10-cent soda in a bottle
Albums, 8 tracks, cassettes, and Cd’s
The game Operation
Most stores closed on Sunday
Before bottled water
You knew your neighbors
Front entry garages
Getting mouth washed out with soap
Taking a mat to school for nap time
Halloween was safe
Playing Red Rover
Sunday road trips
Push-button car radio, with maybe 5 channels
When the first Honda came to America
Before animals were dressed like people
Just a few observations on this quiet afternoon.
I’m only 58 years old and it’s amazing to look at how far technology has come and how it’s shaped our world. For the good and the bad.