The Way it Was For
The Class of 1963
Over the years that I have maintained our class list, many of you have sent me descriptions recalling how the world was when we were growing up. On rare occasions I passed these on. Generally, I would take a brief look or quickly read them and then delete the email. Some I would save in a folder intending to go back and reread/explore the web site more thoroughly when I had more time. That time never seemed to come.
Last year I began saving some I have received from you with the intent of posting them on our web site. Today I was in a reflective mood, so I decided to do just that. To those of you that have passed these sites and words of wisdom along to me over the years, thank you.
I have said many times that I am so glad that I grew up when I did, rather than in today’s world or those of our parents and grandparents. As a preface, the following was passed on to me from my sister from an email she received from a fellow classmate, Grant Newton (58):
Isn't This The Truth?
A college student at a recent football game challenged
a senior citizen sitting next to him, saying it was
impossible for their generation to understand his.
"You grew up in a different world," the student
said loud enough for the whole crowd to hear. "Today
we have television, jet planes, space travel, man has
walked on the Moon, our spaceships have visited Mars,
we even have nuclear energy, electric and hydrogen
cars, computers with light-speed processing and…uh.."
Taking advantage of a pause in the student's litany,
the geezer said, "You're right. We didn't have those
things when we were young; so we invented them, you
little twit! What the hell are you doing for the next