Sunday, March 02, 2008

Turning 50

Webster (Emmanuel Lewis), Raul Julia, Robin Trower and I have the same birthday in March. I turn fifty this year, which puts me at the tale end of the generation known as "Baby Boomers," those individuals born between 1946 to 1964 (according to Wikipedia).

I remember watching The Andy Griffith Show BEFORE it was reruns. I was at the Sears store when I saw color TV for the first time. I remember when I wished someone would come up with some kind of recording device for TV so that I wouldn't miss Wonderful World of Disney on Sunday nights. I paid almost $3000 for my first PC that had two 5 1/4" floppy drives and no hard drive--and a monochrome monitor. The CPU was as big as a suitcase! Several years later, I installed Windows 3.0 (I think) on a newer PC and uninstalled all within a half hour. "That stinkin' thing will NEVER catch on!!!" (Wish I had purchased Microsoft stock) I remember Big Chief tablets, going to the movie on Saturday afternoons--$1 would get you in the movie AND a coke and popcorn, Henry's Five and Dime where things really did cost a nickel or a dime.

That stuff seems like a LONG time ago.


Baxter said...

Happy 50th! I smiled as my heart warmed at the reminiscence of your bygone days. I guess I'm a "baby boomer" too. Life was so much simpler then!

Rick Frueh said...

Every home had one phone; three television channels; one car; milk delivered; one pair of shoes; a diner; new "Big Mac"; abacus

Keith said...

Baxter: I gotta tell ya--there are days I wish for that simpler time.

Henry: We had a party-line! Our phone number was "Broadway 4-3012"

Scotty said...

Baxter said, "I guess I'm a "baby boomer" too. Life was so much simpler then!"

Not for this old baby boomer I'm retired!! Life is MUCH simpler now that it was then!!

The hardest thing now is hidding from the wife and her honeydo list!! Keeps me in shape tho'!! It's hard to keep a low profile when yer 6'1" and 230lbs

yukonbound2 said...

happy 50th keith. i finally made it around to a few of your other posts here at fivepts. hope it's a great and blessed year ahead in Christ, for you and yours.

we recently bought at Canon SLR and have been slowly learning some tricks with it. your photos are fabulous.

Keith said...

Yukon: It was a GREAT week...I spent my birthday week at the Shepherds' Conference in southern California. Great preaching. Great singing. Some of the greatest theological minds in America (my opinion)-- John MacArthur, Al Mohler, Steven Lawson, and others. A wonderful time in the Word.