When I was your age...

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Remember these? Not if you're my son's age!

I caught myself giving a "when-I-was-your-age speech" to Wesley tonight at the dinner table. Most of the time when I give such speeches, they're about technology. Tonight's went something like this:
When I was your age, we didn't have Kindles. We didn't have iPods or the Internet or cell phones. If we were away from home and wanted to call someone, we had to use a pay phone or ask to use someone else's phone. 
We didn't have Netflix, either. If we wanted to watch movies we had to go to the movie theater or use these new machines called VCR's that played video cassette tapes. But then we had to go out and buy or rent a copy of the movie we wanted to watch.
Wesley listened, awestruck, then replied: "wow, that must have been such a hard life!"


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