I'm just curious - Survival: A Reason to Celebrate

I’m just curious – Survival: A Reason to Celebrate

by Debbie Walker

This transition to the camper has been some surprises for me. Recently, I was browsing through some boxes I should have packed 2 years ago and forgot. While browsing this box, I found some dad stuff. I found a piece that someone should share with my dad but I can’t find it on the internet (considering I’m no expert) and I have no reason to believe he wrote this. I enjoyed reading it and hope you do too:

For all those born before 1945

We are survivors! Consider the changes we’ve seen:

We were born before television, penicillin, polio injections, Xerox, contact lenses, flying saucer, and pills.

We were born before credit cards, split atoms, lasers, and ballpoint pens. Before socks, dishwashers, clothes dryers, electric blankets, air conditioners, drip dry clothes… and before man walked on the moon.

We got married first and then lived together. How can you be attractive?

In our time, cupboards were for clothes, not “to go out”, and bunnies were little bunnies, not Volkswagens. The designer jeans were striped girls called jean or jean; Having a meaningful relationship means getting along with our cousins. We thought fast food was what you eat during Lent, our outdoor space was the back of the Riviera Theatre.

We were born before house husbands, gay rights, computer dating, fencing professions, and commuter marriages. We were before day care and group therapy centers and nursing homes. We’ve never heard of FM radio, deck tapes, electric typewriters, artificial hearts, word or food processors, and men wearing earrings. For us, time sharing means teamwork. . . No computers or condominiums; “Chip” means a piece of wood. Hardware means that hardware and software wasn’t just a word.

In 1940, “Made in Japan” meant “junk”, while “Made in Japan” referred to the way you did the exam. Pizza, McDonald’s and instant coffee are unheard of.

We hit the scene when there were 5 and 10 cent stores, where I bought things with 5 cents and 10 cents. Sanders or Wilson sold ice cream cones for a nickel or a dime. For one nickel, you can take a tram, make a phone call, buy a Pepsi or enough stamps to send a letter and two postcards. You can buy a Chevy Coupe for $600, but who can buy one? Too bad the gas was only $0.11 a gallon.

Today, smoking cigarettes was fashionable, the lawn was mowed, Coca-Cola was a cold drink, and the pot was something you cooked in. Rock music was grandma’s lullaby and AIDS was assistants in the principal’s office.

We were certainly not before the discovery of the difference between the sexes, but we were certainly before the sex change; We did what we had. And we were the last generation that was so stupid that they thought you needed a husband to have a baby! No wonder we were so confused and there is a generation gap today! But we survived!!!! A good reason to celebrate. . .

I’m just curious what I thought of all this. Contact me with questions or comments at [email protected] I look forward to them! Thanks for reading. Enjoy your week!

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