Son #1 is taking Socials this semester and has moved into discussing the 1950 - early 70's era.
"No, No!" he said," I mean you didn't have computers, IPods, or cell phones..."
His face was a blank sheet of paper so I decided to write on it.
No, I wasn't raised in the digital age and, because I was isolated on a cattle farm, I was quite removed from current affairs and the way of the world.
In fact, until I moved to The City I did not know there were gays and lesbians.
'She's a bit 'off' ' , they would whisper. Really, that's what they said.
It was an era of Valium, unhappy housewives and cigarette commercials.
It was an era of hippies and VW buses.
It was a time of freedom - but not for everyone .
But we had TV! and Hockey Night in Canada!
I've come a long way.
Except for the IPod. I still don't have one of those.