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The Good Old Days!
March 12, 2017

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Ah, those good ol' days. We sure miss them, don't we? But think about it-just how good were they, all things considered? I was thinking the other day of some modern conveniences that I've gotten kinda used to over the past several, (or more), years. Not actually counting the advent of the computer and the Internet, here are some modern-day conveniences that I really like. Didn't have any of them back in the sixties in good old Chelsea, Iowa. Here they are:

The cordless telephone. Remember when the old black rotary phone rang and we had to run to answer it. Not so with the cordless phone. Now, I said, cordless, not cell phone. Not sure I'm really sold on cell phones, but everyone has one, don't they?

The Microwave. Love it, love it, love it. Open the 'fridge, take out the leftovers, stick them in the microwave for a minute or so and "viola." Instant supper!! Again and again.

The ice-cube maker. Remember those old metal ones with the pull handle on top. Rinse cold water on it and your hands stuck to the tray. Ouch. Now, just open the fridge and again, "voila," instant ice cubes.

The automatic garage door opener. First of, having a garage is a great thing, but in the old days, you had to back out of the garage, get out and shut the door. Upon returning, get out of car and open the garage door. Not so with the remote. Just a push of the button and "voila" the door magically opens and closes for you.

Oh yes, speaking of remotes. "nuff said there, right men!!

Digital cameras. Once I figured out how to use them, get them developed and post them on Facebook. It took a while. Pictures like a master photographer.

Cable TV. No more just three channels, no more fuzzy picture, no more adjusting the antenna and no more aluminum foil around the rabbit ears either. Did I mention loving the remote control? How about watching three different shows at one time?

GPS devices. Almost impossible to get lost driving anymore. Ha ha...........I said "ALMOST."

Today's automobile tires. The practically last forever. Can't remember the last time I changed a flat tire.

Mr. Coffee. The automated coffee maker. Yes, yes yes. Hated that old percolator Mom used to have.

And finally, air conditioning, whether at home or in the car. I don't care all that much, but Deb's gotta have it.

So, what are some things you can't live without anymore. The Good Old Days! Hah.

That's the way I see it.

Let me know how you see things at jsheda@indytel.com or call me at 319.327.4640.

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