Just For Fun!
LIFE BEFORE THE COMPUTER
Memory was something you
lost with age
A keyboard was a piano
A hard drive was a long trip
on the road
... you just hoped nobody ever found out.
I'm my own grandpa.
Now many, many years ago, when I was twenty-three,
This made my dad my son-in-law and changed my very
My little baby then became a brother-in-law to
Father's wife then had a son who kept him on the
Now if my wife is my grandmother, then I'm her
TO THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED the 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's
First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us.
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing and didn't get tested for diabetes.
Then after that trauma, our baby cribs were covered with bright colored lead-based paints.
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had no helmets, not to mention, the risks we took hitchhiking.
As children, we would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a pickup on a warm day was always a special treat.
We drank water from the garden hose and NOT from a bottle.
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this.
We ate cupcakes, bread and butter and drank soda pop with sugar in it, but we weren't overweight because WE WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.
No one was able to reach us all day. And we were O.K.
We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.
We did not have Playstations, Nintendo's, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no cell phones, no personal computers, no internet or internet chat rooms..........
WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!
We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents.
We made up games with sticks and tennis balls and ate worms and although we were told it would happen, we did not put out very many eyes, nor did the worms live in us forever. We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them!
Little league had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!!
This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever!
The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL!
And YOU are one of them! CONGRATULATIONS to all who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives 'for our own good.'
Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it?!
I saw a duck the other day.
It quacked, then headed up the hill
And when it turned, I must propose,
I thought, "Oh, no! It's just my
I sobbed to Mom about my fears,
You look like me, so walk with pride.
A family reunion is an effective form of birth control
I LOVE being Southern!
Only a Southerner knows the difference
Only a Southerner knows how many fish,
Only a Southerner can show or point
out to you the
Only a Southerner knows exactly how
long "directly" is
Even Southern babies know that
"Gimme some sugar" is
All Southerners know exactly when
"by and by" is. They
Only a Southerner knows instinctively
that the best
Only Southerners grow up knowing the
Only a Southerner, both knows and
No true Southerner would ever
assume that the car with
A Southerner knows that "fixin"
can be used as a noun,
Only Southerners make friends while
standing in lines.
Put 100 Southerners in a room
and half of them will
Southerners never refer to one person as "ya'll."
Southerners know grits come from corn
and how to eat
Every Southerner knows tomatoes
with eggs, bacon,
When you hear someone say, "Well, I
Only true Southerners say
"sweet tea" and "sweet
And a true Southerner knows you
To those of you who're still a little
And to those of you who are still
having a hard time
And for those that are not from
the South but have
Bless your hearts, ya'll have a
From Hilma Ardito
THE COMPUTER'S SWALLOWED GRANDMA!!
The computer's swallowed grandma
It's devoured her completely
I've searched through the recycle bin
In desperation I asked Jeeves
So, if inside your 'In Box'
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