WERE YOU BORN IN THE 'OLDEN DAYS'??
We were born before television, before
penicillin, before polio shots, frozen foods,
Xerox, plastics, contact lenses, Frisbees and the
We were born before radar, credit cards, split
atoms, laser beams and ball point pens; before
pantyhose, dishwashers, clothes dryers, electric
blankets, air conditioners, drip-dry clothes -
and before man walked on the moon.
We were before house husbands, gay rights,
computer dating, dual careers and commuter
We got married first and then lived together. How
quaint can you be?
In our time, closets were for storing things, not
coming out of".
Bunnies were small rabbits, and rabbits were not
Designer jeans were scheming blondes named Jean
or Jeanne, and having a meaningful relationship
meant getting along with our cousins.
We thought fast food was what you ate during
lent, and outer space was the back of the Ritz
Gay meant happy and not, ... well, you know what.
We were before day care centers, group therapy
and nursing homes.
We never heard of FM radio, tape decks, electric
typewriters, artificial hearts, word processors,
yogurt and guys wearing earrings.
For us, time sharing meant togetherness - not
computers or condominiums; a "chip" meant a piece
of wood; hardware meant hardware, and software
wasn't a word!
The term "making out" referred to how you did on
Pizzas, McDonald's and instant coffee were
We hit the scene when there were 5 and 10 cent
stores where you bought things for 5 and 10
Ice cream cones were a nickel and double deck ice
cream cones, were a dime.
For one nickel you could ride a street car, make
a phone call, buy a Coca-Cola or enough stamps to
mail one letter and two postcards.
You could buy a new Chevy coupe for $600, but who
could afford one?
A pity, too, because gas was 11 cents a gallon.
In our day, cigarette smoking was fashionable,
GRASS was mowed,
COKE was a cold drink
and POT was something you cooked in!!!!
ROCK music was a grandma's lullaby
We were certainly not before the difference
between the sexes was discovered, but we were
surely before the sex change; we made do with
what we had.
And we were the last generation that was so dumb
as to think you needed a husband to have a baby.
No wonder we are so confused, and there is such a
generation gap today! But we survived! What
better reason to celebrate!