The real life Christopher Robin and Winnie the Pooh (1928) Winnie has been left behind by many kids for colored animals and animations.
(The above picture was taken 11 years before I was born, and I still feel behind)
At times I feel like I have been left behind. Sherry and I went to McDonald's Sunday morning for our ½ biscuit, jelly and coffee. She orders and I find a seat. Since we are so close to Disney/Universal and other tourist destinations the place was crowded.
As I sat looking around at the crowd I saw people ordering food thru kiosks, smart phones, 2-drive through and at the counter.
In my youth we didn’t even have fast food. I never heard a foreign language except in French class. Boys dressed practically alike, at least the same style. As I sat I heard at least three different languages and saw a BIG variety of dress. Boy, did I ever feel LEFT BEHIND.
Oh yes, I know and live in the world today, but as I near my 80th year I am starting to feel it. Sherry received a call from son-Mark last evening. They passed pleasantries, weather, how was the trip etc. He is in NC to help his son Luke work on his ‘first house.’
They need a dump truck. So Mark is trying to ‘crank’ a dump truck I gave him years ago and it hasn’t been started for 6 years. I used it in building and then Mark used it in building. Now he is giving it to Luke. It is an antique, at the end of the conversation above, he told his mama “I need my daddy!” (I'm the guy that 'fixed things'.)
(I thought) Yes and his daddy needs to be there climbing up in the engine compartment of that old truck, I would feel right at home. There is not one piece of electronics in that engine compartment, I COULD FIX IT, I could have it running in 3 hours. I know it. I know that truck up close and personal.
Some of us OLD folk are left behind. (quick update: Sherry and I just finished about 20 minutes of scratching our heads to fix something on her phone, a kid coulda done it in two minutes.)
PS: Some of you old folk amaze me using your phones and pads to do this stuff in Bloggersville. Y'all are pretty danged good!