Born before 1945… How times have changed

We were born before the end of WWII

We were born before television, penicillin, frozen foods, Xerox, plastic, contact lenses, Frisbees and before the PILL.

We were born before radar, credit cards, split atoms, and laser beams.

Before tights, dishwashers, clothes dryers, electric blankets, air conditioners, drip-dry clothes – and before man walked on the moon.

We got married first – and then lived together.  How quaint can you be?

Bunnies were small rabbits and rabbits were not Volkswagons.

We were before “house-husbands,” “gay rights,” “computer dating,” and “dual careers.”

We were before day care centres and group therapy. 

We hit the scene when there were 5- and 10-cent stores.  For one nickel you could ride a streetcar, make a phone call, buy a Pepsi or enough stamps to mail one letter AND two postcards.

You could buy a new Chevy Coupe for $600, and gas was 11 cents a gallon!

We never heard of FM radio, tape decks, electric typewriters, word processors and guys wearing earrings.  A ‘chip’ meant a piece of wood, hardware meant hardware, and the word software had not been invented. 

Pizzas, “MacDonald’s” and instant coffee were unheard of.

In our day, cigarette smoking was fashionable, GRASS was mowed, COKE was a cold drink and POT was a cooking utensil.  ROCK MUSIC was a grandma’s lullaby and AIDS were helpers in the principal’s office. 

We were certainly not before the difference between the sexes was discovered but we were surely before the sex change.

We are survivors! Consider the changes we have witnessed!

– Anonymous

Many changes have occurred in technology and society as a whole has felt the shift.  Nowadays, we are living “double” the lifetime we once were.  Today, seniors may gawk at prices, just as much as youth and the aging adult do.  Slang is a non-stop reconstruction of the English language, and materials necessary to operate in life constantly improving – for better or worse.

Technology has given us access to things like never before but can everyone access it?  The Internet is a pertinent tool for being “in-the-know” about everything: news, celebrity gossip, how to use the latest gadget, etc.  The list goes on and on.

Ultimately, communication is key for staying up-to-date.  PointerWare can help ease the anxiety that may be felt when trying to access online portals by giving users an easy to read and accessible screen.  This kind of access provides the opportunity for seniors to talk to loved-ones from a distance, email and share pictures, play online games and more!


– Posted by Megan


  1. Maxine Johnson Said,

    May 20, 2012 @ 8:31 am

    Well… today May 20 my dad turns 82 years old.

    He’s healthy and active .. he skis every year and gets out with his friends and always has projects to do around the house. So the family got him his first computer last week and today, on his birthday, my sister and I are getting him PointerWare.

    Thank you so much for creating such a tool and making it affordable for the wonderful seniors in our lives. I can’t wait to see my dad’s face as he visits amazing websites from all over the world.


    the Wald Family
    Seattle Wa

  2. PointerWare Admin (Karen) Said,

    May 28, 2012 @ 6:55 am

    Thanks for sharing! We love to hear stories like this. And a belated Happy Birthday to your Dad.

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