What is a senior citizen?

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Technology and daily terms have changed significantly during our lifetime

Let's look at the world through the eyes of a senior citizen…..


One who was here before: the pill, television, frozen food,

cell phones, Bluetooth, GPS, plastic surgery, contact lenses, and credit cards

and even before the jet engine airplane.

For us, timesharing meant togetherness, not vacation homes,

a chip meant a piece of wood,

hardware meant nuts and bolts,

software was not even a word,

a web was spun by a spider,

and how can you mail your voice as in voicemail?

Our verbs and language have changed

we listened to a Robin as it twittered its morning song.

we now Tivo a show rather than watch it live

we Mirror data that has been stored in a cloud

computers are now virtualized

and you may even Google yourself to find out more about yourself.

We got married first, then lived together,

we thought cleavage was something the butcher did,

a stud was something that fastened a collar to a shirt,

and the concept of a zombie was not even thought of.

We thought fast food was what you ate in Lent,

a Big Mac was an oversized raincoat and not fast food,

and we ate a crumpet with tea.

In our day, grass was mown,a pot was something you cooked in,

coke was kept in the coal house,

a joint was cooked for Sunday dinner,

and mail was delivered by a mailman.

We are today’s seniors, a tough bunch when you think how much the world has changed.

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1 Comment

  1. Charlena Haessler on October 3, 2019 at 2:44 am

    I want to to thank you for this very good read!! I definitely loved every bit of it. I have you book marked to look at new things you post…

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