(When they realized mothers were sewing clothes from their feed and flour sacks the designs increased, Yes my sister and I wore many clothes from flour sacks, 1930's)
This Modern day,
I am pretty much a simple guy here on the internet. Yes, I blog, e-mail, search (google) and even fix Sherry’s computer (Mostly by accident) at times.
But I am a neophyte. Yes, I was a computer repairman, programmer and operator but that was another world. The IBM 360 was the savior of the age. For a few years in DC, I managed an output section that printed a page a second 24hrs a day 356 days a year. BUT, BUT today? I am fortunate to know how to turn a system on. So please don’t ask me to do stuff that my grand and great grand kids can do. NOT because of age, but because of technology advances I cannot keep up with. (I bought Sherry a Fitbit and her granddaughter REECE had to turn it on)
I go to FB to wish my 'many friends' a HB (Then I get Lost). I don’t SKYPE, group, partner, Messenger, etc. Please do not ask me to forward something to the world, I don’t know how. Don’t tell me Jesus won’t love me if I don’t Skype. Also I would not forward to the world something that ain’t true, even if it is something nasty about Obama, his wife, Hillary or even Bill himself. I don’t like gossip or undocumented ‘stories’.
I would also suggest that if you get a story that you do not know about, check it out on the net. There is a lot of negative about Snopes, but they are pretty accurate. If you doubt Snopes, there are others you can check.
I had my chain yanked by son Jack once when I repeated a great military story about ‘Mr. Roberts being a sniper with xxx kills.’ “Dad, that is a cyber myth, check it out.” I did, he was right. Don’t you hate to be wrong?
I even received a story from a cousin, whom I respect, he said, “I don’t know it the following story is correct or not, but I believe it.” It was not true, but it supported his and my political beliefs so he believed it. Lots of that going around.
The statement: 'it was on the internet, it must be true,' is about as good as ‘It was in the paper, it must be right’ (I know people who consider ‘The Enquirer’ a newspaper).
A fact about this wonderful body or ours:
Sneezes regularly exceed 100 mph, while coughs clock in at about 60 mph.
(cover that mouth!)
PS: to MA: No, we still have not moved into the house. We do take baths out there at times and we are also enjoying coffee on the screened porch. WE keep thinking about moving in, but....... Sitting here is so danged convenient. lol
1988 Caprice, it is hard to believe this is an antique!