I read this forward today and decided to send the following response to some of my close friends because it brought up some memories of growing up. I forgot to add that we had a PARTY LINE that we could eavesdrop on the neighbors when I was a kid. Enjoy!
“I know, I know, it’s a forward. Think it might make [some of] you laugh. 🙂 I’m the spoiled brat here apparently, although I think growing up in the mountains set me back about 5-10 years technically and socially so I’m probably more in the same boat as you are than the typical under-thirty crowd. For crying out loud, I grew up without TV at all because there was NO reception (ha!), and we didn’t have a microwave or the Internet until I was in late jr. high/early high school. I remember being leery of opening a Hotmail account when I was a sophomore/junior and reading all the fineprint because I was convinced there was no way email could be free. I also bootlegged my favorite Gin Blossoms and Collective Soul songs off the radio with my cassette recorder with the dj talking on the front and back end of the tunes like the author describes below–I laughed out loud when I read that. I didn’t even have a CD or CD player until about 1997. Haha! Here’s to a beautiful early summer weekend!!
See you soon…K”
THE SPOILED UNDER-30 CROWD!!!