Those of us who were born long, long ago were born before television, before penicillin, before polio shots, frozen foods, xerox, plastic, contact lenses, frisbees and the pill. We were before radar, credit cards, split atoms, laser beams and ballpoint pens, before pantyhose, dishwashers, clothes dryers, electric blankets, air conditioners, drip dry clothes and before man walked on the moon.
We got married first, then lived together. How quaint can you be?
In our time, closets were for clothes, not for "coming out of." Bunnies were small rabbits and rabbits were not volkswagens. Designer jeans were scheming girls named Jean or Jeanne, and having a meaningful relationship meant getting along well with our cousins. We were before house-husbands, gay rights, computer dating, dual careers and commuter marriages. We were before day care centers, group therapy and nursing homes. We never heard of FM radio, tape decks and electic typewriters, artificial hearts, word processors, yogurt and guys wearing earrings. For us, time sharing meant togetherness, not computers or condominiums. A "chip" meant a piece of wood, hardware meant hardware and software wasn't even a word!
In the 20's, "Made In Japan" meant JUNK and the term "making out" referred to how you did on your exam. Pizzas, "McDonald's" and instant coffee were unheard of. We hit the scene when there were 5 and 10 cent stores, where you bought things for five and ten cents. Breyers ice cream cones were a nickel or a dime. For one nickel you could ride a street car, make a phone call, buy a coke or enough staamps to mail one letter and two postcards. You could buy a new chevy coupe for $600, but who could afford one. A pity too, because gas was 11 cents a gallon!
In our day, cigarette smoking was fashionable, grass was mowed, coke was a cold drink and pot was something you cooked in. Rock music was a grandma's lullaby and aides were helphers in the principal's office. We were certainly not before the difference between the sexes was discovered, but we were surely before the sex change. We made do with what we had. And we were the last generation that was so dumb as to think you needed a husband to have a baby!