2010 – A new decade

In 1960, I was a young teenager, with a black and white tv at home, no microwave, and no dream of ever owning a computer. Most people grew up, went to school, found a job and worked at the same job for the rest of their working lives, retired and that was it.

In 2010, as a senior citizen, I look ahead and behind with awe and wonder. Our son gifted me with a huge LCD monitor for Christmas. My mouse and keyboard are now wireless.

I can’t help but wonder what my parents would think as I work in my home, communicate with friends around the globe, and view a screen far more wonderful than that little black and white tv in 1960.

As I discussed this with our son, I was struck by the wonder of what our grandchildren would be looking at in 2050. I simply cannot imagine the technological advances that will occur in the next decades. Will they laugh at my computer system in 2010? Probably.

Life is indeed a wonder!

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South Carolina grandmother who loves to write, dance, and visit with friends and family.
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3 Responses to 2010 – A new decade

  1. MiMi says:

    Hard to believe it, but during my teens, we thought the 70s were top-notch, hip, and in the now. Well, it is truly mind-boggling how far we’ve come since then!
    .-= MiMi´s last blog ..House Plants In The Minimalist Home =-.

  2. kimsworld says:

    My grandmother would have NEVER tolerated the internet. Boy, would I have “got it” for “sitting on your butt in front of THAT THING!”

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