Thursday, February 17, 2011

A Thousand Years

Sunday Scribbling post for this week is A thousand years. And it took a thousand years to write something so here goes.

Time is a funny thing, isn't it? When I have one hour and fifteen minutes to get out the door in the morning those minutes go by so fast that I can't believe it. Yet, when I am working some over stimulating shift at the Bucket where I feel all out of sorts with the hoards of hungry travelers who want only to get into the restaurant and not look at all our "stuff". One hour and fifteen minutes goes by like molasses in January. I can hear every second tick by. Tick Tock Tick Tock.

Time has a habit of catching up with you. As I write this I am thinking about my parents generation passing on into the great beyond and My generation therefore becoming the Older Generation. It's just not possible!

Remember how you endured all those stories about how rough your Grandparents had it? Having to walk to school in bare feet to save their shoes? How they would have to sleep three and four in a bed to keep warm at night because the pot belly stove would be banked and put to bed for the night? Or how they had to go out and milk the cows, feed the chickens and chop wood every morning before having to walk to school,in the snow, with bare feet?

It's quickly becoming our turn! I was laughing with (maybe at) my husband at how we must sound to our children and grand children. "Why I rode to my bike to school! If I missed the school bus there was no chauffeur to take me to school!" Or this, "No one every gave me a car! No sir! No sir! I had to work for my first car and it was a $500 junker that the floor was worn through! I could see the road! And it had no heat!" And this classic, "I was out of the house at 17! 17!! Never asked my parents for a dime! They would have laughed at me! I was on my own and maybe I did cry but it made me a MAN!"

Never in a thousand years would I have thought that the Coolest Generation on Earth (that would be the Baby Boomers) would so quickly be turning into the Older Generation! But it's happening. And it's happening fast.


Giggles said...

Is this ever right on! I feel the same! As current as I try to stay,the age of technology has sucker punched me back into the Ozarks. Except for the fact that my SIL is a real old school young man, so when he has kids they may never know analog and many other things from my generation. At least my daughter and SIL have old school values so they may not be so quick to heed keeping up to the latest digital fads. In fact they don't themselves!! Great post!!

Hugs Giggles

Anonymous said...

This is so funny. Even though I'm not a baby boomer, my parents are, their stories are like that- I whined growing up about walking a mile to school and they would retort back to me that my mom walked 5 miles in the blizzards both ways or that my dad had to walk 10 miles because he lived in the sticks. Now I think of the things that I will tell my kids- "When I was growing up we had NO INTERNET! And when we did it was DIAL UP! And we had Cassette tapes! Do you know what those things are?" LOL

Found you through Sunday Scribblings. Enjoyed thoroughly. Thanks.