Today is my birthday! The changes I’ve seen…

Ah...Freedom-automation & VAs!

I am 55 today  This is a time for reflection.  I’ve held an 8 Track player-well, really, my boom box-that big thing in “Say Anything”.  I saw The Flintstones, Gilligan’s Island  the Moon walk all in prime time!  I’ve held Lps and played them religiously.  You know-vinyl!

My first phone looked like a walkie-talkie and hurt my neck to hold!  No way would it slip into a pocket!  Most phones were rotary or dial and there were phone booths on the road & most gas stations and the term-“drop a dime” was easily understood!

There were cigarette commercials!  ED,Dry eyes,the little blue pill and many other ailments & cures were hardly discussed-let alone on TV!  There was Ed Sullivan and Wonderful World of Disney and Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom.  I saw the Brady Bunch, my Three Sons and my Favorite Martian on regular TVs-not Nick at Nite!

I grew up in the sixties-too young for Free Love and the Haight-Ashbury crowd…But,I remember the Fab Four and Yellow submarine and Beatles haircuts and the craze for all bands who were English-British  I dutifully stood in line to see Harry Chapin and John Denver.  Later, Jethro Tull and The Blue Man group.

Remember, Sonny & Cher & Shields & Darnell?  They made mime cool!

My memories.//like life is all jumbled.  I hope you celebrate your own memories.

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