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[During her study of Utah history.]

Monica (10): Mom, were you alive in the time of Lake Bonneville?

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  • davidson December 8, 2007, 7:36 am

    Hear you, dear. One of my Beehives once asked if I had a poodle skirt she could borrow! Of the original sort! I guess I am older than dirt.

  • facethemusic December 8, 2007, 8:02 pm

    So…um…. WERE you, Alison? 🙂

  • Alison Moore Smith December 9, 2007, 6:49 pm

    :shamed:

  • Rachel December 13, 2007, 9:29 am

    Watching Kid Nation, I was surprised to hear the kids describe a phonograph as something that “plays CDs.” I’m 25, and aparently I, also, am older than dirt because I actually remember records.

  • marathonermom December 13, 2007, 3:21 pm

    We had a group of college students over for dinner a few months ago, and they were dumfounded at the thought that we didn’t have cell phones when we were students. “But, but. . . how did you date? How did you connect with your friends? How did you do ANYTHING?”

    Sigh. . .

  • kiar December 13, 2007, 5:12 pm

    its called “we actually had to interact in each other’s presence” thats how we did it!
    Heck, I didn’t have a cell phome until I was married and had two Kids! (and I am only 28)

  • marathonermom December 18, 2007, 4:10 pm

    I told my kids today that I was getting a scanner that can scan film and slides for my husband for Christmas. Of course, they asked “What’s film?”

  • Lewis_Family December 19, 2007, 6:49 pm

    Um, we still don’t have cell phones…. and we use VHS tapes all the time, I get them for .25 at yard sales all the time. Oh and my husband and I are 23.
    I remember 8 tracks, because my families first van had a player in it… an old school transvan. We also had a laser disk player, I think we still have all the old disks, but the player broke down.

  • delmar December 19, 2007, 7:12 pm

    lewis_family!!!! we too (my family growing up) had a laser disk player! my little brother is almost 19 amd i am 26 and we thought it was awesome. we were the “cool” family because of it. my mom still has all the disks AND the broken player. i heard you can find the players online and i think that would be awesome to just have around for “old times sake”….hahaha, laser disks were expensive!!!

  • marijessup December 23, 2007, 9:07 pm

    Remember when you could buy a movie when it came out on video…..but it costs like almost $100!?!?!?! Does anyone else remember that? I don’t even know what “blue ray” is…still. Remember when cable was finally invented and the channel changer was attached to the t.v. with a big box and a cord and the changer was a slide that moved back and forth? I remember getting a microwave! Ha! Did you know that you could even make toast in a pan on the stove top? We had a toaster but it broke, probably my brothers trying to take it apart to see how it works…you know the rest… but no fires. 🙂 Aaahhh, the good ol’ days….

  • Alison Moore Smith December 27, 2007, 1:19 am

    Posted By: marathonermomWe had a group of college students over for dinner a few months ago, and they were dumfounded at the thought that we didn’t have cell phones when we were students. “But, but. . . how did you date? How did you connect with your friends? How did you do ANYTHING?”

    Holy cow, my college daughter actually gets nearly a THOUSAND texts every month! It is CONSTANT. They all wear their phones in a pocket, etc., to they can feel them vibrate when they have to be turned off (in class, etc.). She SLEEPS with it on the bed next to her. :shocked:

    On Christmas day she was getting texts every few minutes, everyone on the planet, apparently, had to tell her “Merry Christmas.”

  • Alison Moore Smith December 27, 2007, 1:19 am

    FWIW, they hardly ever CALL or EMAIL (like, you know, normal, civilized folks). They just IM and text. The instant gratification generation. 😉

  • jennycherie December 27, 2007, 6:30 am

    Posted By: Alison Moore Smith
    Holy cow, my college daughter actually gets nearly a THOUSAND texts every month! It is CONSTANT. They all wear their phones in a pocket, etc., to they can feel them vibrate when they have to be turned off (in class, etc.)

    this made me laugh, Allison! It’s too true! When I am teaching, I feel like I have a constant battle with my students to keep the cell phones out of sight (and sound!) during class. I actually had one, very foolish student who was sending text messages during a test! That’s right–during a test! When I questioned him, he showed me his cell phone–his friend KNEW he was taking a test and texted him to find out HOW HE WAS DOING! Even worse, HE ANSWERED back that he was bombing the test. Luckily for him, he really did bomb the test so there was no question he had not cheated. But believe me, on the first day of this semester, I plan to go on at length about the eeeeeeeeeeeeevil cell phones and hope to prevent further problems.

  • Alison Moore Smith December 29, 2007, 3:17 pm

    LOL Definitely a new generation. I still think email is cool.

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