for those born some time ago

@hoghoney (3749)
United States
January 16, 2008 7:15am CST
FOR THOSE BORN SOME TIME AGO We were born before television. before penicillin. polio shots. frozen foods, Xerox. plastics, contact lenses, Videos, Frisbees and the Pill. We were before radar. credit cards, split atoms, laser beams and ball point pens,' before dishwashers. tumble dryers, electric blankets, air conditioners and before man walked on the moon. We got married first and then lived together (how quaint can you be ?). We thought 'fast food' was what you ate at Lent, a 'Big Mac' was an over sized raincoat. and 'crumpet' we had for tea. We existed before househusbands, computer dating, dual careers, and when a 'meaningful relationship'meant getting along with your cousins and when 'sheltered accommodation' was where you waited for a bus. we were before day-care centers, group homes and disposable nappies.we never heard of FM radio., tape decks, electric typewriters. artificial hearts, word processors, yogurt and young men wearing earrings. For us 'time sharing'meant togetherness, a 'chip' was a piece of wood or a peeled potato, hardware meant nuts and bolts, and software wasn't a word, Made in Japan 'meant Junk, the term 'making out referred to how you did in exams, 'stud' was something that fastened a collar to a shirt, and 'going all the way'meant staying on the Double Decker bus to the depot.pizzas, McDonald's and instant coffee were unheard of In our day, cigarette smoking was 'fashionable', 'grass' as mown, 'coke'was kept in a coal house, a joint' was a piece of meat you had on Sundays and `pot'was something you cooked in. 'Rock music was Grandmothers lullaby, Eldaorado' was an ice cream, a 'gay person' as the life and soul of the party and nothing more, while `aids Just meant beauty treatment, wooden legs, or help for someone in trouble. we who were born a long time ago must be a hardy bunch when you think of the way in which the world has changed and the adjustments we have had to make. No wonder we are so confused and there is a generation gap today BUT BY THE GRACE OF GOD WE HAVE SURVIVED'
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
18 Jan 08
My mom is always saying she doens't know how everyone survived the flower power time in the 60's. But your possibly talking about a time way before that. I love reading about the history of the world and how far it has came along since those days. Now f they could just make a time machine seems technology is making everything but one of those. The ones born so long ago paved the way for those of today with their hard back breaking work and determination. Those that survived were the strong possibly even stubborn. But I as much as I love about the past I also love my comforts of today.
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
22 Jan 08
Yea got to love the comforts of today. But who knows they just might have made a time machine at some point and Technology is just not saying and keeping it for their selfs. rofl.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
23 Jan 08
Everything was so simpler back then,atleast that is what I have heard and seen from television shows and less crime. Yeah, they possibly could have built a time machine, but as you said they are keeping it to themselves if they did. Imagine the people storming down their doors if they knew were one? I probably be right there also trying to fix something I did or didn't do. Be awesone.World woul totally be a changed place.
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
17 Jan 08
Well done hoghoney. Is this an original? If it is it's brilliant, if not, well thanks for sharing it.
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
22 Jan 08
Thank you Mipen, How have you been doing
@mipen2006 (5528)
• Australia
22 Jan 08
Still enjoying life, and still enjoy looking to the future.
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
16 Jan 08
AMEN!! We did survive!! lol With the technology changing all the time, it's no wonder we older but not old are having a hard time keeping up. Imagine the old folks, most can't grasp it at all for it's just too much for their minds to take on. However on the flip side, things were so much better back in their day because crime wasn't all that high and they were more relaxed then they we are today.
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
22 Jan 08
Yes and now we have to survive the world changing our way of watching TV when every thing changes over to that HD and DSL, I hear that when it does happened I will have to buy a new TV because mine wont work on them or I will have to rent a box for about 40.00 a month just to watch TV.
• United States
19 Jan 08
I'm not quite as old as some of those things you have mentioned but I have addepted to a lot of thoes things. Thanks for the list it brought back memories and some I had never heard of.
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
22 Jan 08
YOur welcome. I will be 46 in July and remember things after 1962 and yep there has been alot of changes in my time.
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
19 Jan 08
Thank the Lord I am not that old. hehehe I was not born that long ago although it was quite awhile back. It is amazing how many things have come along in our lifetime. I do enjoy some of the inventions and medicines.
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
22 Jan 08
Hey sweetie, I am along with you on that one, love the medicines. Great to see you.
@dodoguy (1294)
• Australia
28 Jan 08
Hi hoghoney, your porkology might be somewhat dated, but you're still the cutest piggy on the block. What you say is true, I guess - lots of things change, and they just keep on changing, at least in the human view of things. I get an uncomfortable feeling that nothing's really new, though. The phrase "history doesn't repeat, but it sure rhymes a lot" comes to mind. I recall reading something written by Plato or one of his room mates about 5,000 years ago - teens then were just as rebellious and contrary as teens today. And the relentless tide of permissiveness - in my view, anyway - reflects a similar deconstruction of societal constraints that seemed to precede the collapse of just about every significant cultural empire before the present one. But it's certainly an interesting experience to live through - the dynamics of the situation take a lifetime to unfold, and do so add variety to the fabric of life.
@dodoguy (1294)
• Australia
28 Jan 08
Just thought I'd add - did those guys REALLY walk on the Moon? Why would it be cold in space, when there's nothing at all there to block the Sun's heat? It might be that even the kiddies TODAY are being born before man walked on the Moon... Except that I'd wager someone from previous civilizations has already been there, done that...
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
4 Feb 08
Awww Thank you and you are still my number one guy here. I have missed seeing you around but am very glad to hear from you. Big Hugs my dear friend.
@dodoguy (1294)
• Australia
5 Feb 08
As long as your little piggy's still wiggling her butt, I'll be coming back to myLot. (But why has the pig got band-aids?)