Sunday, January 8, 2017
The changes in 2000th years
Since we are still in the motor home, Sherry and I sit on either side of our dining room table, at our computers. We are a two PC family. Not into tablets yet.
We just heard some pops in the distance, Sherry looked at me and said, “I hope that is fire crackers!”
That got me to thinking. Back in 1956 when we were married, she would have never thought anything but fireworks. Who in their right mind would fire a weapon (rifle or pistol) that near homes? BUT now in 2017 and a few years before odds are you hear distant pops, it still is fireworks, BUT, but now there is still the question.
The latest shooting in Fort Lauderdale witnesses said, “I thought it was firecrackers!”
I was blessed today to be talking to Bill, a very nice guy. His dad retired from the USAF and had flown many missions in Viet Nam. We talked of the dangers to the many pilots, and service men. Then he mentioned that things get dicey here in the USA at times now. He went on to say he flew in and out of Fort Lauderdale often, but was fortunate not to be there the other day when the shooting occurred.
So changes? Oh yes, millions. Loved ones can talk and see each other across the world now. If you have the phone number / or e-address and a friend is in Germany or South Africa, you can almost talk immediately. With the right “APP” you can see them, Wild! Need to know who won the Pennant in 1933? Ask Google and in seconds you know.
But along with those wonders, there are terrors…….. Terrorists, crazies, fools, and the deranged. I am not paranoid, but it is reality. Life has changed, and so has our lives and lifestyles.
No, I am not spreading fear. Odds are you and I will never be near and event like 9/11 or Ft. Lauderdale Airport. I am just saying My wife would have NEVER have thought those pops she heard were anything but fireworks during the first 40 years of our 60+ year marriage. Even in our nearly 4 years in GITMO! Enjoy the good changes, but be aware!
Stay warm and safe.
Your simple 1911 Austin! She backfired like a firecracker