I saw this meme today and laughed. Because, of course, I can relate to it. But then I was thinking of how it makes a funny about a generational gap. The person who posted it is about my age (+5 yrs). But then I was thinking of MY childhood.
And how in my same time frame, my family did have a camera. We were one of the few families in our area to have a camera. So, I do have pictures from my childhood. Where others that grew up in my vicinity do not.
And we had a telephone. We were also one of the few families in our area to have a telephone. So, neighbors would give their family members our phone number. We would get calls in the middle of the night, from the US. We answered the phone at 2am, then ran over to whichever neighbor’s house that the call was for. They would come over, and the person from the US would call back, having given some buffer of time for us to fetch their relative.
I know sometimes we see these memes on fb that are like “do you remember this from your childhood?”, I smile at those because it is relatable to me. But I wonder sometimes how many others can relate to my childhood memories? I think of that fondly.