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THE UNVARNISHED FACT OF THE MATTER IS LIFE AS WE KNOW IT IS ON THE THRESHOLD OF A CHANGE.

THE LANDSCAPE IS CHANGING WORLD WIDE THANKS TO THE SALE OF SMARTPHONES WHICH IS AT A TORRID PACE. IF YOU DONT BELIEVE ME ASK YOUR GRANDMOTHER HOW OLD IS SHE. THE ANSWER MIGHT BLOW YOU AWAY.

” WELL, LET ME THINK A MINUTE, I WAS BORN BEFORE:

TELEVISION, PENICILLIN, POLIO SHOTS,FROZEN FOOD, XEROX, CONTACT LENSES,FRISBEES, THE PILL. THERE WERE NO: CREDIT CARDS, LASER BEAMS, BALL-POINT PENS. MAN HAD NOT INVENTED: PANTYHOSE, AIR CONDITION, DISHWASHERS, CLOTHES DRYERS, ( cloths we’re hung out to dry in the fresh air)

MAN HADN’T YET WALKED ON THE MOON. YOU GRANDFATHER AND I GOT MARRIED FIRST, AND THEN LIVED TOGETHER. EVERY FAMILY HAD A FATHER AND A MOTHER. UNTILL I WAS 25,I CALLED MEN OLDER THAN ME, “SIR”. 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. HAVING A MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIP MEANT GETTING ALONG WITH YOUR COUSINS. TIME.-SHARING MEANT TIME THE FAMILY SPENT TOGETHER. WE NEVER HEARD OF FM RADIOS, TAPE DECKS, CD’S ELECTRIC TYPEWRITERS, YOGURT, OR GUY’S WEARING EARRINGS.

IF I SAW ANYTHING WITH ‘MADE IN JAPAN’ ON IT, IT WAS JUNK.

THE TERM ‘MAKING OUT’ REFERRED TO HOW YOU DID ON YOUR SCHOOL EXAMS.

PIZZA HUT, MC DONALD’S AND INSTANT COFFEE WERE UNHEARD OF. YOU COULD BUY A NEW FORD COUPE FOR $600, BUT WHO COULD AFFORD ONE? TO BAD BECAUSE PETROL WAS 4 CENTS A LITER.

IN MY DAY GRASS WAS MOWED, COKE WAS A COLD DRINK, POT WAS SOMETHING YOUR MOTHER COOKED IN. “AIDS” WERE HELPERS IN THE PRINCIPALS OFFICE. CHIP MENT A PIECE OF WOOD, “HARDWARE” WAS FOUND IN A HARDWARE STORE, “SOFTWARE” WASN’T EVEN A WORD. 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”

HOW OLD DO YOU THINK I AM?

THIS WOMAN WOULD BE ONLY 61YEARS OLD, BORN IN 1952.

NELSON MANDELA LEGACY TO THE WORLD : THE USE OF TIME.

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