Archive for Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Aunt Norie’s Sewing Room

March 29, 2006

"Time flies!" or "Time is just going by too fast."

Even your youngsters are saying that.

Then comes this shocker, from the Internet -- where else.

All of you 58 and older, if you don't have a computer and haven't seen this get ready for a bit of a shock.

To put things in perspective, here's a list of events or things that have come about in your lifetime, proof that time really is flying by.

You can all say you were born before: television, penicillin, polio shots, frozen foods, Xerox, contact lenses, Frisbees and the pill. There was no radar, no credit cards, laser beams or ball point pens.

You were born before: panty hose, air conditioners, dishwashers, clothes dryers (you hung them on the line), no radios, tape decks, CD's or electric typewriters.

Pizza Hut, McDonald's and instant coffee were unheard of.

Man hadn't yet walked on the moon. Oh and guys were not wearing earrings.

You could buy a new Chevy coupe for $600, gas was 11 cents a gallon.

"Grass" was mowed, "rock music "was grandma's rocking chair. "Pot" was something you cooked in. "Aids" were helpers in the principal's office, "Chip" was a piece of wood. "Software" wasn't even a word yet.

Pretty scary wouldn't you say?

So as time flies, count your blessings

Oh and hang on, like the tail of the kite, we'll all get there.

Grannie Z and lots of us could add lots more. There are many among us who remember covered wagons. I remember seeing gypsies traveling in covered wagons, their horses tied behind them. We rode our ponies to the one-room school house.

Life is really great, Bye and God Bless you all.

-- Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086,

auntnorie@bdc.net

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