Mudcat Café message #536155 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #38216   Message #536155
Posted By: ard mhacha
27-Aug-01 - 01:49 PM
Thread Name: For all the Ancients
Subject: For all the Ancients
Some of you may have seen this or it may have been in the Mudcat before I arrived, anyway I think its clever. We are Suvivors. [For those born before 1940]. We were born before Television, before Penicillin, Polio shots,Frozen food,Plastic,Contact lenses,Videos,Frizbees and the Pill. We were born before Radar,Credit Cards, Split Atoms, Laser Beams, and Ball Point Pens,before Diswashers, Tumble Driers, Electric Blankets, Air Conditioners, Drip Dry Clothes, And before man walked on the Moon. We got Married first and then lived together. We thought Fast Foods were what you eat in Lent. A "Big Mac" was an oversized Raincoat and "Crumpet" we had for Tea. We exsisted before House Husbands, Computer Dating, Dual Careers, and when a "meaningful relationship" meant getting on with cousins, and when "Sheltered Accomodation" was where you waited for a Bus. We were before Day Care Centres, Group Homes and Diposables Nappies. We never heard of ,FM Radio,Tape Decks,Electric Type writers,Artifical Hearts, Word Processors, Youghort and Young Men wearing Earrings. For us "time sharing" meant togetherness, a Chip was a piece of Wood or a Fried Potato, Hardware meant Nuts and Bolts and Software wasn`t a word before 1940,"Made in Japan" meant Junk, the term "making out" was how you did in Exams,"Stud" was something that fastened a Collar to a Shirt and" going all the way" meant staying on a Double-Decker to the Bus Depot. Pizzas, McDonalds and instant Coffee were unheard off. In our day Cigarette smoking was "fashionable","Grass" was mown, "Coke" was kept in a Coalhouse, a "Joint" was a piece of Meat you had on a Sunday, and "Pot" was something you cooked in, "Rock Music" was Grannys Lullaby. "Eldarado" was an Ice-Cream, a "Gay" was the life and soul of the party and nothing more, while "Aids" just meant beauty treatment or help for someone in trouble. We who were born before 1940, must be a hardy bunch when you think of the way in which the World has changed and the adjustments we have had to make.. ------Slan Ard Mhacha.