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From Rich Rowand of Recipe du Jour's great newsletter, printed by permission.
Sort of describes my conversations with the grandkids and next door munchkins a lot of the time. Sometimes they're listening, or pretending to (they're polite kids), sometimes granddaughter Jackie who is direct to a fault (!) says "Granny, you're lecturing again...."
Why, When I Was Young. . .
At the cusp of another New Year, I was talking to
a younger guy yesterday and mentioned an old television show. He had never
heard of it, of course; and I got a perverse thrill in starting to describe what
life was like back in the 50's. He blanched when he heard that we only had
three TV stations. . . and that all three were in black & white. He laughed
when I told him that the closest thing we had to video games was when Etch-A-Sketch
came out. I went on and on for 10 or 15 minutes until he edged away in boredom,
finding something that just had to be done right then.
Copyright Rich Rowand 2002