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The following interesting bits of infomation about happenings in 1968 was sent to us by Ron McPherson-Central Classmate
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For All You Baby Boomers
contributed by Ted Durante-East Classmate

 
1968: Long hair         
2018: Longing for hair

 
1968: KEG
2018: EKG
 
1968: Acid rock 
2018: Acid reflux

 
1968: Moving to California because it's cool 
2018: Moving to Arizona because it's warm
  
1968: Trying to look like Marlon Brando/Liz Taylor 
2018: Trying NOT to look like Marlon Brando or Liz Taylor  

1968: Seeds and stems
2018: Roughage          

1968: Hoping for a BMW
2018: Hoping for a BM   

1968: Going to a new, hip joint
2018: Receiving a new hip joint

 
1968: Rolling Stones 
2018: Kidney Stones 

1968: Screw the system   
2018: Upgrade the system

 
1968: Disco  
2018: Costco

 
1968: Parents begging you to get your hair cut
2018: Children begging you to get their heads shaved

 
1968: Passing the drivers' test
2018: Passing the vision test  

1968: Whatever
2018: Depends
 
Just in case you weren't feeling too old today, this will certainly change things.
 
Each year the staff at Beloit College in Wisconsin puts together a list to try to give the faculty a sense of the mindset of this year's incoming freshmen. Here's this year's list:
 
The people who are starting college this fall across the nation were born in 2000.
 
They are too young to remember the space shuttle blowing up.
 
Their lifetime has always included AIDS

Bottle caps have always been screw off and plastic.

The CD was introduced 9 years before they were born. 

They have always had an answering machine. 

They have always had cable. 

They cannot fathom not having a remote control.

Popcorn has always been cooked in the microwave.

They never took a swim and thought about Jaws!

They can't imagine what hard contacts lenses are.

They don't know who Mork was or where he was from.

They never heard "Where's the Beef?","I'd walk a mile for a Camel", or "de plane, Boss, de plane"...

They do not care who shot J.R. and have no idea who J.R. even is.

McDonald's never came in styrofoam containers.

They don't have a clue how to use a typewriter.


Do you feel old yet? Pass this on to the other old fogies in your list! So have a good day!  It is good to have friends that know about these things and are still alive and kicking!