Often times I wonder what life would be like had I been born in a different era. I catch myself basking in the wonders of a Frank Sinatra record, an old car that looks like it came right out of the 1920’s, and admiring the multitude of black and white photos that are in existence. Out of all of the eras that have been lived through, “The Roaring Twenties,” would have been the era that I would have loved to have been a part of. Life just seemed effortless, there was no worry of walking down the street, going dancing was a regular thing, and everyone worked for what they had.
“The 60’s in America,” I got a good glimpse of what it was like just by walking into my grandparents house. It felt as though I was stepping back into time and time had frozen, “The 60’s in America,” had not left their house. There was brown carpet, crazy patterned wall paper, and orange couches. Yes, I said ORANGE couches! There was always music playing, but not from a radio, the record player was a very hot item and card games happened frequently. The atmosphere in that house was like no other, happiness was always found, and you knew walking into grandma and grandpa’s you were in for a good time and lots of laughter. I guess growing up without a lot leads you to think of the simple life and how being with friends and family is the best joy in life.
Ahh…The 80’s! Where women walked around wearing shoulder pads, mini skirts, and leg warmers. While men thought they were good looking in parachute pants, Members Only jackets, and fanny packs. Oy vey! MTV had just launched and Duran Duran could be heard frequently on the radio. Madonna was teaching everyone how to be “like a virgin” while Prince and Michael Jackson were taking the world by storm. Video games because popular with the release of Nintendo and the first personal computer was created…in other words, this is when the life of technology that we live now all started. Would I trade it, maybe just for a few minutes to take a step back in time and live a simpler life in a simpler time, but with out these times we wouldn’t be where we are today.
Just some food for thought…which era would you want to take a step back in time to? It would be interesting, wouldn’t it!?