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How tough can it be, I asked myself. What's the difference between 1906 and 1926? It's only twenty years, right?
ONLY twenty years? What was I thinking? The changes that occurred between 1906 and 1926 make me dizzy with wonder. Fashions, attitudes, politics, technology--everything changed.
I mentioned that to a friend recently and she laughed. "Think about what's changed for us during the last twenty years!" I hadn't really considered it, but if you remember back to 1991, the world was pretty different. Computers had become relatively common, but e-mail was still a new technology. My first experiences with the internet and "world wide web" were in the mid-90s. Cell phones were around, but they were--remember this?--for CALLING people. Could we have imagined the changes the next twenty years would bring? Email, google, FaceBook, Twitter, texting...(ahem) sex-ting? Online bullying? On-line education? Googling?
Styles have also changed. Remember oversized sweatshirts in neon colors worn with matching slouch socks over black leggings? Grunge? A few years later, bare midriffs were all the rage.
Scary! So, what's twenty years? A whole new world. It makes me wonder what 2031 will look like.
I think I'd better go clean out my closets.