Back in my days...

06:29:00 Karen Li 0 Comments

My friend sent me a forward with comments that were made over 50 years ago. Things that seemed impossible or incomprehensible are now, in 2012, reality.

I remember thinking about antimatter as only an idea, I remember imagining ultra-laptops and smartphones. There were days when I could be satisfied with having just enough, not wanting more. And this reminds me of a song I sang in sunday school many years ago. Here's my rough translation:


要感恩


原來從前世界沒電燈,看現在電視電腦大流行,

It seems originally the world did not have lights,
Now look at the popularity of tvs, computers and telephones.

從前人防猛獸住樹屋,看現代大廈盡善美。
In the past people and animals lived in tree houses
Now look at how good modern high rise buildings are.

原來從前世界沒電話,看現在數碼電訊極豪華,
It seems originally the world didn't have mobile phones,
Look at how much of a luxury digital communications are!
人能環遊世界日日飛,看穿梭飛機盡善美。
People can travel the world and fly each day
And marvel at the beauty of space shuttles.

要感恩,讓我感謝,沒有擔心可安居過日夜,
Let's praise, let me off thanksgiving, that we can live peacefully without worries.
要感恩,每天歌唱,只要知足早晚可歌唱。
Let's praise, sing each day, as long as we are content that we can sing each day!



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Original:


Comments made in the year 1955!

I’ll tell you one thing, if things
 
keep going the way they are, 
it’s going to be impossible to 
buy a week’s groceries for $10.00. 


   

Have you seen the new cars 
coming out next year?  It won’t 
be long before $1,000.00 will 
only buy a used one.  


If cigarettes keep going up in
 
price, I’m going to quit; 20 cents 
a pack is ridiculous. 
 

Did you hear the post office is
 
thinking about charging 7 cents 
just to mail a letter.


If they raise the minimum wage
 
to $1.00, nobody will be able to 
hire outside help at the store.


When I first started driving, who
 
would have thought gas would 
someday cost 25 cents a gallon. 
Guess we’d be better off leaving 
the car in the garage.


I’m afraid to send my kids to the
 
movies any more.  Ever since they 
let Clark Gable get by with saying 
DAMN in GONE WITH THE WIND, 
it seems every new movie has 
either HELL or DAMN in it.


  


I read the other day where some
 
scientist thinks it’s possible to put 
a man on the moon by the end of 
the century. They even have some 
fellows they call astronauts 
preparing for it down in Texas .


Did you see where some baseball
 
player just signed a contract for 
$50,000 a year just to play ball? 
It wouldn’t surprise me if someday 
they’ll be making more than the 
President. 


I never thought I’d see the day
 
all our kitchen appliances would 
be electric.  They're even making 
electric typewriters now. 


It’s too bad things are so tough
 
nowadays.  I see where a few 
married women are having to 
work to make ends meet. 


It won’t be long before young
 
couples are going to have to hire 
someone to watch their kids so 
they can both work.


I’m afraid the Volkswagen car
 
is going to open the door to a 
whole lot of foreign business.


Thank goodness I won’t live to
 
see the day when the Government 
takes half our income in taxes.  I 
sometimes wonder if we are 
electing the best people to 
government.

The fast food restaurant is
 
convenient for a quick meal, 
but I seriously doubt they 
will ever catch on.


There is no sense going on short
 
trips anymore for a weekend.  It 
costs nearly $2.00 a night to stay 
in a hotel. 



No one can afford to be sick
 
anymore..  At $15.00 a day in 
the hospital, it’s too rich for 
my blood.


If they think I’ll pay 30 cents
 
for a haircut, forget it.



Know any friends
 who would get a kick out of these, pass this on!
Be sure and send it to your kids and grandkids,too!  

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