Going Retro


| 10/12/2018 4:11:00 PM


farm signWhen one is young, the whole world seems endless and new. Especially today with such advanced technology.

When I was a teenager, we were still anchored to landlines, clothes lines, TV antennas, and record players. Blow driers were the new rage, as well as curling irons — no more pin curls or big plastic rollers for me! I was planning my marriage, and wanted only the newest and best the world had to offer.

Now, being a couple of years shy of 60, I find myself appalled by technology and all the modern world has to offer. Now, much to my own amusement, I find myself going as far 'retro' as I can.

There is a lot to be said for the 'old ways'. Much of what was 'new' in my day is now old, and I find it is still the best, as well as the things of my mother and grandmother.

My grandfather was a blacksmith, but he wasn't a bad carpenter either. He made a lot of their furniture, and one piece I still have is the pie safe he made for granny.



I keep all the old items of hers and some of Mom's in there. One day as I was dusting, I stopped to admire all of these things and it suddenly occurred to me that Granny's porcelain covered cake tin was still useful.



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