One great advancement with the internet was the introduction to a new form of communication the e-mail. They are so common now, I do not remember the first one I sent.
It is amazing, and hard to fathom that I can sit here and type an e-mail and send it to someone in Greece, Spain or the UK and practically immediately they will have it, not only that, if I want to I can send it to all of them at once.
I am using that feature for the first time now. We are planning a family cruise next December so I put the family e-mails in a group called SherrysFamily and when I have information on the cruise I send it to everyone at once.
The sale of stamps is way down.
But, with technology advance comes the idea people, they gather e-mail addresses and start flooding the market with ‘SPAM’, e-talk for ‘junk-mail’. Just this morning I deleted information on growing hair, curing diabetes, at least ten ‘don’t miss this cruise’. I actually turned down a fortune from a lady in England who chose me to distribute her fortune to unfortunate people around the world, and like Jimmy I have single women in my area dying to see me (I always wonder how they know what area I am in?).
I am amazed at the number of e-stories I get that I MUST forward to 10-20 people or I lose my life or hair. I even saw an e-mail spoof, of a tombstone that said: DIED FOR NOT FORWARDING TO TEN PEOPLE.
To see the wonderful e-mails you must sort thru the junk, but on the internet I have seen some of the most beautiful pictures imaginable. Beautiful flowers I did not know existed. Places I have never thought of, even animals I have never seen.
I love this new technology, but at times it takes up too much of my time and I do not exercise my body the way I should. BUT Today we are off to PIONEER DAYS in Zolfo Springs, Florida. It is just down the road, we plan to walk from here.
With the picture above, I am reminded of my past. And these: The Grands and the Great Grands……
The beauty of YOUTH and the present. There are things I would not get to see, without the internet.
The Blog is another advancement that helps me spread all this stuff that YOU ALREADY KNOW!
But you might never take the time see this 1915 Ford
Or this 1939 Pontiac with a Plexiglas body, if you didn’t stop by!