because i feel like i woke up in a different time sometimes. like back to the future sort of. i am 38 years old- and i only say that for a reference point. it is so difficult for me to really wrap my mind around the fact that i grew up with vinyl records, clotheslines, rotary phones, no remote, cassette tapes, cars where you actually had to roll the windows down by hand and lock the doors, no cable, etc..
there are young people out there today who haven't a clue how to use a manual can opener or apparently that there was a time when many folks did not have a clothes dryer. i am not being critical of them- i am flabbergasted. i had no idea i would ever live to see a time where municipalities pass laws ALLOWING home owners to dry their clothes outside. and i find it ironic that the party who allegedly champions individual rights over government took so many rights away or allowed so many rights to be taken away. but that's a different post.
technology moved so very fast that we didn't bother to lay down any history for these folks. i don't advocate sitting idle or not moving forward- but i also think that there is something to be said for learning about where you came from and how you got to where you are. otherwise, you end up with rootless folks who don't have any sense of belonging; of community; of society- and without some cohesiveness- you get civil war and worse.
but i digress. i have a clothesline that hopefully, will be fully operational soon.