By 1909 my dad was six years old. Cars were invented and being used but he never saw one until he was ten years old. Having access to the internet is a wonderful (and time consuming) thing. Especially since we cannot have high speed internet here in our motor home. So I thought I would check out some things. Since ten years ago we climbed into the year 2000 to see how it fit. Amazingly, it was uncomfortable at first, but now it feels normal.
My Daddy 1903-1972, The right Reverand Benjamin Franklin Thomas Edison Roosevelt Darnell. (dad added the Thomas Edison Roosevelt later, LOL)
Did you realize when my dad was six that the gas for the old Ford cars was only sold in drug stores? There you could also buy marijuana and opium.
The speed limit in town was 10mph and in the entire USA there were only 8,000 cars and 144 miles of paved roads. 8000 cars would not even put one in each town. My dad lived to own cars and ride in an airplane. He lived to see Neil Armstrong step on the moon.
(Corn Flakes were invented in 1906, this is a 1910 ad.)
But back when he was six, 90% of all doctors had no college education. They attended medical schools.
Thanks for coming by the log.
PS: Old is when:
******Getting lucky means you find your car in the parking lot.
****An all-nighter means not getting up to pee!