Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Being Dragged Kicking & Screaming into the 21st Century.....
Having oldest daughter home from college has been great-she fills orders, does inventory, has unpacked all of the boxes from Market- and she is pulling, pushing and cajoling me into the 21st century. She has got me Tweeting (after pal Lynnette Anderson told me that I really should) and even made me a Noble Wife Facebook Fan page. (Now let me tell you- I am a Facebook drop out- I have a page but I hardly ever go on there. And when she told me that she was going to set up a Fan page- well that was pretty scary- because what if no one wants to be a fan?? So feel free to hop over and sign up to follow me on Twitter or become a Facebook Fan, if you want to massage my ego a little bit. It is funny how she loves to promote me, but I just cringe at the thought of promoting myself. It is something I really have to work on.)
This conversation about new technology, and my reticence towards it, has gotten my husband and I talking about the technology that was brand new and fantastical when we were teens. I remember our first microwave, it came with a little cookbook which told you how to "plump" dried fruit and then make a snack mix with it. It wasn't very good, but I kept making it because I wanted to use the microwave. I remember my brother making a lot of scrambled eggs in the microwave. And mom had to go out and buy "microwave bowls". Hubby has similar memories of when his family first got their microwave- even though they hardly ever ate bacon before, they started having bacon with everything, because, you know, they could. (He also remembers the days before remote control for the TV- he would lay on the floor and use his toes to change the channel. I know- it's quite a talent, probably part of the reason that I married him.)
My dad told me that when he was a little boy, they got their milk from his Uncle George's farm. Then one day his mom brought home a bottle of milk- and he cried, because he wanted HIS milk from a cow, not a bottle!
So now you can follow me on Twitter and Facebook. If you don't know how, I suggest asking the nearest teenager, they will probably be happy to help.
What was the latest greatest gadget when you were growing up? How did it change your life? And did your mom and dad think it was "just a fad"???