Sunday night having a great feast of Chinese food with family and friend, my eight year old grandson announced he was glad he wasn’t alive in the Middle Ages. Where this thought came from is one of the ongoing mysteries of life. With the kids around, I go from hearing about making slime to dog clothing to living in the Middle Ages. His mother told him he would have not survived, probably dying form the bubonic plague. He immediately snapped back,”I would have died from no internet.”
I had been considering a new series of posts, and this comment cemented my decision. For a while now, I will be writing about common objects and activities from my childhood and young adult life that seem totally foreign to my grandchildren. I am thinking of things such as nylon stockings, phone booths, long distance operators, the time lady and other ordinary parts of life. Whenever someone of my era thinks of another common object or experience now gone, please feel to note it in any of my comment sections.
Till tomorrow then.