FOR ALL THOSE BORN BEFORE 1945

 

WE ARE THE SURVIVORS!!  CONSIDER THE CHANGES WE HAVE WITNESSED!!

 

We were born before T.V., before penicillin, before polio shots, frozen foods, Xerox, plastic, contact lens, fisbees and the Pill. We were 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 got married first and then lived together. How quaint can you be??

 

In our time, closets were for clothes, not for "coming out" of. Designer jeans were scheming girls named "Jean", and having a meaningful relationship meant getting along with our cousins.

 

Back then, :Made in Japan" meant JUNK, and the term "making out" referred to how you did your exam. Pizzas, McDonalds and instant coffee were unheard of. We hit the scene where there 5 and 10 cent stores where you actually bought things for five and ten cents. Ice cream cones for a nickel or a dime. For one nickel you could ride a street car, make a phone call, buy a Pepsi, or enough stamps to mail one letter and two postcards.

 

You could buy a Chevy coupe for $600.00... but who could afford one?? A pity too, because gas was only 11 cents a gallon!! In our day, grass was mowed, Coke was a cold drink, and pot was something you cooked in. ROCK MUSIC was Grandma's lullaby and, AIDS were helpers in the principal's office. 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 were the last generation that was so dumb as to think you needed a husband to have a baby!!!

 

We thought fast food was what you ate during lent, and Outer Space was the back of the Yorktown Theatre. We were before day care centers, group therapy, house husbands - or computer dating, dual careers and commuter marriages and nursing homes. We never heard FM radio, tape decks, electronic 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 - software wasn’t even a word!

 

NO WONDER WE ARE CONFUSED AND THERE IS SUCH A GENERATION GAP TODAY! !

 

BUT ,.......................................................... WE SURVIVED